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The Old Bailey
Events | Mar 20, 2019

CHANGE OF DATE for Private Tour of The Central Criminal Court Wednesday 20th March 2019, Lord Mayor’s entrance, Warwick Square, London EC4M 7EH (see ...

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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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Recent Architecture in Chelsea
Events | Apr 15, 2019

On 15th April 2019 at 6.30pm at Chelsea Old Town Hall, artist and architectural historian Alan Powers will talk about Architecture in Chelsea from ...

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Meet four firms of Architects
Events | May 13, 2019

On 13th May 2019 at 6.30pm in Chelsea Old Town Hall, architects from four firms active in Chelsea will talk about their work. The ...

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Events | Sep 16, 2019

On Monday 16th September at 6.30pm at Chelsea Old Town Hall, the designer Sue Timney will give an illustrated talk about her life and ...

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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 | March 12, 2019

RBKC is preparing a “Statement of Community Involvement” and held a meeting on 1st March with interested parties to discuss how this should relate ...

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Telephone kiosks as advertising hoardings
News | February 10, 2019

The High Court has quashed a planning inspector’s consent for a new telephone kiosk in central London, ruling that such structures served a ‘dual ...

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The Cadogan Hotel
News | February 3, 2019

Members of the Council of the Chelsea Society attended a reception at The Cadogan Hotel on 29th January at the kind invitation of Viscount ...

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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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Sloane Street
Feature | February 10, 2019

We are fortunate that Cadogan as a major landowner in the street, and RBKC as the highways authority, are willing to support improvements to this, one of the most important streets in Chelsea, and they deserve a constructive response. On 15th June 2016 the Chairman of the Society's Planning Committee was invited by Cadogan to discuss their ideas for improving the streetscape of Sloane Street, and on 14th July he walked the whole length of the street with Cadogan’s Chief Executive, Hugh Seaborn.  There was a public exhibition at 135 Sloane…

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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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