Environment – Archive

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electric Vehicle Charging Points Update 19/02/2018 Richmond Council are consulting on the location of more electric vehicle charging points in Kew and elsewhere in the Borough. You can see the proposals and have your say, by 11 March, here: https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/richmondecs/electric-vehicle-18/consult_view/ Update 18/01/2018 The rapid electric vehicle charging point at 241-245 Lower Richmond Road (ref 17/3687/FUL)…

Cycle Superhighway 9

Cycle Superhighway 9 Update 13/12/2017 Transport for London’s proposals for Cycle Superhighway 9 from Kensington Olympia to Brentford town centre has been the subject of much comment in the Evening Standard and elsewhere, most objecting on grounds that Chiswick High Road is not approprrate as the road is a relatively narrow traditional high street. There…

Bulb planting on Kew Road

Bulb planting on Kew Road: Making a Bigger Splash Update 25/05/2018 The flowering period for our bulbs has finished for this year but here are some photos showing how all our hard work paid off this Spring:                       If you scroll down you can see…

St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road Open Space

St Luke’s House open space makeover Update 12/12/2017 The little garden adjacent to St Luke’s House (Kew Studio) on Sandycombe Road is having a makeover. Richmond Council are asking for comments on the proposals. You can see the details here and have you say by 1 November: https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/parks-open-spaces/st-lukes-17/  

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…

Waste & Recycling

Waste and 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…

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  

Trees in Kew could do with your help

Tree Management in Kew Update 05/07/2018 Richmond Council planted over 600 trees over the last two years and though regularly watered, the exceptional long spell of hot dry weather is a challenge. If there is a new tree near you, please do help to  quench its thirst. You can see the Council’s appeal for support…

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…

Policy Consultations by Transport for London: Ultra Low Emission Zone and Low Emission Zone changes

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Changes Update 09/04/2018 The London Mayor has published his new Transport Strategy for London which you can see here: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/mayors-transport-strategy-2018.pdf He has not extended the ULEZ boundary as we and others suggested he should – the boundary along the North and South circular roads is not…

NEWS

Great Pagoda restoration, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018
    7pm (doors open at 6.30)The National Archives

    Picture by Caroline Blomfield

    The Kew Society is delighted to welcome Dr Lee Prosser and Polly Putnam, Curators of Historic Royal Palaces who will be talking about the two year restoration project to conserve the Great Pagoda. The building will start to be unwrapped soon ready for reopening this summer.

    Kew's iconic Pagoda was completed in 1762 by Sir William Chambers. The ten-storey octagonal structure is 163 ft high (almost 50 meters) and was designed at the height of the 18th century craze for chinoiserie in Georgian London. The original building was very colourful; the roofs being covered with varnished iron plates, with a dragon on each of its 80 corners.

    Tickets will be available at the door on the night.

    Kew Society members £3

    Non members : £6