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Meeting with Chelsea Residents’ Associations and the new Deputy Leaders of RBKC
Events | Sep 25, 2017

The Chelsea Society meets with the Residents’ Associations of Chelsea. This is a popular annual event, and was attended by more than 100 people ...

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Royal Yacht Britannia
Events | Oct 09, 2017

The Society is delighted to announce an illustrated lecture on Monday 9th October by Commodore A.J.C. Morrow CVO, RN, the last captain of Britannia The ...

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Meet the new Leader
Events | Oct 30, 2017

Monday 30th October in the Small Hall at Chelsea Old Town Hall, at 6.30 pm Councillor Elizabeth Campbell, the new Leader of the Council ...

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Autumn Lecture – Prof. William Ayliffe
Events | Nov 06, 2017

Monday 6th November at 6.30 at Chelsea Old Town Hall Prof William Ayliffe FRCS PhD is one of the most experienced ophthalmologists in the ...

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2017 AGM
Events | Nov 20, 2017

On Monday 20th November 2017 all the Members of the Society meet at 6.30 pm in the Great Hall at Chelsea Old Town Hall ...

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Anniversary Dinner – Caledonian Club
Events | Dec 11, 2017

Monday 11th December 7pm for 7.30 2017 is the 90th Anniversary of The Chelsea Society, and we will be holding a celebratory dinner at ...

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News | July 30, 2017

The Chelsea Society considers that this Application for a certificate of lawful use should be refused, for the reasons set out in our written ...

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News | July 29, 2017

The Chelsea Society has been concerned, since the Post Office in Kings Walk closed, that there is no Post Office in Chelsea east of ...

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News | July 21, 2017

In May 2019 national planning regulations will change, and a system of prior approval will replace the existing need for planning permission for change ...

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Serena Davidson
News | July 14, 2017

Serena Davidson 1938 – 2016   was secretary of The Chelsea Society for many years. Please click on the link to read her obituary.. Serena Davidson – ...

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Paul Aitkenhead
News | May 6, 2017

  It is with great regret that the Society announces the death on 5th May 2017 of Paul Aitkenhead.  Paul lived in Draycott Avenue ...

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The cost of development
News | April 22, 2017

Email from a resident adversely affected by the cumulative impact of several construction projects over a long period  “Windows at the front of our properties ...

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Crossrail updateGrenfell Tower


Crossrail update
Feature | July 19, 2017

On 18th July 2017 the Crossrail 2 Local Engagement Manager of Transport for London answered a question as follows from Sir Paul Lever, a member of the Society's Planning Committee: "The updated business case that is currently with the Transport Secretary responds to National Infrastructure Commission recommendations to reduce the costs of the scheme by around £4 billion, and gives due consideration to their suggestion to remove the King’s Road station." "New proposals for the Crossrail 2 route will be published as part of the next consultation, which we are committed to…

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Grenfell Tower
Feature | June 18, 2017

On 19th July RBKC decided to acquire a long leasehold interest in 4 Hortensia Road SW10  to provide 31 flats as affordable housing for survivors of the fire at Grenfell Tower. On 20th July RBKC made the following further decisions: That the ‘Special Dispensation’ Rehousing Policy is implemented for the following reasons: To ensure that residents whose homes have been destroyed by the Grenfell Tower fire are prioritised for rehousing to permanent social housing. To aim to honour the Government’s commitment to provide a home in social housing for the…

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Our exhibition is now closed. It has been a huge success and we hope you all enjoyed learning more about Royal Chelsea.

We would not have achieved this without our wonderful sponsors: Pemberton Greenish, Cadogan Estate, Martins Property and Sloane Stanley.

Thank you also to these lovely partners and supporters: Partridges, Duke of York Square, My London Tours, Sloane Sq magazine, JF Marquees and Peter Jones.
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The Chelsea Society added 4 new photos to the album: Royal Hospital Day at the Chelsea Society Exhibtion — at SW3. ... See MoreSee Less

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We celebrate the The Chelsea Pensioners tomorrow at our exhibition. To rouse spirits the choir from the Hampshire School are singing the National Anthem at 1.30pm do come and join in. Duke of York Square ... See MoreSee Less

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