Celebrating Silver Sunday 2014: What’s on in the Royal Borough

22 Sep

A tea dance at the Royal Hospital, special tours of Leighton House Museum, a range of keep-fit classes, nature walks in Holland Park and gardening workshops are just some of the activities on offer to the borough’s older residents as part of this year’s Silver Sunday celebration.

Silver SundayThe activities, which launch on Thursday 25 September with a lunchtime concert at the Holy Trinity Brompton, will continue until Friday 10 October with a concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

In between these dates there are over 70 free or low-cost activities and events, hosted by the borough’s community and voluntary organisations and the Council, to encourage older residents to stay active and involved in their communities. This year’s Silver Sunday celebration includes some special telephone discussions which will be run by Open Age and are aimed at people who are house-bound.

Open Age, Age UK, Octavia and Holy Trinity Brompton are just some of the organisations who will showcase the type of activities they offer throughout the year during the Silver Sunday celebrations.

For more information:

Download the Silver Sunday Booklet [PDF] or alternatively contact 020 7361 2677 / silver.sunday@rbkc.gov.uk

Lock up in Kensington and Chelsea: A message from Community Safety

22 Sep

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Mothers of the Borough: Join the Kensington Mums and Bumps for a Coffee Morning

19 Sep

Yoga-in-the-Park-7Why not start next week off with a coffee with the Kensington Mums on Monday, 22 September?

Hosted by the Mums at Hotel Chocolat on the High Street, come along to enjoy a complimentary hot drink along with a chocolate demonstration and tasting of a small selection of chocolates hosted by the resident Chocolatier. You will also receive 10% discount in any purchases made in the cafe or the retail space.

Cost is £5 and must be booked online. Please click here to book your ticket.

Dalgarno Residents: Don’t Miss the Dalgarno Village Street Party this Sunday

19 Sep

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Come and join a family fun day out at the Village Street Party which will be taking place at Dalgarno this Sunday. This would be a great day for a Family Fun Day Out.

Enter the raffle prize draw to have a chance to win a flat screen TV, tablet, digital radio and more.

There are going to be many activities  taking place such as Tropical Inc,  a bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, free massage, Dr. Bike, and music and much more.

by Kauthar El-Harrak

City Living, Local Life pops-up at Portobello this Friday

18 Sep

Come and catch-up with the City Living, Local Life Team at the ‘Bella this Friday, September 19.

Photo: By permission Visit England, Diana Jarvis

Photo: By permission Visit England, Diana Jarvis

We’ll be holding our very own pop-up market stall on Portobello Road, just next to Hayden’s Place from 9.30am to 5.00pm.At the stall you can let us know what you love about your area, what improvements you would make and how you want to get involved in your local community. There will also be the chance to learn more about City Living, Local Life and take away useful materials (including a few treats…)

So, in between enjoying the September sun and browsing the weird and wonderful collection of wares on sale at Portobello, why not visit us to share your ideas and start something good?

Courtfield joins City Living, Local Life

18 Sep

CourtfieldCouncillors in Courtfield ward have elected to join City Living, Local Life, and in doing so, now sees all 18 wards in RBKC signed up to the initiative.

Councillor Gerard Hargreaves, Cabinet Member for Voluntary Organisations and Resident Engagement said: “I am delighted that Courtfield is now part of City Living, Local Life.  I’m sure that the local councillors and residents will work closely together to come with plenty of worthwhile projects to enhance and improve their area”

Launched in 2011, City Living, Local Life is a councillor led, ward based initiative committed to building stronger connections between people in local area. It enables residents and community groups to take a lead role in bringing about practical, positive change in their neighbourhoods.  The aim is to build on what is already going on in communities, encouraging local people to come forward with their experiences of neighbourhood issues and working with ward councillors to come up with solutions.

Courtfield Councillors will soon be meeting with officers to decide how to kick start City Living, Local Life activity in their ward.  If you live in Courtfield, and want to share an idea, why not start something good today? Keep checking the Courtfield ward page for the latest news and updates, or to contact your Councillors directly.


Open House 2014: Explore the Royal Borough’s Architectural Delights this Weekend

17 Sep

open houseStarting in London in 1992 and spreading to nearly 20 cities worldwide, Open House returns this year to open the doors of some of the Capital’s most significant buildings.

Over September 20 & 21 a number of the most historical buildings in Kensington & Chelsea will be open for visitors, from the Brompton Cemetery Chapel, the embassies of The Netherlands and Slovak Republic to St. Cuthbert’s Church and the Ismaili Centre.

A full list of the buildings on show in the Royal Borough is available here

Some may require advance booking, so be sure not to miss out on the chance to take a sneak-peek inside these architectural wonders!


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