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The magnificent shops, stalls and restaurants of Golborne

As the residents and businesses in Golborne Ward begin the process of emerging from the COVID-19 lockdown, we take a quick tour of some of the popular shops, stalls and restaurants in the neighbourhood. Some of them have remained open through the lockdown providing essential services - so a heartfelt thanks to them. Others are just emerging from a three-month hibernation, and it's great to see them back. All of them need our support to get through these difficult times
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Help with COVID-19
Get the latest COVID-19 news on Kensington and Chelsea Council's website. There you'll find information about the Council's response to the pandemic as well as a range of help and advice available from the council. There's information about help for businesses, individuals and community groups

Golborne Road Festival 2020 - CANCELLED
Sadly, the COVID-19 lockdown has obviously made it impossible for Golborne Forum to stage the Golborne Road Festival this year. But you can console yourself with some pictures from past years. Here are a few galleries from the archives: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Advice for Golborne Businesses
Portobello Business Centre now has a dedicated member of staff who is offering bespoke support to businesses in North Kensington. He is Stuart Woodrow and he has taken the new role of North Kensington Business Champion
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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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New council homes in Golborne
Back in April 2019 Golborne Life reported that Kensington and Chelsea Council was planning to build 600 new homes in the borough including 300 homes for social rent, 65 of them to be at two sites in Golborne Ward
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Operation Pied Piper
Operation Pied Piper is a new film made by community organisation digital:works and Golborne primary school St Thomas' on Appleford Road. It's all about children evacuated from London during the Second World War
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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 to an enchanted world. It's a haven of greenery and wildlife. We're speaking, of course, about Meanwhile Gardens
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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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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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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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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 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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