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:

  • Sat
    10:00 amGreen Dragon Lane, Over Kew Bridge

    To address concerns about the poor quality of London water, Kew Bridge works opened in 1838 to pump, treat and supply water until 1944. This is a wonderful chance to see the steam engines in action and to hear about their fascinating history.
    Join us for a tour (The Cornish and Rotative engines should be running) followed by a chance to chat over tea and biscuits.

    Tickets are;
    £12.50 per Adult (no concessions)
    £7.50 for children (under 16)

    Please note that parking is minimal at the museum and public transport is advisable. The 65 bus stops outside. There are a considerable number of stairs within the museum however approximately 85% of the museum is accessible to wheelchair users via rising platform lifts.

    To book tickets;

    Click here to download the form to pay by cheque (no fees)

    Click here to pay with credit or debit card via eventbrite (with fees)