This week has been very difficult for survivors, bereaved and the surrounding North Kensington comnunity.
The report of Phase 1 of the Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry report is due to be released today, and many of the survivors and bereaved have been going through their advance copies of the report.
Sadly some of the media and press have chosen not to respect this and leaked information ahead of publication ; something which has caused many of those directly affected further suffering. Also, members of our community who are traumatised, are now having to put up with media intrusion. This is unacceptable.
We cannot comment too much on what we have or haven’ t read or heard, but let us just say that we believe that any attempt to smear the brave firefighters who came to the rescue of many in Grenfell Tower and the walkways on that night, is also unacceptable.
What is even more unacceptable in the minds of all affected here, and has been from the start, is the possiibility of the parties responsible not being brought to justice.
Here is a press release from our MP Emma Dent Coad, that has been posted on the Grenfell Action Group:
THINK stands here today with thoughts of the 72, their families and friends, the survivors and all affected in our community in our minds and deep in our hearts. We hope to support one another and stay strong as a community together throughout this and hope that others unfamiliar to Grenfell and our community will try to show respect and understanding.
HELP AND SUPPORT:
Here are the contact details for the NHS Grenfell Health and Wellbeimg Service who will be at both Notting Hill Methodist Church and The Curve from 10:30am today
The SPACE will also be open this evening from 8pm to 11pm (note: this is not open to the press and is for members of the local community)