My own personal blog. Newham Council Cabinet member for Housing Services & Chair of Investment & Accounts. Councillor for West Ham ward, UNISON Branch secretary, Regional Council Officer & NEC member, Pension & Charity Trustee, Centre left and proud member of Labour movement family.
Friday, November 10, 2017
We're urging Theresa May to make homes safe from fire.
A great video and I would encourage everyone to sign the letter to the prime minister to make social housing homes safe but dare I say pretty much all Housing blocks should have this protection as well as all of our schools?
Thousands of families are living in high-rise properties in the UK, yet
only an estimated 2 per cent of blocks have sprinkler systems. The evidence
is clear, fitting homes with fire safety systems, like sprinklers, saves
people's lives in the event of a fire.
So today I am calling on the government to use the Autumn Budget to make
homes safe. Will you join me?
May — we urge you to fit all high-rise social housing with life-saving