A fire safety event held in Portsmouth as the council continues to remove cladding from two of its tower blocks aired views from a number of residents who made claims that they feel the council are not doing enough and some still do not feel safe in the tower blocks. A resident claimed that fire windows do not work and have not worked for over 10 years on some floors nor does the emergency lighting work.
A spokesman for Hampshire fire and rescue said that this has been picked up and was being work on following their inspection at Lymington House.
Residents discussed fire safety concerns with the council and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service at the city’s New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth. Independent testing carried out – after the Grenfell Tower disaster – found that cladding on Horatia and Leamington House in Somerstown was a fire risk despite the council writing to resident claiming that the towers were not affected.