Active since 1932, The Chislehurst Society is the local community’s charity and it works to ensure Chislehurst is kept special for residents and visitors alike!
The Chislehurst Society is a registered charity (Reg. no. 298413) and has a written constitution formally approved by the Charity Commission. They have six main areas to their work:
Planning. They look at all planning applications affecting Chislehurst and raise objections or observations where they have concerns.
Amenities. The Society liaises closely with representatives of the London Borough of Bromley, and are respected for their views on local matters including planning, road safety, traffic, public transport, public safety, amenities, litter, trees and open spaces.
Education. They work with the schools in and around Chislehurst. The Chislehurst Schools Forum, made up of representatives from each school, meets three times a year, with the aim of working together for the benefit of schools, students and residents. The annual Environmental Awards and also The Mix demonstrate how they work with local students in an exciting way. They also work with other local organisations to keep people aware of our present and past environment.
Heritage. The Society supports research and publication on historical or other matters of interest in Chislehurst, and arranges regular talks and study sessions. The History Group, an active research group, meets monthly.
Environment. They were responsible for setting up the Chislehurst Town Team in 2012 and actively support it and the Chislehurst Business Group. They have a strong voice in protecting and improving local amenities and conserving the Green Belt and National Trust land. They work with other organisations, especially the Trustees of the Commons, to preserve our built and open environment and other features of Chislehurst, to ensure that we all benefit from our unique environment.
Grants. They are fortunate to be able to offer grants to local organisations whose activities meet their charitable objects.
With 4,000 members, they are one of the largest civic societies in the UK. Membership is open to anyone regardless of where they live and you will receive regular communications and reports on matters of interest in Chislehurst. Membership is free for the first year.
Road Stewards play a vital part in communicating with members and are kept regularly updated on developments. The Society reports each year to members on its work in an annual report and at an AGM.
The Society always welcomes the assistance of members who can offer expert advice and help. If you would like to support the work of the Society, please contact the Chairman.
The Chislehurst Business Group were delighted to receive a grant from the Chislehurst Society to help fund this website.