The campaign teams were able to get the necessary 1,500 signatures to have this petition debated in Full Council. Well done everyone who went out in cold and rain to achieve this!
The debate will take place on Weds 27 January, in the Council Chamber, Town Hall Kensington. The meeting starts at 6.30pm and the debate comes reasonably early in the meeting.
PLEASE COME TO THE PUBLIC GALLERY AND SUPPORT OUR PETITIONERS AND COUNCILLORS SPEAKING ON THIS VITAL ISSUE!
If you have never attended a Full Council meeting before and seen your Councillors at work trying to impose some democracy … come to the Civic Desk (follow the sparkly lights) main reception and ask for directions to the Public Gallery.
Those will mobility issues will find there is level access available to the first floor, where you can sit at the back of the Council Chamber. ALL WELCOME!
Kensington Labour has launched a petition to demand that the Council lobbies the Mayor of London for step-free access including lifts at tube stations. This had been agreed and budgeted by the previous Mayor Livingstone, but the current Mayor withdrew the funding.
You can access Hammersmith and City line via a lift at Paddington, but you can’t get off at Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove or Latimer Road! We also have huge concerns at other busy stations such as Kensington High Street and South Kensington.
Please sign our petition before 6 January to persuade RBKC Council to lobby the Mayor for step-free transport: