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The Chelsea Clock House
Events | Feb 18, 2019

Dr. James Nye will give a lecture on the Chelsea Clock House and the clockmaker on Mon 18th February at 6.30 pm at Chelsea ...

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The Old Bailey
Events | Mar 12, 2019

A Private Tour of The Central Criminal Court Tuesday 12th March 2019, Lord Mayor’s entrance, Warwick Square, London EC4M 7EH (see map) 4pm – 6pm.  ...

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Chinese Art
Events | Mar 25, 2019

During the 17th and 18th centuries, an unprecedented seaborne trade developed between the aggressive mercantile nations of Western Europe, and the exotic lands of ...

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2019 Meeting with Residents’ Associations
Events | Sep 23, 2019

The Planning Committee of The Chelsea Society will meet with the Residents’ Associations of Chelsea to discuss matters of common interest on Monday 23rd ...

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2019 AGM
Events | Nov 25, 2019

The Society’s AGM for 2019 will be held on Monday 25th November 2019 at 6.30pm in the Great Hall at Chelsea Old Town Hall

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News | January 17, 2019

In 1719, Chelsea land owners and tenants successfully challenged the decision of the Royal surveyors which denied them the use of the King’s private ...

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Heathrow Expansion
News | January 14, 2019

Greg Hands MP has arranged a briefing by Heathrow airport on their expansion plans and flight-paths over London on Thursday 7 February between 18:30-20:00 ...

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The Queen’s Head, Tryon Street
News | January 13, 2019

UPDATE: The Society supported an application to RBKC to designate the pub as an “Asset of Community Value” (which restricts the permitted development rights ...

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Planning – RBKC Code of Conduct
News | December 19, 2018

In response to residents’ concerns RBKC have published a draft code of conduct for Councillors and Officers when dealing with planning matters.  The Chelsea ...

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Thames Conservation Area
News | December 10, 2018

The Chelsea Society has commented as follows on the Conservation Area Appraisal to   Mr. Graham Stallwood, Executive Director of Planning and Borough Development, ...

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2018 AGM
News | November 28, 2018


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Christ Church School, Chelsea
News | November 18, 2018

Congratulations to the Head Teacher, staff and pupils on being ranked first of all the state primary schools in England (Sunday Times 18.11.18 page ...

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Organ concerts at Christ Church
News | November 13, 2018

Chelsea Concert Series in 2019 Chelsea is home to many treasures more renowned around the world than in Chelsea itself.  One such is the ...

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Chelsea Creek Planning Application 2018/02929 
News | November 6, 2018

  OBJECTIONS There are five principal reasons for Objecting to this latest application covering Buildings G & H. First there is an excessive increase ...

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Letters Page
News | October 27, 2018

The Society has decided to have a letters page on its website. If you have something interesting to say about Chelsea past or present ...

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Wooden Spoon
News | October 23, 2018

The Milner Street Area Residents’ Association (MISARA) is inaugurating an annual award for the ugliest new building in Chelsea, to be known as the ...

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Autumn Bulletin – 15th October 2018
News | October 15, 2018

Click on the link below to download the 2018 Autumn Bulletin Click on the link here  –  The Chelsea Society – Autumn Bulletin – ...

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Sutton Estate – Secretary of State dismisses appeal
Feature | December 18, 2018

  The William Sutton Estate is a large estate bounded by Cale St., Elystan St., Marlborough St. and Ixworth Place. It was built in the early 20th century to provide housing for people with very limited incomes. The owners of the estate applied for planning permission for redevelopment, which was refused by RBKC.  The owners appealed, and the appeal was heard by a government-appointed Inspector at a Public Enquiry in Kensington Town Hall from 9th - 18th May 2018.  In September 2018 the Inspector reported his findings to the Secretary…

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Buses – consultation on route changes
Feature | November 3, 2018

Transport for London have consulted on their proposed changes to bus routes. The Chelsea Society invited the views of its members, and has responded to the Consultation as follows: SUMMARY The Chelsea Society was founded in 1927 to preserve and improve the amenities of Chelsea for the public benefit, and it now has more than a thousand members. Most of the members of The Chelsea Society use the buses, and we are concerned mainly with the section of the Consultation headed “King's Road, Piccadilly, Shaftesbury Avenue.” Many of our members…

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Volunteers wanted!
Feature | October 20, 2018

YOUR SOCIETY NEEDS YOU! We urgently need a Treasurer and a Secretary, who would be invited to join the Council of the Society.  If you would be interested in this (or know someone who would) please email the chairman on chairman@chelseasociety.org.uk We also need to fill a vacancy on the Planning Committee - if you are interested please e-mail the Planning Committee chairman on planning@chelseasociety.org.uk More generally, if you have an interest in Chelsea - its architecture, its people, local events or other aspects of Chelsea life - We are…

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