Doubt over the future of Grenfell Tower management body

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The organisation responsible for managing Grenfell Tower could be stripped of all housing responsibility. The future of Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) will be discussed by the council at a meeting this evening when councillors will also update progress on the Grenfell recovery programme, as well as on new housing for survivors of June's devastating fire.

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Residents have repeatedly called for an end to TMO amid accusations that it breached its duty of care by ignoring residents' complaints and failing to carry out repairs. It's also been criticised for its response to the fire 6 weeks ago which left at least 80 people dead.

At this evening's meeting the leader of the council, Elizabeth Campbell, is expected to update attendees on the Grenfell Recovery Programme, while the chairwoman of Bramley House Residents Association, Samia Badani, will present a petition demanding reasons for delays over rehousing. Half an hour is being set aside for people from the local community to speak if they wish.

We are working around the clock but it is important to remember, this is about people, it is about families and individuals, it is not about numbers. This is not a tick box exercise.

– Elizabeth Campbell, Leader of Kensington and Chelsea council