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 Colville Community History Newsletter

Issue 10 is avaliable to read here [PDF]


Read the Notting Hill Dispatch

Take a look at the November 2014 edition of Notting Hill Dispatch [PDF] (file size 100KB), 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

  • Paddington pays a visit to celebrate Portobello & Golborne Market ’s 150th anniversary

    Paddington Bear loves a celebration and a good story. Come to Portobello and Golborne Market on Saturday 20 June when the world’s most famous and best loved bear will help celebrate the market’s 150th anniversary. Join Paddington for storytelling and hear some of his legendary adventures. Storytelling sessions start at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm on the […]

  • Sewing enthusiasts: head down to the Sew Portobello pop up shop at the Tabernacle and volunteer

    Can you sew, embroider, make patchwork or knit well? Sew Portobello brings together creatives to make high quality fabric goods and share skills together. This season it’s fashion frocks sewn from real retro patterns. Local community members are invited to learn how to sew, and sell there produce on Portobello Road.  But there are always residents of all ages wanting […]

  • City Living, Local Life: Salvation Army burgled, but not beaten

    On the 3 January 2015 members of the Salvation Army on Portobello Road arrived at their hall to find it had been broken into, trashed and burgled. Some £5,000 worth of damage had been caused and nearly £10,000 worth of goods stolen including PA and AV equipment, an electric piano, parent and toddler group equipment, […]