In a press statement issued on Thursday 29 June, LNHCET chair Pepe Francis said: “Notting Hill Carnival will show the local community’s solidarity, support and respect for the victims of the appalling fire at Grenfell Tower.”

Francis added: “We do not pretend to provide solace. But we can, and will offer respect and solidarity… We will focus on what we do best, providing joy and release through the music, dance and escapism of Carnival.”

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