Hostels are an important part of the social housing market in London. With a lot of people crammed into a small space, fire safety is important. So these pictures of an improvised fire escape made out of scaffold poles with flammable rubbish dumped onto it are not good. At Residence Primrose 1 Kember Street, you can see clearly at least one mattress and a wooden bed frame on the fire escape. I reported it to the Council yesterday who are going to send someone around straight away.
This is the scond time we have covered this behaviour at Residence Primrose, 1 Kember Street just off the Cally Road. In 2006 the dumping was even worse – you can see pictures at this link. The council inspected it then and the rubbish was cleared. Although it is a mystery to me how this temporary scaffolding fire escape passes muster year after year,