Grenfell Tower: Council says it takes residents' safety seriously

By Kevin Black in Community News

Tandridge District Council has issued a statement after the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, in West London, re-assuring its residents, tenants and leaseholders that, as a responsible landlord, the Council takes the safety of its residents extremely seriously.

A spokeswoman ofr the Council said: “There are no high rise blocks of this type in the district and cladding work of this nature has not been carried out to any of our buildings. Means of escape and other fire precautions, together with instructions to residents are kept constantly under review.

“Our officers carry out regular inspections of the housing stock, especially the communal areas of flats.

“These are done in accordance with statutory Health and Safety legislation and the Council’s policy to minimise the risk of slips, trips, falls and fire.”

There has been an overwhelming response to support those involved in the tragic events at the Grenfell towers in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC).

RBKC has been inundated with donations and now does not need any more food, clothing or other goods. The best way to support the evacuees from the Grenfell Tower Fire is cash donations, or by volunteering. The people affected will need on-going support.

To donate your time please contact RBKC by e-mail to [email protected]

To make a cash donation through the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, please visit

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