£200m 'will not go far enough' in fixing dangerous cladding

Ritu Saha

Thursday, May 9, 2019

A tower block resident has warned that the £200m pledged by the government to replace unsafe cladding is not enough.

Ritu Saha, a resident of Northpoint in the London Borough of Bromley and member of the UK Cladding Action group, said it was clear the government had not understood the "extent of the problem".

"After months of fighting and talking about this issue, it appears that the crux of the issue has not really been grasped," she told talkRADIO's Mike Graham.

"This fund will not actually go far enough to making our homes safe, and it actually puts many of us in more difficulty than we're currently in."

The new fund, announced by the Ministry of Housing, will replace Grenfell-style cladding on 170 high-rise private residential buildings.

Ms Saha continued: "We have a situation where we are living in this block which is so unsafe that an estate agent would not ask a general member of the public to rent that particular property.

"Here we are, two years on from the tragedy at Grenfell, still having to say that we need government funds to fix this problem."

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