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
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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore – while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “Tis some visitor”, I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door – only this and nothing more”.
The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe
Double, double, toil and trouble.
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Double, double, toil and trouble.
Something wicked this way comes - Frog Choir Harry Potter
“The year grows cold, nights are dreary, something is lurking dark and scary, an icy finger long and scaly, creeps up your neck, your spine, your door. Is it friend, or is it enemy, maybe harmless elf or fairy, take no chance might be deadly, witch, bat vampire, mummy”