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.
See also: Platform turned `plotform'
scoops Big Challenge biodiversity award
Find out more information in the RBEPs
progress report for 13/14 [PDF] (file size 3.61Mb)
Pictured below: St. Charles Health & Wellbeing Centre commmunty
garden / Local residents planting up the Holland Park
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 are a resident and do not have a garden, then
apply for a free community kitchen garden plot.
Pictured below: The Edenham Way kitchen gardeners / A plot
at the Swinbrook Estate community garden
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
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
Pictured below: Golborne Bridge before / Golborne
For further details, please contact