We are delighted to announce that the new community operators of the Bay 20 community space have now officially taken as of 2 January.

North Kensington residents Fiona Doherty and Deborah Lauder were chosen by the Bay 20 steering committee following a competitive tender process that attracted a number of applicants.

Fiona and Deborah have extensive experience of delivering impactful community development and engagement initiatives and have formed a new Community Interest Company (a not-for-profit organisation with social objectives) called North Kensington Hearts and Minds (NKHM).

NKHM will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the space, including managing bookings and curating activities. Bay 20 operates under an agreed set of principles around accessibility, affordability, helping to reduce isolation and offering a welcoming, positive and supportive environment.

An independent steering group was established in January 2019 to oversee the running of the space to ensure it delivers benefit to the North Kensington community. The steering group is currently made up of eight North Kensington residents, two community group representatives and two local councillors. NKHM will be supported by the Bay 20 Steering group and Westway Trust in operating the space.

We wish Fiona and Deborah all the best and are sure they will do a great job. For enquiries and bookings please contact 020 3579 0384 or email bookings@bay20.org.