How can I get involved?
If you want to get involved in these groups or give us feedback on what you think about them please email: NKengagement@rbkc.gov.uk
What are Community Working Groups?
- Community voice – Community Working Group (CWGs) bring together members from both established and emerging community groups to work on themes of shared interest that the community have said they want to address. The Council has talked with a range of community representatives who agree that CWGs are an opportunity to give more of a voice to the community.
- Transparent – Importantly, and unlike previous groups, to ensure the CWG’s are truly transparent, we will post video interviews with people involved in the groups to ensure everyone is kept up to date. Where possible we will ask members of the local community to film the meetings. This footage will be shared on the Grenfell Support website and other forms of social media as decided by each CWG, within 48 hours of each meeting.
- Council support – The CWGs will initially be focussed on making progress on each theme between now and June. Each CWG will be underpinned by a commitment from the Council related to each theme. They will be supported by Council staff as well as other official and local organisations.
Why are we doing this?
- The Council wants to improve its response to the Grenfell tragedy and use the knowledge of old and new community groups. This new way of working will bring these groups together to take part in policy making and providing services for the community.
- It is clear that there are number of issues that many people feel need to be dealt with urgently to ensure a long term recovery for North Kensington. These themes of common interest are an opportunity to bring the community together to make decisions around the things that matter most to them, and will help to underpin the recovery and build the resilience of the North Kensington community.