Eggcellent ways to spend Easter in Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster

Eggcellent ways to spend Easter in Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster

As Easter weekend fast approaches, Voucherbox have some fun ideas as to how RBKC and Westminster residents can spend it. KENSINGTON Easter family activities at Kensington Palace From Good Friday, families around London can take advantage of visiting Kensington Palace and enjoying the glory of Queen Mary’s garden. In addition...

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20 London Libraries collaborate with acclaimed authors in search of hidden stories and undiscovered talent

20 London Libraries collaborate with acclaimed authors in search of hidden stories and undiscovered talent

As part of a two-year literary initiative lead by Spread the Word, a leading writers development agency, acclaimed authors will be working in partnership with 20 London libraries to inspire Londoners to reveal their stories. Leading writers Irenosen Okojie (Butterfly Fish, Betty Trask Award 2016), Courttia Newland (The Gospel According...

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Victoria Borwick makes the case for a ‘re-unified’ Kensington and Chelsea

Victoria Borwick makes the case for a ‘re-unified’ Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington MP Victoria Borwick has called for Kensington and Chelsea to be reunited as a constituency in the Boundary Review to “reinforce residents’ identification with this special area”. At the Boundary Commission Public Review Hearings on  Monday 17th October, Mrs Borwick said: “Kensington & Chelsea would be re-united as a...

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Women’s Aid launches “Ask Me” scheme to support domestic abuse victims

A new pilot scheme ‘Ask Me’ is aiming to cultivate communities in which victims of domestic abuse can disclose abuse early and access support quickly. The scheme is being launched by Woman’s Aid, England’s national domestic abuse charity, in partnership with Welsh Women’s aid, Standing Together Against Domestic Violence and...

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Parking spaces in the capital are shrinking

Parking spaces in the capital are shrinking

The new findings by Nelson Research, a marketing investigative firm, have revealed why motorists are finding it harder to get a parking space in the capital.   By mapping the number of cars against the size (in meters) of on-road and off-road parking throughout England and Wales, research showed that since 2011...

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Big Lottery helps those recovering from drug and alcohol dependency into work

A project in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster that supports people with a history of long term drug and alcohol dependency has been awarded a grant of £262,223 from the Big Lottery Fund. The project, Learn to Earn run by Blenheim and the Octavia Foundation, helps...

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Operation Bumblebee to combat seasonal burglary spike

The Metropolitan police have launched operation Bumblebee, running all of this quarter, to combat burglary. Despite overall burglary rates in London being the lowest in four decades, historically burglary rates increase by 25% during the autumn and winter months. The Met correlate the spike to the increased time homes spend...

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Kensington and Chelsea Council declaimed as “morally corrupt” in heated Marlborough School debate

   The Royal Borough was attacked with heavy accusations over its conduct during a debate on the controversial demolition of Marlborough School. Leading campaigner for the school’s preservation Jane Soloman made the accusation, claiming the council was “colluding with developers” and was “hell-bent on swelling its cash reserves” during an...

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Have your say on noisy building works before 21 October

Residents and businesses have until Wednesday 21 October to give their views on Council proposals to limit the number of hours noisy construction work can take place in Kensington and Chelsea during the week. The Council is also proposing to prohibit noisy building work on Saturdays which will mean contractors...

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Victoria Borwick takes on new role as MP

It has been just over three months since former Deputy Mayor of London, Victoria Borwick, was elected MP for Kensington. In her new role, Borwick has taken a hands on role in the community by attending a range of events, such as a ‘Healthy Schools’ breakfast at Colville Nursery, or...

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