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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 – and appeals for new members to join. 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. Golborne Ward is bounded by the Grand Union Canal to the north and east, Ladbroke Grove to the west, and the Westway flyover to the south.
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We’re looking for volunteers for the 2019 Golborne Road Festival!
The Golborne Road Festival this year is set for Sunday July 7 and the organising body, Golborne Forum, is appealing for volunteers to help organise and run the day.

Golborne: New homes consultation
Kensington and Chelsea Council has announced a plan to build 600 new homes, including a minimum of 300 Council homes for rent. Two sites for possible building are located in Golborne Ward. The Council is now consulting on the proposals.

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

Sing out in Golborne in 2019!
It’s a Happy New “Ear” at Kensington & Chelsea College which has started a choir at the Wornington Road centre. And everyone and anyone is welcome to join in. You don’t need any experience of choral singing to take part

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

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.

Golborne Road Festival 2018 photos
The 2018 Golborne Road Festival in July was graced by beautifully warm, sunny weather and the good folks of Golborne had a cracking time enjoying live music, food and plenty of fun for the children. Click through to view the photos.

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.

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.

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

Friendship Bench commemorates Susie Parsons
Golborne Forum’s former chair, Susie Parsons is now commemorated at the corner of Golborne Road and Southam Street by a new Friendship Bench. Susie passed away in June 2015 and is much missed by her family, friends and colleagues

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.

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

Restaurant review: Flat Iron
Flat Iron at 46 Golborne Road is the latest Golborne restaurant opening. Number 46 has seen a number of restaurants over the years including TV chef Anthony Worrall Thompson in the late 1990s and, most recently, the short-lived John Doe

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

Focus on business: Green Endings
Green Endings, an independent funeral directors, has just opened at 42 Golborne Road. Founded in 2000, the company has branches in Tufnell Park and Twickenham and it aims to offer a wider choice of funeral arrangements

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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