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 nearby Citroen site, approving the redevelopment. We have commented to say that the Secretary of State should review the Chiswick Curve and the Citroen site together as both proposed developments would adversely affect the area, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. You can see the comments we submitted here: Kew Society comments on Citroen site in relation to the Chiswick Curve

Update 13/07/2018

We now have confirmation that the Inspector will submit his report to the Secretary of State on or before 22 October 2018. Once submitted we will be told of the expected timetable for the Secretary of State’s decision.

The Inspector also asked for any further comments on the application in light of the newly published revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). We drew attention to relevant parts of the NPPF on air quality concerns.

Update 08/07/2018

Closing submissions by the appellant and Rule 6 Parties were completed on Friday 6th July. You can see our submission here: Closing Submission by the Kew Society

The Inspector will now be making site visits. We will be notified of the target date for submission of the Inspector’s report to the Secretary of State within 10 working days of the close of the Inquiry. Once the Secretary of State receives the submission, we will be notified of the timetable set for the Secretary of State’s decision.

Update 02/07/2018

A revised timetable for this Inquiry has now been published which you can see here:  Inquiry Programme 2 7 18

Update 01/07/2018

The start time for this Inquiry has been brought forward each day to 09.30 rather than 10.00. There are also some changes to the times for cross examinations. As soon as we have a new programme we will share it here.

Update 14/06/2018

A further timetable revision for this public inquiry is available here: Inquiry Programme 13 6 18

Update 12/06/2018

The Inquiry started today with opening statements, including from the Kew Society. Several of your Committee attended and thank you to other members who came along too. There is a revised timetable which you can see here:

Inquiry Programme 12 6 18

The timetable may well change again so keep an eye out but do come along if you can so there is no doubt about public concern.

Update 06/06/2018

A revised timetable is available for this Public Inquiry, starting this coming Tuesday 12th June. You can see it here

Inquiry Programme 5 6 18

The timetable may change, but the Kew Society expects to make its opening statement on Tuesday 12th June alongside the London Borough of Hounslow, Historic England, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, all opposing the development. We expect to be speaking again on several dates as shown in the programme, subject to timetable changes. The Skyline Campaign, the London Forum, representing amenity groups across London, and 4 local amenity groups  like ours, north of the river, will also be speaking against the development. We welcome members support at the inquiry which is open to all to come along and hear the evidence presented.

Update 02/06/2018

The Kew Society has submitted its proofs of evidence for this appeal inquiry. We support points made by others against this development and have focused our evidence on the traffic and air quality issues. You can see what we have said in the 3 documents here:

Final Chiswick Curve Inquiry TKS 1 B Summary

Final Proof Chiswick Curve Inquiry TKS 1 A

Final Chiswick Curve Inquiry TKS 1 C evidence appendix

Update 24/04/2018

The Kew Society is due to give evidence at this appeal Inquiry on 21st June. The Inquiry opens on 12th June at Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road, Brentford TW8 8DW and is expected to finish on 4th July.Other organisations appearing at the Inquiry to give evidence against the development include Hounslow Council on 12th-14th June, Historic England on 14th-15th June, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on 19th-20th June, the London Forum, community groups – Brentford Community Council, West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society, Friends of Gunnersbury Park, and Strand on the Green Association – and individuals on 21st June, as well as the Kew Society. The developer, Starbones, will present their evidence on 26th-28th June and s.106 conditions will be examined on 29th June. Closing submissions will be made on 4th July.The exact timings can change but this is the current expectation. You can view any changes to the timetable in the documents section of this website: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?Caseid=3180962&CoID=0

On the basis of analysis of the Statements of Case and the application materials for this appeal Inquiry the Inspector has  confirmed that the main issues he will examine in relation to Appeal A (Chiswick Curve) are:

  1. the effect of the proposals on the character and appearance of the area (the design effect);
  2. the effect of the proposals on the setting and thereby the significance of a range of designated heritage assets (the heritage issue);
  3. the acceptability or otherwise of the affordable housing provision (the affordable housing issue);
  4. whether the proposal would provide reasonable living conditions for prospective occupiers in terms of access, amenity space, and air quality, in particular (the living conditions issue);
  5. whether any other impacts can be successfully mitigated (the s.106 issue); and
  6. any other matters including the impact on the living conditions of nearby residents (other matters).

For Appeal B – advertising hoardings on the proposed building – the main issues will be impact of the proposal on amenity and public safety.

Proofs of evidence and statements of common ground will be submitted by 8 May.

This appeal is very significant for west London and heritage sites in the area, including the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Update 03/03/2018

The Kew Society, which has Rule 6 status for this Inquiry, is submitting its Statement of Case and will appear at the Inquiry which is scheduled to last 15 days from 12th to 29th June. There is a preliminary hearing on 20th March.

