Statement following Government announcement to fund and speed up vital cladding replacement

Published Thursday, 9 May 2019

Following today’s Government announcement, to fund cladding replacement, the news has been welcomed.

Councillor Colin Smith, Leader of Bromley Council said, “ At face value this comes as fantastic news locally,  mindful of the very difficult and stressful situation the residents at Northpoint Tower in Bromley town centre have been facing post Grenfell  

"Whilst the precise details are still awaited, the Government’s reported confirmation and commitment to provide the necessary funding to get this task completed is something we have been lobbying over for some time now, and with that seemingly now in the bag, our thoughts now turn immediately to pressing the owners to apply for the funds to get the job done in the shortest possible timeframe.

"The work done behind the scenes by Bob Neill, MP and ward councillors Will Harmer, Michael Rutherford and Nicky Dykes in keeping the plight of Northpoint residents firmly in the public spotlight should be publically acknowledged too.

"Along with council officers, led by the Interim CEX Mr Ade Adetosoye, this success, if confirmed, will have been an outstanding team effort all round.”

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