Council Asks for Assurances on Fire Safety After Grenfell Tragedy

Book of condolence opened at Merton Civic Centre for those affected

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Merton Council have written to all local housing associations including Clarion Housing Group to ask for assurances on the robustness of existing fire safety measures in their buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

There are 21 housing associations operating in the borough as well as Clarion to whom the Council have transferred all their housing stock.

It is not believed at this stage that any building in the borough has been reclad in the same way as Grenfell Tower.

The Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “Our thoughts and condolences are with those who have lost family and friends in the Grenfell Tower fire and to those who have been made homeless by this tragedy.

A book of condolence is open at Merton Civic Centre in London Road, Morden in honour of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. A one minute silence at the Civic Centre also took place on Monday led by the Mayor’s chaplain, Reverend Gerry Stanton.

If you would like to support those affected by the Grenfell fire, please donate via local organisation the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation who are collecting contributions on behalf of the community.

June 23, 2017