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

Changes to London Transport routes Update 20/07/2017 Transport for London have opened a consul [more]
Telephone Boxes Telephone Box outside Lloyds Pharmacy in Kew Village (ref 17/1948/TEL) Update [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Sun
    13
    Aug
    2017
    10:00 amLondon Wetland Centre Barnes

    We are delighted to offer our Members the opportunity to join our guide, who is also a Kew Society Member, on an early Sunday morning tour of the London Wetland Centre in Barnes. We will meet at 9.45 am at the Visitors Centre entrance, ready for a 10am guided tour to learn more about otters, water birds, ducks, dragonflies, water voles and lapwings - mixed in with snippets about planting, wildlife and their habitats. this is a perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful open-air walkways among the lakes and pools of this 105 acre site, perfect for spotting birds and other wildlife residents. Comfortable walking shoes advised.

    Following the tour you are welcome to stay on and enjoy the London Wetland Centre, take a relaxing break in the cafes or indulge in some retail therapy at the gift shop.  The area is fully accessible with ample nearby car parking, wide flat paths and accessible hides and sensory gardens. Only assistance dogs are permitted on site.

    Tickets cost £12.50 for a Kew Society Member ticket, £9.50 for a Kew Society Member concession ticket and £7.50 for children (under 16)

    Click here to book tickets with debit/credit card  (with fees)

    Click here to download the form to pay by cheque (no fees)

    Please email Sue May at events@kewsociety.org if you have any questions

    For further information about The Wetlands Centre please follow this link

    For a map of the Wetlands Centre please follow this link