Environment – Archive

Towpath Upgrade Works

Towpath Upgrade Works The Towpath between Kew Pier and Kew Railway Bridge will be closed from Monday 5th November to Friday 23rd November to enable this section of the Towpath to be repaired and upgraded. Works will take place between 8.00am – 4.00pm from Monday to Friday. This means that there will be no way through to Mortlake…

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electric Vehicle Charging Points Update 28/08/2018 Richmond Council have approved 5 locations in Kew for electric vehicle charging points, in each case with at least 3 sockets: Atwood Avenue, 93-95 North Road, Raleigh Road, 132A-136 Kew Road and Lion Gate Gardens. Update 19/02/2018 Richmond Council are consulting on the location of more electric vehicle charging…

Bulb planting on Kew Road

Bulb planting on Kew Road: Making a Bigger Splash Update 25/05/2018 The flowering period for our bulbs has finished for this year but here are some photos showing how all our hard work paid off this Spring:                       If you scroll down you can see…

St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road Open Space

St Luke’s House open space makeover Update 12/12/2017 The little garden adjacent to St Luke’s House (Kew Studio) on Sandycombe Road is having a makeover. Richmond Council are asking for comments on the proposals. You can see the details here and have you say by 1 November: https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/parks-open-spaces/st-lukes-17/  

Kew Pond

The story of Kew Pond Update 20/09/2017 Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pond, on the north east corner of Kew Green, and how it is maintained today by local volunteers working with Richmond Council. We are featuring it in our latest Newsletter but here is a longer article all about…

Waste & Recycling

Waste and recycling Update 08/09/2016 Following up on key points raised at the talk we arranged on waste and recycling, we wrote to Councillor Fleming to ask whether something could be done to make access to recycling of small electrical goods and textiles easier, through kerbside collections,particularly for those who cannot easily get to the Townmead…

Richmond Council consultation on St Luke’s play area

St Luke’s Play area Update 23/05/2016 Richmond Council are consulting on improvements to the play area at St Luke’s, just off Sandycombe Road. Take a look and have your say by 6th June: https://consultation.richmond.gov.uk/environment/st-lukes/consult_view  

Trees in Kew could do with your help

Tree Management in Kew Update 05/07/2018 Richmond Council planted over 600 trees over the last two years and though regularly watered, the exceptional long spell of hot dry weather is a challenge. If there is a new tree near you, please do help to  quench its thirst. You can see the Council’s appeal for support…

Road Works – Kew Bridge Repairs

Repairs to Kew Bridge and Hammersmith Bridge Update 01/02/2017 In addition the the works on Kew Bridge, Hammersmith and Fulham Council in partnership with TfL will be undertaking essential maintenance work on Hammersmith Bridge. The bridge will be closed during February Half term, Saturday 11 February until Monday 20 February. Motorists will be diverted via…

Policy Consultations by Transport for London

Update 28/08/2018 Changes to 391 bus route Transport for London are intending to proceed with changes to the 391 bus route which will result in reduced frequency and a shorter route. You can see the latest on this here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/elizabeth-line/ (Earlier information on this proposal is below in the update for 20/07/17). Update 09/04/2018 Ultra Low…

Parks Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015

Parks Customer Satisfaction Survey Update 19/01/2015 Richmond Council has launched the Biannual Customer Satisfaction Survey for 2015 to run from the 19th Oct – 8th Nov 2015. The aim of the survey is to assess overall satisfaction within our parks and highlight any areas for improvement. It will help the Council understand what residents would like…

Towpath maintenance and improvement

Proposed tree works along the towpath Update 23/11/2015 The Port of London Authority have published plans for more proposed tree works on the towpath between Beverley Brook and Kew commencing late January/February 2017.  Any comments or concerns please contact James Trimmer, Director of Planning & Environment, PLA james.trimmer@pla.co.uk or environment@kewsociety.org. See the documents below for…

Sandycombe Road Traffic Calming

Traffic calming Update 29/10/2017 We have been looking into the road works currently underway on Sandycombe Road  and understand this may be the next stage in implementation of the traffic calming measures on which Richmond Council consulted in 2015 and for which funding seems now to have been identified. You can see the outcome of…

A New Map on Kew Plaza

New Map on Kew Plaza Update 24/06/2015 Baroness Tonge unveiled the new map on Kew Plaza this morning. All those who took part in the project were present – The National Archives, their contractors, Bouygues who generously re-furbished the structure holding the map pro bono, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Kew Residents Association and Richmond…

Kew Green

Use of Kew Green Update 28/10/2017 We were asked by Richmond Council for our views on a proposal for the commercial sale of Christmas trees at Kew Green in the lead up to Christmas. We and Ward Councillors said this should not be permitted. Sales here would have an impact on traffic and parking and…

Old Deer Park

Old Deer Park Update 31/03/2018 Richmond Council have published the finalised Supplementary Planning Document for the Old Deer Park. You can see the final version here: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/media/15524/old_deer_park_spd.pdf We are pleased to see our comments have been considered, including acknowledging that the community would like to see access between the Kew Road and the towpath through the…

Policy Consultations by Hounslow Council: Air Quality

Hounslow Council Policy Consultations: Air Quality Update 18/12/2017 In addition to commenting on the London Mayor’s draft air quality plans and Richmond Council’s draft plan, we have now commented on Hounslow Council’s draft Air Quality Action Plan. You can see their draft plan here: Hounslow Draft AQAP Report 29.06.17_v4 And our response here: Hounslow air quality plan…

Kew Bridge

Kew Bridge Update 17/07/2018 We are working to find a way to restore the historic plaque on Kew Bridge that has become very worn. Update 14/01/2015 We commented on an application for work to the old public conveniences at Kew Bridge (Richmond Council reference 14/4610/LBC) to say that whilst we welcome some restoration work at…


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    David Nash took Kew Society members on a fascinating tour of his exhibits in Kew Gardens

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    Led by Colin Lomas, a local art historian. "A chance to enjoy an artistic stroll through Chiswick en

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    Local Architectural Historian (and Kew Society member) John Moses kindly agreed to lead members on a

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    Richard Deverell, the new Director of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew agreed to talk to us about his

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    6:00 pmKew Gardens

    Kew Society members were treated to an exclusive after hours tour of Kew Palace and the recently ren