The Metropolitan Police Federation, which represents most police officers in London, has called for a review of the Notting Hill Carnival after more than 40 officers were injured.
Some police officers “dread” the Notting Hill Carnival and are being used as “professional punchbags”, according to rank-and-file officers.
They have called for a “full-scale review” of Carnival after eight of them were hurt and taken to hospital.
Businesses are spending thousands of pounds boarding up windows this weekend because the Notting Hill Carnival has been “blighted” by troublemakers, the local MP claimed today.
With two million people expected at the 50th Carnival, Tory Kensington MP Victoria Borwick branded it “a strain on hardworking business owners”.
See our Carnival Survey results here.
Additionally, we have prepared a summary list of immediate and longer term improvements that we would like the Council, the organisers, and the Police to address. Please see here.
Public Meeting: RBKC are holding a Notting Hill Carnival Residents Meeting on 5th July 2016 in the Small Hall, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX from 18.30 – 20.00. Do come along.June 27th, 2016
Interesting question on costs of policing for Notting Hill Carnival http://goo.gl/z1a93aNovember 25th, 2015
First year anniversary of Grenfell Tower
As we commemorate the first anniversary of the tragedy of Grenfell I am pleased that the Prime Minister has publicly confirmed the Government’s ongoing support for all those affected by this tragedy.
This article from the Prime Minister appeared in the Evening Standard:
The Prime Minister outlines her Brexit approach
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister
The Sunday Times
Sunday 13th May 2018
Trust me, I’ll take back control — but I’ll need your help
Amid all the noisy debate and technical discussions about our departure from the European Union, I want to take this opportunity to remind the British public of my mission in the negotiations. Brexit provides the opportunity to build a new relationship with the EU where we are close trading partners and strong allies but with the British government in control of our laws, our immigration policy and how taxpayers’ money is spent.
As an MP much of my time was spent in debates in Parliament or immersed in casework, but there was also the opportunity of dipping into the fantastic library in the House of Commons, I therefore had time to read several accounts of our Windrush arrivals, and those that preceded them – I particularly enjoyed the Trevor Phillips book where he interviewed and followed the lives of many individuals and their experiences.
Death toll on your conscience Mr Mayor?
On knife crime, you must and you CAN do more Mr Mayor.
As I write this, sixty young people have lost their lives this year. Sixty families grieving. This cannot go on.
As the previous Deputy Mayor of London, I saw at first-hand how you can tackle this problem. When Boris was Mayor he inherited a murder rate of over 21 young people a year (2008) from Ken Livingstone.
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Broadband in Kensington
Meeting with the Minister to discuss the urgent need to improve Broadband access in Kensington.
Local meeting was held at the Town Hall with Councillors, Openreach team from BT and Tony Devenish from the GLA. All residents urgently need good broadband. Cllr Matthew Palmer also led a resident meeting to improve these services with representatives from BT.
Notting Hill Carnival
Significant changes must be made, to improve this event, which drew in a million people this year.