71 Enfield and 52 Haringey fires caused by faulty white goods in last 5 years

71 fires in Enfield and 52 in Haringey were caused by defective white goods in the last five years, new figures show. Data from the London Fire Brigade revealed that across London over 2,000 fires have been caused by faults with white goods such as washing machines, tumble dryers, and dishwashers since 2011. Local London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM is backing a campaign by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) which aims to make it easier for Londoners to protect themselves from faulty white goods. Ms McCartney said the government must “act urgently” to “protect Londoners, protect consumers, and save millions of pounds for the capital’s economy.”
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Boris overruling the Fire Authority and axing 13 London fire engines is “irresponsible and dangerous”

Labour London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney has hit out at the Mayor of London after he said he would overrule the London Fire Authority after they voted not to scrap thirteen London fire engines. The decision not to cut the fire engines was taken on Wednesday (17th) by members of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) after a public consultation found 82% of respondents were opposed to the Mayor’s plan to axe thirteen London fire engines.
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Boris fails to listen and forces through closure of 10 fire stations

Fire EngineMayor of London Boris Johnson’s plan to close 10 fire stations was yesterday approved when his fire deputy used his casting vote to force through cuts to the Fire Service. The plans to cut 10 fire stations and 14 fire engines have been consistently opposed by myself and opposition members on the fire authority. Continue reading “Boris fails to listen and forces through closure of 10 fire stations”

Statement on fire at Somalian Islamic Bravanese Welfare Centre, Muswell Hill

Following last night’s fire at the Somalian Islamic Bravanese Welfare Centre, in Coppetts Road, Muswell Hill, local London Assembly for Barnet Andrew Dismore AM said:

“The fire that has badly damaged the Somalian Islamic Bravanese Welfare Centre, in Coppetts Road last night is deeply saddening. I would like to pay tribute to the firefighters that attended the scene and helped to control the fire quickly. We need to allow the authorities time and space to investigate this incident.

Local Assembly Member for Haringey Joanne McCartney AM said:

“I would also like to pay tribute to our fire service for their actions and extend my support to the centre.”

Public meeting in Enfield, Haringey and Barnet on fire service cuts in London

Fire EngineThe London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority is holding a public consultation in Enfield, Haringey and Barnet next week to discuss proposals to close 12 fire stations, cut 18 fire engines and lose 520 firefighters. The public meeting is taking place on Thursday 18 April, 7pm at Grand Palace Banqueting Suite, 242 High Road, Wood Green, N22 8JX

The Draft Fifth London Safety Plan was launched at the beginning of March. Residents can also contribute to the consultation through the Fire Authority website, where more details are available.

It is important that we have our say on the proposals and I urge residents to attend the meeting on the 18th April, or fill in the consultation online.