After the Grenfell fire, Southwark Green party member John Tyson started a petition aimed at getting the Department for Communities and Local Government to implement the findings from the Lakanal fire inquest, which Eric Pickles had all but ignored.
Recommendations from the report include:
- use of fire resistant materials
- regular fire assessments
- providing residents with full instructions about what to do in the event of a fire.
The petition received 80,000 signatures, from people up and down the UK.
Next week John and others concerned about the safety of our homes will be delivering the petition to the Department for Communities and Local Government.
If you would like to join us, full details are here or just come along to 2 Marsham Street at 10.30am on Tuesday 22 August.
2 Marsham St
London SW1P 4DF
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