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Update on Enfield Council tower blocks

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30 June 2017

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30 June 2017

It has been more than a fortnight since the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower, and like you we are still coming to terms with the enormity of the tragedy.

30 June 2017


It has been more than a fortnight since the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower, and like you we are still coming to terms with the enormity of the tragedy.


The wellbeing of our residents is always our number one priority and since the terrible events in Kensington we have been working tirelessly to confirm that our tower blocks are safe.  We have taken urgent steps to address any concerns that we have identified or our residents have told us about. These efforts have supported the work Enfield Council does every single day to minimise the risk of fire in our borough.


As soon we became aware of the Grenfell Tower Fire we ordered immediate top-to-bottom inspections of each of the 54 tower blocks owned by Enfield Council.  These inspections complemented our programme of annual fire risk assessments and were in addition to the checks our caretakers do to every tower block every day to ensure any issues are addressed promptly.


No Enfield Council tower block has the type of cladding used on Grenfell Tower or contains aluminium composite material as per the cladding currently being tested by the Government for fire safety.


Five of our blocks have laminate rainscreen cladding.  Again - this is not the same as the cladding installed on Grenfell Tower, it is fire resistant and meets all fire and safety legislation. 
We remain in close contact with everyone living in our tower blocks to keep them informed about their properties and any precautions we are taking to keep their building safe. We are also working closely with the London Fire Brigade and are keeping residents informed about their fire safety advice.


However, we will continually review our arrangements and if anything changes we will take whatever measures we feel necessary to protect the public.

Enfield Council's Q&A for tower block tenants can be found by following this link.