Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
Members received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services which updated Members on the progress made in relation to fire safety matters since the last update reports submitted to the Committee in September and November 2017.
Members noted that the official death toll from the Grenfell Tower tragedy was 71. Original reports had suggested that over 100 people had died in the fire and, in subsequent reports, the figure for the number of people who died had fluctuated but was reducing. The reference to “at least 80 people” in the report was consistent with predictions at the time, when the report had been presented to the Community and Children’s Services Committee.
The Assistant Director advised that Members would receive a far more detailed report, covering the retro fitting of sprinklers and fire alarms, and the outcome from the fire risk assessments, in June 2018. In response to a question about those residents who had reinforced their own doors, at personal expense, the Assistant Director confirmed that individual circumstances would be considered.
RESOLVED, that – the report be noted.