News

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

Richmond Park conservation film is a winner at the Charity Film Awards 2018

The wildlife conservation and protection film, Richmond Park – National Nature Reserve, presented by Sir David Attenborough, has won the best ‘Longform’ film in the 2018 national Charity Film Awards. The Friends of Richmond Park would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for the film to enable it to reach the…

The Stag Brewery Lower Richmond Road

The Stag Brewery site redevelopment (Richmond Council references 18/0547/FUL and 18/0548/18) Update 16/05/2018 We have submitted our objections to this development, largely related to the impact it will have on traffic congestion and consequent air pollution in Kew.  A very large number of objections have been made. Update 24/04/2018 Two applications have been submitted for…

Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment

Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment Update 16/05/2018 The developer, Red and Yellow, are circulating their second Newsletter to those who responded to their first consultation with their summary of the results. Here it is: Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment consultation update Red and Yellow will be organising a public exhibition on their proposals shortly and we will keep…

Kew Gardens Station Platforms planting – training opportunity

Gardening training opportunity Update 15/04/2018 Energy Garden who worked with us to create the planting at Kew Gardens Station have just launched their 2018 youth training programme, aimed at 16-19 year olds living near Energy Garden sites. You can see the details here: Energy Garden youth training 2018 This is a paid AQA-accredited programme in horticulture, renewable energy,…

Heathrow – meeting with the Aviation Minister

Heathrow expansion proposals Update 18/04/2018 The Richmond Heathrow Campaign (RHC) were invited to meet Baroness Sugg, the Aviation Minister, with other groups to discuss our opposition to a third runway at Heathrow. We have followed up the meeting with a letter confirming the points we made and adding more background in support of our points….

Policy consultations by Central Government: National Planning Policy Framework

Revised National Planning Policy Framework Update 09/05/2018 We have submitted our comments on the Government’s proposed amendments to the National Planning Policy Framework. This is an important document framing planning policies. Amongst a number of issues we have raised, we are seeking to ensure there is improved protection for the setting of the Royal Botanic…

Land at Chiswick Roundabout Public Inquiry

Land at Chiswick Roundabout Public Inquiry Chiswick Curve (Hounslow Council ref P/2015/5555 and 5560 and appeal refs APP/F5540/W/17/3180962 and APP/F5540/Z/17/3173208) Update 24/04/2018 The Kew Society is due to give evidence at this appeal Inquiry on 21st June. The Inquiry opens on 12th June at Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road, Brentford TW8 8DW and is…

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018
    9.45am - 1.30pmChiswick House

    We are delighted to offer our members a private tour of Chiswick House and Gardens.

    Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of 18th century British Architecture and the tour will cover architectural and interior design, paintings, furniture and social history.

    The gardens are the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement and this will be a wonderful opportunity to discover more about William Kent and his garden designs that influenced Blenheim Palace and New York’s Central Park.

    We plan to meet at 9.45am in the café prior to the tour staring at 10am. The House tour will last approximately 75 mins (to  approx 11.15am)  when there will be a chance to take lunch in the café if desired. The garden tour commences at 12.15 pm and will finish at approximately 1.30pm

    Please note that the upstairs of the House is not accessible to wheelchair users

     Tickets for members only: £20 to include a souvenir guide book

    Click here to download form to pay by cheque (no fees)

    Click here to pay by debit/credit card via eventbrite (with fees)