TENANTS across the borough are being urged to have their say about social housing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy last year.

A national questionnaire has been compiled for tenants to fill in about matters affecting their housing such as fire safety with a deadline for them to be completed by Wednesday, January 31.

Tests carried out on the borough's seven high-rise flats by Wigan Council found the cladding installed was not type as the one used at Grenfell Tower and was deemed to be safe.

As a result of the inspection, sprinklers are set to be installed at all blocks at a cost of around £2 million.

Cllr Terry Halliwell, cabinet member for housing and welfare at the council, said: “Our main priority is the safety and welfare of our tenants.

"We conduct fire risk assessments weekly in each of our blocks to ensure any necessary changes are flagged in the earliest stages.

“We have already chosen to press ahead with installing sprinklers in all our tower blocks in light of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

“We would encourage tenants to have their say and share their views as part of this national questionnaire.”

The responses from the survey will be considered in the Government's green paper on social housing in England which is set to be published this Spring.

To fill out the questionnaire visit surveymonkey.co.uk/r/tenants2017.