Campaigns & Community Groups

Campaigns

The campaigns in the area, from before the fire and since the fire

Westway23

http://www.westway23.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/westway23/

A local campaign that has been going since 2014. The purpose of the campaign is to defend the community's rights in relation to the 23 acres of land that were left to benefit the local people, when the westway elevated motorway was built in 1970.

Its construction caused the destruction of hundreds of homes and left the community of North Kensington with som eof the highest levels of pollution in London. Today, 90,000 vehicles travel through North Kensington every day and it is estimated that the effects of the pollution lead to the early deaths of at least ninety people each year.

Through continual investigation and research into the organisation that has managed the land for almost fifty years, Westway23 believe that the organisation needs to undergo changes to ensure it is fit for purpose and able to effectively address the entrenched issues of pollution, poverty and social exclusion in the area.

 

 

Save North Kensington Library Building for Public Use aka Friends of North Kensington Library

https://www.facebook.com/groups/savenorthkensingtonlibrary/

http://northkensingtonlibrary.org/

North Kensington Library campaign group was set up in objection to the council's decision to lease the historic Library building on Ladbroke Grove to a private school. Its main concern is to keep the Library Building in public use.

It has questions about the decision to lease the building in the first instance; the process by which the lease was offered to the school; and the council's reading of the law in relation to community value.

Members see the Library in the context of a broader council agenda to divest themselves of public assets in the interests of private investors, and their preference to consolidate services on larger single sites as motivated by a lack of fundamental commitment to the public sector rather than an interest in accessible and high quality services to the community.

The group’s current petition asks Governors of Notting Hill Prep not to sign the lease offered by the Council.

They welcome people to help and get involved:

- Write a letter to your Cllr/ Victoria Borwick MP asking not to lease historic and much loved library building.

- Come along to one of our meetings.

- Attend council planing 'consultation' meetings for new building.

- Help collect signatures for our petition asking NHP not to sign lease: http://northkensingtonlibrary.org/nhp-petition.pdf

Community Groups

Community groups from Ladbroke Grove who operate at a grassroots level.

The Grenfell Action Group

https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.com/

To support The Grenfell Action Group Please donate to RHN account, marking donation ‘GAG’ – bank details are: s/c 08-92-99, acc no 65779994

They have a just giving page (Just Giving takes very high fees.) https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/grenfellactiongroupfightingfund

 

Grenfell United

 

Notting Hill Carnival Community Support

 

One Voice Community Collective


OVCC has requested that everyone who has access to any footage in relation to Grenfell Tower, interviews of survivors, families, the local community, evidence, etc. please download it from Youtube, Instagram, Twitter etc and email it all to onevoicegroup2@gmail.com so the local community have access to all the information for archive and legal purposes. Please put “Grenfell footage” in the subject box.

THisIsNorthKensington

A Blog about North Kensington

https://thisisnorthkensington.wordpress.com/author/thisisnorthkensington/

THis Is North Kensington is a blog which has been started to to celebrate our beautiful, vibrant, historical and diverse community and defend against threats to it.

Westway23

Defending the 23 acres of land beneath the Westway flyover

http://www.westway23.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/westway23/

A local campaign that has been going since 2014. The purpose of the campaign is to defend the community's rights in relation to the 23 acres of land that were left to benefit the local people, when the westway elevated motorway was built in 1970.

Its construction caused the destruction of hundreds of homes and left the community of North Kensington with som eof the highest levels of pollution in London. Today, 90,000 vehicles travel through North Kensington every day and it is estimated that the effects of the pollution lead to the early deaths of at least ninety people each year.

Through continual investigation and research into the organisation that has managed the land for almost fifty years, Westway23 believe that the organisation needs to undergo changes to ensure it is fit for purpose and able to effectively address the entrenched issues of pollution, poverty and social exclusion in the area.

Friends of North Kensington Library

A local campaign to save the 125-year old library building for public use

https://www.facebook.com/groups/savenorthkensingtonlibrary/

http://northkensingtonlibrary.org/

North Kensington Library campaign group was set up in objection to the council's decision to lease the historic Library building on Ladbroke Grove to a private school. Its main concern is to keep the Library Building in public use.

