June 2012 Archives
Several high value watches were stolen in a smash and grab robbery in Knightsbridge
Police are appealing for information after six suspects targeted Arije Jewellers in Sloane Street, at about 11.15am on Wednesday June 13.
The gang of six, who were on two mopeds and two motorbikes, pulled up outside the store wielding large sledgehammers.
The Olympic Torch will be welcomed to Kensington and Chelsea with an afternoon of fun in Holland Park.
On the penultimate day of its epic journey around the UK, the torch will come to Kensington and Chelsea, arriving at about 1.30pm on July 26, when it will cross Chelsea Bridge.
Passing along Chelsea Bridge Road, past the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the torch will then head to Sloane Square and along Kings Road. It will leave the borough briefly, before re-entering along Kensington High Street, where it will be greeted by a choral fanfare in Holland Park at about 2.30pm.
Campaigners for the blind demonstrated in Exhibition Road to highlight what they say are the dangers of the new 'shared space' layout.
Twelve representatives of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) alongside David Cowdrey from Guide Dogs for the Blind, and members of the West London Residents Association, protested along the South Kensington street on Friday (22).
They are calling on Kensington and Chelsea Council to install two light-controlled pedestrian crossings to make it safer for the blind and others to cross the road safely.
More than £2m of improvement works on St Lukes Garden have now been completed, including a new playground and astroturf pitch.
There is also a 'teen area' with climbing boulders, a new amenity building, improved access to all parts of the park, and the general landscape has been refreshed.
A new all-inclusive health centre was opened in Earls Court by television doctor Christian Jessen.
The Earls Court Health and Wellbeing Centre in Hogarth Road provides a range of services including a GP practice, dentistry, sexual health and wellbeing advice, and community services.
NHS Kensington and Chelsea has funded the clinic, and among the groups involved in delivering the services are health and social care provider Turning Point, Greenbrook Healthcare, NHS Dentist and Terrence Higgins Trust.
Keen artists headed to the Kings Road this week for Chelsea Arts Society's 65th Annual Open Art Exhibition.
More than 500 paintings and sculptures from both established and aspiring artists alike were on view at Chelsea Old Town Hall from Thursday (21) until Monday (25).
Art works were on sale for between £75 and £2,000 and hundreds of people took advantage over the weekend.
A new drop-in centre to support victims of hate crime has been launched in Kensington and Chelsea.
The police have joined forces with Victim Support to introduce the new outreach programme, which will run at the customer service centre in Kensington Town Hall every Thursday from 2-4pm.
It is hoped the service can encourage victims of hate crime to come forward and feel confident in reporting any offences to the team.
A 39 year-old woman had her £28,000 Rolex watch stolen in a 'horrific and terrifying' knifepoint robbery.
Police are appealing for information after the robbery at around 7pm on Wednesday June 20, when the woman was walking into Denbigh Road, Notting Hill.
She was stopped by a man on a push bike, who demanded she hand over her watch. When she said no, the man got off his bicycle, pulled out a knife and threatened to stab her.
Patients suffering from muscle and joint pain will benefit from a new service being set up at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
A new partnership between the hospital and community musculoskeletal provider Connect Physical Health will provide the first service of its kind when it launches on September 3.
It will be led by a consultant, and will include specialist physiotherapists and osteopaths, all working together to care for patients with musculoskeletal problems, including back, neck and shoulder pain.
A scheme to reduce fuel bills for Kensington and Chelsea residents and improve energy efficiency in homes has been hailed a success.
More than 1,300 homes have benefitted from the RE:NEW energy saving scheme, and have been offered free home visits to assess their properties, and given tailored advice and energy saving measures where appropriate.