Environment – Current Issues

Kew Gardens Station Pedestrian accessibility improvements

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. We were pleased that Richmond Council engaged with us before…

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 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 28/10/2017 We are continuing, with the help of Zac Goldsmith MP to press for action by Network Rail to remove the graffiti along the rail track, and now also on the railway bridge over Kew Road, and to improve security. It is disappointing that Network…

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…

Sandycombe Road Traffic Calming

Update 29/10/2017 We have been looking into the road works currently underway on Sandycombe Road  and understand this may be the next stage in implementation of the traffic calming measures on which Richmond Council consulted in 2015 and for which funding seems now to have been identified. You can see the outcome of the consultation…

Policy consultations by Richmond Council: Air Quality

Richmond Council’s Air Quality Action Plan Update 27/10/2017 We have commented on Richmond Council’s Action Plan to improve air quality in the Borough. You can see the comments we made here Air Quality Action Plan Richmond consultation response .doc final Air quality is a major concern in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thanes (LBRuT) as…

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

Pedestrian accessibility improvements Update 27/10/2017 Richmond Council have started a public [more]
Kew Pond
The story of Kew Pond Update 20/09/2017 Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pon [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017
    6.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives

    Following a fascinating presentation by Professor Roger Mason earlier this year, the Kew Society have invited Roger to present an update to our members on this incredibly important subject.

    The meeting will provide an update of recent air pollution activities in Kew, including the "Clear Air for Schools" project in the summer and the Kew Society member's project investigating pollution levels outside their houses.

    It will also briefly review recent national and local government policies which impact on our future air quality including the London Mayor's "Transport Strategy", his "Environment Strategy", and Richmond Council's Air Quality Action Plan 2017-2022". 

    Tickets available on the door – All welcome.

    Kew Society members  £3 & non-members  £5