Canterbury to invest £1m in fire safety

Canterbury to invest £1m in fire safety

THE CITY’S council has announced £1m will be spent on ‘improving the fire safety of high-rise blocks’.

Inquire Live reported on the decision by Canterbury City Council, which will see it spend £1m to improve fire safety in its high rise blocks. Among the areas to receive funding will be fire detection systems, which will be improved, while some of the buildings will be retrofitted with sprinklers, and improvements will also be made to ‘prevent fires’ and to ‘make it easier for people to escape’.

Joe Howes, vice chairman of the council’s community committee, stated: ‘Where improvements can be made, they have to come up with robust plans to make sure we reach the very highest standards. We decided not to wait until the various inquiries into the Grenfell tragedy have been reported and opted to get on with it.’