High Peak Borough Council reassures residents after Grenfell Tower fire

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High Peak Borough Council has offered reassurance to housing tenants following the Grenfell Tower fire in London in which 79 people were killed.

Councillor Anthony McKeown had sought clarification from the council over insulation works completed in Gamesley and Fairfield over the past few years.

A spokesman for the council said: “Although there is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the fire, and it would not be right to speculate on the outcomes, we would like to reassure our housing tenants in response to some concerns that have been raised.

“Any insulated render systems used on the exterior of our properties meet the recognised standards required by the British Board of Agreement and Building Regulations and have been fitted by approved installers in accordance with all relevant guidelines.

“The systems are classified Class 0 risk of spread of fire.

“None of our properties have the same cladding that was used on Grenfell Tower.

“We take fire safety very seriously for all of our residents, have a robust framework of fire safety processes and procedures in place and are continually working in partnership with the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.”

The council said it also worked closely with the fire service to manage fire risks.