RBKC is holding events in the coming weeks to allow local people to tell what’s important to them, and help set the council’s priorities. These discussions will all help shape the Council Plan that will be published next year. The events will be taking place at the following places:
Wednesday 5 December (6pm – 8pm) – Chelsea Academy, Lots Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0AB.
Thursday 6 December (6pm – 8pm) – Baden Powell Conference Centre, 65-67 Queen’s Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5JS
Monday 10 December (6pm – 8pm) – Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3 5EE
Tuesday 11 December (6pm – 8pm) – St Mary Abbotts Centre, Vicarage Gate, Kensington, London W8 4HN
Wednesday 12 December (6pm – 8pm) – St Cuthbert’s Centre, 50 Philbeach Gardens, Kensington, London SW5 9EB
You can sign up for all these events by clicking here.
Because of logistics, the number of spaces are limited so please make sure you register early. Each event will start promptly at 6pm and registration will open from 5.30pm. Teas and coffees will also be available.
The next Governance Review meeting of RBKC Council allows members of the Public to share their vision of the way RBKC ought to operate. It will be on 28 November at 6.30 pm at the Town Hall and they are urging the public to attend.
Key questions that will be covered include:
- Thinking about decisions that the Council makes on council services, what decisions would you particularly want to be involved in?
- In the past, did you want to be involved in particular Council decisions and didn’t get the chance. What were these?
- Are there any examples of when the Council has involved local people in decision-making that you thought worked well?
- In general, what more could we do to involve you in our decision-making?
- If you did want to be more involved in local decisions, what stops you?
For the fifteenth time, on Saturday 1 December, Movement for Justice is organising the Surround Yarl’s Wood demonstration.
They are fighting to end the hostile environment for immigrants and shut down the detention system.
Meeting 12pm, Thurleigh Road, Milton Ernest, Bedford, MK44 1FD on Saturday 1 December.
Universal Credit is due to hit North Kensington in December, a community still in suffering as a result of the Grenfell tragedy.
A protest has been organised on Saturday 1st December, 2p.m. at Ladbroke Grove station, as part of Unite the Union’s National Day of Action against Universal Credit. The action has been organised locally by Unite Community branches.
We hope you can attend to show solidarity and send a message to the Government that UC is unwelcome here.
Our MP, Emma, recently wrote to the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and is lobbying against these measures in Parliament.
The Kensington & Chelsea Labour Local Campaign Forum invites you to our next campaign day, taking place in Chelsea Riverside, one of our must-win wards in the next local elections.
It will be held this Sunday 2nd December from 10am – 1pm with a street stall to talk to and flyers to distribute to members of the public.
We will be meeting outside the World’s End Estate. Don’t worry if you’ve never been campaigning with us before, this will be an excellent chance to get involved.
The Save Wornington College Campaign and KCC are looking for 2 people to put a bid together for the college to standalone.
There is a bid on the table from Morley College for a merger with them.
The decision will be made in February by the board of governors as to which bid will be the best for the future of the college.
The advertisement with the job specifications is on the KCC site. The closing date for applications is 27 November 2018.
A lecture by Dr. Pietro Bartolo in the occasion of the presentation of his book Lampedura Gateway to Europe, written together with Lidia Tilotta. The event will take place on Monday, 26th of November, at the King’s College in the Safra Lecture Theatre (ground floor, King’s building, Strand) at 6.30 pm.
Details on Eventbrite.
Mr. Pietro Bartolo is the doctor of the Italian island of Lampedusa, the European territory closest to Libya, which has become a prime transit point for migrants from Africa, the Middle East and Asia wanting to enter Europe.
Mr Bartolo has published a book, “Lampedusa Gateway to Europe”, which is the essential testimony of his work for twenty-five years on the front line of perhaps the largest mass migration in human history.
While he continues with his profession in Lampedusa, he has decided to embark into a campaign to raise awareness on immigration which promotes acceptance and integration of migrants. That is taking him around Italy and Europe, in schools, universities, no profit organizations and public meetings. His testimony is also part of a Italian documentary, “ Fire at sea” , which was awarded with the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.