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Monday 19 June 2017 8.32pm
Southwark's overview & scrutiny committee held a lengthy session on fire safety tonight, putting questions to Cllr Stephanie Cryan (cabinet member responsible for housing), Gerri Scott (director of housing, etc) and other officers.

Part 1: https://bambuser.com/v/6776067
Part 2: https://bambuser.com/v/6776105
Part 3: https://bambuser.com/v/6776118
Part 4: https://bambuser.com/v/6776148

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Tuesday 20 June 2017 9.23am
Whatever our thoughts on requisitioning properties a la Jeremy Corbyn, or otherwise, this article is a good read.

https://whoownsengland.org/2017/06/18/where-are-the-empty-homes-in-kensington/
Wednesday 21 June 2017 9.07am
JazzyQ ..that's a very good article! Thank you.
Wednesday 21 June 2017 10.54am
Glad you found it useful, Jan.
When I was a kid we were told about a country far away where rich princes stepped over beggars in the street and did nothing as it was their "fate" or karma. I was horrified by this, and wondered how such a thing could ever happen. Now I just have to look in the news.
The more of this story comes out the more sickened and disgusted I feel.
A journalist in the Guardian yesterday was talking of "social murder" of poor people in this, the richest area of one of the richest cities in the world.
Wednesday 21 June 2017 11.23am
Gerri Scott and Cllr Stephanie Cryan gave a further update on fire safety at Southwark cabinet yesterday - here's the relevant clip of audio:



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Wednesday 21 June 2017 6.15pm
I never imagined I would read this good news.
The Cinderellas of Grenfell Tower are going to the ball, and being rehoused in new flats.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/21/grenfell-tower-families-to-be-given-68-flats-in-luxury-apartment-complex
Wednesday 21 June 2017 7.38pm
That is wonderful JazzyQ , not read it properly yet, are they going to be permanent tenancies? Or just a holding pen in luxurious surrounding..hope it's the former! X
Wednesday 21 June 2017 8.10pm
From what I have read they are permanent homes.

Just have a look though at what our own dear Southwark Council are up to?
Working class people are so shamefully treated. I hope this horrible fire has exposed some of the greed and social cleansing that is happening all around us, and that a stop will be put to it.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/the-london-council-evicting-homeowners-to-make-way-for-luxury-flats?utm_source=vicetwitteruk
Monday 26 June 2017 8.01pm
Just listening to Ben Okri on Channel Four news reading his poem about the Grenfell fire. Very moving.
Tuesday 27 June 2017 11.10pm
Southwark council say sprinklers only to befitted in care homes for vulnerable residents but there are vulnerable residents in regular social and private housing etc

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