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Remembering those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire – four years on

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Image captionImage 1: Tower blocks on the Edward Woods Estate go Green For Grenfell

Our homes closest to Grenfell Tower will again go ‘green’ as a mark of remembrance, compassion and solidarity on the anniversary of the devastating fire.

For the fourth year, Hammersmith & Fulham Council has worked with local residents, artist Toby Laurent Belson and Grenfell United to remember those who lost their lives in north Kensington.

Starting on Saturday (12 June), three tower blocks on the Edward Woods Estate will be illuminated with green lighting from dusk to 1am – ending on Monday (14 June), the anniversary of the tragic blaze that killed 72 people in the neighbouring borough.

Cllr Lisa Homan, H&F Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “We continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with everyone who has suffered as a result of this tragedy. This  gesture symbolises our support for them and their continuing struggle for justice.”

After the fire, H&F Council supported more than 50 families in temporary accommodation in the borough. Teams from the housing and social care departments visited the families each week, making sure they had vouchers for hot meals, travelcards and that they were receiving the support they needed – and in some cases family members, friends and neighbours.

H&F also welcomed The Kensington Aldridge Academy, formerly based at the foot of Grenfell Tower, as it relocated to a new site next to Wormwood Scrubs.

The light installation will be paid for entirely by the council’s electrical contractors AJS at no cost to local taxpayers.

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