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.

Consultation on Public Space Protection Orders

A public consultation is now live on new proposals for walking dogs and dealing with anti-social behaviour with regards to parks, highways, cemeteries and other public land in the borough.

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) were created in 2014 and will replace some existing legislation from October 2017, including Dog Control Orders and Designated Public Place Orders. PSPOs also allow local authorities to introduce measures aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour to ensure use and enjoyment of public space by all.

The Council’s proposals effectively review and update the borough’s existing Dog Control Orders, park byelaws and other powers. The suggested changes are based on issues that are raised as enquiries or complaints, Council policies and other guidance introduced since the byelaws were adopted. The measures are proposed for various different locations as appropriate.

Please share this with your members and other stakeholders. The consultation will be important in shaping what is subsequently recommended for implementation and we would like to encourage as many responses as possible. Individual responses add more depth to the consultation, whereas a response for a group as a whole counts as one response. Comments about alternatives or how a proposal will affect a public space are welcome.

The consultation document is attached and all responses should be entered via the online survey.

Consultation on Public Spaces Protection Orders

Townmead Road Household Re-use and Recycling Centre

Townmead Road Household Re-use and Recycling Centre will be closed for five days for essential upgrading works from Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March 2017.

During this planned closure, alternative sites will be available across the West London Waste Authority area. Details of these can be found at: www.richmond.gov.uk/townmead

Pensford Field Work Party Invitation – 1st April 2017

If you have a few hours to spare on Saturday April 1st, come and join us at 10.00 at the field. There will be nothing too strenuous this time – some trimming and weeding plus litter collecting.

The pond repair has been successful and the frogs are now working on repopulating it. The main job for the work party will be planting the new marginal flowerbeds, installing some deep water lilies and oxygenating plants.

We will also have a special treasure hunt for the children who come along. Last month, when challenged to find 100 tennis balls, they managed to track down nearly 250!!

If you have a good suggestion for what to do with 250 tennis balls please let us know. There will be a small prize for the best suggestion, and of course we will do whatever the prize winning idea is.

Hot drinks, biscuits and cakes will be served and, if the weather permits, baked potatoes for a warm lunch at the end of our session.

Please  contact John O’Brien if you would like to join us  john_obrien@blueyonder.co.uk

The Friends of St Anne’s – Botticelli’s Venus & Mars New Discoveries

Attached are details of the next event for The Friends of St Anne’s  next Event. See flyer.Botticelli’s Venus & Mars New Discoveries and Readings

ANNUAL TEA DANCE – Thursday 27th April

Making a grand return for all of the keen dancers in our borough, the annual Tea Dance invites our senior residents to put on their dancing shoes and shimmy down for a fun-filled afternoon.

The event will be taking place at The Clarendon Hall in York House, and will be held on Thursday 27th April, from 2:00pm-4:00pm. REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL.

See flyer

Kew Studio’s SPRING TERM 2017 CLASSES

are now open for booking! Please find details below:

WATERCOLOUR – Kew Studio Resident Artist Robert Aldous’s extremely popular WATERCOLOUR CLASS will begin again on Tuesday evenings, from 7-9.30pm, starting on February 21st for six weeks until March 28th.

SCREEN PRINTING – Screen print tutor Suzann Kundi will be holding four WEEKEND WORKSHOPS: February 4-5, April 8-9, June 10-11 and July 8-9.

These take place in the Kew Studio Print Room, 10am-4pm on both days.

ETCHING – Kew Studio’s new Print Room Technician, Peg Morris, will be holding two INTRODUCTORY ETCHING WORKSHOPS the weekends of February

25-26 and March 11-12, 10am-4pm both days.

Peg will then be offering a BRAND NEW LONGER ETCHING COURSE on Wednesday evenings, beginning April 19th for 12 weeks until July 5th, from 7-9.30pm.

DRAWING – Kew Studio’s new drawing tutor, Stella Shaw, will be offering a BRAND NEW ‘ART OF DRAWING’ CLASS, for those new to drawing or wanting to extend their technical skills. These will take place on Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm, starting February 22nd, for six weeks until March 29th.

TAPESTRY – Kew Studio Resident Artist William Jefferies will continue his long-running TAPESTRY WORKSHOPS on monthly Saturdays and LONGER COURSES on Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, beginning January 12th for 12 weeks and April 27th for 12 weeks. Saturdays are now full, but please contact me to enquire about places on Thursday evenings.

If you would like to find out about a place on any of the courses above, please get in touch with me at the Studio in the first instance and I will pass your details onto the relevant tutor.

Further details may be found on the Studio website:

Saturday 10th June 2017 Pensford Field Summer Party Picnic

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PENSFORD FIELD

Believe it or believe it not, Pensford Field Environmental Trust was set up twenty five years ago, so this year we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary at the Summer Party Picnic. There will be all sorts of activities including the return visit of the Kelvin Christiane Quartet ‘An afternoon of Jazz Standards’ who played last year. But the most important thing is that lots of people should come along and enjoy themselves. So mark the date in your diary and plan to come along with family and friends.
More details to follow. Any questions: please contact Mary.

Readers needed!

The Kew Riverside School are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help individual children with their reading and develop their love of books. Contact Laura Martin on 020 88487 8437

See poster for more details

 

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    You are invited to attend a public meeting on local air pollution.

    MASC (Make Air Safe & Clean) brings together on a single committee representatives of various local groups with interests in air pollution in the Borough of Richmond and neighbouring areas.

    The Kew Society is represented by Professor Roger Mason.

    Speakers :

    Prof Roger Mason on local air pollution and health

    Caroline Russell AM, GLA, on the London mayor's Action Plan

    Jason Andrews, LBRuT EH Pollution Manager on Richmond Council's Action Plan

     

    Question and Answer session will follow with

    Cllr Peter Buckwell LBRuT Cabinet Member for Highways

    Cllr Pamela Fleming LBRuT Cabinet Member for Environment.