Since the Grenfell tragedy, residents have raised aspirations which cut across the work of the whole Council. Work is going on across the organisation to support recovery.
Housing and physical renewal
Residents did raise a number of place-based issues in their feedback, particularly relating to housing.
We recognise the following activities will make a critical contribution to recovery:
- the development of a memorial on the Grenfell Tower site, which the Council is supporting through the site transfer
- the plans for the refurbishment of the Lancaster West Estate, working with residents in new ways to shape the programme
- wider plans for refurbishment across the Council’s housing stock and changes to housing management services
- plans for new social homes across the borough
- a community-led planning exercise to shape the future of the area under the Westway flyover.
Other initiatives underway at the Council
In addition to this, the Council is already embarking on a range of work to support community aspirations including:
- implementing the recommendations of the Centre for Public Scrutiny review and launching an area governance review, with a new approach to decision-making involving local people
- developing an Economy Strategy to promote a joined-up approach to work, skills and enterprise in the borough
- launching a Youth Review and developing a new youth offer to reflect the views of young people across the borough
- developing a new People Strategy, to include opportunities for local people to ensure the Council reflects the communities it serves
- establishing an agreement on the long-term future of North Kensington Library.