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
    7pm-8.30pmSt Annes Church Hall

    David Allister, Richmond Council Head of Parks and Open spaces gave an excellent talk to the Kew Society about 'The Frontier of Park Management'

    For 11 years David Allister has been the Head of Parks and Open Spaces for the Richmond Council. During that time he has seen 2 trends in park management. The first is the national trend of cuts and decline in the industry, but the second one is of continued improvement in the Borough of Richmond which has seen satisfaction levels rise from 66% when he joined to a current high of 94%. David has led a unique approach to park management which is setting the new standard and will need to continue to push the frontiers to ensure Parks remain as important in the future as they have in  the past.

    Our thanks to David for a really interesting evening.

    If you missed this talk click here for the presentation