16 Jun Harlow Council reassures residents on fire safety
After the major fire at Grenfell Tower this week Harlow Council is reassuring its residents living in tower blocks about the fire safety measures it takes.
Fire safety is a top priority for the Council and it works closely with Essex Fire & Rescue Service to regularly review fire safety. Essex Fire & Rescue Service has approved the approach the Council takes in its tower blocks, supported housing and temporary accommodation.
Councillor Mark Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “My heartfelt thoughts and sympathies are with everyone affected by this awful tragedy in North Kensington.
“We know this tragic event is likely to concern our tower block residents so we want to provide reassurance at this time on the measures we have in place.
“Our fire safety plans are always under review and we will continue to work closely with the Essex Fire & Rescue Service to ensure the safety of residents living in our tower blocks.”
Essex Fire & Rescue Service is reminding everyone that they carry out home fire safety visits to anyone living in Essex completely free of charge, where they will run through escape plans and fit smoke alarms, if required. To book a visit call 0300 303 0088 or book online at:www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book