Mum worried over fire safety in block of flats
A mum says she fears for her children living in a block of flats because of fire safety issues.
Danielle Wilson, of Oak Tree House, in Bybrook Road, Ashford, said the flats have had problems with drugs and anti-social behaviour, including faeces being smeared on walls. She said there are regular police visits.
She also claims smoke from outside often comes into her flat.
Ms Wilson has called the council but says the authorities are failing to take action to improve fire safety at her flat, where she lives with her two children, one of whom has asthma.
Ms Wilson added: “This is like the council with Grenfell Tower, I’ve reported the problems about fire safety and this is going to scare other tenants.
“They say it will cost too much for them to block the smoke. I don’t want to be smelling it and I don’t want my children to be smelling it. No one should be inhaling it.”
An Ashford Borough Council spokesman said: “We have been in regular contact with tenants and carried out tests on their smoke alarms which are both in full working order.
“The council takes the safety of its residents extremely seriously and completes regular fire risk assessments on all its properties.”
Danielle Wilson in the kitchen of her flat in Oak Tree House