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Have your say on voluntary sector rents in K&C

Aug
24

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council is proposing introducing some changes in the way in which rent levels are set for voluntary organisations that are in receipt of Council grants or contracts and occupying Council property.

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Draft Air Quality and Climate Change Action Plan 2016-2020 Consultation – have a say!

Aug
18

The Council is running a consultation exercise on their new integrated Draft Air Quality and Climate Change Action Plan (AQCCAP). It is new because for the first time the Council’s air quality action plan and the climate change strategy will be combined.

There are powerful reasons for making it a joint plan; the two issues are closely related and share the same emission sources, they interact with one another and both have a statutory basis obliging the Council to take action.

The draft Plan has been posted on the Council’s website:

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Get set for the Notting Hill Carnival

Aug
14

Notting Hill Carnival will take place on August Bank Holiday weekend from the 29 - 31 August.

Final touches are being put to preparations for the celebrations which will see more than half a million people visiting the streets of North Kensington. This year there is a special emphasis on celebrating the ‘Emergence of Carnival’ ahead of 50 year celebrations in 2016.

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Publication of City Living Local Life’s third Annual Report

Jul
03

The publication of City Living Local Life’s third Annual Report shows what a difference the programme is continuing to make at a local ward level.

This year has seen £197,000 allocated to setting up and supporting 112 projects including film clubs for older residents, workshops on healthy eating for schoolchildren and employment training and local history projects.

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Support for new community energy projects

Apr
01

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is launching an exciting new programme to support community energy projects. The scheme aims to empower local people to reduce energy bills and carbon emissions. They are providing expert support to help people within Kensington and Chelsea to set up successful community energy projects.

The types of projects that communities might carry out under the scheme include:

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Register to Vote by 20 April

Mar
25

Did you know that in Kensington and Chelsea less than half of the Royal Borough’s residents are now registered to vote? RBKC's Community Engagement Team are keen to encourage a registration drive.

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RBKC draft budget 2015-16 - available for comment

Jan
21

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has outlined plans to make significant savings in its draft budget proposals for 2015-16. Comments are being invited until Friday 13 February.

The budget proposals will be finalised by the Cabinet at its meeting on Thursday 19 February 2015 before the full Council is invited to approve them on Wednesday 4 March.

Amongst the savings the Council are seeking to make are:

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Nominate a colleague or volunteer for a Mayor's Award

Jan
12

Do you know someone who makes an outstanding contribution to the life of the Royal Borough and has added significantly to the quality of life for those they help? 

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is accepting nomintations for it's annual Mayor's Awards.

Visit the RBKC website for full details and to download a nomination form.

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Council voluntary sector grants announced for 2015-17

Dec
22

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has published details of it's proposed Voluntary Sector Grants allocation for 2015-17.

The Executive Decision Report  makes recommendations for the allocation of grants to the voluntary sector from Corporate Services in 2015-16 and indicative funding for 2016-17.

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Have you completed the RBKC resilience survey?

Sep
02

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are seeking information from local voluntary and community organisations to support their contingency planning.

They are asking groups to complete a short survey which will give them a greater understanding of your capabilities and how resilient you are to any business disruptions.

Download the survey form (Word)

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