Black Rock Development

Following enquiries from some members about the current state of Black Rock and  correspondence about it with our 3 local councillors, we were grateful to Bridget Fishleigh for setting up a site meeting recently with Katherine Pearce, the council’s project manager heading up the Waterfront Project, Laura Marshall, a planning consultant, Jane Chetwynd Appleton, Chair […]

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Kemp Town Information Boards
Kemp Town

Presented at this year’s AGM, the Society is using the Alex Bruce Legacy to fund five (educational permanent A1 external) information boards featuring the history and construction of the Estate.  Four of the boards will be mounted on the railings outside the Gardens and one free-standing, near the cottages on the Esplanade.  The designs include images […]

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The 4th Grand KTS Quiz Night

Friday 25 October 2019 at EF, 1-2 Sussex Square, 6.30 for 7. Robert Snell makes a welcome return as quizmasterStart planning your tables of 6 now!Tickets remain at £10 per head and include a light supper. Cash bar Please send your your cheques to Michael Bedingfield at Flat 5, 9 Chichester Terrace, BN2 1FG. Michael […]

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ePetition to clean up Kemptown

There is a petition running until 24 June on the Brighton and Hove City Council website. If it is signed by 1250 people it will be presented to the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee on 25 June. The petition says: We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to focus on the enormous amount of […]

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Madeira Terrace Restoration – Collaboration Meeting 9 May 2019

Madeira Terrace is changing and this is your opportunity to be part of what happens next.  Brighton & Hove City Council has arranged a meeting on Thursday 9 May from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the BMECP Centre, 10A Fleet Street, Brighton BN1 4ZE. The council is at the beginning of taking forward the practicalities of the restoration […]

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Madeira Arches Meeting by the Regency Society

On Wednesday 7 November, the Regency Society organised an event on the condition of the Madeira Arches, how the problem has become so serious and what now needs to be done. As important, the future and how the arches might be when they have been restored. Around a hundred people attended the event, members of […]

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Blue Plaque unveiling 18 November

In this centenary year of UK women first getting the Vote, there is a new scheme to honour the suffrage movement in Brighton. The Blue Plaque Panel chaired by Roger Amerena, a member of the Kemp Town Society, has approved four new blue plaques. The locations in Brighton include North Street Quadrant where the Women’s […]

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Exhibition for Outer Harbour Development

An exhibition is being held on: 4-8pm, Thursday 8 November 2018, 1-5pm Friday 8 November 2018 at Malmaison in Brighton Marina, BN2 5WA. The proposals will also be available to view and comment online from 8-23 November at www.outerharbourdevelopment.co.uk

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Save Badgers Tennis Club

Badgers Tennis Club, just round the corner in Church Place, is under serious threat of closure as the land owners want to develop the site for housing. The Club has historic links to the Kemp Town Estate – it was founded in 1897 on land provided by the Marquis of Bristol shortly after the Kemp […]

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Conservation Advisory Group, October

Simon Smith standing in for Derek de Young. The first part of the meeting was taken up by a pre-application presentation on the Sackville Road Goodsyard site by MODA. The Development is intended to provide 600 homes as well as office space. The committee was pleased to note the reduction in height of the proposed […]

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Development News

At the Society’s AGM on May 12th Simon Smith, our chairman, gave a precis of our earlier meeting with Nick Hibberd, the Director of Economy, Environment and Culture on Brighton and Hove Council. Mr Hibberd ranged widely over developments that will interest members, so here are further details, updated as necessary. Nothing much has changed, […]

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Historic Photos

The following have been made available to the Kemp Town Society. Particular thanks go to René Dee of Chichester Terrace for the majority of the postcards.

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Minutes from the 2018 AGM

Minutes of the Seventh Annual General Meeting of the Kemp Town Society, held at EF Language School (1-2 Sussex Square) on Saturday 12th May 2018. Committee Members present: Simon Smith Chairman Derek DeYoung CAG Representative Adam Liversidge Membership Officer Vanessa Minns WBLIMH Editor Jayne Paulin Secretary Keith Paulin Treasurer Paul Phillips National Heritage Societies Rep […]

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Brighton Youth Orchestra Concert

The Society held a Concert and Dinner on March 10th in St George’s Church Kemp Town with the Brighton Youth Orchestra and special guest Rachel Fryer. The programme included music from Holst, Glazunov, Finzi and Peter Compton and was supported by Encore. 60 members and their guests attended and much enjoyed hearing these talented young […]

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Chairman’s Report & AGM 2018

Notice is hereby given that the 7th Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on SATURDAY 12th MAY 2018 at 10.30 a.m. at the EF Language School, 1-2 Sussex Square AGENDA Welcome and apologies Minutes of the 6th (2017) Annual General Meeting of the Company Accounts of the Company for the year ending […]

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