Policies & Formal Documents

This page is where you can find formal and statutory documents relating to the operation of The Kew Society. These include the constitution, the executive committee structure and description of roles, the audited accounts and the minutes of Annual General Meetings.

Kew Society Constitution and Memoranda of Understanding

The Kew Society constitution as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

Kew Society Constitution document

Kew Society Planning Policy final

Richmond Heathrow Campaign Memo of Understanding Final 30 Sept 2012

Old Deer Park Memorandum of Understanding

Data Privacy Policy

Kew Society Data Privacy Policy

Executive Committee Structure and description of roles

Executive Committee Skills Mix


Honorary Secretary

Honorary Treasurer


Trustee Job Description

Trustee Induction

Sub Committee terms of reference





Documents for the year ending 31 July 2018

Draft minutes of the AGM October 2017

Nomination form CIO

Proxy Vote Nomination form

Proxy Vote Revocation form

Documents for the year ending 31 July 2017

AGM notice 2017 final

AGM Annual Report 2017 final

Minutes-of-the-AGM-10-Oct-2016 final

Nomination form CIO

Proxy Vote Nomination form

Proxy Vote Revocation form

EGM 22 March 2017 APPROVED meeting mins (1)

EGM notice 2017 final

CIO constitution 23 Feb 2017

Explanatory Notes on Incorporation of the Kew Society

Documents for the year ending 31 July 2016

Nomination Form for the committee

AGM notice 2016

Annual Report 2016

Accounts 2016

Draft Minutes of the AGM 10 Oct 2016


Documents for the year ending 31 July 2015

AGM notice 2015

Annual Report 2015

Accounts 2015

Minutes of the AGM 14 Oct 2015


Documents for the year ending 31 July 2014

AGM notice 2014

Annual Report and Accounts 2014

Minutes of the AGM 15th October 2014

Documents for the year ending 31 July 2013

AGM notice 2013

Annual Report and Accounts 2013

Minutes of the AGM 9th October 2013

Documents for the year ending 31 July 2012

AGM Notice 2012

Annual Report and Accounts 2012

Minutes of the AGM, 10th October 2012

Documents for the year ending 31 July 2011

AGM Notice 2011

Annual Report and Accounts 2011

Minutes of the AGM, 19 October 2011

Committee Documentation – password protected

Committee Documentation


Electric Vehicle Charging Points Update 19/02/2018 Richmond Council are consulting on the loca [more]
London Mayor's draft new London Plan Update 28/02/2018 We have submitted comments from the Kew [more]


Event Information:

  • Wed
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    Kew Society members were offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This is the oldest and perhaps the most fascinating of Kew's science collections containing over 100,000 items. The collection began in 1847.

    The tour was lead by Mark Nesbitt, who is senior Ethobotanist and Curator at RGB Kew and he delved into Kew's history and current science research via a unique collections of rubber, lacebark, Chinese medicines and other useful plants. The term Economic Botany essentially means 'useful plants'.


    Jamaica lace plant. George II once had a suit made using this 'imitation' lace.

    The bark simply peals back to expose this extraordinary lace.

    Mark has been working with groups to help reintroduce this plant for commercial purposes.

    The collection houses many & varied Chinese medicines.

    These Alpine plants from New Zealand were labelled 'Vegetable Sheep' and caused a sensation in Victorian London.

    Maori cloak, though to be ceremonial. Made from an Alpine plant that mimics leather.

    Mark has been working with ethnic groups using this very valuable cloak.

    Wild rubber hot water bottle.


    The tour was very generously free and we are exceedingly grateful to Mark Nesbitt for making this most generous offer to our members.

    Click here for Mark's own page detailing his research