|Leader of Southampton Independents Denise Wyatt|
Leader of Southampton Independents, Denise Wyatt, makes the following announcement on behalf of Southampton Independents and local residents who campaigned with us:
"Working with local residents, Southampton Independents has TOTALLY won!
Southampton Independents are delighted that after months of campaigning (see elsewhere on this website) we have a statement from the Council that sprinklers will be installed in ALL Southampton Council tower blocks.
Southampton Independents welcomes the news that the Council has listened.
But questions remain on WHEN will sprinklers be installed and when funding will be clear for ALL high rise blocks in the City, not just a small number.
The Council don't know where the funding is coming from, for the vast majority of tower blocks.
We don’t want Labour Council spin, we want details of when and how. Things are still unclear.
There is no justification for Southampton City Council as Landlords to deny residents the maximum safety.
Southampton Independents will continue our campaign until ALL sprinklers have actually been INSTALLED and are WORKING in ALL Council-owned tower blocks in Southampton."