Now ‘strong and stable’ May U-TURNS on guarantee to rehouse Grenfell Tower residents in the borough : Daily Mail.

and instead suggests sending them nine miles away (but she says she’ll pay their bus fare!)

  • Victims will be rehoused in neighbouring boroughs if room cannot be found 
  • Housing minister Alok Sharma guaranteed they would stay in the area to MPs 
  • If they are moved out, families will be reimbursed for bus trips to local schools 

Theresa May has made a U-turn on a guarantee to rehouse victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in the borough, but has promised to foot the bill for their travel expenses.

The Prime Minister has remained vague on the subject of where the families affected will be accommodated, even though housing minister Alok Sharma guaranteed they would stay in Kensington and Chelsea on Thursday.

As part of the Grenfell Tower Residents’ Discretionary Fund, families who lived in the block could be rehoused in a neighbouring borough if suitable accomodation is not found.

While some boroughs, such as Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster are relatively close, residents could be rehoused up to nine miles away in Brent or Wandsworth.

Mrs May said the victims would be rehoused ‘as close as practically possible to where they previously lived – meaning they can continue to access the same public services such as their local school or local GP.’

But if families are housed miles away from their area, the fund will give them financial help with their travel expenses to access services like local schools.

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  1. There’s plenty of extremely large houses lying empty in Kensington and Chelsea.
    Surely the owners of these buildings wouldn’t mind them being used as habitation for a little while…just until some brand new decent housing is built to accommodate the victims of the tragedy.

    I don’t think it’s asking for very much.

    But the cruel Daily Mail commentators instead want the victims (because they’re mostly foreign and poor) to be rehoused in tents or get the first plane out of the country..!!

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  2. Enough’s enough, they’ve lain empty for far to long…OCCUPY THEM NOW.

    And the hotspot for ‘ghost’ houses — those left empty to appreciate in value — is in the affluent borough of Kensington and Chelsea where 1,399 houses sit empty.

    Close to iconic Notting Hill station a huge mansion with an impressive garden sits empty. The property in Pembridge Place could provide a home for up to five families.

    Set over five floors, the six-bedroom mansion has almost 4,000 square-foot of living space with a large garden with the house and garden both dazzled in natural light.

    But the house, in one of the most expensive streets in London and valued in the region of £15 million, has been unoccupied for months.

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  3. Once they are moved to another area of London, they will never be coming back, as they will be deemed to be adequately housed, and with no housing need.

    If they have any sense, they will demand that the council give them a written guarantee, that they will be moved back to Kensington, as soon as possible, and also the land, on which the tower block stands, should never be allowed to be sold off to private investors.

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