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Wornington Green
Wornington Green News
Catalyst Housing Groups is proposing to change the phasing of the Wornington Green development. The proposals will see an increase in size of Phase 2 which will allow more people to move into their new homes at an earlier date

Golborne Railway Bridge
New-look bridge unveiled
The refurbishment of the southern section of the Golborne Road railway bridge is now complete. The work creates a more welcoming entrance to the main shopping stretch of Golborne Road. Work will now commence on the northern span

Electric bikes come to Golborne
Justebikes has opened its first shop selling electric-assisted bikes at 318 Portobello Road. The bikes, from a variety of European manufacturers, give you that little bit of help you need when faced with a steep hill

Portobello Square
Wornington Green Estate update
Building work at the new Portobello Square development on the Wornington Green Estate continues apace. The large block, to be called Orwell Mansions, is almost at its full height and work has now started on the internal fit out

Trellick Tower
Plans for Trellick and Edenham
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is now publishing a regular newsletter to keep residents informed about plans to develop the area adjoining Trellick Tower. The Council plans to improve local facilities and provide new homes

Kensington Aldridge Academy
Green light for new school
The Royal Borough has given the planning go ahead for a £57.8m project to demolish the current Kensington Leisure Centre, due to close on December 24th, and replace it with a new school and leisure centre, and some new housing for sale

Golborne Community First
New funding scheme for Golborne
Golborne Community First is a new funding scheme which can give grants of between £250 to £1,000 to community groups working in Golborne Ward. The funds can be used for festivals, arts projects and projects to help unemployed people

Golborne Deli
Golborne Deli
Golborne Deli has been serving breakfast and lunch to hungry locals and visitors since 2002, but it’s recently had a revamp. New owners George and Alex took over the business about a year ago, and they’ve given the café a ‘Golborne chic’ feel

Flyover Portobello
New music venue for Golborne
Flyover Portobello is Golborne's new music venue, set under the Westway at 3, Thorpe Close, overlooking Portobello Green. It's staging regular music nights in the stylishly revamped space that used to be home to Inn on the Green

New Golborne Bridge design
New look for Golborne Bridge
The somewhat dilapidated Golborne Road Bridge, which crosses the railway line at the end of Golborne Road, is to get a complete makeover, using a design chosen by Golborne residents and businesses

Market website launched
A new website for Portobello and Golborne markets, shopportobello.co.uk, launched in May to promote the markets to visitors and publicise special events, market traders, and general news about the market

Ruth-Ann St Luce
Local student on top TV show
Kensington & Chelsea College student Ruth-Ann St Luce has made it through to the next stage of BBC One’s hit talent show ‘The Voice’, and you can see her perform live on Saturday 5th May at 7.10pm – and vote for her

88 Antiques
Golborne’s world of furniture and interiors
If it’s your dream to have a home with chic, personalised styling, then a visit to the antique and retro furniture and interiors shops of Golborne is a must

Portobello Wall art
New art on Portobello Road
There’s a new open-air art exhibition on Portobello Road’s North Wall, between Oxford Gardens and Golborne Road. The exhibition features artists from the Atom Rooms and stretches for 100 metres. It will run until August

Golborne railway bridge
Golborne Bridge consultation
Golborne Forum, councillors and council officers have been working with local designers to come up with designs to improve the Golborne Bridge – and now local residents can have their say on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May 2012

Big Table
Big Table beats Crossrail
Good news for local business Big Table, whose fight for survival we reported on last year. Crossrail planned to demolish the company premises, but have changed their minds. Big Table can continue on Great Western Road until at least 2022, when their Network Rail lease ends

Papa John’s Pizza
Papa John’s comes to Golborne
Only a year ago, Golborne Road had not a single pizza restaurant to its name – but now it’s got two. Pizza East opened last year, as we reported, and international chain restaurant Papa John’s opened last month