Grenfell: Kensington and Chelsea Council's relief efforts are blasted by community members

Grenfell: Kensington and Chelsea Council's relief efforts are blasted by community members

Tension ran high at the meeting at Notting Hill Methodist Church

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Those affected by the fire in Grenfell Tower have said their needs have still not been met, two months on from the deadly blaze.

At a public meeting not far from the building’s remains, main figures in the response team to the disaster were told the efforts to rebuild and provide relief were terrible.

One volunteer said young people affected by the disaster were being sent from an official support centre with empty Oyster cards, necessary for them to search for work.

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, Elizabeth Campbell, tried to placate disgruntled community members, saying the body was trying to run “a fair and transparent process.”

She was repeatedly booed, and was accused of not properly answering questions in the meeting.

The members of the public, who were gathered in Notting Hill Methodist Church, also vented their fury at the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, who were blasted for “hiding.”

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