Local Community-Run Websites

Increasingly people are using blogs, community websites and social media platforms as way of disseminating information and organising communities into effective local action. 

This short guide to digital engagement in Kensington and Chelsea provides more information on some of the sites featured below and others.

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Disclaimer: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea does not have any input into the content of these websites and opinions are the website owners own.

If you're interested in setting up your own community website, NESTA have recently published a useful guide for hyperlocal startups.

If you want your community website published on our website, email locallife@rbkc.gov.uk

 

I Love the Grove

Massively passionate about Ladbroke Grove interviewing awesome people, businesses and organisations through the power of podcasting.

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St Quintin and Woodland Neighbourhood Forum

"As a neighbourhood forum, we have put together a draft neighbourhood plan that aims to secure the future of a neighbourhood that offers the best features of life in central London, for this and future generations.

We are an independent body that involves and represents the views of the local community and are working to improve the quality of life for those living and working in this area.  The Forum is open to anyone living or working in the area to join.

This initiative was started in 2012 by the St Helens Residents Association in conjunction with other amenity groups in Kensington and Hammersmith, supported by the Kensington Society and the Hammersmith Society."

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From Home to Home

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The stories of people's experiences when arriving in Britain and in particular North Kensington during the  1950s, 60s and 70s.  Those involved in the "From Home to Home" project describe in their own words their first impressions onArriving, the Housing conditions, Landlords, the way in which local people reacted to their arrival and  "Back Home", the homes they left behind in the Caribbean. There are also stories from local people who welcomed the new arrivals. This project was funded by Norland councillors with City Living, Local Life.

northkenstoriesNorth-West Ken Stories

The North-West Ken Stories Project involves Year 5 children from Barlby Primary School working with education charity digital-works to uncover and tell the stories of the people who live in the area and have experienced the many changes that have taken place over the years.  This project was funded by Dalgarno, St Helen's and Notting Dale wards with City Living, Local Life

Notting Hill Post

Notting Hill Post

Notting Hill Post started as Pavlova Diaries over six years ago. It is a Notting Hill based on-line webzine with news and views on what is on in and around the area. Its main aim is to be an upbeat local resource that keeps the community connected. This website was funded by Norland Councillors with City Living, Local Life.

 

North Kensington Histories

Over several years, groups of older people have been meeting regularly in North Kensington looking at the local history of the area. They have shared and contributed many stories and memories of a fast changing part of London. This blog is a means to preserve these stories for future generations and to share with others who perhaps have long since moved away from North Kensington. This project was funded by Dalgarno (formely St. Charles) councillors with City Living, Local Life.

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pblPortobello Land

Around and about Portobello Road, run by a W11 resident for local residents and tourists, with information on local craftspeople, trades, shops, events, bars, restaurants, community services and volunteers. This project was funded by Colville councillors with City Living, Local Life.

Colville Community Forum

A website for the Colville area run by the Colville Community Forum. Useful links, project opportunities and ways to have your say.

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LoveGolborne

A community website for residents, community groups, businesses and visitors in Golborne (North Kensington, London). Created by local councillors, a local young artist, a student web geek and a website expert, with input from Golborne traders and shopkeepers. For local people and visitors, using beautiful illustrations of the Golborne area. This project is funded by Golborne councillors with City Living, Local Life.

St Helen's Residents Association

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News and local views run by the St. Helen's Residents Association as part of their work to improve quality of life and wellbeing on the St Quintin Estate in North Kensington. Your local source for all important and interesting information.