Environment – Current Issues

Great Pagoda restoration, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Restoration of the Great Pagoda Update 30/07/2018 Polly Putnam, one of the Historic Royal Palaces curators who has worked for the last 2 years on the restoration of the Great Pagoda, has kindly provided us with the text of the speech she made at the re-opening of the Great Pagoda, described in the update below….

Richmond in Bloom

Richmond in Bloom: Best Village in Bloom Update 08/07/2018 The judges – Hugo Ross Tatum and Ed Locke  – viewed our entry last week, starting with the bench/planter outside the Kew Greenhouse cafe.  We are grateful to the Shoe Station for their flower laden tricycle and to Canopy for their floral window display to help…

Cycle Superhighway 9

Cycle Superhighway 9 Update 23/09/2018 Transport for London (TfL) has acknowledged that there were significant flaws in the consultation held for Cycle Superhighway 9 (CS9). They have now pledged to consult more widely in advance of submitting a revised plan which they will do once they have fully assessed responses to the initial design. Hounslow…

Air Quality

Update 13/08/2018 Clean Air Strategy 2108 consultation We have today submitted comments on the consultation by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on a new Clean Air Strategy. You can see the consultation document here: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/clean-air-strategy-consultation/user_uploads/clean-air-strategy-2018-consultation.pdf   And our response, urging the Government to take stronger and more rapid action, including a new…

Way finding in Kew

Way finding in Kew Pedestrian accessibility improvements; Kew Gardens station forecourt Update 14/07/2018 The new administration at Richmond Council have put these proposals on hold while they reconsider options and the views of residents. Update 21/12/2017 We have followed up our comments to Richmond Council on the changes proposed to the Kew Gardens Station forecourt…

Kew Gardens Station Platforms planting

Gardening training opportunity Update 15/04/2018 Energy Garden who worked with us to create the planting at Kew Gardens Station have just launched their 2018 youth training programme, aimed at 16-19 year olds living near Energy Garden sites. You can see the details here: Energy Garden youth training 2018 This is a paid AQA-accredited programme in horticulture, renewable energy,…

Graffiti

Graffiti along the rail track between Kew and Richmond Update 17/08/2018 Community public meeting on transport Zac Goldsmith MP has organised a community public meeting for all to put their questions on transport to South West Rail, Network Rail and Transport for London on Wednesday 12th September at 19.00 at the Duke Street Church, Duke…

National Park City

Kew Society support for the Greater London National Park City Update 17/11/2015 We have added our support to this initiative which aims to identify Greater London as a National Park. Though London would not have the same legal status as other National Parks, it would emphasis the value that we put on our natural heritage…

Heathrow 3rd runway – the fight goes on

Heathrow expansion proposals Update 22/07/2018 Richmond Council announced that, on 19th July, acting together with 4 other Local Councils –  Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon, Wandsworth, and Windsor and Maidenhead –  they notified the Secretary of State for Transport that they will seek Judicial Review of the Government’s decision to support the Airports National Policy Statement…

Policy Consultations by Richmond Council – 20mph speed limit

20 mph Speed Limit across the Borough Update 24/09/2018 Richmond Council have started a consultation on introducing a 20mph speed limit across the Borough. We encourage you to have you say. You can see how to do so here: https://www.richmond.gov.uk/services/roads_and_transport/roads_and_road_works/speed_limits/20mph Richmond Council’s Local Plan Update 08/07/2018 Richmond Council adopted its new Local Plan on 3 July….

Kew Road Coach Parking

Coach Parking on Kew Road Update 14/07/2018 Richmond Council are conducting surveys of traffic on the Kew Road to help identify possible solutions to the issues we have raised. We expect their report soon and will continue discussion with them and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Update 30/08/2017 At the suggestion of the Kew Residents Association…

EVENTS

  • Tue
    06
    Jan
    2015
    6.30 - 8.30pmSt Annes Church, Kew Green

    The Kew Society Annual 12th Night Party

    The committee was delighted to welcome many of our members t

  • Tue
    24
    Feb
    2015
    5:00 pmThe Jodrell Lecture Theatre Kew Gardens

    The Jodrell Theatre in Kew Gardens was packed to capacity to hear a fascinating talk by Susanne Groo

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2015
    10:00 amRiverside, Kew to Richmond

    Jason Debney from the Thames Landscape Strategy led a group of Kew Society members on a fascinating

  • Wed
    22
    Apr
    2015
    7:15 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond

    The Richmond Society and The Kew Society hosted a

    GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS to MEET ALL THE CANDIDAT

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2015
    2:00 pmSandycoombe Road, St Margaret's

    Private Guided Tour of Turners House

    Exclusive to Kew Society Members

    Sunday May 10th 2015

    We were d

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2015
    11:00 amKew Green

    Kew Fete 2015

    11am - 6pm

    The Kew Society will be displaying the winning photographs from their schoo

  • Mon
    22
    Jun
    2015
    8pm - 9.30The Good Wine Shop Kew

    Wine Tasting Course for Kew Society Members

    "Classic Regions of Europe"

    The course took place over f

  • Sat
    27
    Jun
    2015
    4pm - 8pmPensford Field

    Pensford Field and The Kew Society Summer Picnic Party

    We are delighted to be joining forces with th

  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2015
    10:00 - 15:00St Anne's Church

    There will be a Table Top Sale at St Anne's Church, Kew Green, TW9 3AA.on Saturday 4th July, 10.00 a

  • Wed
    15
    Jul
    2015
    8:00 pmCoach & Horses Hotel, Kew Green

    Need help with House Plant problems ?

    Look no further - Richard Ward (ex Kew Gardens student and Kew

  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2015
    11:00 amKew Green

    Celebrating 71 years of the Kew Horticultural Show!

    It is one of the few produce shows in the London

  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2015
    2:00 pmOsterley House

     

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    The Kew Society's second visit to Osterley House this year was a real treat.

    The

  • Wed
    14
    Oct
    2015
    6:30 pmThe National Archives

    The National Archives have kindly opened their doors for The Kew Society to host their AGM.

    Entrance

  • Mon
    09
    Nov
    2015
    6:00 pmThe National Archives

    You may have noticed that some trees which the council maintains along our roads or in our open spac

  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2015
    10:30 amRichmond

    The Kew Society members & guests were treated to a fascinating tour of the Poppy Factory.

    For over 9

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2015
    10:30 amRichmond

    Richmond Theatre is turned 116 in 2015 and they ran a series of tours. The Kew Society were lucky en