The phrases “2 years after Grenfell, this block still has no sprinklers” have been projected in inexperienced on to the aspect of Frinstead Home, a 20-storey block in west London, at nightfall yesterday.
Activists for Grenfell United shone comparable messages on blocks in Manchester and Newcastle to spotlight the continued requires enhancements to housing security.
Seventy-two individuals died when the blaze broke out within the 24-storey tower simply earlier than 1am on June 14, 2017.
Natasha Elcock, chairwoman of Grenfell United and a survivor of the blaze, stated: “We needed to send a strong message … Two years later we cannot wait any longer. We need action now so everyone is safe in their homes.”
Every message highlighted a security concern of the residents who stay in them, Grenfell United stated.
In Newcastle, the projection on to a 25-storey block learn: “2 years after Grenfell and the fire doors in this building still don’t work.”
In Manchester, a constructing with 246 flats was illuminated with the phrases: “2 years after Grenfell and this building is still covered in dangerous cladding.”
Grenfell United is made up of survivors and bereaved households who’re campaigning for a social housing regulator to guarantee tenants are listened to once they elevate considerations.
Frinstead Home is owned by Kensington and Chelsea Council, which additionally owned Grenfell, and was beforehand managed by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Administration Organisation. A council spokesman stated officers met residents final night time.
He added: “We took back control of housing in March last year and we have a fire safety programme under way across the borough, including replacement of doors and an ongoing review of evacuation guidelines. We are also seeking clear guidance and recommendations from central government on fire safety systems, and we have fire marshals in place in blocks where concerns have been raised.”