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RBKC News, 28.04.2021.

The draft Kensal Canalside SPD and background are now out for public consultation. See  The Kensal Canalside Opportunity Area is the largest undeveloped site within RBKC and is identified for a significant capacity for development in the London Plan.  The strategic site allocation in the London Plan and RBKC’s Local Plan 2019 is for the delivery of at least 3,500 new homes, 10,000 sqm of office space and 2,000 new jobs, as well as the re-provision of the existing supermarket. All public comments needed by 11:59pm on 24th May 2021.  

RBKC Covid-19 Grant information is on this page on our website Covid19 support for businesses.  Restart grants for reopened retail, leisure and hospitality businesses – applications close Wednesday 30 June at 5pm.

Cadogan and Kensington and Chelsea work together to pedestrianise streets for al fresco dining.  A special report from The Daily Telegraph covers the economic impact of the easing of lockdown and references the closure of Pavilion Road to provide more outside dining space.  

RBKC Pavement licences via the Council website.  Also RBKC Hospitality business helpline is 020 7361 2161 – Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm for help with matters directly related to re-opening and Covid-19. 

London & Partners is working with the city’s tourism industry on a recovery campaign launching mid-May ‘Let’s Do London’. A toolkit is in place for the industry to use and is available here. Keep an eye out for Let’s Do London updates. The campaign toolkit can be downloaded from here and a recently updated toolkit guide has also been provided. 

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RBKC Summer of Love.  We wanted to share with you that the Council will be launching its ‘Kensington and Chelsea Summer of Love’ campaign this summer, and we would love to have you involved.

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It’s been a tough year for many of us and, through our ‘love’ theme we want to send out a strong message of support to our whole community in recognition of the challenges we have faced during the pandemic.  We are aiming to kick-off the SoL campaign from the 21 June 2021, or when the majority of Covid-19 restrictions have eased, and hope to run it right through until September.

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We’d love businesses, business forums, and all RBKC Enterprise Exchange partners be a part of this fantastic campaign! We want to know about any large-scale events and/or activities that you’ll be running during the campaign period for inclusion in our timetable of events. Please share your events for inclusion, contact us by Monday 10 May 2021.  Email  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our mission is to involve local businesses/organisations as much as possible to increase awareness and help get our businesses back on their feet.  SoL will bring together Council-led events as well as large scale events being run by our businesses, local and cultural organisations in one place, so that we can really highlight Kensington and Chelsea as the place to visit this summer. Not sure what you might do, or want to do?  We have a whole list of ideas for you, get in touch. 

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The SoL theme is 70s flower power inspired and will pack plenty of colour into our campaign materials.  As the campaign launches, we’ll be providing plenty of imagery and content for businesses to use to help promote the campaign, including a virtual timetable of events hosted on a dedicated webpage. We’ll also ensure our digital channels are alive and kicking with event festivities from the ground as well as social media-led competitions.

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Activities already part of the Summer of Love will be: Kensington + Chelsea Festival, RBKC Libraries Creative Collective, Notting Hill Carnival, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Portobello & Golborne Market, High St Ken Farmers’ Market, Kensington Town Hall screenings, Going Wild in Exhibition Road – Green Installation Summer 2021, Opera in Holland Park, Royal Horticultural Society 21 Aug – 1 Oct, Chelsea History Festival.