Council writes to reassure all tower block residents

THE city council has written to all residents of its tower blocks reassuring them the buildings are safe.

Friday, 16th June 2017, 4:18 pm
Updated Monday, 19th June 2017, 12:48 pm

It follows the horrific fire in London that has claimed 30 lives, with the death toll expected to rise.

The letter, from cabinet member for housing Cllr Jennie Brent, says: ‘We have worked closely with Hampshire Fire and Rescue to develop a fire safety strategy to ensure your tower block is safe.’

It goes on to say that fire safety at the blocks is regularly reviewed and any recommendations are undertaken.

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It continues: ‘Your building has been designed with safety in mind providing fire separation and containment within protected escape routes.’

The letter also reminds residents of safety protocols should a fire break out.