Residents have benefited from expert fire safety advice thanks to a meeting organised by Town & City Management Ltd.
Squires Court in Darlington, which houses 55 self-contained apartments plus communal areas, welcomed a Safe and Wellbeing Visit from one of County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service's fire officers this week.
The visit, organised by Town & City Management Ltd Director Susan Johnson, was arranged in response to heightened concerns over fire safety following the catastrophic and tragic blaze at Grenfell Tower last month.
Susan and fellow Director Martin Baker attended the meeting with residents, who were given a talk on general fire safety for communal residences and also fire safety in regards to their apartments.
The fire officer also took the time to point out a few areas where fire safety could be improved around the building, including ensuring that fire doors are kept closed at all times.
Residents were then able to ask questions and bring up any areas of particular concern they had with regard to fire safety.
"Town & City Management Ltd take a very proactive role when it comes to the safety of our residents, particularly those who may be elderly or vulnerable," explained Susan following the meeting. "This was the latest in a number of fire safety talks we've held for residents and was a really positive and valuable experience for everyone involved.
"We look forward to holding more of these events in future."
Town & City Management Ltd has also produced a guide with comprehensive fire safety and prevention advice for leaseholders and tenants.
You can download the booklet for free here.
Safe and Wellbeing Visits are provided free of charge by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service. You can find more information on arranging a visit here.
Town & City Management Ltd have a wide range of safety and general advice guides available for both lessees and property owners. You can download all of our guides here.