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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Event Information:

  • Fri
    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 delighted to offer Kew Society Members a  'behind the scenes' guided tour of The National Archives.

    There are two tours available on Friday 19th August at 11am & 11.15am - (Now full)

    And two tours available on Saturday 20th August at 11am & 11.15am - (Now full)

    The Tour will visit the repositories and reading rooms and view some original and historic public records. If any tour attendee have a particular area of interest amongst the records held at the venue (e.g. local area history) please let us know at the time of booking. The National Archives have offered to check if there are any original records that can be produced for viewing during the tour.

    The tours are fully accessible but do require walking fitness as it is a large building even on the flat! Tours last approximately one hour.