Update 13/12/2017

We are pleased to see that the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have also been granted Rule 6 status to appear at the appeal hearing. Historic England submitted its Statement of Case against the development on 9th November.

Update 27/10/2017

This appeal has now been called in for decision by the Secretary of State, This means that instead of writing a decision, the Planning Inspector will prepare a report and recommendation, which will be forwarded to the Secretary of State. Our request to participate in the pre-inquiry hearing under Rule 6 (6) has been accepted.  The pre-inquiry hearing with the Inspector is now scheduled for 20 March 2018 and the decision is likely to be made in June 2018.

Zac Goldsmith MP has objected as has Ruth Cadbury MP (Brentford and Isleworth),

Update 22/08/2017

The developers, Starbones Ltd, are now appealing the decision of Hounslow Council to turn down their application. We are considering further representations for the appeal inquiry which may last 3 days or more.

Update 20/07/2017

The application (Hounslow ref P/2017/1361 or 00505/EY/P19) for 2 large LED screens on a single tall pole on the Chiswick Curve site was fortunately turned down by Hounslow on 31 May 2017. Starbones may yet appeal as they have done for the refused “on-building” LED screens earlier refused for the Chiswick Curve application.

Update 14/01/2017

Although slightly revised by the developer after their initial 2015 application, the proposal for a massive triple tower (32 storeys – 120 metres at its highest) skyscraper at Chiswick Roundabout has at last, unanimously, been turned down by Hounslow planning committee.    The project would have involved over 320 residential flats, offices, retail/restaurant units with 3 large electronic advertising displays, all on a tiny site at the entrance to B & Q.    The structures would have towered over west London impacting the views from both Kew Green Conservation Area and the Royal Botanic Gardens.   Local amenity societies north of the river were also active in their opposition and Barbara Weiss of the “Skyline” campaign spoke against it at a public meeting against the project coordinated by the societies, including The Kew Society.   This may not mean the end of adventurous proposals for this site, but at least there may be a pause for thought.

Update 04/01/2017

This application is to be considered at Hounslow Council’s Planning Committee on 12th January. We understand that the recommendation from Council officers is for refusal.

Update 02/12/2016

An amended application has been submitted slightly reducing the number of flats and reducing the large LED advertising screens from 4 to 3.

Update 28/04/2016

Public meeting held 27 April 2016

A public meeting was held on 27 April to discuss what is now being called the Chiswick Curve. Here is an audience photo of the well-attended and lively meeting. Hounslow Council are still considering the application.

meeting

Attached is a draft press release of the proceedings.

DRAFT PRESS RELEASE

 

Update 11/04/2016

Public Meeting, Wednesday 27th April 7.30pm at St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park, Chiswick. W4 1TT (close to Turnham Green Tube Station). Andrea Lee, a Healthy Air Campaigner with Client Earth will speak on Air Quality and Barbara Weiss, the architect and co-founder of the Skyline Campaign will speak on Tall Buildings. The meeting will be chaired by Rowan Moore, architecture critic of the Observer.

Come to this meeting to hear from key speakers and express your views on this 32 storey residential skyscraper proposal. See poster for more details

Poster with details

 Update 09/02/2016

We have submitted our objections to this development, including the proposed illuminated advertising on the building facades. You can see what we have said on the tower blocks and the advertising below;

Chiswick Curve objections

Chiswick Curve Advertising objection

We are very pleased to see that Richmond Council has also raised strong objections. You can read their letter here.

Richmond Council Objection letter (scroll to the last paragraph)

Remarkably, and unlike most Councils, it is not possible to view on Hounslow Council’s website all the comments made on planning applications. We know that many objections have been made on the Chiswick Curve – at least 400 in fact we have been told by Hounslow Council.

Surely this lack of transparency should be addressed by Hounslow in the interests of proper community engagement. The community has a right to know the issues being raised and the strength of the arguments made on which, presumably, the Council will base its decision.In the meantime local amenity societies have agreed to coordinate copies of their objections so they can all be seen publicly on the Brentford Community Council website: http://www.brentfordcc.org.uk/

A petition objecting the the proposal has been started which you can find here.

Link to the Chiswick Curve on the Hounslow Planning website

Update 13/01/2016.

A planning application has now been submitted for 31 and 24 storey tower blocks at a site opposite the B&Q on Chiswick roundabout. We will be objecting and liaising with other community groups in Hounslow. Hounslow Council’s website is far less transparent than Richmond’s in that it does not show comments made on applications – something we have suggested community groups in Hounslow raise with their Council. You can however see the application here.

