Basildon Council offers temporary accommodation for families affected by Grenfell Tower fire

At least 79 people are known to have died in the fire. Credit: PA

Basildon Council has offered to find temporary accommodation in the town for families who lost their homes in the recent Grenfell Tower fire.

The devastating blaze in west London killed at least 79 people, while many of the survivors were made homeless.

Following the tragedy, Basildon Council’s Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee Cllr Gavin Callaghan decided to write to the leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council to let them know that help is available if required.

The government has ordered councils across the UK to check cladding on tower blocks after the fire. Credit: PA
  • The letter in full

Dear Cllr Paget-Brown,

Cllr Gavin Callaghan, Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee