28 February 2018
THE WESTWAY INFORMATION CENTRE
Here's another community space that's been lost - by having been leased to a local private school and a Pret a Manger. There’s now a vigorous campaign to get it returned to the community.
Please sign the petition here to find out more and support the campaign:
HOLDING THE COUNCIL TO ACCOUNT
The Green Party is working towards having our first councillor after the local elections next May. We are totally independent of those parties which have had responsibility for governing RBKC to date.
We have been challenging the council over their disastrous response to the tragedy at Grenfell. We have also been working to support those who have been made homeless, helping to set up translation services and safe spaces, and finding suitable accommodation.
For us, politics is practical.
Jennifer Nadel, the Green Party's candidate for Kensington at the last general election, says “I've been shocked and saddened by the lack of compassion I've witnessed at first hand on the ground. I'm also outraged that while the conservative councillors responsible for the tragedy have resigned their roles on the council, they have not resigned their seats.
Despite the council saying they have changed I’ve repeatedly seen them carry on with business as usual. The other parties have failed to back residents’ call for the council to be put into special measures which is what clearly needs to happen.”
NORTH KENSINGTON LIBRARY AND FE COLLEGE
North Kensington Library and Wornington College have been under threat. We have been involved in campaigns to save both for the communities they've served for over 100 years.
The council have now abandoned plans to lease the library to a neighbouring private school but they have yet to deliver on their promise to ensure it remains a library in the long term. We've been consulting with experts to help find a legal solution to keep it as a library in perpetuity.
Wornington College remains in jeopardy. A planned merger which would have seen it swallowed up by a larger conglomerate has been put on hold and the FE Commissioner has intervened, but the site that has been used for education since it first opened in 1874 is now owned by the council rather than the college and the council wants to develop it.
Please join the cross-party campaign to save it
NOTTING HILL POLICE STATION
The Metropolitan Police has announced its intention to close Notting Hill Police Station on Ladbroke Road. We've been actively campaigning to prevent this happening. Our London Assembly Member, Siân Berry, has made representations direct to the Met and we've been applying pressure locally to keep the station open so that it can continue to serve this community.
The building has now been declared an Asset of Community Value (ACV) but that doesn't guarantee it will stay open.