News

Here you’ll find the latest news about Kew – click on the items to get further details.

Telephone Boxes

Telephone Boxes Telephone Box outside Lloyds Pharmacy in Kew Village (ref 17/1948/TEL) Update 12/06/2017 We have objected to an application for a new telephone box on the pavement outside Lloyd’s Pharmacy in Kew Village. A similar application outside Tescos on the other side of Station Parade (ref 17/1349/TEL) has just been refused by Richmond Council….

Bell and Crown pub and restaurant

Bell and Crown pub and restaurant at Strand on the Green (Hounslow Council ref P/2017/1790) Update 12/06/2017 We discussed this application, to extend the first and second floors of this pub on the river Thames, with the Strand on the Green Association. The application was submitted despite the pre-application advice given by Hounslow Council’s conservation…

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 Road 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….

Kew Gardens Underground Station Ticket Office Closure

Kew Gardens Underground Station Ticket Office Closure Consultation Update 21/06/2017 The closure of Kew Gardens ticket office, as well as Gunnersbury ticket office, has now been confirmed for 5th July 2017. Two new ticket machines have been installed at Kew Gardens Station and Transport for London advise that the new machines can be used to:…

1-9 Sandycombe Road

1-9 Sandycombe Road Redevelopment proposals (ref APP/L5810/W/16/3158532, 16/4890/FUL and 16/4889/OUT) Update 23/06/2017 The appeal made by the developers against Richmond Council’s refusal of their application has been granted. You can see the Planning Inspector’s letter here: APPEAL DECISION 3158532 1-9 Sandycombe Road (1) Update 28/4/2017 The Appeal public inquiry has now concluded and we await the decision…

Local interests

Local Interests & Activities A comprehensive list of events and information about local organisations and businesses can be found on the KewTW9 web site. However, we sometimes receive requests to promote events of interest from other organisations. So please find a few here that you may like to follow up. Public Meeting: The future of local health…

110 North Road, Kew

110 North Road Update 10/05/2017 A new application (Richmond Council reference 17/1452/FUL) has been submitted for a cafe/piano bar on the ground floor of this property. Whilst there are attractions to having new facilities like this in Kew, the location of the property next door to residences and the long opening hours proposed are we…

Emerald Gardens and North Road Surgery move

Emerald Gardens (Old Inland Revenue Site, Ruskin Avenue Richmond Council ref 14/1488/FUL) Update 23/06/2017 Now that the purdah period around the General Election is finished we are back in touch with the Clinical Commissioning Group to press for action on resolving outstanding issues for the move of the North Road Surgery to Emerald Gardens. We…

NEWS

Telephone Boxes Telephone Box outside Lloyds Pharmacy in Kew Village (ref 17/1948/TEL) Update [more]
Bell and Crown pub and restaurant at Strand on the Green (Hounslow Council ref P/2017/1790) Upda [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    11am & 11.15amThe National Archives

    We are delighted that the National Archives have offered our members another two 'Behind the Scenes' tours that have proved very popular. The cost now is £11 for a members' only ticket. (The earlier tours were a trial price)

    This is a ticketed event. The National Archives has confirmed that tours are fully accessible, but do require walking fitness, as it is quite a large building even on the flat! Tours last approximately 90 minutes.

    The tour will visit the repositories and reading rooms and view some original and historic public records. If any tour attendees have a particular area of interest amongst the records held at the archives please let us know at the time of booking. The National Archives has offered to check if there are any original records that can be produced for viewing during the tour.

    To book online for Friday June 16th please click the link here (with fees)

    To download the form to pay by cheque  (without fees) please click here.

    If you have any questions please email Sue May at events@kewsociety.org