sprinklers - Sprinklers as an alternative to removing cladding!!

jim fletcher made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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Dear Greater Manchester Combined Authority,

Reference your report dated 29th Sept. 2017 GM Combined Authority no.11
... Update on High Rise Buildings - dealing with Local Authority implications post Grenfell

On page 33 of the above document there is a report of a Teleconference between;

The Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force (GMHRTF)
and
The Department of Communities and local Government
Dated 23rd Aug 2017 … time 16:00

the following appears @ point 5 (a)
The approach to dealing with issues relating to cladding is focussed on replacement, in the main. Are government going to reconsider their position with regard to the requirement for sprinklers and retrofitting sprinklers as an alternative to replacement of cladding?
end

Salford residents have been subject to great distress since it was revealed that many of their homes are clad in something called.
ACM panels … aluminium composite material panels … of a type used on Grenfell Tower are regarded as very combustible which can result in the release of cyanide

So,
#1 Has the High Rise Forum or the Combined Authority or any other body for which they are responsible, received a clear and definitive resolution to the above concern?
For clarity, kindly submit a copy of all communication on this matter to this Forum…

#2 Where the DCLG has not offered a clear resolution,
Has the GMHRTF or the GMCA or any other body for which they are responsible, developed or in the process of developing, a strategy to address the DCLG issue at ‘point 5a’?
For clarity please publish any documents.

Many thanks J. Fletcher

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Dear Mr Fletcher,

Thank you for getting in touch. Your email has been passed to me in GM
Fire (as you may know, we are now a partner body of the combined
authority). We will be processing this as a freedom of information
request, please find attached a formal acknowledgement of your request.

I will be back in touch with a response to your request as soon as
possible. If you have any further questions, do feel free to get in touch
with me at the below email.

Regards,

Joseph Heffernan | Corporate Support
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Email: [1][email address]

Website: [2]www.manchesterfire.gov.uk | Twitter: @manchesterfire |
Facebook: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS)
                    

From: jim fletcher [mailto:[FOI #521290 email]]
Sent: 22 September 2018 18:58
To: Enquiries <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - sprinklers - Sprinklers as an
alternative to removing cladding!!

Dear Greater Manchester Combined Authority,

Reference your report dated 29th Sept. 2017 GM Combined Authority no.11
... Update on High Rise Buildings - dealing with Local Authority
implications post Grenfell

On page 33 of the above document there is a report of a Teleconference
between;

The Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force (GMHRTF) and The Department of
Communities and local Government Dated 23rd Aug 2017 … time 16:00

the following appears @ point 5 (a)
The approach to dealing with issues relating to cladding is focussed on
replacement, in the main. Are government going to reconsider their
position with regard to the requirement for sprinklers and retrofitting
sprinklers as an alternative to replacement of cladding?
end

Salford residents have been subject to great distress since it was
revealed that many of their homes are clad in something called.
ACM panels … aluminium composite material panels … of a type used on
Grenfell Tower are regarded as very combustible which can result in the
release of cyanide

So,
#1 Has the High Rise Forum or the Combined Authority or any other body for
which they are responsible, received a clear and definitive resolution to
the above concern?
For clarity, kindly submit a copy of all communication on this matter to
this Forum…

#2 Where the DCLG has not offered a clear resolution, Has the GMHRTF or
the GMCA or any other body for which they are responsible, developed or in
the process of developing, a strategy to address the DCLG issue at ‘point
5a’?
For clarity please publish any documents.

Many thanks J. Fletcher

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Dear Mr Fletcher,

Please find attached a response to your FOI request. I apologise for the
delay in responding to your request.

Regards,

Joseph Heffernan | Corporate Support
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Email: [1][email address]

Website: [2]www.manchesterfire.gov.uk | Twitter: @manchesterfire |
Facebook: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS)
                    

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Dear Mr Heffernan
Many thanks for your response and your clarification as to the position of the GMFRS as to the retrofitting of fire suppression sprinklers ...
i shall contact the DCLG .. or its latest emination ... directly.

I do find it rather unfortunate that this was put into your 'in tray' when it has political implications .... BUT IT WAS EVER THUS !!!

Once again many thanks ...

Yours sincerely,

jim fletcher