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Bulb planting on Kew Road

Bulb planting on Kew Road: making a Bigger Splash

Update 11/12/2018

To complement our efforts at Kew Gardens station to brighten the entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens with new planting, we have now funded and planted 4,600 bulbs in the Kew Road grass verges, opposite the Victoria Gate entrance to the Gardens. We are grateful to Richard Wilford at the Botanic Gardens for his suggestions on the best bulbs to plant to tie in with their own planting, to Richmond Council for agreeing we could do this, and to their contractors, Continental Landscapes Ltd, for ordering the bulbs for us and working alongside us, pro bono, to complete the planting which we could not have done alone. Six Kew Society volunteers worked hard with Continental Landscapes Ltd to complete the work in November.

 

This is how the area looked last Spring, on either side of the pedestrian crossing entrance:

 

Keep your eyes peeled for a much Bigger Splash, we hope, this coming Spring!

Air Quality

December 2017 Update from Professor Roger Mason The Kew Society is very actively engaged in pressing for action to improve our air quality. We have commented on Richmond Council’s draft action plan to improve air quality in the Borough and on the London Mayor’s proposals for London as a whole. You can see our responsesContinue Reading

Policy Consultations by the London Mayor: air quality

London’s Environment Strategy Consultation Update 05/12/2017 We have commented on the London’s Mayor’s Environment Strategy consultation which includes proposals on improving air quality. You can see our response here: Kew Society response to London Mayor’s consultation on environment final Consultation on closure of Sovereign Gate Police Station, Richmond Update 19/09/2017 The Mayor’s Office is consulting onContinue Reading

Way finding in Kew

Way finding in Kew Pedestrian accessibility improvements Update 27/10/2017 Richmond Council have started a public consultation on plans to improve the way finding from Kew Gardens station to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Separate but related plans are being developed to improve signage which we hope to see soon (see the background to this below).Continue Reading

Graffiti

Graffiti along the rail track between Kew and Richmond Update 05/12/2017 Network Rail have finally painted over the graffiti on the rail track side of the houses on North Avenue, visible from North Road. We understand that work is also being undertaken to remove the graffiti along the rail track in Richmond. We are continuingContinue Reading

National Park City

Kew Society support for the Greater London National Park City We have added our support to this initiative which aims to identify Greater London as a National Park. Though London would not have the same legal status as other National Parks, it would emphasis the value that we put on our natural heritage – ourContinue Reading

Heathrow

Heathrow expansion proposals Update 27/10/2017 The Richmond Heathrow Campaign (RHC) has responded to two more consultations. One, the first of 4 aviation strategy consultations by the Department for Transport, entitled ‘Beyond the Horizon – The Future of UK Aviation – A Call for Evidence on a New Strategy’. It covered the following topics: helping theContinue Reading

Sandycombe Road Traffic Calming

Update 29/10/2017 We have been looking into the road works currently underway on Sandycombe Road  and understand this may be the next stage in implementation of the traffic calming measures on which Richmond Council consulted in 2015 and for which funding seems now to have been identified. You can see the outcome of the consultationContinue Reading

Policy Consultations by Richmond Council: air quality

Richmond Council’s Air Quality Action Plan Update 27/10/2017 We have commented on Richmond Council’s Action Plan to improve air quality in the Borough. You can see the comments we made here Air Quality Action Plan Richmond consultation response .doc final Air quality is a major concern in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thanes (LBRuT) asContinue Reading

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Bulb planting on Kew Road
Bulb planting on Kew Road: making a Bigger Splash Update 11/12/2018 To complement our efforts [more]
December 2017 Update from Professor Roger Mason The Kew Society is very actively engaged in press [more]

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