Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission
27 July: Memorial Commission Working Group
· On 1 March 2018 the Government published a set of written principles reaffirming the commitment to put the Community at the heart of deciding what happens to the future of the Grenfell Tower site.
· Those principles were agreed with representatives of the Community and signed by Government and Kensington and Chelsea Council, and will guide the way future decisions are made.
· The assumption is that the decision-making process on the future of the site will lead to a Commission, whose role will be to support the Community to reach agreement on a fitting memorial to remember those who lost their lives.
· To ensure the Process is community-led, Community signatories to the written principles (Bereaved, Survivors and Lancaster West Estate), supported by the local anchor groups that serve the immediate North Kensington community, were invited to form a working group alongside the Government to agree the detail of how the process will work. The group has met three times and has now finished its discussions. The group has agreed:
o The Commission’s purpose and scope
o How it will operate
o How the Community and public authorities will be represented on it
o How Community-led decisions will be made
· The working group’s role is now complete. After the summer holidays, there will be a public update on the Commission and its terms of reference.
· Following this the process for nominating community representatives for the Commission will take place and there will be more information on this and the other members of the Commission.