The Memorial Commission’s chairs and community representatives met some of the bereaved families at online events in October. They heard their thoughts, answered questions and updated them on the different ways the bereaved, and the wider community, can share their thoughts, feelings and concerns on the future memorial. These were just the first in a series of regular meetings that the Commission will be holding, both with bereaved families and others.
Among the questions asked were how long it would take for a memorial to be agreed, and how families can stay in touch with the Commission. Attendees made clear that the memorial was extremely important to families and that any engagement should be handled sensitively.
The community representatives said they are working with the thought ‘as fast as possible, but as slow as necessary’ in their minds. They encouraged everyone to take part in the ideas-gathering process, which is being carried out by community engagement specialist, Kaizen. The Kaizen team is keen to hear ideas and thoughts from bereaved families, former residents and those living in North Kensington in whichever way suits you best. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7082 5508 to share your thoughts about a memorial.
The full minutes from the October meetings with bereaved families are here
This month’s meetings for bereaved families will be taking place on:
- Tuesday 24 November 11.30am to 12.30pm
- Wednesday 25 November 6pm to 7pm
For now, these meetings will take place using Microsoft Teams. Bereaved families have been sent details of how to join. If you have not received this and would like to join, please contact GTMCSecretariat@communities.gov.uk or phone us on 0303 444 4831.
Your views and advice are a really important part of our discussions, to ensure we have a fitting memorial to remember those who sadly lost their lives and to make sure what happened at Grenfell is never forgotten. We are therefore very keen to have regular dialogue with you.
Please contact us with questions, with suggestions on how we should involve you, or if you would like further information about the Commission’s work. You can stay up-to-date on our next steps by signing up to the mailing list at www.grenfelltowermemorial.co.uk/contact or by following us on Twitter: @GrenfellTowerMC. You can also email us at GTMCSecretariat@communities.gov.uk or phone us on 0303 444 4831.