Council statement following Grenfell Tower fire

The Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “Our thoughts and condolences are with those who have lost family and friends in the Grenfell Tower fire and to those who have been made homeless by this tragedy.

“We have written to 21 housing associations including Clarion Housing Group, to whom we transferred all our housing stock, asking for assurances that their fire safety measures are robust and comprehensive to ensure the safety of residents.”

A book of condolence is open at Merton Civic Centre in London Road, Morden in honour of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. A one minute silence at the Civic Centre  also took place on Monday led by the Mayor’s chaplain, Reverend Gerry Stanton.

If you would like to support those affected by the Grenfell fire, please donate via local organisation the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation who are collecting contributions on behalf of the community.