The cladding on Chaucer House in Collingwood Road, Sutton, has failed a fire safety test according to Sutton Council, Sutton Housing Partnership and the London Fire Brigade.
I have received a copy of a letter sent to Chaucer House residents outlining the results of the test, which can be seen here. There has been no news yet regarding Balaam House, which is similarly clad.
Sutton Council, Sutton Housing Partnership and the London Fire Brigade have insisted that residents are safe, but residents will understandably be extremely worried after hearing this news.
I recently wrote to all residents in Balaam and Chaucer House, as well as residents in a number of high-rise buildings across Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park to outline the action I had already taken post-Grenfell to get assurances of their safety, and assured them I would keep them updated.
I will now be asking further questions of the Council and Sutton Housing Partnership, particularly in regards to Chaucer House following this news. Residents need peace of mind and I will be updating them, as well as this website, as often as I get updates from the relevant authorities.
If you are a resident of Chaucer House, then I would strongly encourage you to go to the drop-in session this Thursday 29th June in Flat 5 between 3:30-5:30 to get additional information, and I will pass on the answers to the questions I have posed as soon as I receive them.