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…

EVENTS

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    We are delighted that Kew Society members have been offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    Kew Society members were offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic Botany Collection at the R

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond. TW9 1DH

    Image of John Greening with garden plan

    Museum consultant and historian Val Bott has been studying

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018
    2.15pm-3pmThe National Archives

    Kew Society members are being offered the opportunity to hear a presentation from PCSO Lorraine Chil

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018
    7pm (doors open at 6.30)The National Archives

    Picture by Caroline Blomfield

    The Kew Society is delighted to welcome Dr Lee Prosser and Polly Putn

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018
    6.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives

    A316, early days.

    Paul Velluet, President of the Richmond Local History Society, Chartered Architec

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    6.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives

    Fallow Deer grazing in Richmond Park

    We are delighted to have the opportunity to show the film comm

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018
    7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)Kew Community Centre, St Luke's in The Avenue, TW9 2AJ.

    This is a chance to hear Kew Ward candidates speak briefly and then answer your questions prior to t

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018
    6:30 pmKew Gardens at Elizabeth Gate, Kew Green.

    Kew Palace, also known as the Dutch House, was built in 1631 for a Flemish merchant, Samuel Fortrey

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    8:45 amWestminster Abbey

    Following the fast sellout of the September tour we are delighted to be able to offer a second tour.

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018
    6:30 pmThe National Archives

    To all members, please join us at The National Archives for our Annual General Meeting.

    We will welc

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018
    2pm or 3pmSandycoombe Rd. St Margaret's

    Turners House has been carefully restored and is now open to the public once more.

    Following the tw

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018
    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