Category Archives: Environment – Archive

Kew Pond

The story of Kew Pond

Update 20/09/2017

Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pond, on the north east corner of Kew Green, and how it is maintained today by local volunteers working with Richmond Council. We are featuring it in our latest Newsletter but here is a longer article all about its history, how it was saved from being filled in, and how it is looked after today by the Friends of Kew Pond, led by Diana Dunrossil, as a well loved part of the unique heritage of Kew :Kew Pond History

Elizabeth Line

Changes to London Transport routes Update 20/07/2017 Transport for London have opened a consultation on changes to bus routes in anticipation of the opening of the new Elizabeth line from 2018. The changes include shortening the 391 bus route so that it finishes at Hammersmith rather than Sands End, Fulham and reduced frequency of service.Continue Reading

Waste & Recycling

Update 08/09/2016 Following up on key points raised at the talk we arranged on waste and recycling, we wrote to Councillor Fleming to ask whether something could be done to make access to recycling of small electrical goods and textiles easier, through kerbside collections,particularly for those who cannot easily get to the Townmead Road recycling centre,Continue Reading

Trees in Kew

Update 10/04/2017 Tree Management in Kew Richmond Council have confirmed that they will be planting over 500 trees across the Borough this year – a significant number. They expect to plant  between 500-1000 trees per annum for the foreseeable future to recover trees lost over decades. Update 02/04/2017 Kew Society talk on trees in the KewContinue Reading

Road Works – Kew Bridge Repairs

Repairs to Kew Bridge and Hammersmith Bridge Update 01/02/2017 In addition the the works on Kew Bridge, Hammersmith and Fulham Council in partnership with TfL will be undertaking essential maintenance work on Hammersmith Bridge. The bridge will be closed during February Half term, Saturday 11 February until Monday 20 February. Motorists will be diverted viaContinue Reading

Parks Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015

Parks Customer Satisfaction Survey Update 19/01/2015 Richmond Council has launched the Biannual Customer Satisfaction Survey for 2015 to run from the 19th Oct – 8th Nov 2015. The aim of the survey is to assess overall satisfaction within our parks and highlight any areas for improvement. It will help the Council understand what residents would likeContinue Reading

Towpath maintenance and improvement

Update 23/11/2016 Proposed tree works along the towpath The Port of London Authority have published plans for more proposed tree works on the towpath between Beverley Brook and Kew commencing late January/February 2017.  Any comments or concerns please contact James Trimmer, Director of Planning & Environment, PLA james.trimmer@pla.co.uk or environment@kewsociety.org. See the documents below forContinue Reading

Flood Risk

Richmond Council are seeking the views of residents, groups and businesses on their draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS). The responses provided from this consultation will help shape the final Strategy document, which will be implemented to manage flood risk across the borough. There is also an on line survey which you are invitedContinue Reading

George Monbiot, environmental trust talk

February 10th 2015, 7-9pm,  Duke Street Church, Richmond, TW9 1DH Author, journalist and environmentalist, George Monbiot is to give a short talk for the environmental trust about his fascinating ideas around ‘Rewilding’ before taking questions from the audience. For a taster of what George Monbiot will talk about, please take a few minutes to read thisContinue Reading

NEWS

St Luke's House open space makeover Update 12/12/2017 The little garden adjacent to St Luke's [more]
Kew Pond
The story of Kew Pond Update 20/09/2017 Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pon [more]

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