This video about London, England says about itself:
Dozens of Grenfell survivors are to spend Christmas in hotels
7 December 2017
“There’s no excuse for it” says Zita Holbourne as figures reveal dozens of Grenfell survivors are to spend Christmas in hotels
From the Irish Times today:
Grenfell survivors ‘deceived’ by rehousing promises, charity head says
Mark Simms of Rugby Portobello Trust says authorities’ lack of honesty on timescale is ‘more insulting than a lack of housing’
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire were “deceived” by promises to swiftly rehouse them, a charity boss has said.
Approximately 100 households will still be living in hotels on Christmas Day, six months after the tragedy in west London.
The prime minister, Theresa May, initially said she hoped to rehouse everyone within three weeks of the fire, while the communities secretary, Sajid Javid, later told MPs the local council was aiming for a Christmas deadline. The leader of the council, Elizabeth Campbell, said she was “absolutely” hoping to have everyone in homes within a year.
Tiago Alves, who escaped with his family from their 13th-floor flat in Grenfell Tower, said it was crucial for people to be rehoused as soon as possible, so they could begin prioritising their mental health and the focus could be fully on the public inquiry and criminal investigation.
See also here.
Grenfell Tower housing firm hands control of 9,000 homes back to Kensington council. ‘This is not a way to avoid accountability,’ council promises as KCTMO to remain a legal entity during investigations: here.
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Reblogged this on flying cuttlefish picayune and commented:
Trying to keep up …. still have internet problems here ….FC
Best wishes for solution of Internet problems!
I have been off the web due to hurricane devestation (no connection for mos.) — thanks for covering this topic !!!
All the best for you, and the others who have been through hurricanes!
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