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Grow Meanwhile!

Take a walk along Golborne Road heading towards Trellick Tower and just after you pass the building, you'll come to an entrance that leads you into an enchanting world. It's a haven of greenery and wildlife such as the heron pictured here. We're speaking, of course, about Meanwhile Gardens
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What's on at the Venture Centre?
As well as the country's oldest adventure playground - it's been going since 1958 - the Venture Centre Community Association on Wornington Road runs a variety of classes and activities sure to interest you.
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How times change...
People who have lived in Golborne long-term know how much the area has physically transformed over the years and decades. Here are some photos that show how drastic those changes have been on just one street - St Ervans Road
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Portobello Wall Art
Tony Thomas is the artist behind the twelfth edition of the Portobello Wall Public Art Project currently exhibiting now on the Portobello Road stretch of wall between Oxford Gardens and Golborne Road.
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Golborne Forum - What's it all about?
Golborne Forum chair Roger Roberts writes to explain what the Forum is all about. The Forum, which publishes this website, works to get a good deal for everyone in Golborne Ward and anyone who lives or works here can join
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Golborne Road Festival 2019
The sun shone, the people were great and the Festival was a roaring success. We had our photographers Keith Stirling and Christina Alkaff on the scene to capture the magic. You can see their photographs here


Too big for the bin
One of the things that's less than delightful about Golborne is the distressing amount of fly-tipping. But there are good alternatives to flytipping unwanted items.
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Three of our favourite market traders
Golborne Road and Portobello markets are central part of our neighbourhood. Here we take a look at three of Golborne Ward's most popular street traders. We've got fish, flowers, coffee and cocktails to choose from
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Ladbroke Grove Farmers' Market now open in Golborne
Golborne now has its very own Farmers' Market. It's every Saturday from 9am to 2pm at the Spanish School on Portobello Road. It offers a fantastic selection of veg, fruit, meat, fish and baked goods.
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Old Golborne's slum clearance
Dave Walker, of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Local Studies Department based at the Hornton Street library has another intriguing post about North Kensington on the excellent Library Time Machine blog
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Volunteer in Golborne
If you'd like to give something back to your community, why not take a look at volunteering opportunities with Community Champions or Maternity Champions. The Champions work in Golborne Ward to improve local health and wellbeing
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Restaurant review: Palki
Golborne Life takes a look at one of the neighbourhood's longest established restaurants, Palki. If you love Indian food that's a cut above the usual fare, then this eatery at 44 Golborne Road will be right up your street.
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Golborne Road shops in days gone by
The RBK&C local studies librarian Dave Walker recently posted a fascinating two-part piece about Golborne Road shops on the Library Time Machine Blog. The first post looks at photos from 1969-70 and the second part publishes photos from 1997-98.
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Focus on Business: Sharp & Flask
You might have noticed Danny Di Giulio's smart new barbershop, Sharp and Flask, that's recently appeared on Golborne Road. It's up at number just by the railway bridge in the more-or-less derelict site that was redeveloped last year
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Focus on Business: Samadali Muradi - Rainbow News
There's been a newsagent at 63 Golborne Road, on the corner of Wornington Road, for many years but it was in the summer of 2014 that current proprietor Samadali Muradi took over the business.
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Is there a "Science District" in Golborne?
Writing on the Library Time Machine blog, RBK&C local studies librarian Dave Walker freely admitted that he'd made up a neighbourhood in Golborne, the Science District. But there are (or were) actually four streets in the area named for scientists
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Local history: St Joseph's Home for the Elderly
Golborne has seen many changes over the years, changes that continue with developments like the renewal of the Wornington Green Estate. One big change that happened in the 1980s was the demolition of St Joseph's Home for the Elderly
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Wild West 10
Golborne Road film now online
Oral history documentary about Golborne Road, Wild West 10 - Golborne Stories of Struggle and Resistance, made by Year 5 children from Bevington Primary School and arts organisation Digital:Works is now available to watch here
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