My Colville

Colville Councillors have just been elected and are getting started with City Living, Local Life.

In 2013, Colville Councillors continued their engagement with the Colville Forum and its members to identify local issues and inform ward projects. Funding was awarded towards a short film titled “Once upon a time at All Saints Road” by the London Film Foundation as well as to Portobello Dance School to help local children take up dance. Councillors are actively seeking out projects and ideas through direct contact with residents. Visit the ward spend page for a full breakdown of projects in Colville.

Get involved in the Colville Community Forum

Colville One of the main ways local people can get involved in Colville is through the 'Colville Community Forum'. The forum is a fully constituted community organisation, with each of the three ward Councillors as trustees and Forum members representatives from local people and organisations. Residents are invited along to the public meetings of the Forum to suggest activities which may be of benefit to local people, so that feedback can be given by neighbours and help inform Councillor decisions on the budget spend. Visit the Colville Community Forum to find out more.

Help us promote City Living, Local Life

We’re keen to spread the word about City Living, Local Life in Colville and encourage more people to become involved. Please download this poster [PDF] (file size 329Kb) and display it in any community facility, local shop or venue used by local people. 

Read the Notting Hill Dispatch

Take a look at the July 2014 edition of Notting Hill Dispatch [PDF] (file size 66.5kb), news from Colville Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Useful Colville community websites:

Local news and community notices www.colvillecom.com/forum

Colville Community Forum www.colvillecom.com/

Around and about Portobello Road www.portobelloland.co.uk/

 Westway Development Trust www.westway.org/

Notting Hill at War

One of the many projects ward councillors have agreed to fund so far in 2014 is a local history project commemorating the start of World War One, and the impact the war had on the lives of local people.

With the support of the Colville Community Forum, councillors funded Colville Community History Project to present ‘Notting Hill at War’. The project helped to preserve and increase awareness of local community history with an exhibition and event at the Tabernacle in Powis Square and the North Kensington Library. The funding it has received through City Living Local Life will enable residents to learn more about local history in this, the centenary year of World War I.

The exhibition commemorated the centenary of the start of World War I, the anti-German Electric Cinema riots on Portobello Road, the 70th anniversary of the Clydesdale V1 bomb attack during World War II and local war heroes.Notting Hill at War

You can visit the Colville Community Forum website to access the Colville Community History Project Newsletters, containing the full compilation of Kensington News and West London Times 1914-18 war reports of the anti-German riots and local life in North Kensington a hundred years ago. The link to this site can be found below.

http://www.colvillecom.com/


Community Noticeboard

  • Film Lovers: Don’t miss the Portobello Film Festival 2014

    Now in its 19th year, the free Portobello Film Festival returns to the streets of Kensington and Chelsea from  Thursday, August 28 until Sunday, September 14th. With over 600 new films from London, the UK and around the world, the festival is considered a premiere showcase for independent film and the leading free film festival […]

  • Notting Hill Carnival 2014: Some useful links for residents

    It’s Carnival time! This Bank Holiday weekend Europe’s biggest street festival comes to the Royal Borough, bringing visitors, performers, sounds and tastes from all over the world. Held every year since 1966, the Carnival is spread over 3 days – Saturday August 23 to Monday August 25 – with each day having a different vibe. On Saturday, […]

  • The V&A, RIBA and RBKC presents: Community Artist in Residence – “I want to live, draw me a house”

    For the first time, the V&A, in partnership with RIBA and supported by RBKC, is staging a community-based artist residency led by multi-media artist Constantine Gras. The studio is in the heart of North Kensington, overlooking the Bramley Road building site which is currently being developed by Peabody and Mace, directly opposite Latimer Road tube station. […]