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.

Come and join us – get in touch


Event Information:

  • Sun
    11 am - 2 pmMeet outside the Cricketers Pub, Kew Green

    'Thames Towpath Clearance'

    Volunteers are needed for our first 'Thames Towpath Clearance'. We are aiming to kick-start The Kew Society towpath clearance plan to help manage vegetation growth and build up of litter along the River Thames local towpath 'grotspots'.

    We are working under the guidance of The Thames Landscape Strategy and we hope to ultimately open up views, improve the appearance of the riverside and note simple improvements that can be made along the towpath.

    This is also an opportunity to increase enjoyment and understanding of how and why the riverside is managed.

    The Kew Society is hoping to make this a regular event - it should be a fun few hours and yes, it will help improve the beautiful Thames towpath we are so lucky to enjoy.

    We have chosen to launch our new venture on 22nd May as is it International Biodiversity Day. Biodiversity is a word used to describe the variety and variability of all living things on earth. It includes the trees, the plants and fungi that grow on and under trees and in the soil, the insects, the birds, the mammals and any other thing that makes soil their home.

    Our meeting point will be outside The Cricketers Pub on Kew Green at 11am on Sunday 22nd May. We hope to wrap up by 2pm and there is an opportunity to visit some Kew Green private open gardens from 2-4pm, access is via the towpath.

    Volunteers are recommended - for comfort - to bring their own gardening gloves and refreshments, and wear sensible/sturdy shoes.

    Please register your interest by 20th May by contacting Avril on environment@kewsociety.org.

    More information will then be supplied to those interested. We'd love you to come and help - SO PLEASE DO TAKE A FEW HOURS ON SUNDAY 22nd MAY TO HELP US - AND SIGN UP!!

    Kind regards

    Avril & Mary

    The Kew Society Environment Team.