We are the Brentford Towers Residents Association. The tragic events at Grenfell Towers touched us all, not just in London but all around the world, June 14th still makes me humble. It was because of Grenfell that the residents of Brentford Towers realised they had no voice to highlight the issues surrounding their homes, their immediate environment and community. So what did we do? We formed Brentford Towers Residents Association and we were born on the 4th of July 2017.
Brentford Towers itself is a lively, diverse, multi-cultural community located in an area of natural beauty with a rich heritage dating as far back as the Roman times and features in the Civil War of 1642 and the Battle of Trafalgar. Sitting by the Thames, the Towers also have links to the London Museum of Water and Steam due to the names of each of the Towers.
Our association was created by the residents for the residents and we do not advocate any political parties, views or opinions. The BTRA are simply in place to protect and promote the interests of the local residents and foster local community initiatives. We work in partnership with Hounslow Council, the Metropolitan Police and other local borough community parties.
We are excited to be here, we are glad you have joined with us and we hope you enjoy the journey to a better, brighter and even happier Community.
On 14th June, 2017 at around 00:54, a fire broke out on the 4th floor at a tower block in Kensington and Chelsea in west London, by 3am, the fire had fully engulfed all 24 floors taking 72 lives. Those lives included, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, mothers, fathers, uncles, parents, grandparents; even the unborn.
None of them should have died, no one has been brought to justice so far, no one has taken blame. The pain and suffering is still being felt across the community. The 72 must be remembered.
As long as we remember them, they will never die, they will live forever, so remember them with the colour green. Remember them on Thursday 14th June at 12 noon for 72 seconds, hold the 24 hour vigil, keep the faith; remember!
Peace and love be with you all.
C/o Cornish House, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London, Middlesex TW8 0DN, GB
The next Resident's meeting is scheduled for April 2019. More details will be posted here when a firm date has been identified.
What's going on in the house next door? Check out "Around the Houses" . Here you'll find information, news, updates and more on what's happening in all six Houses at Brentford Towers
HIGHLIGHT - NEW SIGNAGE ON THE ESTATE!
I hear you ask? Well, there is a lot to be said for 2019. We see the refurbishments of all six of the houses Wicksteed, Fraser, Cornish, Harvey, Maudsley and Boulton. We will see an improvement to our homes making them a nicer place to live. the outside improvements to the fabric of the buildings as well as new window fittings are already underway and the difference is already making them feel fresh and new. The new windows are a dramatic improvement by removing dirt and grime that you had from the old windows, a reduction in noise and improved heat retention; who doesn't want that?
Please be sure to respond to all letters from ENGIE to book and confirm your window installation date, the sooner the windows are done the sooner the rest of the refurbishments on the estate can go ahead as planned. If you have any questions or queries do contact ENGIE's dedicated Resident Liaison Officer.
As you can imagine, it has been a tad difficult to know which house is which with all that scaffolding obscuring the names so, new signage for the estate is being planned for the long term. In the interim some new signage is being put up around the estate, for more news on that just click the "Find Out More" button
Yes, the joy of lights they do wonders don't they? They bring comfort and little sense of safety, especially in these dark and long nights of winter. New floodlights have appeared on top of each house casting bright light down to the ground below but, more is needed, particularly outside Green Dragon Lane School, the play area outside and along the back of Boulton House so, its nice to hear there are plans for more lights on the estate so yes, lights please.
At times things may happen around our estate but its not always clear to know who to contact or what to do so, if you have a concern please read the following advice.
Please remember, if you see anything suspicious or see illegal activities and it is not an emergency either:
Phone 101, or;
Contact the Brentford Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) by email: email@example.com to report it.
Reporting incidents is invaluable to the local police and SNT.
ONLY CALL 999 IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR IF A CRIME IS IN PROGRESS.
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