Kemp Town Information Boards Launched!

Suddenly, on May 28th, we woke to discover that the Information Boards were already going up! All the boards on the railings were in place by 9am, speedily and efficiently erected by Neil and Len of (Fitzpatrick Woolmer Design from Rochester). (Neil applied the fixings, Len checked constantly with the spirit level; the boards faithfully follow […]

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The Garden Party 2020
Dalmations

Sadly, even with the lockdown slightly easing, this year’s “spotty” Garden Party planned for June 27th is now cancelled. Social distancing and neighbourly fun are just too hard to combine. The committee will, however, be thinking of ways to celebrate when things return to normal. Watch this space!

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Coronavirus Support

If you are self-isolating due to Covid-19 the Sussex Square & Lewes Crescent Mutual Aid Network can help with: picking up shopping posting mail dog walking urgent supplies a friendly phone call To request help or to volunteer contact Stephanie Ferguson (07876 574202) or Kelly Walsh (07711 963855). Or go to: https://coronasupport.house Please note this […]

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St George’s Concert
BYO Concert

A dozen players of the BYO String Ensemble came to give an early evening concert on Saturday 8 February, continuing an association with KTS that began in 2017. An audience of over 100 enjoyed a diverse programme of works by Brighton composer Ian Copley, Vivaldi (a concerto for 2 cellos), Dvorak and Telemann (his little-known […]

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The City of Brighton and Hove Commemorates Antarctic Pioneer

The City of Brighton and Hove is to commemorate Edward Bransfield R.N. (1785-1852), the navigator and explorer who discovered Antarctica in 1820, by erecting a Blue Plaque on his former home in Brighton.  The ceremony will take place at 11 Clifton Road on January 30, 11.30 for 11.45am 2020 to mark the 200th anniversary, to […]

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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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Conservation Advisory Group, November

Meeting 6 November 2018, Hove Town Hall Michael Bedingfield standing in for Derek de Young The Conservation Advisory Group (CAG) is a collective group of local conservation groups and amenity societies, which includes the Kemp Town Society. It meets monthly and aims to provide advice and comments on planning applications affecting conservation areas, locally listed […]

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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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