Environment – Current Issues

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…

London Mayor’s consultation on police stations

Consultation on closure of Sovereign Gate Police Station, Richmond Update 19/09/2017 The Mayor’s Office is consulting on closures of police stations across the capital, including Sovereign Gate in Richmond where the neighbourhood team for Kew Ward, and 2  other adjacent Wards, is based. If closed, the team will be based in Twickenham. See the consultation…

Way finding in Kew

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, Kew…

Kew Gardens Station Platforms planting

Planting Kew Gardens Station Platform Update 25/07/2017 The planting project at Kew Gardens station was officially launched this morning. The idea to transform the overgrown areas of the station into a riot of colour came from Kew Society Chair, Caroline Brock. The project has taken two years to complete and is a collaboration between the…

Graffiti

Graffiti along the rail track between Kew and Richmond Update 08/09/2017 Zac Goldsmith MP has confirmed that he is raising the issue of graffiti for us with Network Rail and is asking for urgent action. Update 02/09/2017 Having said, on the 19th July, that they would look into the new graffiti, Network Rail have not…

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 – our…

Heathrow

Heathrow expansion proposals Update 07/09/2017 The Government have today announced that there will be a further consultation on the draft Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) to take account of the revised evidence base for the policy decision  – the revised aviation demand forecasts and the Government’s final air quality plan. The timetable for this new…

Kew Road Coach Parking

Coach Parking on Kew Road Update 30/08/2017 At the suggestion of the Kew Residents Association we have worked together to prepare a new detailed report with some positive suggestions on how coach parking along Kew Road could be changed to improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. We have sent the report to Richmond Council…

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Richmond Community Awards
Richmond Community awards Update 23/09/2017 We nominated our very own Mary Done for a communit [more]
Consultation on closure of Sovereign Gate Police Station, Richmond Update 19/09/2017 The Mayor [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    You are invited to attend a public meeting on local air pollution.

    MASC (Make Air Safe & Clean) brings together on a single committee representatives of various local groups with interests in air pollution in the Borough of Richmond and neighbouring areas.

    The Kew Society is represented by Professor Roger Mason.

    Speakers :

    Prof Roger Mason on local air pollution and health

    Caroline Russell AM, GLA, on the London mayor's Action Plan

    Jason Andrews, LBRuT EH Pollution Manager on Richmond Council's Action Plan

     

    Question and Answer session will follow with

    Cllr Peter Buckwell LBRuT Cabinet Member for Highways

    Cllr Pamela Fleming LBRuT Cabinet Member for Environment.