TENANTS living in Pontypool’s tallest block of flats are set to receive a free home fire safety check, after Bron Afon Community Housing and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) agreed to team up to offer advice to its 70 residents.

Neville Brown, senior technical officer for Bron Afon, said: “We are doing it over two days, Friday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 13, as there are 70 flats so we want to make sure we have enough time to answer questions.

“A few years ago we fitted sprinklers to Fairview Court but that’s just one part of our fire safety work in our high-rise blocks.

“Our local firefighters often use the block for training drills. This exercise is another way we are helping our tenants and leaseholders feel safer in their homes.”

Stuart Townsend, a station manager for the SWFRS, said: “Home fire safety checks are a key part of our role to ensure members of our communities are safer in their homes and it’s great to work with our partners Bron Afon on this initiative.”