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North Kensington, the local community and the Rotten Borough: A personal account from one of our THINKers

August 5, 2017

THis Is North Kensington

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I live in Notting Dale Ward, just around the corner from Grenfell Tower.When I saw the fire (from my back garden), my obvious feelings of shock were mixed with feelings of anger towards this council and the system of failure that caused this and outright anger as in “they’ve mutdered my friends”.

Then later, as people came together to help, feeling an overwhelming sense of pride in my local community as many came together to offer help and donations. Sadly RBKC’s so-called responses have been less than adequate, adding insult to injury for many of those affected

North Kensington is a real “London village”- we all have connections to one another and see the same faces at all the local events and feel a real sense of togetherness around here – sadly something that those in charge of this council fail to understand.

They draw up so-called “regeneration” plans that…

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