Recycling the daily grind

Recycling the daily grind

RBKC councillors confirmed an extension to its borough-wide pilot of a recycling collection scheme for the aluminium coffee capsules from Nespresso. New figures show that the amount of recycling bags of Nespresso coffee capsules in the borough exceeds 1,200. RBKC are thus offering the unique service to the highest proportion...

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RBKC announces Grenfell re-homing policy

RBKC announces Grenfell re-homing policy

RBKC council has issued its re-housing policy statement for residents affected by the Grenfell fire. Grenfell residents have been sent a letter outlining the re-housing plan and have been invited to accept or reject the councils offer. The re-homing process is ongoing and the council has pledged to rehouse all...

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Independent Grenfell taskforce announced

Independent Grenfell taskforce announced

A new taskforce that will head up the recovery from the Grenfell Tower disaster has been announced today, 26th July. The independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce will take over from Gold Command, which spearheaded the initial emergency recovery operations. Working alongside RBKC council, the new team will move on to longer-term...

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Kensington & Chelsea cabinet agrees first council tax rise in eight years

Kensington & Chelsea cabinet agrees first council tax rise in eight years

  The first increase in council tax for eight years was amongst the budget proposals recently agreed by the Kensington and Chelsea Cabinet. The 1.9 percent increase will, if the budget is approved by the full Council on 8 March, contribute £1.5 million to the Council in 2017-18, money that...

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Victoria Borwick MP visits Terrence Higgins Trust to support local people living with HIV

Victoria Borwick MP visits Terrence Higgins Trust to support local people living with HIV

Victoria Borwick, MP for Kensington, visited the Terrence Higgins Trust to find out about its work tackling HIV and sexual health, and to take part in a complementary therapy session.  Victoria met volunteers and staff from the charity and discussed the importance of supporting people living with HIV. She also...

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Half of Met Police don’t actually live in London

Half of Met Police don’t actually live in London

Green Assembly member and former candidate for London Mayor, Sian Berry, has today released a report highlighting the fact that half of London’s police officers do not actually live in the city.   The report, which includes a borough-by-borough breakdown, reveals that despite recent initiatives to recruit more officers from...

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Want to work at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital?

Once a year, the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, hosts an annual open day for members of the public interested in pursuing a career in the NHS.   The theme this year is ‘Recruitment’ there will be lots of activities to help attract people considering working in the...

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Controversial Finborough Theatre redevelopment goes to appeal

The controversial planning application to renovate the above section of the Finborough Theatre have come up for appeal. The proposal (which follows three previously rejected planning applications) has been under attack by Finborough personnel and local residents since August 2015. Fans of the Earls Court venue, including theatre trustee Matthew...

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Family planning clinic saved for Chelsea

Following an article by KCW Today, plans to close Chelsea’s last remaining family planning clinic have been reversed, keeping sexual health services in the area. In the March edition, it was reported that the Violet Melchett family planning clinic was due to be closed, moving the services it provides to...

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RBKC council leader’s “special allowance” the highest in the country

Last year Nicholas Paget-Brown, Lead Councillor for Kensington & Chelsea, received £54,769, the highest special responsibility allowance of any councillor in the country, despite the council’s overall reduction of allowances expenditures.   After a freedom of information request made by the TaxPayers’ Alliance, it was discovered that Cllr Paget-Brown’s annual...

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