Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower my thoughts are with the people caught up in this terrible tragedy. We owe so much to our emergency services and in particular to the heroes at London Fire Brigade, for their dedication and professionalism. Yet again the local community and Londoners more widely have come together to support those affected. There has been an outpouring of giving since the fire, what’s the best way to help?

The Guardian provides a short overview of how best to donate goods, money and help with accommodation – for more details check here.

Behind the scenes colleagues from the City of London Corporation have been providing assistance to Kensington and Chelsea since the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on Wednesday morning.

Naturally, residents in other blocks of flats will be concerned as to whether something like this could happen to them. In response to the concerns of residents in City of London Corporation flats, officers have reassure us that they are doing everything they can to ensure that our residents remain safe in their homes.

With particular regard to the risk of fire, the Corporation has already undertaken and implemented a number of pro-active improvement measures, but are now also proactive and carefully reviewing fire safety based on current information available to and liaising with colleagues across London regarding any initial learning.

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Photo published in the Evening Standard honouring our fire fighters in London

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