Category Archives: Environment – current

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. Have your say by 17th September here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/elizabeth-line/

As one of our member’s has pointed out, Kew would benefit from a modification of the bus route to connect with Acton Main line, our nearest Elizabeth Line station; a point you might want to make yourself.

Signage

Way finding in Kew Update 16/12/2016 Richmond Council have been in touch with us to discuss their proposals for improving the signage around Kew Gardens station to the Royal Botanic Gardens, the National Archives, and Mortlake Crematorium which we have suggested, in our experience, are the key destinations visitors look for alongside Kew Green, KewContinue 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

Graffiti

Graffiti along the rail track between Kew and Richmond Update 20/07/2017 New graffiti has appeared on the rail track side of the buildings in North Avenue, visible from North Road. We have asked Network Rail to remove it and to review again security measures to  prevent trespass. Update 25/02/2017 We are pleased to see thatContinue 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 05/04/2017 The Richmond Heathrow Campaign (RHC)  has responded to the consultation by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on the economic regulation of the new runway and capacity expansion at Heathrow. There will be a further consultation by the CAA in June and a final report in November 2017. The regulation aimsContinue Reading

NEWS

Changes to London Transport routes Update 20/07/2017 Transport for London have opened a consul [more]
63 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref 16/2307/FUL and 16/4845/PS192 and 17/0870/FUL) Update 3 [more]

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