Potential skyscrapers in Brentford

You may have seen the recent press coverage of proposals for a new skyscraper near Chiswick roundabout to rival some of the tallest buildings in London. We contacted Hounslow Council to ask what was proposed here and how any such proposal could be considered compatible with the Council’s policies on appropriate developments sensitive to the character of local surroundings. We have also involved our local MP, local ward Councillors and Richmond Council officials.  Hounslow have advised that no application has been made as yet but that the developers have sought confidential pre-application advice. We have made the point to Hounslow that if the developer considers this proposal is in any way acceptable in this area, the Council should look again at its draft Local Plan to reconsider the clarity of its statements on the need to respect the character of the area and the impact of high rise buildings on vistas from the Thames foreshore, Gunnesbury Park, Syon Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens as well as other heritage sites in the area.

 

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EVENTS

  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2013

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

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2013

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

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2013

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

  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2013

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

  • Wed
    21
    Aug
    2013
    6:00 pmKew Gardens

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

  • Mon
    06
    Jan
    2014
    6:30 pmSt Anne's Church Kew Green

    Many thanks to all who organised yet another fabulous 12th Night Party.

    We had almost 70 people enjo

  • Fri
    21
    Feb
    2014
    10:45 amKew Gardens

    Sara Redstone, Plant Health & Quarantine Officer at The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew kindly offered

  • Sat
    29
    Mar
    2014
    11:00 amMarble Hill House, Twickenham

    John Moses, Chairman of the Marble Hill Society, kindly offered to lead a private tour for our membe

  • Wed
    30
    Apr
    2014
    1:15 pmRichmond Park

    Our spring season of events began with a wonderful tour of the Royal Ballet School in April, which h

  • Thu
    15
    May
    2014
    7:30 pmThe Barn Church, Atwood Avenue.

    A very popular Hustings was once again hosted by The Kew Society and expertly chaired by Malcolm Wel

  • Sat
    14
    Jun
    2014
    7:00 pmKew gardens

    Fun at Sunset for all the family!

    We were extremely lucky to be given the opportunity to host a picn

  • Mon
    22
    Sep
    2014
    5:00 pmKew Gardens

    Exclusive Members only walk with Tony Kirkham, Head of the Aboretum.

    We were thrilled when Tony agre

  • Wed
    15
    Oct
    2014
    6:45 pmBarn Church, Attwood Avenue

    The Kew Society AGM was held on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at the Barn Church, Attwood Avenue.

    The

  • Mon
    10
    Nov
    2014
    8:00 pmGood Wine Shop in Kew

    Pippa Hayward from the Good Wine Shop in Kew devised an introductory wine course especially Kew Soci

  • 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

  • Wed
    06
    Jan
    2016

    Dear Members

    We have decide to 'ring the changes' this year and hold a 'Leap into Spring' party on M

  • Mon
    08
    Feb
    2016
    7:30 pmSt Annes Church, Kew Green

    'Zoffany in Kew'

    The Kew Society is delighted to be joining with the Friends of St Anne's and The Ri

  • Tue
    01
    Mar
    2016
    7pm - 9.30pmSt Anne's Church, Kew Green

    David Weeks

    Kew Society members & guests celebrated the 1st day of Spring with a wonderful party and a bit of a

  • Mon
    14
    Mar
    2016
    7pm-8.30pmSt Annes Church Hall

    David Allister, Richmond Council Head of Parks and Open spaces gave an excellent talk to the Kew Soc

  • Wed
    04
    May
    2016
    7:00 pmSt Anne's Church Hall, Kew Green.

    Don't miss this fascinating talk on Capability Brown, or to address him correctly,  Lancelot Brown, 

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016
    11:00 amSyon Park, Brentford.

    Private Tour of Syon House and Garden

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Following on with the theme from the talk on May 4th, The Kew

  • Sun
    22
    May
    2016
    11 am - 2 pmMeet outside the Cricketers Pub, Kew Green

    'Thames Towpath Clearance'

    Volunteers are needed for our first 'Thames Towpath Clearance'. We are ai

  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2016
    11am - 6pmKew Green

    The Kew Society has been running another photographic competition with the junior schools of Kew,

    Th

  • Wed
    20
    Jul
    2016
    6.30pm - 8.30pmThe National Archives

    The talk by Emma Hall and Roger St Paul, West London Waste Authority,
    on Waste and Recycling was the

  • Sun
    07
    Aug
    2016
    10am - 2pmKew Village

    Kew Village Market Aug 2016

    We had a great morning at the Kew Village Market with many members coming to chat and we signed up

  • Wed
    10
    Aug
    2016
    9am - 6pmCamberley

    Sandhurst tour

    Sandhurst horse

    Wednesday 10th August found a happy band of members up with the lark to board their coach and trav

  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2016
    Sat
    20
    Aug
    2016
    10:45 amThe National Archives

    These tours are now full. We hope that we will be able to book more dates in the future.

    We are deli

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    12 noonKew Green

    The Kew Society will be having fun at the Kew Horticultural Show, now in its 72nd year!

