Just heard Lord Harris of Peckham, who owns the carpet shop under the burned flats, saying on the radio that he is keen to identify the residents so he can help them with money, clothes etc. A very decent man to be thinking of that sort of thing when his shop has been ruined too.
How many flats were above Allied Carpets in Tottenham that burnt down?
I heard thirty? Is that correct?
It's terrible whatever the number anyway.
The council has set up a facility at Apex House. They're asking for bedding, towels, clothes, toys and any other material donations to be taken there. There's an emergency line at the council for further details.
They're still setting up a system of cash donations, but it should be possible soon.
Apex house is at 820 Seven Sisters Road.
Have you got the number for the emergency line to hand? Please let us know when the cash donations system is ready.
I called the main switchboard (0208 489 0000)and asked for the emergency planning team. Although they're not based at Apex House themselves, they said that's where I should take my stuff, and they said, 'All donations gratefully received.'