Assurances given over cladding
Residents and tenants in seven Rutherglen and Cambuslang highrise flats have been given details of what cladding has been used on their building in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
There are seven highrise facilities in the two towns managed by South Lanarkshire Council.
Greenhill Court in Rutherglen as well as Logan, Rosebank, Sherry, Springhall and Standford Hall towers and Kyle Court in Cambuslang have all been clad in the past.
The council has now written to residents in those flats giving details of the materials used.
Officers have also engaged with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, which carries out quarterly fire safety checks on all high-rise residential blocks in the area.
The service has undertaken further inspections of all local residential high-rises since the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Their advice in terms of high-rise fire safety has not changed.
The fire service carries out quarterly reviews of all council high-rise housing properties but all blocks were re-inspected the day after the Grenfell Tower tragedy as an added precaution.
Executive director of housing and technical resources, Daniel Lowe, said: “We can be clear that council-owned high-rise housing blocks do not have the same type of cladding used in Grenfell Tower.
“We are writing to all residents who live in our high rise housing blocks to inform them of the actions that have been taken.”
Housing and technical resources committee chair, Councillor Josh Wilson, added: “Our thoughts go to everyone affected by the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.
“We understand that residents need assurances regarding their homes, and that is why we have moved swiftly and decisively to carry out the necessary checks.”
The fire at Grenfell Tower in the early hours of June 14 left at least 80 people dead, although that number could rise.
Safe Residents in high rise towers such as Greenhill Court have been told their cladding is not the same used on Grenfell Tower