    Come and see

  • Mon
    19
    Sep
    2016
    7:00 pmSt Annes Church

    Explore inside St Anne’s

    The Kew Society is pleased to offer an opportunity to tour the interior of

  • Fri
    23
    Sep
    2016

    The Kew Society is delighted to offer the opportunity of a non-stop return river cruise  aboard the

  • Mon
    10
    Oct
    2016
    6:45 pmThe National Archives

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

    We will welc

  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    Restoration of The Great Pagoda

    Talk by the Royal Historic Palaces about the project to conserve the

  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2016
    6:45 pmThe National Archives

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

    We will welc

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2016
    7:15 pmJodrell Theatre, Kew Garden

    Melvyn Bragg

    We are delighted that Melvyn Bragg has offered to give a talk to our members about how he first bec

  • Tue
    29
    Nov
    2016
    7:30 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond

    The Richmond Society and The Kew Society are jointly hosting a By-Election Hustings.

    Free Admission

  • Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017
    11am & 11.15amThe National Archives

    The National Archives 'Behind the Scenes' tours  on January 21st are sold out. Three further dates a

  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2017
    6:30 pmThe National Archives

    Wednesday February 22nd 2017

    Alexander Road by Caroline Blomfiedl 2011

    (Photo by Caroline Blomfield 2011)

    At the National Archives, Ruskin Av

  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017
    7:00 pmPriory Road Tennis Club House

    The Kew Society Annual Party is on Saturday February 25th, 7pm

    We are delighted to invite our member

  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    11:00 amThe National Archives

    These tours are now full.

    We will be requesting further dates soon.

    Please email Sue May at events@k

  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    Doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts at 7pm.

    'A Riverside View of Georgian London'

    'The past and

  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017
    11:00 amThe National Archives

    This tour is now full, we will be requesting new dates soon.

    Please email Sue May at events@kewsocie

  • Wed
    22
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    The Kew Society committee is calling an EGM to:

    1. approve the changes to the constitution of The Kew
  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    You are invited to attend a public meeting on local air pollution.

    MASC (Make Air Safe & Clean) brin

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    11am & 11.15amThe National Archives

     

    This tour is now fully booked.

    To add your name to the waiting list - click the link here 

    There a

  • Wed
    03
    May
    2017
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

     Talk by Simon Inglis (author, Played in London)

    Putney to Kew

    "Charting the heritage of the world’s

  • Fri
    02
    Jun
    2017
    6:15 pmKew Gardens at Elizabeth Gate, Kew Green.

    We are delighted to offer our members a private guided tour by The Historic Royal Places of The Kew

  • Mon
    05
    Jun
    2017
    7:30 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond. TW9 1DH

    Your chance to hear the local Parliamentary candidates' views and then ask your questions.

    Pre-submi

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    11am & 11.15amThe National Archives

    We are delighted that the National Archives have offered our members another two 'Behind the Scenes'

  • Sat
    17
    Jun
    2017
    11am - 6pmKew Green

    Once again the Kew Midsummer Fete is coming to Kew Green and The Kew Society will be having a stall.

  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
    6:00 pmPriory Road Tennis Club House

    The Kew Society Summer Party is on Saturday July 29th, 6pm

    We are delighted to invite our members an

  • Sun
    13
    Aug
    2017
    10:00 amLondon Wetland Centre Barnes

    We were delighted to have the chance to offer our Members the opportunity to enjoy an early Sunday m

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    10am - 4pmThe National Archives

    To celebrate 40 years in Kew, The National Archives are opening their doors. There will be many free

  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    Tour of the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic gardens, Kew by Ethobotanist and Curator

  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    Tour of the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic gardens, Kew by Ethobotanist and Curator

  • Mon
    16
    Oct
    2017
    7pm - 8.30pmThe National Archives

     

    West London Waste and Recycling team gave an eye-opening presentation to Kew Society members in Ju

  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017
    9:15 amWestminster

    Members are invited to enjoy a free tour of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and Westminster

  • Wed
    25
    Oct
    2017
    6:45 pmThe National Archives

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

    We will welc

  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017
    7pm - 8.30pmThe National Archives

    We are delighted that Lucinda Ganderton has agreed to talk to The Kew Society. She will reveal how Q

  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017
    6pm-9pmSt Winefrides Church Hall, Leyborne Park, Kew.

    As part of the next phase of the village planning process, the council are hosting a number of 'Ques

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017
    6.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives

    Following a fascinating presentation by Professor Roger Mason earlier this year, the Kew Society hav

  • 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

  • Mon
    14
    Jan
    2019
    8:00 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond. TW9 1DH

    We are delighted to be joining the The Richmond Local History Society to present this talk by Stephe

  • 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’