About The Kew Society

About The Kew Society

The Kew Society, which is more than 100 years old, is an influential organisation dedicated to enhancing the beauty and character of Kew with its historic legacy of buildings and green spaces.

In 1987 the Kew Society became a registered charity.

Main Aims of The Kew Society

Main Aims of The Kew Society

To review all planning applications in Kew with special regard to the architectural integrity and character of the neighbourhood.

To play an active role in the improvement of local amenities.

Keeping residents in touch with what is happening in their community.

To achieve its aims The Kew Society

To achieve its aims The Kew Society

Works closely with Local Government Councillors and the local Member of Parliament

Monitors all the planning applications and comments as needed

Makes representations to public and private organisations

Works with other organisations involved with local environmental issues including our green spaces, the towpath, pollution and aircraft noise.

Committee and Volunteers

Committee and Volunteers

The Kew Society is run by unpaid volunteers.  The Executive Committee meets eleven times a year while sub-committees look after particular areas of interest.

The Society organises community events including parties, picnics, lectures and outings and produces the Kew Society Newsletter with information about general local issues, events, planning matters and forthcoming activities.

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • 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 members of this English Heritage building.

    Marble Hill was built for Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk, the mistress of George II and the architects were Lord Herbert and Roger Morris. The house was built between 1724 and 1729 and is an outstanding example of the English Palladian style.

    The house and gardens were intended as an Arcadian retreat from crowded 18th-century London. Its grand interiors have been exquisitely restored and recreated and include a fine collection of paintings of the English 18th century school.

    John lead us on a fascinating tour, all the more special as we had the whole house to ourselves!