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Welcome to the Regenter Myatts Field North Community

Safety Update

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington in June, we write to reassure you that the safety of our residents, staff and visitors is given the highest priority. 

We want to confirm that none of our buildings are similar in structure and type to the Grenfell Tower block, and that all our blocks have an up-to-date fire risk assessment. 

Residents can also help to keep their buildings safe by: 

  • Making sure you have a working smoke alarm in your home 
  • Keeping balconies free from clutter 
  • Not leaving rubbish or bikes in communal areas or obstruct escape routes 
  • Making sure you know where your nearest fire exit is
  • If you are a smoker please do not smoke in common areas of the block and always fully extinguish cigarettes smoked in your home and dispose of them carefully and safely  

If you have any questions or concerns about fire safety within your block or home please do not hesitate to contact us, alternatively you may wish to contact the London Fire Brigade on 0800 028 44 28 who are able to undertake Home Fire Safety Visits. 

The London Fire Brigade has also produced a leaflet on home fire safety which you can download here

For further advice regarding fire evacuation, please see the information below.

What if I live in one of the Council blocks that's been told to evacuate?

 There are some purpose-built blocks that have an evacuation policy where the London Fire Brigade advice is to leave because of the design and layout. You must follow this advice if you have been told specifically by the London Fire Brigade, the Council or if there are evacuation signs in your block.

 What is the London Fire Brigade advice?

 The London Fire Brigade advice can be seen below.

 Stay put:

  • If there is a fire in your building and you are inside your purpose-built flat or maisonette, and you're not affected by the fire stay put and call 999

  • You are usually safer staying in your own flat or maisonette unless heat or smoke is affecting you

  • A self-contained, purpose-built flat or maisonette will typically give you between 30 and 60 minutes protection from fire

  • If you are in the communal areas of the building, leave and call 999

  • The exception to this is if you live in a scissor block or have been told specifically by the London Fire Brigade, the Council or if there are evacuation signs in your block

     

    Get out:

  • If there is a fire in your purpose-built flat or maisonette, warn all the people you live with and leave, closing the front door behind you

  • Follow your escape plan (ie plan your escape and know how to exit the building if you need to).

  • If there is a lot of smoke, crawl along the floor where the air will be clearer.

  • Always use the stairs, rather than the lift, and make your way out of

    the building

  • Call 999 from any phone as soon as it is safe to do so

  • Further information for people who live in purpose built flats and maisonettes is available at: www.london-fire.gov.uk/know-the-plan.as2

    This advice printed below is an extract from the Fire Brigade web

     

    Stay put:

  • If there is a fire in your building and you are inside your purpose-built flat or maisonette, and you're not affected by the fire stay put and call 999

  • You are usually safer staying in your own flat or maisonette unless heat or smoke is affecting you

  • A self-contained, purpose-built flat or maisonette will typically give you between 30 and 60 minutes protection from fire

  • If you are in the communal areas of the building, leave and call 999

  • The exception to this is if you live in a scissor block or have been told specifically by the London Fire Brigade, the Council or if there are evacuation signs in your block

     

    Get out:

  • If there is a fire in your purpose-built flat or maisonette, warn all the people you live with and leave, closing the front door behind you

  • Follow your escape plan (ie plan your escape and know how to exit the building if you need to).

  • If there is a lot of smoke, crawl along the floor where the air will be clearer.

  • Always use the stairs, rather than the lift, and make your way out of

    the building

  • Call 999 from any phone as soon as it is safe to do so

Further information for people who live in purpose built flats and maisonettes is available at: www.london-fire.gov.uk/know-the-plan.as2

 

The health and safety tenant's handbook can be downloaded from the link below. 

https://housingmanagement.lambeth.gov.uk/tenants-handbook-

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Regenter Myatts Field North Ltd

Regenter Myatts Field North Ltd is a Joint Venture between John Laing plc and Pinnacle Group Ltd working in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth. The key regeneration and longer term services to be provided to the Myatts Field North community are as follows:

  • Refurbishment of 172 tenanted, leasehold and freehold properties
  • Demolition and new build of 305 tenanted and leasehold properties
  • Additional 503 private properties including 146 additional affordable homes
  • New community centre and park
  • Repairs and maintenance services
  • Housing management services

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