Those behind Fire Door Safety Week, a national campaign now in its fifth year, have published what it has described as “shocking” research to show how much action has been taken by landlords since the Grenfell Tower disaster in June.Around 80 people are believed to have been killed in the London tower block blaze.The new figures have revealed that as well as 38 per cent of renters worried about their fire escape route, nearly half of tenants (47 per cent) do not feel fully prepared on what to do in the event of a fire.And 20 per cent of surveyed south west adults feel more anxious about living in a rented apartment with regards to fire safety.Man treated at Bath’s RUH after emergency services respond to “stabbing” in PeasedownHannah Mansell, spokeswoman for Fire Door Safety Week and chairman of the Passive Fire Protection Forum said: “This new research shows that social housing landlords and building owners still have a long way to go to meet their fire safety responsibilities. It is astounding to learn that in the last three months so little has been done to address the concerns of tenants and residents.”Many people do not realise that the real job of a fire door is to hold back fire, smoke and toxic gases, delaying the spread around a building and keeping the vital means of escape route clear. They only work properly if they are specified, manufactured, installed and maintained correctly, and of course, closed when a fire breaks out.”Checking fire doors should be part of a regular fire risk assessment.
2017 Big Ben Award UK Ten Outstanding Chinese Young Persons Prize Winners and Award Presenters. From left: David Scowsill (CEO of EON Reality Inc. And Former President and CEO of the World Travel Tourism Council WTTC), Lindsay Xujia LIU(winner), Martin Cullingford (Editor and Publisher of Gramophone), Zhe ZHENG (winner), David Tyler (Chairman of Sainsbury Hammerson, and Domestic and General, former non executive director of Burberry), Di XIAO (winner), Yue HE (winner), Jiafeng CHEN (winner), Lu WANG (winner), Councillor John Aldridge (Chairman of Essex County Council), Botagoz Hopkinson (Founder and Chairwoman of the Conservative Friends of Eurasia), Yaoying WANG (winner), Hong ZHANG (winner), Joseph Pui Sing Wu (winner), Lady Henrietta Rous, Sisi LIN (winner), Si WANG (2010 2016 BBA Winner), Jonsson Li (Founder of Big Ben Award, Chair of British Chinese Youth Federation)..
Some are strands that are thread like and one can see through them. Some are black or gray dots, some are circles, some are cobwebby. When you try to “look” at them, they go away. I remember Con Ahearne ? at The Millhouses. Frank and Ann Flynn at The Dog Partridge, Vernon Hookway at the Original Grindstone (later Queen’s Head), Bill Brookfield The Old Grindstone, later to be followed by the legendary Barry and Audrey Sandsby, then Ken. Blenky from the Sportsman at Crosspool, Tom ? King’s Head Manchester Road.