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:

  • 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