News

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

Conservation Areas

Designation of new conservation area in Kew Update 26/04/2017 In 2015, the Council undertook a consultation with residents and businesses whose properties would be affected by the proposed new Conservation Areas in Kew and Whitton. The Council has now designated the following areas in Kew: Conservation Area  15 (extension): Sandycombe Road (269-363 odd; 270-290 even)….

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…

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 Rise 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….

1-9 Sandycombe Road

1-9 Sandycombe Road Redevelopment proposals (ref APP/L5810/W/16/3158532, 16/4890/FUL and 16/4889/OUT) Update 28/4/2017 The Appeal public inquiry has now concluded and we await the decision of the Inspector. We spoke at the inquiry to oppose the application largely because of its height, scale and massing. Several local residents were present. Councillor Speak also spoke against the application….

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. AGM + Talk: Derek Robinson on the…

Emerald Gardens and North Road Surgery move

Emerald Gardens (Old Inland Revenue Site, Ruskin Avenue Richmond Council ref 14/1488/FUL) Update 28/04/217 We have continued to press for action by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on the move of the North Road surgery to the new site at Emerald Gardens and have also been keeping in touch with Sarah Olney MP. Following a…

Chiswick Curve

Chiswick Curve (Hounslow Council ref P/2015/5555 and 5560) Update 14/01/2017 Although slightly revised by the developer after their initial 2015 application, the proposal for a massive twin tower (32 storeys – 120 metres high) skyscraper at Chiswick Roundabout has at last, unanimously, been turned down by Hounslow planning committee.    The project would have involved over…

NEWS

Designation of new conservation area in Kew Update 26/04/2017 In 2015, the Council undertook a [more]
Way finding in Kew Update 16/12/2016 Richmond Council have been in touch with us to discuss th [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