Decision details

Fire Safety Measures following Grenfell Tower Tragedy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) advising of the action the Council has taken following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.




1. That the action taken to date, be noted.


2. That it be noted that a further report will be submitted to Cabinet detailing the outcomes of the first phase of the Fire Safety review being undertaken by the Council, South Essex Homes and Essex Fire & Rescue Service.


3. That it be agreed that there is consideration in the Capital Budget proposals for 2018/19 to fund any necessary remedial work or fire safety improvements that are identified by the review set out in resolution 2 above.


Reason for Decision:


To reassure Members that the Council has reviewed the fire safety management measures across its own property portfolio and that assurance is being sought from other public and private sector building owners that they are also reviewing safety measures.


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Note:- This is an Executive function

Eligible for call in to Place Scrutiny Committee

Executive Councillor: Flewitt


Report author: Andrew Lewis

Publication date: 22/09/2017

Date of decision: 19/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 19/09/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/09/2017

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