Increased police for Grenfell Tower during Notting Hill Carnival

Increased police numbers to guard area around Grenfell Tower during Notting Hill Carnival

Work on the tower will stop for the bank holiday weekend

Friday, August 18, 2017

There is to be an increased police presence to guard the areas surrounding Grenfell Tower during Notting Hill Carnival.

Work on the site will stop for the bank holiday weekend due to “practical difficulties” caused by the requirements to host the carnival.

Therefore, Metropolitan Police have planned a series of measures to protect the security of the site, as well as the memorials that have been created around it.

There will be protective barriers installed around the tower’s vicinity and extra police officers in place over the course of the bank holiday weekend.

The carnival’s organisers are encouraging people planning to attend to wear green as a display of respect.

It is also believed the general public are to be discouraged from taking selfies with the tower in the background – something which has distressed former residents and survivors of the tower blaze.

At 3pm on Monday August 28, there will also be a carnival-wide minute of silence to commemorate the tragedy, where at least 80 people died after a fire consumed the tower block.