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Drapers’ Hall visit
Events || Feb 20, 2018

Visit to Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DQ Tuesday 20th February 2018 10.30am coffee on arrival followed by an accompanied tour of the ...

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The Sloane Club
Events || Mar 22, 2018

Afternoon tea and private tour of The Sloane Club (52 Lower Sloane St).   Arrive at 3.30pm The Cadogan Hall have agreed to act ...

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The Mansion House
Events || Apr 25, 2018

A private visit to the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London since 1752. Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH (Underground stations Bank and Mansion ...

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Meeting with the Residents’ Associations of Chelsea
Events || Sep 26, 2018

At 6.30 pm the Planning Committee of the Chelsea Society will meet with the Residents’ Associations of Chelsea at a venue to be announced, ...

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2018 Annual General Meeting
Events || Nov 21, 2018

The 90th AGM of the Society will be held at 6.30pm at a venue to be announced Admission is restricted to members of the ...

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Annual Dinner 2018
Events || Dec 05, 2018

The Anniversary dinner in 2017 was such a success (See  http://chelseasociety.org.uk/anniversary-dinner-caledonian-club/  ) that the Chairman has decided to make this an annual event. In ...

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Cineworld Cinema – 279 King’s Road
News | February 19, 2018

Demolition of the existing structures has commenced, and this is due for completion in March 2018 to allow the piling works to progress.  A ...

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Governance of RBKC
News | February 6, 2018

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has commissioned an independent review to look at how the Council’s decisions are made, how open and transparent they are and how residents are involved in Council ...

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Royal Brompton Hospital
News | January 28, 2018

On 23rd January the Royal Brompton gave a presentation on their proposal to redevelop the single-story building on Dovehouse Street which houses some of ...

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Telephone kiosks
News | January 27, 2018

The Chelsea Society supports the Local Government Association’s call for the scrapping of permitted development rights for telephone boxes.  See https://www.local.gov.uk/about/news/lga-call-crackdown-trojan-telephone-boxes-amid-900-cent-rise-some-areas In the age of ...

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Soane Stable Block
News | December 6, 2017

The Chelsea Society has been consulted by the Royal Hospital on their plans to restore the old stable block designed by Sir John Soane, ...

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Chairman’s Annual Report
News | November 21, 2017

The Chairman’s report to the Annual General Meeting of the Chelsea Society  (Held at 6.30pm on Monday 20th November 2017 at Chelsea Old Town ...

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Planning Law Review
Feature | October 31, 2017

The Society contributed on 28th October 2017 to the Raynsford Review of Planning Law as follows GEOGRAPHICAL APPLICATION Central London has particular pressures which do not apply with as much force or at all to other parts of the country.  We therefore think that the issues which we mention here need to be addressed in a London Bill and not in general legislation.  Our submissions relate to Chelsea but may well apply to other densely-populated parts of Inner London where pressures on our local communities are significantly greater than elsewhere. …

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Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy
Feature | October 4, 2017

Submission by the Planning Committee of the Chelsea Society 29th September 2017   THE BIG PICTURE In this 151-page document the Mayor of London sets out his proposals for enabling people to move around safely and conveniently in London in the foreseeable future.  The document contains many proposals with which we would agree, but the challenge will be overwhelming if the number of people living in London, working in London, and visiting London, continues to increase as rapidly as in recent years. Essentially anyone in the United Kingdom, or indeed…

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