Government announce review of carbon monoxide alarm in the home regulations

'Bristol Res' Blog • 10 May 2018

Housing Minister Dominic Raab MP has announced a review of regulations governing when carbon monoxide alarms must be installed in homes.

The review will look at whether existing regulations are fit for purpose, and what changes might be necessary to better protect people from carbon monoxide poisoning. It will include whether all fuel-burning appliances should be covered by regulation on alarm installation, how the cost of alarms affects installation rates, and new research into the number of carbon monoxide poisonings.

Currently, regulations introduced in 2010 require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted whenever solid-fuel burning appliances (such as wood stoves) are installed in the home. The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) regulations introduced in 2015 required private rented sector landlords to install alarms in any room where there was a solid-fuel burning appliance.

The Government review into whether all carbon monoxide alarm in the home regulations are fit for purpose is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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The UK’s biggest food festival arrives in Bristol this weekend

2018’s Foodies Festival Bristol is back on The Downs from 11th – 13th May and will feature amazing food and drink demonstrations, master classes, pop-ups, kids activities. and wellbeing in the Healthy Living zone.

In the Chef’s Theatre, you’ll be able to see Michelin Star chefs, the latest MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt and many other top chefs cooking live.

This year there is a strong Bristol theme with a number of our finest chefs on the bill ;  Josh Eggleton from The Pony & Trap, Freddy Bird from Lido, John Watson from No Man’s Grace, and Jan Ulster from Wilson’s Restaurant are all cooking in the Chef’s Theatre.

Music will be supplied on stage by The Hoosiers, Top Loader and Dodgy.

Parking is free and tickets are available from Foodies Festival website.

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