At the 2017 AGM, the main news were a shop and restaurant discount scheme for all members and an increase of the membership fee, the first such increase for more than 10 years.
Da Maria, the little Neapolitan “trattoria” next door to the Gate Cinema in Notting Hill Gate, which has been run by the same family since 1980, is under threat. The owner of the property has applied for a merger of the cinema and the restaurant space, in order to make the cinema foyer larger.
Between 80 and 100 CTRAA members squeezed into Inverness Garden on Sunday 17 September, happy to experience yet another sunny party this year.
The developer of the large Newcombe House complex has submitted a new application to the council’s planning department. The main difference between this and the previous application, is that one of the buildings along Kensington Church Street now will be reserved for affordable housing.
This year’s CTRAA summer party in the vicar’s garden had perfect weather, wonderful food and wine, a jazz band and some 120 attendees. However, it happened the day after the horrific Grenfell Tower fire, which was on everybody’s mind.