Back up to the north of the borough this month, and to the east of Ladbroke Grove, with a look at Colville ward’s City Living Local Life activity.

Colville on average supports around 15 projects a year, and Councillors have focused much of their City Living, Local Life activity on inclusive art and history projects, as well as projects for younger ward residents.  Of particular note has been the Sound of the Westway, a 2016 talk and exhibition of the musical history wrapped up in the Westway.

Elsewhere, inclusive music classes (Joy of Sound), classical dance teaching (Mark Elie Dance Foundation) and local creative workshops from ArtHouse involving around 800 local residents, were developed through City Living, Local Life.

More recently, an extensive archive project of local printer and community activist Mike Braybrook was given a helping hand into the British Library, and the Volunteer Centre’s Kensington and Chelsea Ambassadors who greet and assist visitors to Portobello Market were also supported.

One of the main ways local people can get involved in Colville is through the Colville Community Forum. The forum is a fully constituted community organisation, with each of the three ward councillors as trustees and Forum members made up of local people and organisations. The Colville Forum also acts as the host of the Colville Community History project, that produce regular newsletters and talks on the colourful history of the area.

If you would like to find out more, or share your ideas for projects in Colville ward, do visit the City Living, Local Life website.

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