Stockport is marking the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster in respect of all those who lost their lives, their families, friends and their homes.
This evening, Stockport Town Hall will be lit up in green to show solidarity with the victims and families of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The 14th June marks the anniversary of the Grenfell fire which resulted in 72 people losing their lives Over 70 other people were injured and hundreds were left homeless.
The fire was the largest loss of life in a residential fire since the Second World War.
Town Halls all over the country will be lighting up in green to show support for the ongoing campaign to secure justice for the families and victims.
A minute’s silence is also being held across the country at midday on the 14 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives.
A vigil organised by Stockport’s Trade Union Council to which all are welcome is being held on the steps of Stockport Art Gallery from 6:30pm.
Leader of Stockport Council, Councillor Alex Ganotis said:
“The Grenfell disaster was a horrific but avoidable tragedy which must never be repeated or forgotten. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy on this difficult day. In the memory of the victims we need to continue to campaign to ensure that our citizens are protected by the highest construction and health and safety standards so that nothing like this ever happens again.”