Why are there no Christmas trees and lights going up in Kensington High Street? Why no dramatic switch on? Why no special shopping event to entice Christmas shoppers?
For several years now, although streets throughout many areas of Kensington and Chelsea as well as other parts of London have coordinated Christmas decorations and lights or placed decorated trees on the lampposts, Kensington High Street has been bare.
Are all Kensington High Street shops unaware of a big new rival shopping centre on the doorstep?
As one of the organisers of the very successful Abingdon Golden Jubilee Street Party in Kensington in 2002, which attracted about 1,200 people according to the police, I know that local businesses can be enthusiastic and generous with local support. So why can't they get together?
Is there no High Street Association now? If not, why not and if so, why hasn't it taken action to make the High Street vibrant, not only to attract shoppers but to make it jolly and festive for residents?
Jenny Botsford Abingdon Road, Kensington