Sew Portobello social enterprise stall is launching this Saturday on Portobello’s Tavistock Square.
Gorgeous goods made by women in North Kensington: buy a unique present and support a new social enterprise. Here’s a sample of what they will be taking along with them….
The Portobello Ice Rink is open to the public from today until 29 December. The rink will be open from 10am until 10pm everyday (except Christmas and Boxing Day).
There will also be live music at 6.30pm from Friday 20 December, with local steel band, Glissando Steel Orchestra and others, as well as a firework display. Other live entertainment for the remaining days are to be announced shortly. Hot drinks and snacks will be available from Café Nova.
Skate hire and 40 minutes of skating costs £5 for adults and £3 for concessions and under 18′s. Local schools and youth centres have been invited for free skate sessions. For more information, contact Westway Development Trust on 020 8962 5720 or email@example.com.
Get tickets to see McBusted with special guests, Backstreet Boys, on 6 July 2014 and Neil Young & Crazy Horse with special guests, The National, on 12 July 2014, 24 hours before they go on sale to the general public!
You will have the chance to get tickets ahead of the crowd to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, which takes place 4-13 July 2014 – thanks to AEG Live and The Royal Parks.
The first headline acts announced are McBusted and Neil Young & Crazy Horse, with tickets going on sale to the public on Friday 13 December at 9am.
However, as a resident of the Royal Borough, you can get exclusive access to purchase from 9am on Thursday 12 December, 24 hours ahead of the general release of tickets.
‘Presale tickets available to purchase now CLICK HERE’
Terms & Conditions
1.RBKC residents will have a limited opportunity to access a limited number of pre-sale tickets from 9am on Thursday 12th December 2. Please note this opportunity to buy pre-sale tickets does not guarantee you will be able to secure them. The council does not guarantee you tickets, but is letting all residents who vist the blog know about the opportunity. The council is not responsible for the allocation of tickets or for administering the ticket sale website 3. Pre-sale tickets are a goodwill gesture from AEG to offer local residents a better opportunity to buy tickets 24 hours before they go on general sale 4. As with any ticket sale, tickets are on a first come, first served basis. There’s a four-ticket limit per transaction. Please note the tickets and booking website are administered by AEG Live.
The Greener Living Guide has now been released at www.rbkc.gov.uk/greenerliving! You’ll also be able to pick up a paper copy from any borough library, or by special request, from Monday 16 December (see below for more details).
Packed full of tips and advice specifically tailored to Kensington and Chelsea residents, this guide will provide you with no-cost and low-cost measures to:
- Save energy and water, and reduce your bills
- Learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy options for your home
- Choose environmentally sound materials
- Reduce your household waste
- Improve your health, as unhealthy activities are often carbon intensive
- Improve your garden and enhance biodiversity, plus much, much more.
Just to prove it, click the pic below for a snippet of what you can expect:
If you’d like to get your hands on a FREE paper copy of the guide then just drop into any borough library and ask. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7361 3001 to request a copy.
From Monday 13 January 2014, parking suspension signs will go up seven calendar days before a suspension starts.
For the benefit of resident permit holders, RBKC is increasing the notice period for suspension signs to be erected on street from three days to seven calendar days on resident parking bays.
Residents will benefit from greater on street and online warning of forthcoming suspensions by an additional four days, allowing them to go on holiday for a week without fear of a suspension coming into force.
Applying for a suspension
After 1 January 2014, you will need to apply for a suspension ten working days (Monday to Friday excluding holidays) before it is needed. You will have to allow an extra day for each bank holiday within the notice period as these are not counted as working days.
There is no change to the two full notification days required to suspend a pay and display bay.
To find out more
Visit Parking Suspensions
View the key decision report setting out these changes
Jill Collins from Hammersmith & Fulham Job Centre will be delivering a short information session about changes to the benefits system on Friday 13 December from 11am to 12noon.
This free session will take place at the Earl’s Court Health and Wellbeing Centre and is suitable for organisations who would like more information to better support their clients.
In the spirit of the holidays, Kensington Mums and Dads are putting together hampers of donations for several charities in the local area- especially for children and families in need. If you are able to donate your cared for and loved items, including children’s and adult’s clothes, shoes, toys, books…. it could help a local family in need at this time of year.
If you have anything to donate, please email them at email@example.com with subject heading ‘Christmas in need’.
All donations must be put in a plastic bag and received by 14 December 2013 at the latest. Please put a sticker or a tag on the bag to suggest age group and gender of your goods. This will help when making the hampers.
If you would like to volunteer your time, they are aso looking for a troop of Kensington Mums and Dads who would be free on 21 and 22 December to put the hampers together and to deliver them in time for Christmas.