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Events


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 to discuss matters of common interest, ...

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BRITISH EMBASSIES: their diplomatic and architectural history
Events | Oct 08, 2018

Monday 8th October 6.30 to 8pm St. Luke’s Hall, St. Luke’s St., SW3 James Stourton is the author of “British Embassies: their diplomatic and ...

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Coutts Bank and their art collection
Events | Oct 16, 2018

Tuesday 16th October 3-5pm The Chelsea Society has been invited to make a private visit to Coutts Bank, 440 Strand, London WC2R 0QS Thomas Coutts ...

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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 St. Luke’s Hall, St. Luke’s St., SW3. Admission is restricted to paid-up ...

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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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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 We have met with the developers of this site, and one of the issues discussed was the use of the 2,000 sq ...

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TOWER BLOCKS ON CROMWELL ROAD
News | August 24, 2018

This is an application to build massive tower-blocks on the site of the existing Holiday Inn on the Cromwell Road.  The Chelsea Society has ...

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ANONYMITY OF OBJECTORS
News | August 24, 2018

The Chelsea Society was concerned that when implementing the recent change in data-protection law, RBKC were making it difficult for the names of individual ...

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Motorcycle Noise
News | August 8, 2018

NOISE FROM MOTORCYCLES (AND SOME CARS) Motorcyclists have of course as much right as anyone else to use the roads, but the noise made ...

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Feature


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 have 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…

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Volunteers wanted!
Feature | January 20, 2016

We are looking for volunteers to help us research local issues. If you have an interest in Chelsea - its architecture, the people, local events or other aspects of Chelsea life - and are willing to write blog posts or articles, we would be delighted to have your help. If you are a local photographer, we would also like to hear from you - there are so many beautiful photos of Chelsea that we do not have the resources to capture, and we would love to feature them on the…

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