The Grenfell Tower fire was a national tragedy and demands a national response from Government to make sure it can never happen again.
Birmingham City Council Leader Ian Ward has asked Chancellor Philip Hammond to put up the £31 million Birmingham needs to fit fire safety sprinklers at its 213 tower blocks.
There are over 10,000 Birmingham residents living in 213 tower blocks who are understandably concerned following the Grenfell tragedy earlier this year. The retrofitting of sprinklers in all high-rise social housing would make a vital difference to people's safety.
Sprinklers are widely recognised to be highly effective at putting out fires. A comprehensive recent report for the National Fire Chiefs Council and the National Fire Sprinkler Network found that sprinklers contained on controlled fires in 99% of cases. Your local Labour representatives are calling on the Chancellor to keep high-rise residents safe by funding the retrofitting of sprinkler systems in all social housing tower blocks. It is simple, sprinklers save lives.
Please sign my petition to make homes safe and retrofit sprinklers in the Birmingham tower blocks. You can sign it below: