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:

  • Fri

    The Kew Society is delighted to offer the opportunity of a non-stop return river cruise  aboard the ‘Kingston Royale’ boat from Richmond to Hampton Court with a fascinating commentary provided by Jason Debney, Thames Landscape Strategy (TLS).

    We will be passing many historic houses and Jason will be updating us on past and future work of the TLS and providing pointers about wildlife along this gorgeous, historic route!

    Drinks and snacks will be available from the on-board bar.

    Embark at St Helena Pier; please be here by 12.45pm [returning about 5pm]

    St Helena Pier is near Richmond Bridge, outside the White Cross Pub at the bottom of Water Lane. TW9 1TJ.

    Tickets are £22 per Member and £25 for Member’s guest(s)

    Please note these tickets are non-refundable but they can be transferred


    To book tickets on line (with fees) please click here

    To pay by cheque (no fees) please click here