Further Fire Safety Information for Sheffield Council Tenants

23 Jun

Further Fire Safety Information for Sheffield Council Tenants

Following the recent fire in at Grenfell tower block in London, we wanted to reassure you about how seriously we take fire safety and what you can do to keep you and your home safe.

We wrote to you last week to advise you that regular Fire Risk assessments take place and each tower block is visited daily to check it is safe. We tackle any issues with tenants, particularly around the removal of waste.

This week we announced that we will be fitting sprinkler systems in 24 tower blocks in the city. You may have seen or heard this news in the newspaper, on the radio or television. Click here to read the article.

We are starting to have meetings with tenants and leaseholders in each of our tower blocks and we are inviting tenants and leaseholders with a hand delivered letter. We will be working closely with tenant and residents associations who have tower blocks in their areas.

We still don’t know the reasons why the fire spread so quickly in London. We would like to reassure you that once we receive the details, if we need to change any arrangements to keep tenants safe, then we will. In the meantime, as a precautionary measure, we are sending samples from all our tower blocks with rain screen cladding to the Building Research Establishment

We also wanted to remind our tenants and leaseholders about the fire safety advice available, including some steps you can take to minimise fire risk and prevent injury or accident.

Please take the time to read our Fire Safety information booklet. A copy of this information is in your tenancy sign up pack.

If you have any further questions or concerns please get in touch with your neighbourhood officer or call us on : 0114 2734567

Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing and Neighbourhood Service
Jayne Dunn, Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety

 

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