Fire Safety: “MINISTERS COULD FACE CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IF THEY WERE PRIVATE COMPANY” – STEVE REED

If the Government were a private company and acted as they have over the Grenfell Tower disaster , Ministers could be in the dock for corporate manslaughter, says Croydon North MP Steve Reed. Mr Reed told an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on fire cladding that is absolutely extraordinary that we are not … Continue reading Fire Safety: “MINISTERS COULD FACE CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IF THEY WERE PRIVATE COMPANY” – STEVE REED

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Fire Safety: : LEASEHOLDERS HAVING TO PAY FOR REMEDIAL WORKS FOR FIRE CLADDING “Nobody will buy a flat in a block that has flammable cladding strapped to the outside of it” – MP.

Leaseholders in some tower blocks are having to pay for removing and replacing fire cladding, MP Steve Reed told the House of Commons debate. Mr Reed said he had got involved with the subject of fire cladding because a block in his Croydon North  constituency, Citiscape, has the same sort of cladding—aluminium composite material cladding—that was … Continue reading Fire Safety: : LEASEHOLDERS HAVING TO PAY FOR REMEDIAL WORKS FOR FIRE CLADDING “Nobody will buy a flat in a block that has flammable cladding strapped to the outside of it” – MP.

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – MP STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTER ON FIRE SAFETY IN SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES / GRENFELL TOWER ISSUES

January 11th Steve Reed (Croydon North): To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the fire safety and building regulations in relation to self-storage facilities. Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government): On 18 December 2018 the Government published … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – MP STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTER ON FIRE SAFETY IN SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES / GRENFELL TOWER ISSUES

COUNCIL NEWS: TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS / NEW SOUTHWARK LIBRARY ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF ITS FORMER HOME / LEWISHAM TO GET £9 MILLION FROM  GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE CLADDING

 TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS The Safer Croydon Partnership (SCP) have launched a survey to gain a greater understanding of people’s crime concerns. The short survey, launched today, seeks the views of everyone who lives, works or visits Croydon. It asks which crime and anti-social behaviour issues causes them most concerns, across the borough, … Continue reading COUNCIL NEWS: TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS / NEW SOUTHWARK LIBRARY ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF ITS FORMER HOME / LEWISHAM TO GET £9 MILLION FROM  GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE CLADDING

IN PARLIAMENT – WRITTEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON STEP-FREE ACCESS AT STATIONS IN DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD / GRENFELL DISASTER

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Inclusive Transport strategy published on 25 July 2018, what plans he has to support the introduction of step-free access at all rail stations in the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency. Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT – WRITTEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON STEP-FREE ACCESS AT STATIONS IN DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD / GRENFELL DISASTER

MP CALLS FOR URGENT GOVERNMENT ACTION OVER “ESSENTIAL” SPRINKLER INSTALLATIONS IN TOWER BLOCKS

Sarah Jones, MP for Croydon Central and shadow housing minister, has joined with Croydon council to urge Government action over “essential” sprinkler installations in the borough. On a visit to view a block in Addiscombe Sarah Jones revealed she will be launching a national campaign for the Government to deliver funding promised last year to … Continue reading MP CALLS FOR URGENT GOVERNMENT ACTION OVER “ESSENTIAL” SPRINKLER INSTALLATIONS IN TOWER BLOCKS

UPPER NORWOOD BLOCK FIRST IN CROYDON TO GET SPRINKLERS POST-GRENFELL    

Cllr Alison Butler, resident Teresa Cox and LFB commander Kevin McKenzie in the first block to get retrofitted sprinklers. Croydon council have completed works to retrospectively fit the first of its 26 blocks - College Green in Upper Norwood - with fire sprinklers with support from London Fire Brigade.   A week after the Grenfell … Continue reading UPPER NORWOOD BLOCK FIRST IN CROYDON TO GET SPRINKLERS POST-GRENFELL    

CROYDON: PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER SCOOPS £10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE / GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER LATEST / STONEWALL PRAISE SOUTHWARK

Council leader Cllr Tony Newman, was at the conference to congratulate Denise on her win. CROYDON: PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER SCOOPS £10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE One of Croydon’s most talented public health officers has scooped a £10,000 scholarship prize after coming out top in the local government equivalent of ‘The Apprentice’. Denise Blair fought through five rounds … Continue reading CROYDON: PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER SCOOPS £10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE / GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER LATEST / STONEWALL PRAISE SOUTHWARK

GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER: CLADDING TO BE REMOVED FROM THREE BUILDINGS IN LEWISHAM

GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER: CLADDING TO BE REMOVED FROM THREE BUILDINGS IN LEWISHAM Lewisham council and Lewisham Homes have ordered the removal of cladding from three buildings in New Cross following advice from the London Fire Brigade. The three buildings are: 1–48 Hatfield Close, SE14 49–96 Hatfield Close, SE14 Gerrard House, SE14. Lewisham Homes has written … Continue reading GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER: CLADDING TO BE REMOVED FROM THREE BUILDINGS IN LEWISHAM

“NO GRENEFELL-TYPE’ CLADDING IN OUR MEDIUM OR HIGH RISE BLOCKS” – LAMBETH / SOUTHWARK HOLD PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FIRE SAFETY / LEWISHAM’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE AMONG COUNCIL STAFF HELPING AT KENSINGTON

"NO GRENEFELL-TYPE' CLADDING IN OUR MEDIUM OR HIGH RISE BLOCKS" - LAMBETH Lambeth council say they do not have any cladding on any of their medium/high rise residential blocks of the same form and construction as that reported to have been used at Grenfell Tower. "All of our recent work to bring homes up to … Continue reading “NO GRENEFELL-TYPE’ CLADDING IN OUR MEDIUM OR HIGH RISE BLOCKS” – LAMBETH / SOUTHWARK HOLD PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FIRE SAFETY / LEWISHAM’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE AMONG COUNCIL STAFF HELPING AT KENSINGTON