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:

  • Wed
    6:30 pmThe National Archives

    Wednesday February 22nd 2017

    Alexander Road by Caroline Blomfiedl 2011

    (Photo by Caroline Blomfield 2011)

    At the National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew.

    6.30pm Doors open

    7-8pm talk followed by questions.

    Craig Ruddick, the Arboriculture Manager at Richmond Council is kindly coming to talk to Kew Society members once again to give an update on tree planting, maintenance and diseases in the Kew area - to include the Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus altissima.

    This is a chance for Kew Society members to get those niggling questions answered about historic trees, new planting, maintenance and reduction of dieses.

    Please do come along and take part. If you have a question, please email secretary@kewsociety.org no later than Friday 17th February so that  we can try to ensure you get an answer on the day.

    Tickets are free and are for Kew Society Members and £3 for non-members

    If you are not a member and would like to join and come along, please download our membership form here.

    (photo by Caroline Blomfield 2011)