Environment – Current Issues

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electric Vehicle Charging Points Update 14/12/2017 In October 2016 we commented in support of Richmond Council’s policy on encouraging an increase in uptake of electric vehicles in the Borough. Much depends on finding suitable locations for electric vehicle charging points, convenient for residents. We commented on the proposal for a charging point at 214-245 Lower…

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 11/12/2018 To complement our efforts at Kew Gardens station to brighten the entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens with new planting, we have now funded and planted 4,600 bulbs in the Kew Road grass verges, opposite the Victoria Gate entrance to the Gardens. We are…

Air Quality

December 2017 Update from Professor Roger Mason The Kew Society is very actively engaged in pressing for action to improve our air quality. We have commented on Richmond Council’s draft action plan to improve air quality in the Borough and on the London Mayor’s proposals for London as a whole. You can see our responses…

Policy Consultations by the London Mayor: air quality

London’s Environment Strategy Consultation Update 05/12/2017 We have commented on the London’s Mayor’s Environment Strategy consultation which includes proposals on improving air quality. You can see our response here: Kew Society response to London Mayor’s consultation on environment final Consultation on closure of Sovereign Gate Police Station, Richmond Update 19/09/2017 The Mayor’s Office is consulting on…

Way finding in Kew

Way finding in Kew Pedestrian accessibility improvements Update 27/10/2017 Richmond Council have started a public consultation on plans to improve the way finding from Kew Gardens station to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Separate but related plans are being developed to improve signage which we hope to see soon (see the background to this below)….

Kew Gardens Station Platforms planting

Planting Kew Gardens Station Platforms Update 27/09/2017 The awards ceremony for the Richmond in Bloom competition was held last night and we are delighted that we won the Villages in Bloom award and received a Silver Gilt certificate. All the hard work has been worth it! We are giving some thought to how we might…

Graffiti

Graffiti along the rail track between Kew and Richmond Update 05/12/2017 Network Rail have finally painted over the graffiti on the rail track side of the houses on North Avenue, visible from North Road. We understand that work is also being undertaken to remove the graffiti along the rail track in Richmond. We are continuing…

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 27/10/2017 The Richmond Heathrow Campaign (RHC) has responded to two more consultations. One, the first of 4 aviation strategy consultations by the Department for Transport, entitled ‘Beyond the Horizon – The Future of UK Aviation – A Call for Evidence on a New Strategy’. It covered the following topics: helping the…

NEWS

Bulb planting on Kew Road
Bulb planting on Kew Road: making a Bigger Splash Update 11/12/2018 To complement our efforts [more]
December 2017 Update from Professor Roger Mason The Kew Society is very actively engaged in press [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Mon
    16
    Oct
    2017
    7pm - 8.30pmThe National Archives

     

    West London Waste and Recycling team gave an eye-opening presentation to Kew Society members in July 2016.

    We have asked for a follow-up meeting to check what progress has been made or changes are afoot to implement new initiatives.

    This is your opportunity to get direct answers on the basic upkeep and services of the Kew area.

    How does this area fit with national policy? Can we do anything better? What hasn't worked?

    Don't miss this important talk by Emma Hall from The West London Waste Authority who has kindly agreed to come and talk to Kew Society members about the impact of waste on our community. Come along with your ideas and questions.

    Doors open at 6.30pm & talk starts at 7pm.

    Link to the West London Waste Authority