Help and information hub set up for Mount Wise tower block residents

Devonport tower block residents can drop into a multi-agency information hub to get information and updates about fire safety issues.

Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Homes and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue have opened the hub at Devonport Live in 60 George Street to help answer questions in relation to the three tower blocks following the confirmation that cladding panels need to be replaced.

Plymouth Community Homes has delivered information updates to all households in the three tower blocks at Mount Wise and are also speaking to residents.

The hub is open from 9am until 5pm today, Saturday and on Monday.

Council leader Ian Bowyer said: “We understand that people will be worried and want to ensure there are people on hand to answer questions and provide the information people need. As a Council we are committed to working with our partners and supporting Plymouth Community Homes however we can.”

ACFO Alex Hanson said: “Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are supporting the hub and are available to provide advice and reassurance to residents including actions they can take to help make their homes safer and can also arrange Home Fire Safety Visits.”