Statement following Grenfell Tower fire

Cllr Jayne McCoy, Chair of the Housing, Economy and Business Committee at Sutton Council, said:

Our thoughts are with all those affected by the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower.

The safety of our residents is a priority for the Council and we understand that there may be concerns and questions in the wake of this incident. We would like to reassure residents that quarterly fire safety inspections are carried out by Sutton Housing Partnership at the Council’s high rise properties, in accordance with current legislation. An independent approved contractor also carries out an annual fire risk assessment.

Sutton Housing Partnership, which manages the council’s housing stock, is visiting residents to provide information and support to those living in high rise blocks. Steve Green, the Borough Fire Commander, and his team, are also undertaking inspections.

We will review London Fire Brigade’s report on the Grenfell Tower fire, once completed, and seek to implement any recommendations.

If residents have any concerns we advise them to contact Sutton Housing Partnership or visit

To make a donation to support the victims of the fire visit