Tags » Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea

Council leaders: the importance of being more than earnest

Oscar Wilde’s imperious Lady Bracknell, being both fictional and approaching her 20th decade, was rather ruled out from chairing the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry, despite her familiarity with certainly the posher parts of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 1,094 more words

Local Government

KCTMO - FOI Double Talk And Double Standards

Just a few days ago I received an email from Sinead McQuillan, the latest in a long line of TMO company secretaries, in which she refused my request for a report commissioned by the KCTMO twelve years ago in 2005. 1,989 more words

Grenfell Tower: Keeping it Cheap, at all Costs

Please click the link below to read the latest information made public about financial shortcuts taken with Grenfell Tower renovations.  Grenfell Tower is the low-rent residential building in London which burned on May 15, killing many of its residents. 83 more words

The Tale of Kensington's Secret Cabinet

Philip Whiteman

Last week, I wrote about the potential scope for intervention measures by the Secretary of State against Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) following their authority’s inability to provide leadership after the Grenfell Fire Disaster.  842 more words

Local Government

Grenfell Tower: Not Local Government's Finest Hour.

Philip Whiteman

The Grenfell Tower disaster has not been local government’s finest hour in terms of their apparent response to the emergency.  So, if the media reports on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) have been accurate, their behaviour clearly differs from the LGA’s statement that, “Emergency planning is a key issue for local people and the reputation of councils and fire and rescue authorities can depend on the effectiveness of planning and response.”  But to compartmentalise this is a reputational issue alone would be wrong, as lack of emergency response may highlight wider performance problems.  631 more words

Local Government

Grenfell Tower Fire: Under-reported Deaths


Note: We now see collusion between the police, fire-fighters, council and the media. Why attempt to hide the true number of fatalities?
This is UK in 2017! 195 more words

EbolaInfo

Chapter 6: Grenfell Tower

14:19, London Borough of Hackney
18 JUNE 2017
Grenfell Tower, a reflection

Amidst all of the coverage of the tragic events which unfolded at #GrenfellTower… 261 more words

Journal Entries