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Continuing one of the themes that has preoccupied us recently, concerning the Council’s aspirations for a ‘scorched earth’ regeneration of the social housing estates of North Kensington, we turn now to the theoretical underpinnings of their disdain for the sixties architecture that characterises these estates and their alleged aspiration to recreate some notional earlier period of architectural excellence, referring back to the Georgian Edwardian or Victorian architecture and streetscape which they claim they intend to recreate througout the borough, including and especially in North Kensington. 904 more words

Grenfell Tower Residents Address RBKC Scrutiny Committee

On Wednesday 5th January a representative of the Grenfell Tower Resident Association gave an impassioned address to the RBKC Housing and Property Scrutiny Committee outlining the abuse and ill-treatment experienced by tenants and leaseholders of Grenfell Tower as a result of the TMO’s inept handling of the ongoing Improvement Works. 438 more words


Nothing highlights the rotten state of the Royal Borough more than the tragic and inhuman treatment of 90 year old community elder Jim Vickers who appears to have fallen victim to a bunch of spiv property developers acting with the collusion of certain RBKC officers. 222 more words

Pants On Fire Award - TMO Chair Fay Edwards

Residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea who have the misfortune to live under the tyranny of the TMO will not be pleased to hear that Fay Edwards, widely seen as the latest totally ineffectual Chair of the TMO Board, has been awarded the British Empire Medal as part of the Queen’s New Years Honours List: 767 more words

Rachmanism Alive And Well In RBKC

Over the past month the excellent Hornet’s Nest blog has gone out of its way to draw attention to the shocking treatment of a respected community elder in the south of the Rotten Borough at the hands of spiv property developers who appear to be working hand in hand with the RBKC Planning Dept. 387 more words


Grenfell Tower residents had little to smile about when disgruntled leaseholders and tenants met with our local MP, Victoria Borwick, along with Peter Maddison and Sacha Jevans from the TMO, in the Community Rooms at Lancaster West Estate on the morning of 14th December. 411 more words


We recently posted a blog calling for a thorough new and independent investigation of the KCTMO. In that blog we recalled a major investigation of the TMO commissioned by the Council in 2009 and conducted by Maria Memoli of Local Governance Ltd. 882 more words