Come to our AGM and help keep our neighbourhood a good place to live

OUR AGM is a brilliant opportunity to meet your NEW Ward Councillors and discuss local problems and concerns. We are also expecting Officers from the Town Hall responsible for Planning and Conservation, Traffic and Parking, Environmental Health and Noise and Nuisance. It is a chance for a face-to-face meeting with newly-elected Ward Councillors and for […]

A Fond Farewell To Mary, Queen of Gloucester Road

Yesterday, twenty or more residents from the Gloucester Road and South Kensington area (many of them our members and neighbours) stood in silence with several members of her family, including grandchildren and great grandchildren, and said a fond farewell to Mary the Evening Standard paper seller who has been a part of Gloucester Road […]

STOP Prostitute Carding in Telephone Kiosks CAMPAIGN

This subject has been on our agenda for more than 15 years and always comes up at our AGM – which will take place in April as usual – (date to be confirmed). However these past two years since May 2014 South Kensington & Queen’s Gate Residents Association, together with some very active local residents […]

The JC Decaux Pavement Grab

For those residents in Kensington & Chelsea who may wonder why so many single, bright-lit advertising display posters are appearing all over the Borough the answer is simply – we are not being told?

There was a time when the key-word in the Borough was ‘less is more’ as we watched useful railing along the Cromwell […]

After 46 years of trying to calm the traffic in Clareville Grove – SUCCESS!

For all those SK&QGRA members who live in Clareville Grove and Clareville Street, and who have long petitioned for the traffic to be calmed, both from the garage and also the many basement builds, we are delighted to report that the new width restrictions created by the bollards erected at the south end of the […]

Savills proposed development in Pelham Street

Dear Sir,


40 Pelham Street London SW7 2NN

Change of use from offices (B1) to provide 7 retail units (A1), two storey extension at rear of the building and creation of off street servicing bay at the western end.

I act on behalf of the Pelham Residents Association and have been instructed to lodge the following objection […]

The best Christmas present we could hope for

For those residents, and there were quite a lot of you, that supported our campaign to ensure Queen’s Gate remains the beautiful street that we all want to retain – I am assured by those in the know that the Iranian’s will not be pursuing their application to change the face of South Kensington by […]

Iranian Embassy to be shut down

According to our friends at London Green Movement, it looks as if the Iranian embassy in london is finally going to be shut down. This is according to a decision made by foreign policy committee of Iranian parliament. The issue is to be discussed in the next available parliamentary meeting. It will need to be […]

A recent example of the disruption this year

Iranian Embassy Update

We are please to let you know that we have appointed a brilliant team from Montagu Evans – top London Planning consultants based Mayfair – to help us with our campaign. The person running the whole thing is Dr Chris Miele – who successfully took on the re-siting of the US Embassy and is also advising […]


My name is Caryl Harris and I chair our small but very active committee. Every first Monday in the month we hold a surgery and review meeting to push matters forward. If you have a problem you are most welcome to join the meeting at 2 Clareville Grove SW75AR (check with our calendar just to […]

How can you help the campaign?

We need just 150 Letters of protest to make the council sit up and listen. Please write your protest for case reference

number ‘PP/10/00153 Queens Gate/Harrington Road’ to Jonathan Bore, Head of Planning, The Town Hall, Hornton
Street, London W8 7NX email your letter of objection to

Sign the petition at St Augustine’s office 117a Queen’s Gate SW7 […]

The New Iranian Embassy Mystery

Do We Still Live In a Democracy?

Why has this potentially dangerous, possible nuclear state, been given kid-glove treatment by our council? Why is normal access to the public viewing these plans refused unless you take your passport to the Town Hall? Why the Strict Secrecy on details apparently imposed by the Foreign Office? Why was no time given […]