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 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/

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.


Colville Community Noticeboard

  • Inter Faith Youth Trust Small Grants Programme Open to Applications in UK

    Grants of between £200 and £500 are awarded for proposals for inter faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. The age range for young people is 11-25 years. Projects should take place during Inter Faith Week […]

  • Voluntary Sector: Register for the launch of the Energy UK Home Heat Helpline 2015/16 campaign with the Kensington and Chelsea Forum for Older Residents

    On Monday 7th September 2015, the Kensington and Chelsea Forum for Older Residents in partnership with Energy UK will launch the Energy UK Home Heat Helpline 2015/16 campaign in Kensington Town Hall. with the Keynote speaker being Amber Rudd, MP, The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Programme: 10.15, Registration, refreshments 11.05am Keynote Speaker, The Secretary […]

  • Grab your gardening gloves and volunteer with RBKC and Farm the City

    Want to get involved in improving our borough’s open spaces? If so, we have two fantastic opportunities for volunteering in the Royal borough to tell you about Acklam wildflower meadow clean up… On Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th August the Royal Borough’s Environment Team are planning a large clear out of the wildflower meadow and […]

  • Corporate Services Small Grants Fund: 2015 Round One allocation

    The Small Grants Fund is available for voluntary and community organisation working within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea which have charitable objectives. Organisations supported by the Small Grants Fund must meet the pre-set criteria and at least have one of the following priorities: Information and advice Community engagement Infrastructure and capacity building The […]

  • Reminder for Residents: Major road closures for cycling event on Sunday 2 August

    Major road closures will begin from 5am on Sunday 2 August in preparation for Prudential RideLondon. This event will see both amateur and professional cyclists tackling a course that runs from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the amateurs and Horse Guards Parade for the professionals, through central London before heading out of the city […]

  • Team Kensington and Chelsea opportunity: Volunteer to support Sing to Live, Live to Sing in Dalgarno

    For the past year small groups of residents have been meeting throughout the Royal Borough on a weekly basis to sing. In the process they are discovering numerous social and health benefits as well as the opportunity to develop their repertoire of world music and also some well known classics. Irene Lyford from Bassett Road […]

  • Get on down to the Leighton House Children’s Summer Fete, Saturday August 1 2015

    CHILDREN’S  SUMMER FETE Saturday 1 August 11am – 4pm Leighton House Museum 12 Holland Park Road London W14 8LZ FREE – Register here to attend The Annual Benjamin Franklin House Children’s Summer Fete, in collaboration with special guests from the world of London heritage, is traditionally held in Leighton’s glorious garden. Come and enjoy children’s […]

  • CLLL: Fusing Hip Hop and Shakespeare across generations

    Through City Living, Local Life, the Colville councillors have supported a unique intergenerational drama project that brings together older and younger residents of Kensington and Chelsea to challenge perceptions of Hip-Hop and Shakespeare and overcome stereotypes they might hold about each other. The Hip-Hop Shakespeare summer residency programme in partnership with Age UK Kensington and Chelsea will […]

  • Summer in the City 2015: 100’s of free activities for families and young people

    Worried you’ll be bored this summer, sat at home with nothing to do? Or still wondering what you can do with your family out and about the capital? Well fret no more as thousands of hours of free and low-cost activities right on our doorstep are at your fingertips with the Summer in the City guide! […]

  • Share your views on crime and policing at the next Safer Neighbourhood Board

    Residents are invited to attend the next Safer Neighbourhood Board Public Meeting on Monday July 20, Committee Room 1, Kensington Town Hall On the agenda: Serious Youth Violence PRESENTATION Detective Inspector Driss Hayoukane, Metropolitan Police Service Community Policing Team PRESENTATION Sergeant John Evans, Metropolitan Police Service Feedback/Reports: –          SNB Chair and Vice Chair’s Report |Eman Yosry & Karen Clark […]