News

Here you’ll find the latest news about Kew – click on the items to get further details.

Homebase Site, Manor Road, TW9 1YB

The new owners of the site, Avanton, have posted the boards and information provided at the public exhibitions earlier this month.  These are found on the following link: https://avanton-manorroad.com/have-your-say/.  The proposal includes 3 9-storey blocks, 2 7-storey blocks and several 4,5 and 6 storey blocks. Avanton are holding a second set of public exhibitions on Tuesday…

Proposed New Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge over Thames in Richmond borough

The Council is consulting on a possible new foot and cycle bridge over the Thames. The consultation ends on 4 January 2019.  The Council obtained a feasibility study assessing several sites.  The consultation document can be found at https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/richmondecs/thames-bridge/consult_view/.  The feasibility study is at https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/richmondecs/thames-bridge/user_uploads/thames-bridge-feasibility-report.pdf.

Citroen Garage Site Capital Interchange Way, Brentford

Citroen Garage site at Capital Interchange Way, Brentford (Hounslow Council resf P/2017/4692 and 01508/A/P6, Richmond Council ref 17/4104/CON and GLA reference D&P/4279) Update 19/09/2018 Zac Goldsmith MP has written to the Secretary of State at our request to ask him to call in the Mayor’s decision in favour of this development and consider it alongside…

Telecoms Masts and equipment

Telecoms Land opposite 105 North Road – telecoms equipment (Richmond Council ref. 18/1989/TEL) Update 20/10/2018 Local residents were concerned to find EE workmen on site with a number of vehicles and, given the number of vehicles and workmen present, understandably questioned whether the work was simply about establishing sight lines as EE had said (see…

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….

Chiswick Curve (Land at Chiswick Roundabout) Public Inquiry

Land at Chiswick Roundabout Public Inquiry Chiswick Curve (Hounslow Council ref P/2015/5555 and 5560 and appeal refs APP/F5540/W/17/3180962 and APP/F5540/Z/17/3173208) Update 25/09/2018 The Inspector asked the Kew Society, as a Rule 6 participant in the Inquiry, for comments on the decision by the London Mayor to call in and reverse Hounslow Council’s decision on the…

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019
    10:30 amThe National Portrait Gallery

    We are delighted to offer members a talk at The National Portrait Gallery about Thomas Gainsborough’s career, from youth to maturity which tells the story of an 18th century provincial artist’s rise to metropolitan fame and fortune.

    Tickets cost £25 per person

    After the talk there is an opportunity to view the exhibition, featuring over 50 works, including some that have never been on public display in the UK before and offers a unique insight in the private life and motivations of one of Britain’s greatest artist.

    Gainsborough, King George III’s drawing master, was reported to have given Queen Charlotte drawing lessons, during the then fashionable rage for his eccentric style. She also owned a number of his landscape drawings.

    Gainsborough often visited his friend Joshua Kirby, who had been appointed Clerk of Works to George III, staying at no.25 Kew Green and chose to be buried in a modest tomb in St Anne’s churchyard.

    The National Portrait Gallery offers step-free access via the shop entrance on St Martin’s Place and a ramp at the Orange Street entrance. The lecture theatre is also wheelchair accessible. However, the nearest underground stations of Leicester Square and the Embankment do not have lifts.

    Click here to buy tickets online (with fees)

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