London Fire Brigade is launching an ambitious new programme of engagement to capture the views of all Londoners.
The Brigade wants to reach out particularly to underrepresented and marginalised groups, such as those from Black, Asian and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, disabled people, faith groups and other seldom-heard groups. The initiative will give residents the opportunity to have their say on what the capital’s fire service should look like.
“When London Fire Commissioner, Andy Roe, came to office just over a year ago, he pledged that the Brigade would listen to and put communities at the heart of the work it does to regain trust. One of the Commissioner’s priorities was to reach out to the communities affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, to listen to them and speak honestly about how he intended to transform the Brigade,” said a spokesperson.
“We will be piloting our engagement work in eight London boroughs throughout the next year. Once the pilot has successfully concluded, the Brigade will begin to widen the scope and engage with communities across London
“Help us shape our services. We’re listening.