AN OPEN SOCIETY FOR ALL
The Court was delighted to learn more about the area’s largest, and arguably most important group of dedicated local champions, and discovers that the Earl’s Court Society is a society for everyone that cares deeply about the area we live in and the people that inhabit it.
We meet Malcolm Spalding, Chairman of the Earl’s Court Society, to find out exactly what this local organisation does.
Our Executive Council and 300 active members do all we can to represent and express the views of the Earl’s Court community – not only residents, but businesses and those working in this area. The chairmen of Garden Square sub-committees are also ex-officio members. These include, Nevern Sq, Barkston Gardens, Philbeach Gardens and Earl’s Court Square Garden.
People come to us with local findings, fears and personal opinion – often putting forward suggestions for improvements that we can, more often than not, review and address.
We are not an all talk and no action type of society. Far from it. We take the feedback we receive very seriously, and have an excellent track record of success. Plain and simple – if something in our area needs fixing the Earl’s Court Society need to hear about it.
Our goal is to make Earl’s Court a better place to live and work in, and by providing essential guardianship we deliver positive outcomes in a large number of areas. Our specialist groups cover all areas of review, overview and action, and the group’s volunteers work exceptionally hard to make sure that everyone has a clear picture of everything that is happening in the ward at any given time.
Last year we calculated 1,223 volunteered hours from the ECS Executive Members alone. So, when you take into account, the society as a whole, we dedicate thousands of hours annually to the protection and improvement of Earl’s Court.
ECS’s specialist groups include: Planning and Licensing; Business and Commerce; Environment and Amenities; Health, Housing and Welfare; Highways, Traffic and Transport; History; Law and Policing; Neighbours’ Group and a Marketing and Promotions Group, each managed and supported by over 100 community group-specific volunteers.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE EARL’S COURT SOCIETY, CONTACT CHRIS DAVID (REF 2017 MEMBERSHIP) ON firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMBERSHIP IS JUST £5 PER ANNUM FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS.