This section was put together using materials held in the Local Studies and Archives Department at the Central Library, Kensington. Of particular value are the extensive administrative records dating back to the 16th century. These include: Court rolls, Vestry, Council and committee minutes, poor law and turnpike trust records, rate and valuation books. On the site you will see images of pages from these records. The contact details for the library can be found at www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries/general
London Metropolitan Archives holds original and secondary source materials on London local government. See their website www.corpoflondon.gov.uk
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s website has information on the governance of the Royal Borough. Go to www.rbkc.gov.uk/YourCouncil/general
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For other sites that offer information on local democracy you might like to try the sites listed above. We stress that these are all external sites with no connection to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and as such the Royal Borough can take no responsibility for any views expressed.