Environment – Current Issues

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, Kew…

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,…

Kew Gardens Station Platforms planting

Planting Kew Gardens Station Platform Update 05/04/2017 We have entered the station platforms project together with the little garden at the corner of North Road and High Park Rise and the planter/bench outside the Kew Greenhouse cafe for the Richmond in Bloom awards. All are being maintained and enhanced by members of the Kew Society….

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 Kew…

Graffiti

Graffiti along the rail track between Kew and Richmond Update 25/02/2017 We are pleased to see that the grafitti on the railway bridge over the Mortlake Road has been removed. Update 27/01/2017 The graffiti on the buildings in North Avenue on the rail track side, visible from North Road, has been removed as well as…

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 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 aims…

NEWS

Way finding in Kew Update 16/12/2016 Richmond Council have been in touch with us to discuss th [more]
Kew Gardens Station Platforms planting
Planting Kew Gardens Station Platform Update 05/04/2017 We have entered the station platforms [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