SOMERSET NEWS: County stands ready to help in any way we can says council leader
THE leader of Somerset County Council has written to his London counterpart offering assistance following the horrific Grenfell tower block fire.
Cllr David Fothergill sent his letter to the leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, Cllr Nicholas Paget-Brown, on Wednesday (June 14,2017) after a meeting of Somerset’s cabinet meeting.
In his letter, Cllr Fothergill refers to the support that Somerset received from around the country during the winter floods of 2014.
“There was a remarkable groundswell of people, communities and organisations up and down the country asking what they could do to help,” he said.
“This was hugely appreciated at a very difficult time for us and I now make exactly that offer back to you in your own difficult time.
“Somerset stands ready to help in any way we can.”
It was in the early hours of Wednesday morning when fire engulfed a tower block of flats in West London and at the time of writing on Thursday (June 15, 2017) afternoon it had claimed the lives of at least 17 people with that death toll likely to rise.
PHOTO - TOP: Somerset County Counci leader Cllr David Fothergill and the Grenfell tower block where so many people are feared to have been killed.