Environment – Current Issues

Elizabeth Line

Changes to London Transport routes Update 20/07/2017 Transport for London have opened a consultation on changes to bus routes in anticipation of the opening of the new Elizabeth line from 2018. The changes include shortening the 391 bus route so that it finishes at Hammersmith rather than Sands End, Fulham and reduced frequency of service….

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 20/07/2017 The judges for the Richmond Best Village in Bloom have now visited our competition entries at the corner of North Road and High Park Road (which we are now calling High Park Corner), the station platform areas and the planter/bench outside the Kew Greenhouse Cafe. We contacted all…

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 20/07/2017 New graffiti has appeared on the rail track side of the buildings in North Avenue, visible from North Road. We have asked Network Rail to remove it and to review again security measures to  prevent trespass. Update 25/02/2017 We are pleased to see that…

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

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