A “stay put” policy remains for people in high rise blocks as Greenwich Council carries out fire risk assessments in every tower in the borough.

Following the devastating Grenfell Tower fire on June 14, which has killed at least 17 people, local councils have been carrying out fire safety assessments in their own boroughs.

There are 93 high rise blocks across Greenwich borough, six of which are 24 storeys high.

The London Fire Brigade guidance to local authorities is to maintain a “Stay Put” policy for residents in high-rise blocks and Greenwich Council said they follow that guidance for all 93 blocks.

Each of the six 24-storey blocks in the borough have external cladding, as did Grenfell Tower before it erupted into flames.

Greenwich Council said that it is carrying out additional checks on the cladding materials used for external wall insulation on eleven of its high rise blocks.

So far it says it has confirmed that five of the blocks meet the “Class 0” safety standards, meaning that it protects the surface from the spread of flames and limits the amount of heat released from the surface during a fire.

Additional fire safety checks are being taken at the six 24-storey tower blocks to ensure escape routes are unblocked and fire doors are operating correctly.

The council said that all 93 high rise blocks have current fire risk assessments with the exception of two blocks in John Wilson Street, which have interim risk assessments as they are currently undergoing major refurbishment.

A spokesperson from Greenwich Council said: “We remain in close contact with the London Fire Brigade Enforcement Team Leader to obtain any initial findings after the tragic incident in Kensington and to establish if the London Fire Brigade are intending to issue any revised guidance, especially in relation to evacuation policy, for high rise buildings which are externally clad.”

Bexley Council said that it does not own or manage any high rise tower blocks in their borough, but are “contacting the main housing providers in our area that own or manage high rise tower blocks to ensure they are complying with fire safety requirements.”

A spokesperson from Dartford Council said it has no stock over four storeys in height.