Share your thoughts to shape borough’s first social investment strategy

Published: Tuesday 23 August 2022

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Community members can help shape the Council’s first-ever social investment strategy by sharing what living well in Kensington and Chelsea means to them.

Residents, businesses and organisations are being invited to complete an online survey or attend in-person “ideas stations” to discuss the social, environmental and economic impact of living in the borough along with practical ideas for investment in their neighbourhoods.

The results of the engagement exercise, which is being run in conjunction with engagement partner Ideas Alliance, will be used to inform the Council’s new social investment strategy. Social investment is how Kensington and Chelsea uses its assets and other resources to improve the prosperity and wellbeing of residents.

Cllr Kim Taylor Smith, Lead Member for Grenfell, Housing and Social Investment, said:

“We want our first social investment strategy to truly reflect the priorities of our communities – and there’s no-one better placed to tell us what those are than the people living and working here.


“Whatever your ideas or experiences, please share them with us so that we can put social investment into action in your neighbourhood.”

Visit the Ideas Alliance website to take part in the online survey via the digital democracy tool. Ideas stations can be found on Tuesday 23 August at Nova New Opportunities and at the Big Cook Off on Sunday 4 September at Maxilla Gardens.

The engagement exercise into the social investment strategy forms part of a wider conversation about Kensington and Chelsea’s priorities over the next four years which will shape the development of a new Council Plan.

You can share your views on how we can become the best Council for our communities in light of Grenfell or email [email protected] to register your interest in joining the ongoing conversation.