Dear Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,

As you will be aware, many other people in OTHER council tower blocks in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea want to know if they are safe and if the cladding on their building is the same flammable type that was used on Grenfell Tower.

With this in mind I make the following request:

1. Please confirm what type of cladding was used for the other Council owned tower blocks that have been clad in your area (this information will be in the health and safety file which would have been handed over to the council after any refurbishment).

2. Is any of the cladding that has been used in the other tower blocks the Polyethylene type (PE)? - (Again this information should be to hand in the health and safety file which is produced at the end of any refurbishment and given to the owner).

3. Please list the tower blocks (other than Grenfell Tower) in Kensington and Chelsea that have been given new cladding in the past 11 years.

4. Please identify which type of cladding has been used in each block, i.e. whether it is Polyethylene plastic type or whether it is the mineral fire resistant type.

5. Have any of the residents been informed by the council of the type of cladding on their blocks and has any reassurance or communication been given to these residents on these matters, or have these residents just been left in fear at night in their own homes?

This is more than a public interest matter, Kensington and Chelsea need to be open and transparent with the public and the residents in the other tower blocks so that correct decisions can be made about fire safety in a timeous manner. For example a stay put policy should not remain in place if flammable cladding has been fitted to a tower block.

Yours faithfully,

james mclean

Freedom of Information: CP-ICT: RBKC, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Mr Mclean

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST REF: 2017-0801

I am writing to confirm that we received your information request on 19 June 2017. For your information and future communications your request has been allocated the reference number FOI2017-08001. Please quote this reference in any future correspondence.

We will consider your request and respond in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Our duty is to respond promptly or at least within 20 working days.

Regards

Paul Stott Data Protection Officer Shared ICT Service
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX
Tel: 07739315339
Email: [email address] Website: www.rbkc.gov.uk

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Yu, Robin: CP-ICT: RBKC, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Mr. Mclean

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF: 2017-0801

 

I am responding to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
which we received on 19 June 2017, for information held by the Council.
Your request is as follows:

 

As you will be aware, many other people in OTHER council tower blocks in
the borough of Kensington and Chelsea want to know if they are safe and if
the cladding on their building is the same flammable type that was used on
Grenfell Tower.

 

With this in mind I make the following request:

 

1. Please confirm what type of cladding was used for the other Council
owned tower blocks that have been clad in your area (this information will
be in the health and safety file which would have been handed over to the
council after any refurbishment).

 

2. Is any of the cladding that has been used in the other tower blocks the
Polyethylene type (PE)? - (Again this information should be to hand in the
health and safety file which is produced at the end of any refurbishment
and given to the owner).

 

3. Please list the tower blocks (other than Grenfell Tower) in Kensington
and Chelsea that have been given new cladding in the past 11 years.

 

4. Please identify which type of cladding has been used in each block,
i.e. whether it is Polyethylene plastic type or whether it is the mineral
fire resistant type.

 

5. Have any of the residents been informed by the council of the type of
cladding on their blocks and has any reassurance or communication been
given to these residents on these matters, or have these residents just
been left in fear at night in their own homes?

 

Councillor Paget-Brown confirmed in his statement to Cabinet on 29 June
that no other Council owned tower blocks have cladding.

 

[1]https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/newsroom/all-cou...

 

Complaints

 

I trust this has satisfied your request. Should you be unhappy with the
handling of your request, the Council has an internal complaints process
for handling FOIA complaints. Complaints are reviewed by the Chief
Solicitor and Monitoring Officer or her nominee. A form is available from
our website to lodge your complaint
[2]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/councilanddemocra...
Please contact us if you do not have website access and we can provide you
with a copy of the form. Following this review, should you still be
unhappy with how your information request has been handled, you have a
further right to appeal to the Information Commissioner who is responsible
for ensuring compliance with FOIA.  

 

Yours sincerely

 

Robin Yu

Information Governance and Management Officer

Shared ICT Service

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Tel: 020 7938 8226

 

Email: [3][email address] | Website: [4]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk

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