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Fire safety of two Poplar HARCA tower blocks in question (Updated)

Fire safety of two Poplar HARCA tower blocks in question (Updated)

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 0 Comments

William Cotton Court and Anne Matthews Court in St. Paul’s Way Mile End have failed Fire Safety Assessment tests in the last few days according to local residents.Both tower blocks are owned and managed by Poplar HARCA and were built by Rydon, the company that undertook the Grenfell Tower refurbishment.  Poplar HARCA is one of the […]

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Eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets with high or substantial fire risk

Eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets with high or substantial fire risk

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 3 Comments

A report by BBC News states that eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets are believed to have a high/substantial fire risk.Six of the blocks are on the Cranbrook Estate in Mace Street, Bow, E2 and were built in 1963. Alzette House Modling House Offenbach House Puteaux House St Giles House Velletri House The other two […]

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Watch Grenfell Tower House of Commons Debate – Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Watch Grenfell Tower House of Commons Debate – Jim Fitzpatrick MP

By on June 27, 2017 in Housing, News with 0 Comments

Everyone involved in ensuring that a tragedy such as the Grenfell Tower fire can never happen again should watch the House of Commons Adjournment Debate called by our MP for Poplar and Limehouse Jim Fitzpatrick.Click the video player ‘View fullscreen’ button for best results.The speech by Jim, an ex-firefighter, in the House of Commons is also […]

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Housing Associations Fire Risk Assessment Information in Tower Hamlets

Housing Associations Fire Risk Assessment Information in Tower Hamlets

By on June 26, 2017 in Housing, Tower Hamlets with 0 Comments

There is a wide variation in the quality of Fire Risk Assessment information that is available on the websites of major Housing Associations in Tower Hamlets a survey by LW shows.While all Housing Associations have written directly to tenants few have published detailed information available to everyone that explains what, if any, Fire Risk Assessments […]

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TH tenants want sprinkler systems in their homes and they want them now

TH tenants want sprinkler systems in their homes and they want them now

Tower Hamlets Tenants Residents Associations are vocal in their demand to have sprinkler systems retrofitted in their blocks without waiting for the results of any enquiries into the Grenfell Tower Fire.70 blocks with more than six floors and 34 properties that range between 10 and 22 floors are under the control of Tower Hamlets Homes […]

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