This Sunday, 14 June, marks three years since the Grenfell Tower fire. We will be remembering the 72 people who tragically lost their lives, and thinking of all those whose lives were changed forever. Sutton Council will be flying the Grenfell flag in Trinity Square and at the Civic Office, and will be lighting the flag up green as an act of remembrance.
We remain committed to working with residents to build safe, strong communities - whether that’s by keeping homes safe from fire or supporting people through the extraordinary times of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
We have taken steps to strengthen fire safety including; installing sprinklers in high rise blocks, replacing fire doors, working with you to keep communal areas clear and reaching out to people who might find it difficult to leave their homes in a fire to help them identify evacuation plans.
We undertake fire risk assessments (FRAs) in all our buildings with communal areas on an ongoing basis, making upgrades and carrying out maintenance works that arise from these, and publish the FRAs for all our blocks.
Fire safety is always a priority and with all of us spending more time at home during ‘lockdown’ it remains paramount. Please do read the London Fire Brigade’s valuable advice on staying safe from fire when you’re spending more time at home and contact your Housing Manager if you have any concerns about fire safety.
Finally, I would like to say that we are here to help during these uncertain times. If you need to speak to us about paying you rent or service charge, accessing essential supplies or health and wellbeing please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Managing Director of Sutton Housing Partnership