Wandsworth marks Grenfell anniversary

Published: Thursday 14th June 18

Wandsworth Town Hall joined other landmark buildings across the Capital last night to be illuminated in commemoration of the first anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy.

The Wandsworth Council building was illuminated in green lights just before 1am to mark the moment 12 months ago that the blaze began.  It remained illuminated until sunrise, and will be bathed in green again later today between dusk and midnight.

Battersea Power Station also took part in the commemoration and South Thames College in Wandsworth will be illuminated tonight. Across the capital, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, City Hall, The London Eye and BT Tower are among a host of others that that also turned green – the colour chosen by survivors’ support group Grenfell United, which came up with the idea.

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “The tragic loss of life at Grenfell unfolded a year ago but the memories of that awful night are still fresh in the minds of all Londoners. As a council we wanted to show our support for the Grenfell community and all those affected by this terrible and unprecedented event.”

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Recent comments

The anniversary of this did hit me quite hard last week. I wanted to note how well other London boroughs came together so quickly to help those affected. The practical help we offered was amazing and not one person who answered my calls for help turned me down where at all possible. The Emergency Control Team cobbled together from the other boroughs at Westminster offices worked so well as a team, which, considering we just turned up and said 'where do you want me?', was staggering. It was also a testament to the training of the Borough Emergency Control Teams from each borough (all volunteers) that we can meld in this way at a moments notice. A very long and harrowing period but it will stay with me forever.
Tracy Hodges

18 June 2018

Wandsworth council is just as bad as Kensington council when it comes to listening to tenants complaints, I am sick and tried of repeating myself to the council and nothing gets done. No one takes their job seriously these days, they just want a pay check, and don't give a damn about tenants issues and concerns, sadly that's how I and many others see things, this is our 21st century going down hill, God help us.
Donna Hope

15 June 2018

A year on, Are we progressing with housing in the borough that has the same cladding as Grenfell tower
Epps

15 June 2018

It's good to see this gesture of support for the Grenfell community and remembrance of those who lost their lives or were affected in other ways. Wandsworth is a neighbouring Borough so I was wondering whether the council has been able to give permanent accommodation to any Grenfell residents who lost their homes as a result of the fire?
Tony Wheale

15 June 2018