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Wornington Green visualisation
Wornington Green latest
Kensington Housing Trust has now submitted its full planning application for the demolition and renewal of the Wornington Green Estate. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea will consider the application in Spring 2010

Wornington Green visualisation
Golborne railway bridge plans
The Golborne Forum is opposing plans drawn up by an organisation called Urban Eye to put glass reinforced polyester cladding on the Golborne Road Railway Bridge

Mark Atkinson
New markets development officer
Mark Atkinson has been working as the Markets Development Officer for both Portobello and Golborne since June. His job is to ensure that the markets thrive, and that local people have a say in how that happens

MyGeneration graphic
MyGeneration Job Club
Based on Golborne Road, just by Trellick Tower, the MyGeneration Job Club is a free service for young people aged 16 and over who are looking for training or a job

Book Break graphic
Rock & Roll Public Library
Set in the former offices of the Portobello Business Centre at 2 Acklam Road, The Rock & Roll Public Library is a kind of museum of the life of Mick Jones, the man who started the Clash with the late lamented Joe Strummer in 1976

Portobello Wall art
Portobello Wall Art
Locally based Liane Lang is the latest artist to display her work as part of the Portobello Road Arts Project. The project uses the long stretch of wall along Portobello Road, leading to Golborne Road, as an outdoor art gallery

Book Break graphic
Book Break
A free Book Break group has recently started at Kensal Library on Wednesday mornings. Book Break is a reading group with a difference – all the stories and poems are read aloud

Golborne Road
Planning for Golborne's future
The Golborne Forum has been responding to key planning documents. Forum Chair Susie Parsons highlights some of the critical planning points for the future of Golborne

Abseiling down Trellick Tower
Jumping off Trellick...
Golborne was on the edge of its seat on the 13th June as 100 young people abseiled down the side Trellick Tower’s 31 storeys. The dramatic fundraising event was organised by youth charity MyGeneration

Athlone Park
Wornington Green consultation
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has published its second draft planning brief for the redevelopment of Wornington Green and is inviting feedback from residents

Bangle by Shahin Zare-Azirani
K&C College students win V&A competition
Two design students from Kensington and Chelsea College on Wornington Road are winners in this year’s ‘Inspired by the V&A’ competition. Shahin Zare-Azirani won the Jewellery Prize for her gold bangle (pictured) and Cathryn Shilling won the Glass Prize

Kelso Cochrane
Kelso Cochrane murder: 50th anniversary
The fiftieth anniversary of the tragic murder of Kelso Cochrane on Southam Street, off Golborne Road, is to be marked by the unveiling of a commemorative Blue Plaque on Sunday May 17th

Portobello Wall Arts Project
Art on Portobello
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has launched a new arts programme in Golborne called The Portobello Wall Arts Project. Artworks will be displayed along Portobello Road between Cambridge Gardens and Golborne Road

New play equipment at Swinbrook Park
Lots of fun at Swinbrook
The park on the Swinbrook Estate, on the corner of Wornington Road and Malvern Close, has been upgraded with some exciting new play equipment that is proving a big hit with local children

Portobello Lofts, setting for The Apprentice
The Apprentice comes to Golborne
Popular TV show The Apprentice always features a luxury home where the contestants are boarded during the show. For this series, the house used is the penthouse flat at Portobello Lofts on Kensal Road

Constructive Lives
Focus on business: Constructive Lives
New shop Constructive Lives arrived with a splash of bright colour on the corner of Portobello and Golborne Roads last October. Clocks, maps, phones, Trellick mugs (a top seller) – they’re all there and they all have a quirky style of their own

El Camino Fresh Mexican Grill
Restaurant review: El Camino Fresh Mexican Grill
Recently opened El Camino is tucked under the flyover on Portobello Road, across the road from the Westway tent. The menu includes nachos, tortillas, quesadillas, corn on the cob and deep-fried crispy-coated jalapeno chillies

Golborne Road Festival 2009
Golborne Road Festival 2009, attended by 3,000 people, was a great success with live music, food from around the world and children’s entertainment. Take a look at photos from the day
See the photos here

Martyn Freeman, Westway Trust Director
Whats up at the Westway Trust?
Martyn Freeman took over as director of the Westway Development Trust two years ago. We asked Martyn to describe future plans for the Westway Trust land that lies in Golborne Ward

The Cloth Shop
Focus on business: The Cloth Shop
Sam Harley has been running the Cloth Shop at 290 Portobello Road for 17 years. His stock includes antique Swedish rag rugs, Indian silk shawls and cashmere blankets

Joseph Young, Towpath Ranger
Towpath Ranger comes to Golborne
Joseph Young became London’s first Towpath Ranger six months ago, and part of his patch is the section of the Grand Union Canal that runs along the northern boundary of Golborne

Mug with illustration of Trellick Tower
Trellick on a mug
Golborne’s best-known landmark, Trellick Tower has now been immortalised on a series of mugs, plates, bags and tea towels. A company called People Will Always Need Plates has used the iconic image