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Council reassures its high rise residents

Published Monday, 19 June 2017

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South Lanarkshire Council is reassuring residents of its tower blocks following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London.

The council has carried out an urgent assessment of its 21 high rise housing blocks and can confirm that none have been over clad with the same specification of materials as those used at Grenfell Tower.

As a further precaution the council is reviewing arrangements for each block in conjunction with colleagues in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to determine if any action is needed to improve fire safety.

If any improvement works are necessary details will be discussed with the tenants and residents of each block.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is also making officers available to undertake Home Fire Safety visits, in order to provide further reassurance and advice.

Any tenant or resident wishing to book a Home Fire Safety visit should contact the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on 0800 0731 999 or visit firescotland.gov.uk