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Portobello & Golborne Market - open for business!

Portobello & Golborne Market is fully open and ready to welcome shoppers, diners and browsers. As always, there's a fantastic range of goods - everything from clothes to curios and from bric-a-brac to bananas. And there are some exciting things going on this summer - find out more

Testing for adults without Covid-19 symptoms
Any adult can now get a Covid-19 test even if you have no symptoms. In fact, you can only attend Kensington Town Hall on Hornton Street for a test if you don't have symptoms.

E-scooters for hire
An trial e-scooter hire programme has now started in Kensington and Chelsea with two pick-up/drop-off points in Golborne Ward. E-scooters are actually illegal except on private land, but the ones involved in this scheme are legal

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

Green Golborne - every little helps
With the mainline railwayline, the Westway and busy Ladbroke Grove, pollution is a real issue for those who live in Golborne Ward. But as this Golborne corner shows, every little can help

Wornington Green film wins Portobello Film Festival award
A film which about Wornington Green and its regeneration as described by the residents themselves has won the Best UK Documentary award at the 2020 Portobello Film Festival

Restaurant Review: Thai Rice
Thai Rice at 303 Portobello Road is part of a small chain with three other restaurants dotted around west London. It offers authentic Thai food in a relaxed atmosphere and it's also great for deliveries.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 312 Ladbroke Grove 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

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

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

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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