About The Kew Society

About The Kew Society

The Kew Society, which is more than 100 years old, is an influential organisation dedicated to enhancing the beauty and character of Kew with its historic legacy of buildings and green spaces.

In 1987 the Kew Society became a registered charity.

Main Aims of The Kew Society

Main Aims of The Kew Society

To review all planning applications in Kew with special regard to the architectural integrity and character of the neighbourhood.

To play an active role in the improvement of local amenities.

Keeping residents in touch with what is happening in their community.

To achieve its aims The Kew Society

To achieve its aims The Kew Society

Works closely with Local Government Councillors and the local Member of Parliament

Monitors all the planning applications and comments as needed

Makes representations to public and private organisations

Works with other organisations involved with local environmental issues including our green spaces, the towpath, pollution and aircraft noise.

Committee and Volunteers

Committee and Volunteers

The Kew Society is run by unpaid volunteers.  The Executive Committee meets eleven times a year while sub-committees look after particular areas of interest.

The Society organises community events including parties, picnics, lectures and outings and produces the Kew Society Newsletter with information about general local issues, events, planning matters and forthcoming activities.

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Event Information:

  • Mon
    6:00 pmThe National Archives

    You may have noticed that some trees which the council maintains along our roads or in our open spaces have been felled recently or, as with the Plane tree in Station Parade, are being considered for felling.

    Several members have been asking us why ?

    To answer your questions and for an opportunity to hear about the councils policies on tree maintenance, including when and how they are replaced if felling is necessary, we have arranged this members only meeting with Councillor David Linnette and Craig Ruddick, Aboriculture Policy and Planning Office at Richmond Council.

    We would like to get a better shared understanding of the policies and perhaps identify a better process for letting the community know of what is planned in Kew.

    Please do come along and take part. If you have a question, please email chair@kewsociety.org no later than Friday 30th October so that we can try to ensure you get an answer on the day.

    Tickets are free but must be obtained in advance due to security requirements at The National Archives. Closing date for tickets is Sunday November 8th.

    Click here to book your free ticket on line.

    This is a member only meeting. If you are not a member, we would be delighted if you will join us by downloading the membership form from the 'Join Us' section. Or email membership@kewsociety.org

    Once again we are delighted and very grateful to The National Archives for offering their excellent meeting room to The Kew Society for this meeting.