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Tory ministers ignore councils’ pleas for help on fire safety

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Inside Croydon

The Tory government is refusing calls to provide funding to help make residential tower blocks safer following the Grenfell Tower fire.

One of Croydon’s council-owned residential towers, to be fitted with sprinklers

Croydon Council has committed to spending £10million of public money on retro-fitting sprinklers in the borough’s residential blocks, a decision announced in the week after the tragedy in Kensington in June.

The sprinklers will go into individual flats in Croydon’s residential blocks of 10 storeys or more. Work will start in October and finish next spring.

The move is putting into practice the recommendations of a 2013 coroner’s report following a previous tragic fire in a London tower block – a report which the sometime housing minister, Gavin Barwell, said he would look into, but failed to action.

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