Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue response to cladding fire safety concerns


If you have any concerns about fire safety, you can request a free Safe & Well visit - call 08000 325 999 or visit www.365alive.co.uk/safewell to find out more.

General fire safety advice for residents who live in high-rise buildings is also available online at www.365alive.co.uk

28 June: Further reassurance about Oxfordshire County Council buildings

Oxfordshire County Council has already started a review of fire risks related to the construction and materials used in its buildings.

A spokesperson said: "These reviews are being conducted as a precaution, and are not the result of any concerns about specific buildings. We have not yet identified any sites that have used such cladding material but the review is on-going. We have offered support to schools to ensure that fire risk assessments and evacuation plans are properly managed.”

27 June: Firefighters at high-rise towers in Blackbird Leys reassure residents about fire safety

Three crews from Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service were at Evenlode and Windrush Tower in Blackbird Leys this afternoon door knocking and reassuring and advising residents about fire safety. Free Safe & Well visits were offered to residents who had concerns about fire safety in their home.

This follows Oxfordshire County Council’s Director of Community Safety & Chief Fire Officer Simon Furlong speaking at a resident’s meeting in Blackbird Leys last night. Oxford City Council has confirmed that it will replace the rain-screen cladding on Evenlode and Windrush Towers with improved non-combustible material in line with the requirements of the new central government guidance.