Category Archives: Local life

Urgent Donations Needed for Local Foodbank

Our local K&C Foodbank urgently needs supplies. Below is a list of the items they need. The items highlighted in red are required most urgently. You can drop donations directly to the foodbank or alternatively, we will be collecting donations at our weekly stall on Portobello Road which we will drop off at the food bank.

Our stall is outside Tesco 224-226 Portobello Road from 10am-2pm every Friday. Please give what you can.

Justice 4 El Protest – Saturday 22nd February 2020 at 8pm

On Saturday the 6th of February a member of our community was subjected to a vicious racist attack at his place of work by six men in the Duke of Wellington Pub on Portobello Road. No one stepped in to help him and the police have failed to act swiftly. His family and friends are calling on all of the community to join them in a non violent protest outside of the Duke of Wellington Pub this Saturday the 22nd February at 8pm.

Please come out and support them if you are able to. We must stand up against racism in all of it’s forms. There is no place in Kensington for this type of hatred and bigotry.

Statement from Lancaster West Residents Association.

Congratulations to the Save Wornington College Campaigners Who Took on the Council and Won!

Our very own Sam Batra, Branch Secretary, CLP Social Media Manager and member of the Save Wornington College Campaign Group wrote an excellent piece about the campaign to save Wornington College after it’s clandestine purchase by RBKC for redevelopment into luxury accommodation.

The campaign group has worked tirelessly since 2016 and they are an inspiration to us all!

We highly recommend you read the article in full here!

This Weeks Hustings

There are three hustings scheduled for this week which our candidate Emma Dent Coad will be taking part in alongside candidates from the other parties. You will be able to question all the candidates on the issues which are important to you the residents of Kensington!

Age UK Hustings

When: Thursday 28 November – 2pm – 4.30pm

Where: The Tabernacle, 34 – 35 Powis Square, W11 2AY

Extinction Rebellion Hustings

When: Thursday 28 November – 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Where: Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Road, W10 5YG

Please RSVP on eventbrite as space is limited.

Kensington Hustings

When: Friday 29 November – 7pm – 8.30pm

Where: St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington Church Street, W8 4LA

If you would like to submit a question you can do so by e-mailing jm@smaw8.org by 26 November.