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The Blenheim Project - 50 Years
The Blenheim Project's Laraine Start, Brendan McGrath and Sarah Cahn.

The Blenheim Project - 50 Years

Founded in 1964, the Blenheim Project has been helping people with drug and alcohol problems in and around Golborne and across London for the last 50 years. Golborne Life went to meet some key members of staff to find out more

Explore the Borough by bike
Bikeminded is inviting over-15s to join them for an architecture bicycle tour of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday 20th September. Tickets are just £5 and the tour goes from the V&A Museum to Golborne's Trellick Tower

Golborne Road
Golborne Road plans: Consultation extended
Kensington and Chelsea Council has extended the consultation deadline for possible Golborne Road changes to Tuesday 30th September. The proposals are to improve the street environment, upgrade lighting and tackle parking problems

Local history: The Mitre
Reader Michael Harris has written to Golborne Life with a query about The Mitre that used to stand at 62 Golborne Road, on the corner with Wornington Road. Can you remember anything about this long gone pub?

Westway Trust seeks trustees
The Westway Trust charity is looking for new volunteer trustees to join its management board. The Trust has been around since 1970 and manages 23 acres of land under the A40 flyover as it passes through North Kensington

Golborne Road Festival
Golborne Road Festival 2014 photos
An estimated 3,000 people came to the 2014 Golborne Road Festival in July to enjoy a warm sunny day with music, food and sports activities. Take a look at some photos to get a flavour of the day
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New school for Golborne
Current pupils and new starters at Middle Row Primary School are in for a treat when they start after the summer holidays – a brand new £12m school. On the same site as the old Middle Row, the newly built school is called Ark Brunel Primary

Wild West 10
Golborne Road film now online
The new oral history documentary about Golborne Road, Wild West 10 – Golborne Stories of Struggle and Resistance, made by Year 5 children from Bevington Primary School and arts organisation Digital:Works is now available to watch here

Sew Portobello
Sew Portobello
Sew Portobello, which brings together women to make and sell textile goods, is now recruiting. Women are welcome to join and, as well as sewing, activities include helping on a Portobello Road stall and setting up and running craft clubs

Boom Burger
Boom Burger
The latest Golborne restaurant opening is Boom Burger at 272 Portobello Road, under the Westway. Burger joints have been proliferating around London but Boom Burger has its own unique take – burgers made with 'loud Jamaican flavours'

Trellick Tower
Golborne's built heritage
What do a 19th-century cast-iron horse trough on Harrow Road and Trellick Tower have in common? They're both in Golborne ward, and they're both English Heritage listed structures is the answer

The Eagle
What happened to Golborne's pubs?
Up until the mid-1980s, Golborne Ward had at least nine public houses built in the Victorian era, but like many places in Britain the number of pubs has fallen steeply. Today we're left with four, the Earl of Portobello, Frames, the Player and the Eagle

Golborne bomb map
Website maps WWII bombs
Bomb Sight, a fascinating new website launched at the end of 2012, maps the bombing that London suffered during the most active part of the World War II Blitz in 1940 and 1941. Golborne Ward suffered eight high explosive bomb hits during that period

Smugglers Way
Where does our rubbish go?
Ever wondered where your rubbish goes? To find out, Golborne Life accepted an invitation to visit the Smugglers Way Materials Recycling Facility in Wandsworth

Robin’s eggs
Golborne wildlife - photo feature
You don’t have to visit London Zoo to see wildlife. This gallery of birds and insects were photographed in a small garden on the Swinbrook Estate
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Golborne History
One thousand years of Golborne
A thousand years ago, the area that is now Golborne Ward was part of the great forest of Middlesex. By the middle of the fifteenth century, this forest had been cleared and had been replaced by meadows and farmland