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Wornington Green
New contractor for Wornington Green
Catalyst Housing has now signed a £65 million contract with construction firm Ardmore for the building of phase one of the Wornington Green redevelopment programme

Big Table
Big Table under threat
The Big Table shop, a familiar part of the local landscape since the 1980s, is under threat of closure and demolition because of the London Crossrail development. On Great Western Road, Big Table sells handmade timber beds

Golborne Road railway bridge
New gateway for Golborne
Working with local arts organisation BrownBaby and Golborne Ward Councillors, the Golborne Forum has persuaded Kensington and Chelsea Council to abandon plans to clad the Victorian railway bridge with glass reinforced polyester.

Bevington Road loos
New loos for old
The old public lavatories that lay locked and unused on Bevington Road, just off Golborne Road, for so many years are now open for business again. The loos have undergone a complete refurbishment

Wornington Green
Wornington Green news
Work is due to start again in October on the redevelopment of the Wornington Green Estate, which has been renamed Portobello Square. Initial works will involve preparing the foundations for the first new apartment block to be built

Les Couilles du Chien
Golborne: Shopping hotspot
Top fashion designer Alice Temperley has named her two favourite London shops - Les Couilles du Chien and Rellik, both on our very own Golborne Road

Keith Stirling
Golborne man completes 900-mile charity ride
Golborne’s Keith Stirling has just finished a sponsored bike ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End – and as you can see, he’s looking as fit as a fiddle after 900 miles and 20 days in the saddle

Wedge Card
Reduce your carbon footprint
Three local residents are running a free evening course called Carbon Conversation aimed at people who want to reduce their carbon footprint. The course starts on Monday 26th September at 6.30pm and runs for five weekly two-hour sessions

Golborne Road
Golborne Road in song
Now Golborne Road has its very own song, written and performed by local musician JC Carroll and friends. The song, part of an album called the Golborne Variations, describes the magic of Golborne on a typical Friday morning

Catalyst Housing Group
New contractor sought for Wornington Green
Catalyst Housing Group (CHG), formerly Kensington Housing Trust, has announced that Mansell will not be the contractor for construction of the new Wornington Green Estate. CHG has issued a statement about the selection of a new contractor

Notting Hill Trellick bag
Golborne schoolgirl designs Notting Hill bag
The Notting Hill Shopping Bag company has launched a colourful new bag with an image of Trellick Tower created by 10-year-old Chanay Vital who goes to Middle Row School

Inn on the Green
Inn on the Green closed
It’s with a heavy heart that Golborne Life reports that after six fun-packed years the Inn on the Green has closed, at least for now. The Westway Trust has shut the business after the Inn experienced financial problems.

Pizza East
Pizza East comes to Golborne
Once the Carnarvon Castle, lately the Fat Badger, the pub on the junction of Golborne, Bevington and Portobello Roads is due to re-open as Pizza East Portobello on Monday May 23rd


2018 - Crossrail station for Golborne?
The possible development of a derelict corner of Golborne came closer last month when the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea agreed to underwrite the £33 million cost of building a new Crossrail station in the Kensal area

Wornington Green
Wornington Green update
Demolition work is well under way at the Wornington Green site. A replacement Hall of Fame has opened, new play equipment will soon be ready and there’s a contact number to call if works are causing you problems

Kensington Leisure centre
New school for North Kensington?
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea hopes to build a new secondary school at the Kensington Leisure Centre site on Walmer Road. Golborne Forum welcomes the possibility of a new school, with some important reservations about the plans