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Why Are We Holding A People’s Convention?

Tory-led RBKC spectacularly failed Grenfell Tower tenants and North Kensington residents before, during and since the 14th June 2017 atrocity that killed 72 of our people and traumatised 11,000. RBKC promised to listen and act on what they heard, but 2 years after the Fire the latest Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce report said the Council is “going backwards”.

This year, RBKC introduced a not fit for purpose scrutiny system that won’t hold the Council leadership adequately to account, won’t devolve real decision-making powers to North Kensington and scrapped the Grenfell Scrutiny Committee against the wishes of bereaved families and survivors. Labour Opposition councillors opposed this and voted not to participate in a model that delivers nothing for our people.

Instead, we are offering a Convention which is a platform for democratic scrutiny of RBKC to decide how to hold them to account, what kind of devolution do people want, how should the £50m Grenfell Recovery Strategy be scrutinised and do we want to campaign to re-instate the Grenfell Scrutiny Committee. We start work on October 9th at 6.30pm at the Maxilla Club.

Pat Mason, Councillor

Leader of the RBKC Labour Opposition Group

Kasim Ali-Your Labour Candidate In Dalgarno

Vote Kasim Ali on Thursday 21 March 2019

Kasim-AliFollowing the  resignation of Councillor Robert Thompson who  has moved to another part  of London and a new post, there will  be a by-election in the Dalgarno ward  on Thursday 21 March  2019. Your Labour Party candidate is Kasim Ali. Kasim has lived locally  in Notting Dale  for many years. He is married with  young children and is very aware  of the issues and concerns of all Dalgarno residents.

Kasim has a background in community organising and as a charity project manager. If elected Kasim pledges to work  tirelessly for the residents of Dalgarno- his focus as your  councillor will  be on housing affordability, education, employment, community safety, youth provision and adult social  care.

After the  tragedy of the Grenfell Tower  fire, Kasim ran six marathons and one  ‘ultra-marathon’ in seven days to raise £50,000 for  a local  charity  dedicated to working for the children and young people of North Kensington who  were  directly and indirectly affected by this terrible disaster  in our community.

Run for Grenfell

After the  tragedy of the Grenfell Tower  fire, Kasim ran six marathons and one  ‘ultra-marathon’ in seven days to raise £50,000 for  a local  charity  dedicated to working for the children and young people of North Kensington who  were  directly and indirectly affected by this terrible disaster  in our community.

Out and About in Dalgarno

Kasim and the  Kensington Labour team  will  be out  and about in Dalgarno over  the next  few weeks talking to, and listening to residents.

Meeting Dalgarno Residents

Kasim will  try to meet as many  of you as possible before the  election for ward  councillor to show you his passion and commitment to making a positive difference in the  lives of the  residents of Dalgarno.

You can download Kassim’s election leaflet by clicking here.

Vote Kasim Ali on Thursday 21 March 2019

Petition RBKC for more street benches in North Kensington

Please dowload the PDF of the petition by clicking here, print it, get it signed by friends, family and colleagues, then return the completed sheet to

Disability Action Group
147 Highlever Road
London W10 6PH

Lead Petitioner: Sue Warren sue@physicslab.co.uk

This petition is supported by the K&C Labour Party Disability Action Group and ADKC.

In North Kensington the wards of Colville, Dalgarno, Golborne, Norland, Notting Dale and St. Helen’s have a significant number of residents over the age of 65 years and a high percentage of residents with long term limiting illness (Public Health England 2017). In these wards a cause of concern for many residents with restricted mobility is the lack of street benches. We, the undersigned residents of Kensington & Chelsea, request that the Council consider this Petition at a full council meeting and makes resources available to install benches in these six wards in consultation with local residents and groups representing the interests of those with restricted mobility and sets out a timescale for the implementation of this project.