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.

Have your say on the future of Colville

The Council is consulting on the draft Colville Conservation Area Appraisal (CAA) for six weeks until the 16th October 2014. Have your say and help determine future planning policy.

Read more about the RBKC consultation here.

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

Colville Community Forum

Around and about Portobello Road

 Westway Development Trust

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.

Want to know more about the history of Colville?

Download the Colville Community History Project newsletter, issue 9 for oral history and pop psychogeography, as well as updates on ward boundary changes and the conservation area appraisal.

Community Noticeboard

  • TMO consultation: Kensal New Town

    Kensal New Town drop-in session Kensington & Chelsea TMO is holding a consultation drop-in session to discuss plans to make some improvements to the environment in Kensal New Town, as well as changes to the management of Kensal Resource Centre. When: 3.30pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday 26 November 2014 Where: Kensal Resource Centre, Appleford Road, […]

  • Westway Presents… 40 Years of Hip Hop Culture

    Westway Presents and Hip Hop Honours UK brings you the 40 years of hip hop culture celebration at the Flyover, Portobello on Thursday,  11 December, 7.30pm The event will showcase the UK Hip Hop community with live music performances by old skool, mid skool and new skool artists, DJs, B-boy (break-dancing) cypher, live scratching (DJs), speeches from legends […]

  • Sew Portobello’s Christmas Buying Binge, 5th December

    by Lizzie from Sew Portobello. Sew Portobello is a lovely little new project supported by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We put local women who love textiles, design and sewing in touch with each other to sew and socialise. Check us out on We have a small shop in 24 Portobello Green Arcade.  Women make high […]