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Town Hall and tower blocks go green – remembering Grenfell during COVID-19

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Image captionImage 1: Towers at the Edward Woods Estate illuminated green on 13 June 2019

To mark the third anniversary of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, H&F buildings will again go Green For Grenfell as a mark of remembrance, compassion and solidarity.

For the third consecutive year, Hammersmith Town Hall and the Edward Woods estate will be lit-up with green light.

The Edward Woods estate consists of three Shepherds Bush tower blocks – Stebbing House, Norland House, and Poynter House – and is the closest high-rise residential accommodation to Grenfell Tower, over the border in Kensington and Chelsea.

You can see this tribute to all who died, and those who suffered as a result of this tragedy, between 9pm and 1am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham said: “Three years on, those affected by the human tragedy of Grenfell are still looking for answers and still seeking justice for what happened. This anniversary is a time to remember the loved ones that were lost and show our support for those that remain.”

Because of COVID-19, this year’s remembrance will be different to previous anniversaries.

  • An online service will be held at 11am on Sunday, organised by Relative Justice Humanity for Grenfell, and in place of the normal church service. You can join in on Youtube or on Facebook.
  • An online service of remembrance and reflection will be held at 6pm on Sunday, organised by Grenfell United and Grenfell Silent Walk, in place of the normal evening vigil and silent walk. You can join this on Youtube.
  • Buildings across North Kensington will also be lit-up, including Grenfell Tower, Silchester, Trellick and the Lancaster West Estate.

If you are planning to go out to view any of this year’s Green For Grenfell events, please stay safe, by sticking to the government’s social distancing guidelines.

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