Today, June 14th, marks the 6th anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, when 72 people tragically lost their lives.  The fire remains one of the most harrowing moments the housing sector has faced in recent memory.

In the six years since the fire, families, campaigners, and the local community are still fighting for justice and to ensure that they have a voice, however their frustration at the pace of change has been palpable.

In our Through the Lens of Grenfell podcast series we spoke with survivors and bereaved families about the change that they want to see in the wake of the tragedy. We also presented their questions to Michael Gove, however despite numerous attempts to get answers, we are still yet to hear anything back. In our most recent episode, we broadcast these questions, so our listeners can imagine what his answers might be.

To mark the anniversary, the Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission has published a film in which local artists, volunteers and supporters talk about how art and art-based local projects are aiding healing within the community. You can see the full film here.

In a statement to mark the anniversary, London fire commissioner Andy Roe said: “On this solemn day we will come together for a minute’s silence to reflect upon the sixth anniversary since the Grenfell Tower fire. It’s a day to remember the 72 people who lost their lives that night. Our thoughts are with their family, friends, the survivors and the Grenfell community.

“We will do everything in our power to make changes to improve our service, to be the best we can be and to make sure this devastating tragedy is never repeated.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “The Grenfell Tower fire was a devastating tragedy, and its impact was felt across our nation. On this sixth anniversary we pause to remember the 72 lives tragically cut short and pay tribute to the bereaved, survivors and community of North Kensington, standing in full solidarity with all those impacted. We owe it to them to do everything we can to secure justice and ensure the failings that led to this disaster can never be repeated.

“Justice delayed is justice denied and, six years on we should be operating in a different world –one in which fire safety is prioritised and embedded, rules and regulations are ambitious and rigorous, guidance is clear and comprehensive, and the industry is responsible and highly-skilled.

“The Government must implement all of the Inquiry’s recommendations without delay and those responsible for the lives lost must finally be held to account so we can build a safer and fairer London for all.”