As­sur­ances given over cladding

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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