Fire safety in communal areas

Lambeth council has carried out a review of fire safety, following the disaster at Grenfell Tower. We have been sent a document titled “Communal Area Fire Safety Procedure” which applies to the flats on Palace Road Estate. It can be downloaded here.

Of particular interest will be the policy that “enclosed communal areas” are to cleared of all items and “open communal areas” can only be used to store (a) doormats and (b) plants in non-combustible containers. For more details, please see the document itself.