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…

NEWS

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:

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

    We were delighted to have the chance to offer our Members the opportunity to enjoy an early Sunday morning tour of the London Wetland Centre in Barnes.

    The volunteer guides, Mike, who is also a Kew Society members, and Angela, led a fascinating tour and we learnt about otters, water birds, ducks, dragonflies, water voles and lapwings - mixed in with snippets about planting, wildlife and their habitats. It was 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. We were also blessed with the most beautiful weather.

    If you missed our tour we heartily recommend that you take some time to pop along. It is a wonderful facility right on our doorstep.

     

     

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