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Thursday 2 November 2017 5.05pm

Does anyone have a copy of the letter sent to Tabard Gardens re the movement of rubbish in the communal hall way?
We are top floor and have one way out and the flat at the bottom of our exit has all sorts of flammable goods in his 'garden'.
I highlighted this with Mark (Diane's predecessor) last year and was told in so many words he told me he didn't have time to monitor it, he was absolutely useless.

Im sure the letter sent to Tabard Estates states that anything not cleared by the 13th Oct would be removed, to date nothing has been removed. I called Diane this week and told her that I was shocked that as a council they one highlighted the danger and fire risk and two proceeded to not stick to the deadlines they gave themselves and shared with the public. Her response was along the lines that ‘if I hadn’t of received a letter I wouldn’t be bothered’ I told her I raised this over a year ago!
I don’t have the original letter any more annoyingly, so if anyone has one they could post it would be much appreciated
Thursday 2 November 2017 8.57pm
It's rather frustrating that for most of us, what we have in the hallways is not a danger in a fire but we will remove it under protest as the council has instructed to, but the council is far too useless to actually take action against patently unsafe rubbish.p and those who don't comply. I don't believe I am safer by the removal or doormats or plant pots. Sprinklers, as has been recommended by a number of inquests, would make us safer.
Friday 3 November 2017 12.50pm
Completely agree! There are a lot more productive measures that could be taking rather than focusing so much time on plants that are not even in an exit and bloody doormats!
Whenever i speak to the council i feel like i am banging my head against a wall! That Diane was practically moaning to me that she was too busy! Ridiculous
Saturday 4 November 2017 7.09pm
I would just like to add thats its ok for my nuisance neighbour to have full fire works in our communal garden with over hanging trees and blocks that surround the garden, When I complained to council before about him doing this they did nothing about it..
Tuesday 7 November 2017 10.47pm
Southwark council must meet us halfway at least with expense inconvenience and install fire sprinklers etc.

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Monday 14 January 2019 6.39pm
New report published today on this issue:

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Wednesday 16 January 2019 10.37am
That's interesting, they recommend changing the zero-tolerance policy to a 'managed approach' where each block is inspected and assessed. Seems sensible.

Quote from the report:

"...areas that cannot have a ‘managed approach’ and where a
‘zero tolerance’ approach must be adopted. These are as follows:
 The escape stairway is constructed of combustible material;
 Where flat doors open directly on to the staircase and the ‘managed approach’ to items in the block is not to the satisfaction of the risk assessor (employed as the Competent Person by the Council);
 The building does not support a ‘stay put policy’
 Where there is doubt that the residents have an ability to comply with a ‘managed approach’ policy;
 Where a site specific assessment for ‘managed approach’ has not been
undertaken (page 60).
It is therefore likely that if the recommendation of this report is approved, the application of this and the preceeding paragraph will result in a mixed approach to blocks across the borough, based on the characteristics of each block."
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