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2018 Annual General Meeting
Events | Nov 26, 2018

The 90th AGM of the Society will be held at 6.30 pm on Monday 26th November 2018 at Chelsea Old Town Hall. THIS IS ...

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Annual Dinner 2018
Events | Dec 05, 2018

at The Caledonian Club, 19 Halkin St., Belgrave Square.  7pm for 7.30  Dress:  Black Tie. The guest Speaker will be John Lewes, the nephew ...

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

Transport for London are consulting on their proposed changes to bus routes.  See https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/central-london/#Proposing The Chelsea Society invited the views of its members, and has responded ...

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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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Permitted Development Rights
News | October 14, 2018

The Milner Street Area Residents’ Association (MISARA) has pointed out that Islington, Richmond and Camden have all removed PD rights in Conservation areas. PD ...

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Empty flats & houses
News | October 8, 2018

The Council of RBKC has written to the Government asking them to make regulations making it easier for the Council to put tenants into ...

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Green & Stone
News | October 8, 2018

Green & Stone have moved to 251-253  Fulham Road

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Chelsea Art Society
News | September 20, 2018

The Chelsea Society was represented by its Chairman and Vice-chairman at a reception at The London Sketch Club on 19th September 2018 by the ...

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Private George Cartwright, V.C.
News | September 18, 2018

On 31st August 2018 a ceremony was held at the War Memorial in Sloane Square to mark the 100th Anniversary of the action for ...

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The Old Police Station, Lucan Place
News | September 5, 2018

Planning Application PP/18/03491 has been refused. See https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/planning/searches/details.aspx?address=&streetname=&postcode=&ward=&consarea=&caseyear=&casenumber=&proposal=&decisionyear=&decisionmonth=&appealref=&batch=20&id=PP/18/03491&type=decision&tab=tabs-planning-1#tabs-planning-2 If the Council do not change their position, this building is likely to remain derelict for some time, ...

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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 someone to fill a vacancy which has just arisen 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…

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Sutton Estate – Secretary of State to decide not later than 17th December
Feature | May 18, 2018

Planning Appeal  -   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. LATEST NEWS 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…

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Response to TfL consultation on Crossrail2
Feature | December 21, 2015

The Chelsea Society does understand that Crossrail2 is being planned to serve London for many years in the future, and not just for the London of today. The Society fully supports the construction of Crossrail2, but the crucial issue for us is whether the route from Clapham Junction to Victoria should be diverted so as run under Chelsea with a station here, and if so, what impact it would have on the character of Chelsea and its quality of life. The Managing Director of Crossrail2 confirmed at the public meeting…

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