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Be part of the RBKC Safer Neighbourhood Board

Feb
27

A new body that will have a major influence on local policing and community safety is being formed and you or your organisation could be part of it.

Introduced by the Mayor of London, Safer Neighbourhood Boards are intended to give Londoners a bigger say in how the Capital is policed. Amongst other things, they will be consulted on the setting of the local community safety partnership priorities, monitor performance and measure community confidence.

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Council draft budget proposal

Jan
28

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is asking for comments on its draft budget for 2014-15. You have until midday Friday 14 February to respond with your views.

The Cabinet will finalise its budget proposals at its meeting on 20 February 2014. The full Council will then be invited to approve these when it meets on 5 March 2014.

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Public Health Innovation Grant Winners

Jan
27

Congratulations to the following organisations who have each been awarded up to £5,000 to support new public health initiatives in 2014.

African Women's Care - Anti-FGM Champions
Providing training and support to develop a group of anti-FGM champions.

Corner Nine Arts Project - From Molecules to Mission Control family project
Encouraging children and families to develop their creativity and imagination through science-inspired art projects.

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Proposed interventions to reduce food poverty

Jan
09

Following a study carried out by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust on food poverty in Kensington and Chelsea, the Public Health nutrition team would like to gather feedback on proposed interventions to reduce food poverty. Please contribute by clicking on the link below and completing the survey. Results will be collated at the end of January and results will be fed back at the next Poverty Watch meeting.

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Nour festival returns to Kensington and Chelsea

Oct
07

The annual Nour festival hosted by RBKC has returned for the months of October and November. Celebrating the best of Middle Eastern and North African culture, Nour hosts a wide programme of exhibitions, workshops and talks alongside film screenings, music and dance performances and food festival across Kensington and Chelsea. 

Check out the full programme of events here

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Final proposals for ward boundary changes announced

Sep
24

Final recommendations for revised electoral ward boundaries in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have been published by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 

The recommended boundary changes will introduce 14 three-member wards and four two-member wards across the borough. The total number of local councillors will be cut from 54 to 50.

The final recommendations follow a twelve week public consultation that considered 198 submissions from local residents and interest groups. 

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Cllr Paget-Brown focused on improving communication between the council and residents

Aug
13

Cllr Nick Paget-Brown, leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has spoken of his desire to improve communication between the council and local communities.

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Putting post offices at the heart of local communities

Aug
09

A competition launched today (18 July, 2013) asks the public to suggest projects their local post office could start up to benefit the community, including mentoring for business start-ups, digital access and training and display space for local producers. Successful schemes must be innovative and support the local community or small businesses in the area.

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RBKC reopens grants programmes for voluntary sector

Jul
29

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is opening its yearly funding opportunity to local voluntary and community groups, as part of its Corporate Services Grants programme.

Over £2m is available to support priorities that demonstrate the Council's commitment to voluntary organisations and their role in improving life opportunities for residents.

The new grants round for funding in 2014-15 follows a call for applications from voluntary groups for specific, innovative projects last month.

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The changing face of health services in Kensington & Chelsea

Jul
16

This briefing explains the recent structural changes in the management of health services in the NHS and local authorities, and explains how the changes are impacting on the work of voluntary and community organisations locally.

Read the briefing online here 

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