Press Releases

See below for a list of the most recent press releases.

Current Press Releases

  • Mayor's Charity Carol Service

    26 November 2014
    The Mayor of the Royal Borough, Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds is inviting everyone to join her at the annual charity carol service, which this year is raising money for SANE. It takes place on Tuesday 2 December, at 7pm at St Columba’s Church, Pont Street.

  • Help shape the future of libraries in Kensington and Chelsea

    26 November 2014

    Our libraries are a popular, well used resource and we are committed to ensuring that all six of our libraries continue to deliver a high quality service. 

  • Developer given four months to make shops accessible to all

    21 November 2014
    The landowner of 270 to 296 Fulham Road and their contractors were yesterday (Thursday 20 November) served with 60 notices for breaching planning permission in 14 shops on Fulham Road, SW10.

  • Winter coat appeal 2014

    21 November 2014

    Calling London is a charity that believes every Londoner should have a winter coat to keep them warm through the freezing winter months. As long as they are in good condition, clean and warm, they’d love your unwanted winter coats. Men’s, women’s, children’s – they need them all.

  • Plans for Chelsea Crossrail 2 station still on track

    20 November 2014
    Plans for a Crossrail 2 station in the heart of Chelsea remain on track following an announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) on its latest safeguarded route.

  • Best Bar None winners

    20 November 2014
    This year’s Best Bar None winner is Bodo’s Schloss on Kensington High Street. The Austrian themed bar was presented with the ‘Overall Winner’ for 2014 at Wednesday’s (12 November) Awards Ceremony in a packed Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington.

  • Preventing violence against women

    20 November 2014
    Flowers will be handed out at Earl’s Court Underground station on Tuesday 25 November to mark the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

  • Reporting sales of alcohol to under-18s

    18 November 2014
    The sale of alcohol to children and young people under 18 is an offence and Royal Borough trading standards officers are urging anyone with information about illegal sales to contact them.

  • New Community Police Team for Kensington and Chelsea

    18 November 2014
    The first police officers of the newly formed Kensington and Chelsea Community Policing Team paid for by an annual £1.4 million investment by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea took to their beat yesterday, (Monday 17 November). Two further teams will start work at the beginning of January 2015.

  • Nicholas Holgate to be confirmed as Kensington and Chelsea's Town Clerk

    17 November 2014
    Nicholas Holgate’s appointment as Town Clerk at the Royal Borough is set to be formally approved by the Council on Wednesday 3 December.

  • A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection at Leighton House Museum

    14 November 2014

    A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection opened at Leighton House Museum on Friday 14 November. It presents rarely seen masterpieces of Victorian art belonging to the Mexican collector Juan Antonio Pérez Simón. Until the 29 March 2015 visitors to Leighton House Museum can experience 52 exceptional paintings from the largest Victorian private art collection outside Great Britain, shown for the first time in the UK - alongside six works by Frederic, Lord Leighton, four of which will be returning to the house in which they were painted.

  • Food businesses need to prepare for changes to food allergen information

    13 November 2014
    Food businesses in Kensington and Chelsea need to be ready for new rules which, from December, will affect the way they provide allergen information.

  • Words from the Great War

    13 November 2014

    “...They went with songs to the battle, they were young, straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, they fell with their faces to the foe...” These were just some of the haunting words heard at the Council’s recent WWI spoken word event held on Monday 10 November at Kensington Town Hall. 

  • Basement developer pleads guilty to illegal advertising

    12 November 2014
    Cranbrook Basements Ltd pleaded guilty at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 11 November to displaying illegal adverts in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

  • Leading historians line up for London History Festival

    11 November 2014

    Some of the country's leading historians and authors are taking part the London History Festival, organised by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which runs from Monday 17 November to Thursday 27 November

  • Yara brings Christmas to Portobello

    11 November 2014

    The spirit of Christmas will settle over Portobello and Golborne Market on Saturday 15 November when the lights of the giant Christmas tree are switched on by local schoolgirl Yara from St Barnabas & St Philip’s CE Primary School.

  • Could you adopt?

    10 November 2014

    Could you adopt?  Why not come along to an information event at Kensington Town Hall on Thursday 27 November and find out what help is available.

  • Raising cycling awareness

    07 November 2014
    Last week nearly 50 cyclists attended an event organised by the Council, Metropolitan Police and the Victoria and Albert Museum entitled Exchanging Places on Exhibition Road which raised awareness of cycle safety.

  • Don't be a victim of a loan shark

    06 November 2014
    The scourge of illegal money lending and the problems associated with it was targeted by Royal BoroughTrading Standards officers during National Consumer Week.

  • Fraud team warns of text messages that can lock mobile phones

    06 November 2014
    Trading Standards officers are urging residents to be on the lookout for text messages containing a virus which can lock a mobile phone and result in a ‘ransom’ demand to unlock it. The warning comes after the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) issued an alert.

  • Food Standards Agency urges you to 'look before you book' for Christmas

    06 November 2014
    If you’re planning that special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family the Food Standards Agency would like to remind you to ‘look before you book’.

  • Thomas Jones Primary School shows Deputy Mayor why it's one of London's healthiest

    05 November 2014
    London’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Victoria Borwick, visited Thomas Jones Primary School in North Kensington, on Tuesday 4 November, to see first hand the work it has done to achieve the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London silver status.