It is an age old expression that once the toothpaste is out of the tube it is not so easy to put it back. We believe that the appalling treatment of the Grenfell Tower community by our landlord the TMO and their building contractor, Rydon will come back to haunt those who decided to treat residents and our views with utter contempt. We suspect that by the time the TMO/Rydon have restored the faith of tenants and leaseholders that they might just have been better off treating us like proper human beings in the first place and saving everyone a lot of aggravation and heartache.
Last week, during a door knocking session, over 45 residencies responded and indicated robust support for collective action. Since then, Grenfell Tower has been abuzz with talk about Tuesday’s Emergency Meeting and there is a growing confidence among residents that things may possibly be about to change for the better. However, even if we can’t change things for the better, then we will at least let Claire Williams and the TMO know that we are not prepared to simply sit back and accept to remain powerless.
It would come as no surprise to residents if the newly provided Community Rooms in the caretakers old office space (swapped without consultation for our previous and more spacious EMB Community Rooms) are not large enough to accommodate the many number of tenants and leaseholders who will be wanting to make their views known. This time, through sheer weight of numbers, the TMO/Rydon will have no choice but to hear our voice.
ANYWAY, IT IS TIME THE TMO’S VICIOUS AND IMMORAL POLICY OF “DIVIDE AND RULE” IS FINALLY BROKEN AND THAT RESIDENTS RIGHT TO “COMMUNE” AND TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK WITH A COLLECTIVE VOICE ARE RESPECTED.