Justified & Ancient
- Apr 7, 2015
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Grenfell Action GroupIt has been very clear for some time to the residents of Grenfell Tower that those responsible for ensuring the smooth running of Lancaster West Estate are failing in their duty of care and wilfully allowing our residential amenity to decline in unacceptable ways.
Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in our landlords failure to deal with a serious health and safety issue that recently developed at the entrance/exit to Grenfell Tower. This matter is of particular concern as there is only one entry and exit to Grenfell Tower during the Improvement Works and the potential for a fire to break out in the communal area on the walkway does not bear thinking about as residents would be trapped in the building with no way out!
In recent weeks TMO staff allowed a quantity of household ‘bulk’ rubbish to accumulate, including old mattresses, in the temporary entrance foyer of the tower. This accumulation constituted a potential fire risk and a danger to residents. The TMO area manager and her staff were slow to react and no-one had been bothered to organise the clearence of this rubbish.
It has to be said that residents should not be dumping rubbish in this manner, but because of the improvement works currently underway there is no elevator access to the ground level, leaving them with an awkward final descent through a narrow twisting stairwell. It would appear that that not all residents with bulk rubbish to dispose of are willing to take this task on, and we suspect that some are probably physically incapable of doing so. It is therefore vital that the caretaking staff take responsibility for ensuring that all such health and safety hazards are promptly dealt with. In this instance they clearly failed to do so, and there is no evidence that we can see of any timely intervention from the management team, who bear the ultimate responsibility for dealing with such issues. Our readers should also note that this is not the first occasion on which we have raised fire safety issues in the Grenfell Tower area with Siobhan Rumble, and that we have never received satisfactory responses from her, or any other TMO officer, on any previous occasion.
And Megadeth has linked to another blog post from last December:
The Grenfell Action Group predict that it won’t be long before the words of this blog come back to haunt the KCTMO management and we will do everything in our power to ensure that those in authority know how long and how appallingly our landlord has ignored their responsibility to ensure the heath and safety of their tenants and leaseholders. They can’t say that they haven’t been warned!
You have got too be kidding me you are blameing this on terrorism that is distasteful.we don't know what started it yet.Dramatic Video here:
London fire: Flames engulf tower block
In the light of recent events, the thought has to intrude - Could this be another terrorist strike...?
The fire was too hot for the firemen to try and put out they had to back off and there is a Risk of collapse and the building had cladding with foam in-between.Refrigerator fire on the 4th floor according to an eyewitness who made it out.
So, no. Not terrorist related as far as been reported.
It's concrete and the fire was not a really high temp one. No jet fuel...so not likely a collapse.
I wouldn't be surprised. The SE was very warm yesterday, and London even more so. This would require fridges to work much harder to keep their contents cold, so an old or faulty appliance could well overheat.Refrigerator fire on the 4th floor according to an eyewitness who made it out.