Gren­fell Tower re­port

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Hamil­ton’s Blame­less char­ity will hold a cel­e­bra­tion day in mem­ory of one of their work­ers.

An­gela Bor­don, of Car­luke, died fol­low­ing a road crash near Long­ford on July 4.

A fun day will be held on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, at Hamil­ton Ac­cies’ sta­dium, from noon. An­gela Craw­ley, MP for La­nark and Hamil­ton East, has wel­comed the UK Govern­ment in­quiry into the Gren­fell Tower tragedy.

De­liv­er­ing a re­sponse to the govern­ment’s ur­gent state­ment on Gren­fell Tower last week, Ms Craw­ley said she be­lieves the in­quiry must seek justice for the sur­vivors, vic­tims and fam­i­lies of the tragedy.

The re­sponse cov­ered the need for re­form of so­cial hous­ing pol­icy in Eng­land to make sure fu­ture hous­ing pro­vi­sions are of a higher qual­ity, as well as the need for in­creased coun­selling ser­vices for those af­fected.

Ms Craw­ley also high­lighted the moves from the Scot­tish Govern­ment, which in­clude a re­view of the cur­rent build­ing stan­dards and fire safety reg­u­la­tory frame­work, a con­sul­ta­tion on fire and smoke alarms in Scot­tish homes, and a tar­geted fire safety cam­paign for res­i­dents of high-rise build­ings.

She said: “I wel­come the UK Govern­ment’s in­quiry into the Gren­fell dis­as­ter, but I am con­cerned that with­out a wider fo­cus into work that needs to be done in English so­cial hous­ing pro­vi­sion, it will fail to an­swer the more fun­da­men­tal ques­tions of ba­sic stan­dards of liv­ing.”

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