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Every week the Grenfell Tower Inquiry sits, we analyse and explain the evidence heard.

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Every week the Grenfell Tower Inquiry sits, we analyse and explain the evidence heard.

    159 TMO and the London Fire Brigade

    159 TMO and the London Fire Brigade

    “He may not be competent for his role”. The LFB raised concerns with the TMO’s Health and Safety and Facilities Manager about the competency of the fire risk assessor at Grenfell Tower. Witnesses from the LFB told the inquiry why they had concerns about Carl Stokes. Two caretakers at the TMO also gave evidence.

    Presenter / Producer: Sharon Hemans
    Producer: Luke Radcliff
    Researcher: May Cameron
    Studio Mix: Gareth Jones

    • 33 min
    158 The Fourth Anniversary

    158 The Fourth Anniversary

    Today marks four years since the fire at Grenfell Tower. We spoke to former resident Antonio Roncolato.

    Presenter: Kate Lamble
    Producer: May Cameron
    Studio Mix: James Beard

    • 12 min
    157 The Tenant Management Organisation

    157 The Tenant Management Organisation

    “It was clearly a major oversight. I can’t give you any other explanation, I’m sorry.” The Health and Safety and Facilities Manager at the Tenant Management Organisation admitted it was a ‘major oversight’ not sharing information of vulnerable residents with the fire risk assessor at Grenfell Tower. She described feeling ‘spread thin’ in her role at the TMO, lacking resources and staff.

    Presenter / Producer: Kate Lamble
    Producer: Luke Radcliff
    Researcher: May Cameron
    Studio Mix: Gareth Jones

    • 40 min
    156 Carl Stokes: Week 2

    156 Carl Stokes: Week 2

    “I believe that I undertook the risk assessments to the best of my ability”. The fire risk assessor Carl Stokes gave his final day of evidence at the inquiry. It emerged he had told the organisation which ran Grenfell Tower that the cladding installed on the building met regulations – despite doing no investigations of his own.

    Presenter / Producer: Kate Lamble
    Producer: Sharon Hemans
    Researcher: May Cameron

    • 25 min
    155 Carl Stokes

    155 Carl Stokes

    “Is that not a very incurious approach for a fire risk assessor?”. Carl Stokes was the fire risk assessor responsible for carrying out checks on Grenfell Tower from 2009 to 2017. Part of his job was to check doors; many flat entrance doors did not have self-closing mechanisms at the time of the fire. The inquiry heard how Carl Stokes copied and pasted information across different fire risk assessments. He accepted they contained mistakes because he did not read what he signed off.



    Presenter / Producer: Kate Lamble

    Producer: Sharon Hemans

    Researcher: May Cameron

    Studio Mix: Gareth Jones

    • 42 min
    154 RBKC Councillors

    154 RBKC Councillors

    “I think we lacked a little humanity”. The inquiry heard from elected councillors at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Councillor Quentin Marshall said the council “could have done better” after it emerged he sent an email saying he was “not massively sympathetic to general ‘it’s all terrible’ complaints” about the refurbishment works at Grenfell tower. Leader of RBKC Nick Paget-Brown and Councillors Rock Feilding-Mellen, Sam Mackover and Judith Blakeman also gave evidence.

    Presenter / Producer: Kate Lamble
    Producer: Sharon Hemans
    Researcher: May Cameron
    Studio Mix: Gareth Jones

    • 39 min

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Excellent production and fascinating to follow. May I just suggest that your on scene reporter hold the microphone further away to avoid the very audible intakes of breath between sentences. Thanks for the great service.

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