Following a formal tender process, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has appointed a community engagement and consultation specialist to support the Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission and ensure the community’s views help to inform decision-making about the site.
The appointed company is Claremont, a communications agency, working in partnership with another company called Kaizen, a community engagement specialist. MHCLG felt they have the right experience, sensitivity, and empathy to work effectively on this project. Kaizen are looking to work with community groups and local partners over the coming weeks to co-design the consultation process so that it is sensitive, fair, transparent and tailored to this community. If you would like to have an introductory meeting with Kaizen, learn more about their work or be involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engagement will get started in September 2020, aiming to complete and report in early 2021.
In a recent Q+A meeting with MHCLG specialists, a range of issues were discussed: next steps, pollution, the building's short-term future and upcoming consultations. Click here to see a recording of the meeting.
A leaflet about the safety works has been distributed to homes and businesses close to the site. A factsheet and letters about the safety works have been published on the Gov.uk website.