Environment – Archive

Richmond Council consultation on St Luke’s play area

St Luke’s Play area Update 23/05/2016 Richmond Council are consulting on improvements to the play area at St Luke’s, just off Sandycombe Road. Take a look and have your say by 6th June: https://consultation.richmond.gov.uk/environment/st-lukes/consult_view  

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 via…

Parks Customer Satisfaction Survey 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 like to see, and inform spending on…

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 for…

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 invited…

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 this…

Sandycombe Road Traffic Calming

Update 25/05/2016 The final part of the work by Richmond Council at the junction of Sandycombe Road with High Park Road and Lichfield Road is about to start. This includes the laying of anti-skid material to the top of the raised table and heritage gravel surfacing on the footways.  For the works to be undertaken…

A New Map on Kew Plaza

Update 24/6/2015 Baroness Tonge unveiled the new map on Kew Plaza this morning. All those who took part in the project were present – The National Archives, their contractors, Bouygues who generously re-furbished the structure holding the map pro bono, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Kew Residents Association and Richmond Council as well as those…

Kew Green

Use of Kew Green Update 26/10/2016 We were asked by Richmond Council for comments on the use of Kew Green for “buggy-fit” fitness classes. We agreed the use by the applicant, Push-a-Bye Baby Ltd, with conditions proposed by the Council including on times and a review in the Spring. We asked for the use to…

Kew Road Coach Parking

Coach Parking on Kew Road Update 1/9/2014 Richmond Council have included in the Village Plan for Kew a commitment to review coach parking on Kew Road to improve traffic flow. Update 25/4/2014 We have discussed this issue again with The Royal Botaanic Gardens. Though there is no immediate solution to more appropriate parking, we hope that…

NEWS

Designation of new conservation area in Kew Update 26/04/2017 In 2015, the Council undertook a [more]
Way finding in Kew Update 16/12/2016 Richmond Council have been in touch with us to discuss th [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    03
    May
    2017
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

     Talk by Simon Inglis (author, Played in London)

    Putney to Kew

    "Charting the heritage of the world’s most historic watercourse”

    Everyone knows that the University Boat Race starts at Putney and ends at Mortlake. But why? And what effect has this quirk of sporting history had upon the Surrey and Middlesex banks of the Thames between two famous points?

    In this illustrated lecture, author and historian Simon Inglis – editor of the English Heritage series, Played in Britain – takes us on a lively tour of the boathouses, bridges pubs, embankments and landmarks that line the river between Putney and Kew, interweaving architecture with sporting, social and urban history, with a bit of Michael Jackson and AP Herbert thrown in for good measure.

    Tickets on the door £3 Members & £5 non members