Category Archives: London Fire Brigade

Citiscape residents hit with £2m bill to remove Grenfell cladding

Residents in a town centre tower block could face financial ruin after a tribunal ruled today that they must meet the costs of replacing the Grenfell-style flammable cladding that encompasses their homes. The leaseholders in the 95-apartment Citiscape complex on … Continue reading

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First residential tower block in borough gets sprinkler system

If the contractors who this week finished retro-fitting sprinklers on a residential block in Upper Norwood continue their work at a similar pace, it would be 2035 before all of Croydon’s towers have the fire safety system fitted. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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Twycross is appointed as London’s Deputy Mayor for Fire

Fiona Twycross is to be London’s first Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience when responsibility for the London Fire Brigade passes to City Hall next month. Croydon resident Twycross has been the Labour’s lead Assembly Member on the London Fire … Continue reading

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Chair of Croydon Foster Carers gets New Year’s Honour

Amid the rows over the benighted Nick Clegg getting a knighthood (for services to austerity and student debt?) and Theresa May desperately doling out baubles to the Tory 1922 Committee for keeping her in power, there were some gongs announced … Continue reading

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Fire station exhibition to display plans for training tower

Croydon residents are invited to a public exhibition tomorrow on a new firefighter training centre at Croydon Fire Station, off Roman Way. London Fire Brigade’s exhibition will show proposals to redevelop the training centre at the station, to include a … Continue reading

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Tory government still refusing to pay for fitting sprinklers

Work has begun to install sprinklers in 1,250 council-managed flats in tower blocks in Croydon, but the Tory government continues to refuse to provide any financial assistance towards the £10million costs, despite the horrific tragedy at Grenfell Tower earlier this … Continue reading

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LFB: ‘Devastating consequences’ of schools without sprinklers

The London Fire Brigade says that the failure to fit sprinklers in schools could have “potentially devastating consequences”. Inside Croydon has revealed that not a single one of 35 school builds in Croydon in the past five years have had … Continue reading

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