A video taken at the meeting between the Grenfell Tower community and the public inquiry team has surfaced showing anger and frustration among survivors and residents.
It was shot at Notting Hill Methodist Church, which was hosting a public consultation on the terms of reference of the inquiry on Tuesday (July 25) evening.
Among those present was the under fire head of the inquiry, retired judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick .
It was called to give local residents their say on what they want the investigation to cover.
During the meeting the crowd clapped when a member of the public told Sir Martin: “I don’t think you are going to do us justice.”
He continued: “I’m just watching you here. We need someone who’s real.
“We need justice and we need it fast, and we don’t need someone who is going to play around for six weeks.
“Six weeks people have had to wait for this and you are only just looking into this now?”
The inquiry team present included QCs Richard Millett, Bernard Richmond and Kate Grange, inquiry secretary Mark Fisher and a female junior barrister.
Hundreds had gathered for the consultation meeting, and heard Sir Martin promise in his initial address that the inquiry would consider the design and construction of the tower, as well as the decisions that were taken in light of recent works done to the building.
He was criticised for using the word “consider” so clarified: “We are talking about the same thing. We are going to investigate and find the facts in relation to the whole course of events.
“And we will do that in a way that means we will get to the bottom of that.”
He also promised the room that the role of building regulations, the specification of the cladding and insulation, the tower’s gas pipes and the role of supervision of works carried out would also be investigated.
During the meeting some said the inquiry team should better reflect the “diversity” of those on the west London estate.
At least 80 people died after the fire ripped through the 24-storey tower block in north Kensington, with many of those affected being from BME (black and minority ethnic) backgrounds.
Referencing the make-up of the panel, a woman said: “Look at us. Where is that reflected in you?
“Who are you going to put on the panel to inject trust and confidence?”, she asked.
The meeting was due to be held at Phoenix Academy School Hall in Shepherd’s Bush but was moved closer to the community.
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