St Quitins community kitchen garden

Royal Borough Environment Project

The Royal Borough Environment Project (RBEP) works in partnership with the public, private and voluntary sectors, to improve the environment in Kensington and Chelsea and to involve the local community in improving their local neighbourhood. The RBEP delivers a wide range of large and small environmental improvements such as grot spot improvements, forgotten corners, community planting events, bridge improvements, open space enhancements and community kitchen gardens.

Pictured below: St. Charles Health & Wellbeing Centre commmunty garden / Local residents planting up the Holland Park Roundabout

St. Charles community kitchen garden Holland Park roundabout street planters
 

Community Kitchen Gardens

As there are no allotments in Kensington and Chelsea, the community kitchen garden scheme was started in 2009. This project transforms under-used, neglected or disused areas of land into allotment style gardens where local residents can grow their own fruit and vegetables. Each plot is approximately 3m2, which provides a small but manageable size plot. There are currently nearly 50 kitchen gardens in Kensington and Chelsea and over 1000 residents involved in the scheme. If you would like to get more information on the scheme or would like a plot (waiting lists exist for most sites) email environment@rbkc.gov.uk              

Pictured below: The Edenham Way kitchen gardeners / A plot at the Swinbrook Estate community garden

the Edenham Way community kitchen gardenersSwinbrook Community kitchen garden plot

Greening Neighbourhoods / Grot Spots

A number of projects are delivered to improve under-used, neglected and/or derelict areas in the borough such as revamping underused parks with equipment, installing sensory gardens, wildflower meadows and green roofs.

Pictured below:  Lorne Gardens before / Lorne Gardens after

lorne gardens before being improved Lorne Gardens after

Bridge And Streetscape Improvement Schemes

North Kensington's Golborne Road Bridge has been given a makeover, transforming it from a tired-looking railway bridge into an attractive local landmark, using a design chosen by local people. Network Rail, owners of the bridge, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and local designers Urban Eye and Brownbaby worked jointly on the project after local residents flagged up that the 100-year-old plus bridge was in need of some 'tender loving care.' The work included cleaning repainting and repairing the bridge as well as installing new lighting and new security grilles.

Pictured below: Golborne Bridge before / Golborne Bridge after

Golborne bridge before Golborne bridge after

 

For further details, please contact Environment@rbkc.gov.uk