Sheffield Town Hall lights up green to mark Grenfell anniversary

Sheffield Council lit the Town Hall in green last night to mark four years since the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

By Molly Williams, Local Democracy Reporter
Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 10:49 am
The Town Hall lit up in green.
The Town Hall lit up in green.

From dusk the Sheffield landmark was spotlighted in green, as it is thought Grenfell is an adaptation of the words ‘green field’.

On June 14, 2017, a fire broke out and quickly spread across the 24-storey tower block in North Kensington, London and killed 72 people.

Councillor Paul Wood, executive member for housing, said: “We stand together today to remember all of those who tragically lost their lives on this day in 2017 and we will not forget them.

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“It is in our power to do everything we can in every town and city in the UK to make sure that people are protected in their homes and that buildings are safe for them to live in. We are committed to doing this in Sheffield.

“Our thoughts today are with all of the families who lost loved ones at Grenfell.”