Tesco bags of help / Council review / History of play / Tab kids activities

Dear Kensington & Chelsea Community Members, It’s time to start thinking about making your application to Tesco Bags of Help to be considered for the March/April voting round. Your community project could be awarded up to £4,000 with funds raised from the 10p carrier bag charge. Applications made before the end of January will be considered for the March/April voting period. I strongly encourage you to make your application as soon as possible. See attached further information about how to apply for Bags of Help or make your application at the link below:


Independent review by the Centre for Public Scrutiny on how the Council makes decisions The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has commissioned an independent review to look at how the Council's decisions are made, how open and transparent they are and how residents are involved in Council decisions. This forms part of its response to the Grenfell fire. The review is being carried out by the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) an independent national charity which specialises in governance and public scrutiny alongside the Democratic Society, a small not for profit organisation who specialise in democracy and public participation. It is important that the CfPS hears from voluntary and community organisations and from residents as part of this work. There are a number of ways people can share their views:

(1) Community group/organisation meeting The CfPS would love to come and meet with groups and organisations and hear what they think about: how the council makes decisions, how residents and communities are involved in council decision making, and the way that councillors work with residents and communities. If you would like the CfPS to attend one of your meetings or would like the CfPS to organise a meeting with your community group, please get in touch with Mel Stevens, email: rbkc@demsoc.org (2) An online residents' survey The CfPS has created an online survey for all residents to take part in, go toh ttp://www.cfps.org.uk/rbkc-residents-survey/ (3) Send us an email If you would prefer to provide feedback in the form of an email rather than by completing the survey please email: info@cfps.org.uk Finally, if you need this info in an alternative format, please contact CfPS on 020 3866 5100 or email: info@cfps.org.uk

Out and About and Play Gloucester Court Reminiscence Group is presenting an exhibition of photographs by Peter Dixon taken in North Kensington in the late 50s/early 60s, with recollections from members of the reminiscence group, now at North Kensington Library.

Two Potato: an oral history of children's play in North Kensington A documentary film made by Colville Primary School pupils, which was launched at the Gate Cinema last year, can be watched on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMcSag7ItZE

The film documents the history of children's play in North Kensington, featuring interviews with local people along with archive images, capturing the joy and struggles of childhood in the area. The project explores aspects of play for pre-teen children including street play, playgrounds, singing games, rhymes and board games. In short, what people played, where they played and how they played.

The film, interviews and children's writing are available on the project website. For further information please visit www.onepotato.org.uk Digital Works City Living Local Life

After school activities at the Tabernacle Free activities for kids from 3 to 16 years old from Monday to Friday, starting September 18 - arts and crafts workshops - Capoeira - drama classes - steel band classes. To book your space and for more information phone 0207 2219700 email reception@thetabernaclew11.com or visit the Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY.

The aim is to connect with the local community by supporting, inspiring and improving the children's creative expression and well being. For more information on the programme please have a look at the Tabernacle website https://www.tabernaclew11.com/home call, email or visit. Please note spaces are limited, we recommend reserving places now to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you all.


Colville Community History Project Portobello Film History Wall opposite the Spanish School - featuring The Lavender Hill Mob, Absolute Beginners, Quadrophenia, A Hard Day's Night, Performance, Pressure, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, Notting Hill, Kidulthood, Paddington and more to be installed soon. http://www.portobellofilmfestival.com/talkpics/talk-2017-psychogeography.html 

The 2018 history project, commemorating local stuff happening in 1918, 58 and 68, begins with Better Badges and Dread Broadcasting Corporation 78 40th slideshow talk by Michael Williams and Joly MacFie (live and direct from NYC) at Ladbroke Grove Library on Saturday February 24. 


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Hate Crime Initiative

A new drop-in centre to provide support to those in Kensington and Chelsea who experience any type of Hate Crime opened 22nd June.PC Kirstie Miller, the diversity officer for Kensington and Chelsea…Continue

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Welcome to the new Colville Ward
In December 2013 Parliament approved new ward boundaries for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

These changes affected Colville Ward. The new ward now extends south to include Longlands Court, Chepstow Villas and Stanley Crescent.

The ward retains three Councillors at Council elections.


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