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
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
I am absolutely devastated by this dreadful fire, as we all are. I have visited the local voluntary centres on a number of occasions in order to help as I know have many of you. The community’s response has been amazing.