Response to Grenfell Tower fire

There are understandable concerns across the country about fire safety in council-owned homes, following the tragic tower block fire in London.

In the Selby district we do not have any high rise blocks.  All our properties, including smaller blocks of flats, meet very stringent fire safety tests.  We have also been investing to make sure the best possible fire safety measures are in place; for example we’re recently installed new fire safety equipment in all our sheltered housing and all of our Council properties have individual fire alarms fitted.

We await the outcome of the public enquiry into the London fire and any recommendations or guidance that may follow from this.  In the meantime, should you have any concerns you can contact us via email, or on 01757 705101.  We will continue to work alongside Fire Service colleagues to ensure our homes are as safe as possible.