THE BOLTONS ASSOCIATION (‘The Association’) was formed in 1970. At our core is The Boltons Conservation Area, one of the most attractive conservation areas in London stretching from Old Brompton Road south to Fulham Road and from Roland Way west to Finborough and Ifield Roads. As illustrated on the map however, the Association’s main area of concern extends west only so far as Redcliffe Gardens and Redcliffe Square.
in green, the area of concern of the Boltons Association (revised 2016)
We live in a very special area, characterised by its distinctive architecture and pleasant environment. Whilst we welcome appropriate development and change, we hope to conserve this character.
We are an independent and non-political association. We are managed by an elected Executive Committee together with the local Street Representatives who liaise between the members and the committee.
OUR ASSOCIATION is concerned with issues which affect the lives of everyone living in the area and we are a recognised and respected voice.
Our aims are to
§ protect and improve the quality of our environment
§ maintain high standards of architecture and town planning
§ stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the neighbourhood
preservation, development and improvement of features of general public or
§ encourage preservation, development and improvement of features of general public or historic interest.
Our views are regularly sought by the Council on a variety of matters when formulating policies that affect our area. These issues include licensing, traffic, parking, pollution, trees, crime prevention and property development. We review many hundreds of planning applications each year and comment on these as required.
The Association is a thriving organisation, active within the local community. The benefits of joining come from our ever growing voice and the influence we have with the Council and other regulatory bodies. Everyone who lives within the designated area is welcome and can enjoy the opportunity to meet other residents and discuss local issues.
Members are invited to the AGM in the Spring and to the Autumn Meeting. At both we have talks by a speaker who is an expert in some aspect of London life. We regularly hold a Summer Party for which a small charge is made to contribute to the costs.
The Association is a registered charity and subscriptions are eligible for tax relief under the Gift Aid Scheme. The annual subscription is £10.00 per person payable on 1st January, although donations in excess of this are welcomed.
On 25th May 2018 the law changed to improve the protection of personal data. The legislation brought into force in the UK the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
The Association is required to tell its members how we treat the personal data we hold (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, bank account details for members paying by direct debit, and gift aid information) and to ask your specific consent to being contacted by us (please see the Member Consent Form, which forms part of the Association’s ‘joining documentation’).
The Association’s practice regarding members has always been to contact them by e-mail or hand-delivered envelope (or sometimes by telephone, to discuss particular matters). Data are generated by Association Officers and Executive Committee Members for the charitable, social, civic and other activities of the Association. We never sell members’ contact details or any other personal data. Nor will we pass any details thereof to any third party without a member’s prior consent (which any member is free to withhold) – unless it is for the purpose of completing tasks and providing services to you on behalf of the Association (such as printing Chairman’s Letters or membership material). The Association will retain personal data only for so long as necessary for each purpose that it uses it. For most data this means retention while someone is a member of the Association (and for three years thereafter if membership lapses – in case a former member re-joins during that period), and for as long afterwards as is necessary for the Association to comply with its legal obligations.
Any member has the right to ask the Association in writing for a copy of all the personal data held about them. A copy of this will be provided to the member concerned as soon as possible and this will be no later than one month after such request. Any member has the right to require the Association to correct the personal data it holds about them, if it is inaccurate. Any member also has the right to request that the Association erases such personal data. Lastly any member has the right to take any complaints about how the Association processes their personal data to the Information Commissioner (https://ico.org.uk/concerns; 0303 123 1113; Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF).
If you would like to join the Association please complete and return the form below:
For more information or to find out who is your Street Representative please contact the Membership Secretary whose details are shown below.
The Membership Secretary
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