It has questions about the decision to lease the building in the first instance; the process by which the lease was offered to the school; and the council's reading of the law in relation to community value.

Members see the Library in the context of a broader council agenda to divest themselves of public assets in the interests of private investors, and their preference to consolidate services on larger single sites as motivated by a lack of fundamental commitment to the public sector rather than an interest in accessible and high quality services to the community.

The group’s current petition asks Governors of Notting Hill Prep not to sign the lease offered by the Council.

They welcome people to help and get involved:

- Write a letter to your Cllr/ Victoria Borwick MP asking not to lease historic and much loved library building.

- Come along to one of our meetings.

- Attend council planing 'consultation' meetings for new building.

- Help collect signatures for our petition asking NHP not to sign lease: http://northkensingtonlibrary.org/nhp-petition.pdf

Save Our Silchester

The campaign to save the estate next to Grenfell and Lancaster West

http://www.saveoursilchester.org.uk/

https://en-gb.facebook.com/Save-Our-Silchester-903654443068464/

A strong campaign to resist the regeneration through demolition of an entire housing estate.

Save Wornington College

Campaigning to save a cherished college space for future generations

https://saveworningtoncollege.com/

https://www.facebook.com/savewornington

https://www.facebook.com/groups/saveworningtoncollege

 

"K and C College in Wornington Road has been serving the adult educational needs of the North Kensington community for many years and has transformed the lives of a multitude of the Borough's residents (including some of it's most vulnerable members) by providing courses in ESOL, Access to Higher Education, Teacher Training, the Creative Arts and Health and Social Care.


All this is set to change as the asset strippers at RBKC have now purchased the freehold of the college buiding and intend to redevelop the whole site as housing, with an unseen commitment to re-provide a smaller educational space.
We believe that under the Council's Consolidated Local Plan 2015 the current D1 use of the site falls under the "social and community uses" category and is protected under policy CK1.


We believe that redeveloping the site for predominately residential uses would be contrary to policy CK1 and we are calling on the Council to ensure that the entire building remains in educational use."

Grenfell Action Group

A prolific and well-researched blog that has been writing about the issues of Grenfell Tower for 5 years

 

https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.com/

"The Grenfell Action Group was formed in 2010 to oppose the Kensington Academy and Leisure Centre development which we considered, and still consider, to be a gross overdevelopment of an inappropriate site that would involve the destruction of Lancaster Green, one of the few local green spaces, and the only residential amenity space available for the residents of the immediately adjacent Grenfell Tower.

We were, and still are, committed to defending the rights of the residents of Lancaster West Estate, a sprawling, inner-city, social housing complex of nearly a thousand dwellings, mostly working class, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic."

To support The Grenfell Action Group Please donate to RHN account, marking donation ‘GAG’ – bank details are: s/c 08-92-99, acc no 65779994

They have a just giving page (Just Giving takes very high fees.) https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/grenfellactiongroupfightingfund

Grenfell United

A local campaign

Justice 4 Grenfell

A local campaign

Notting Hill Carnival Community Support

Establishing a voice for the community for Notting Hill Carnival

https://www.facebook.com/groups/178582355900431/

Notting Hill Carnival Community Support was formed in October 2015 by a small intergenerational group of carnival activists and practitioners, who were becoming increasingly aware of the lack of accurate information available about the carnival and its sway in direction.

The group's purpose is to address issues relating to the historical, artistic, educational, socio-political and cultural aspects of the Notting Hill Carnival in order to broaden representation of the ethos and underlying values of the carnival.

Members want to have their voice heard by making significant contributions to the growth of the Carnival.

NHCCS believe that the local Carnival community has a strong role to play in enhancing the profile of the carnival and to help it to fulfil its educational and entertainment potential.  The group aims to position itself as an alternative voice on carnival-related issues with the right to use various media platforms and also with the right to reply to mainstream media output. 

 

One Voice Community Collective

A local campaign