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Pond Filling

The Friends of Kew Pond are looking for volunteers to help occasionally with the monthly pond filling. Many local people...

Intelligent Ageing

Join Drs. Robert Owen and Mariette Jansen for an in depth session on how to keep yourself fit, active and...

Tango at The Avenue Club

Join us for a mix of dance and socialising. Gentle Walking tango is good for maintaining fitness and balance and...

Kew Horticultural Society Quiz

This year's quiz is being held on Friday 9th February at St Winefride's Parish Hall with doors opening at 7...

Another Chance to Collect Salt

Residents who may be at risk of slipping on their driveways and footpaths are being encouraged to take advantage of...

Christmas Tree Recycling

Only Until Sunday 7th January; Only Brentford Gate. Only Real Trees! Don't forget that you can bring your natural Christmas...

Hammersmith Bridge Closures

Work is being carried out on Hammersmith Bridge by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London (TfL) and is...

Email Scam: TV Licensing

Another phishing email doing the rounds. This time from TV Licencing offering a refund. Don’t click the links!

20 mph

A 20mph limit could be introduced across borough. The plans were announced by Cllr Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member...

Queens School Christmas Fair 9th December 2017

Poster designed by Year 3 pupil Issy Tilt The Queen’s School Christmas Fair is on Saturday...

Kew Gardens Station Ticket Office Closing

TfL has installed new and improved ticket machines at Kew Gardens and the ticket office will be closed from Saturday...

ART CLASSES AT KEW STUDIO

GRAB ONE OF OUR LAST AVAILABLE WORKSHOP SPACES THIS YEAR, OR SURPRISE SOMEONE AT CHRISTMAS WITH THE GIFT OF A...

Casing the Joint

A resident of Sandycombe Road found a middle-aged woman peering through her front window late yesterday afternoon around 5 pm....

Slipping on Ice

Residents who may be at risk of slipping on their driveways and footpaths are being encouraged to take advantage of...

November coat collection for vulnerable Londoners

Chestertons Kew office on Sandycombe Road are collecting coats throughout the month of November for vulnerable Londoners. If you have...

2 New Scams

  Unless you are expecting a parcel - don’t call the number!!!! “A card was put through my door about...

Survey Help Request – British Transport Police

Richmond Police ask if you can find time to help British Transport Police by completing a survey to find out...

Crime Prevention Update

From the Richmond Police: This picture was taken showing the method a burglar used to gain entry to a property...

Security Advice

Dear all, Unfortunately, over the past couple of weeks we have seen a number of burglaries across the ward. These...

Police Front Counter to Close

The Mayor of London announced that Richmond (Sovereign Gate) front counter will close (as well as Teddington), following a drop in...

New Road Layout at Station Forecourt

The council is proposing to make significant changes to the road and pedestrian routes outside the station. The main features...

Tennis in Westerley Ware

Sheen Park Tennis, a small company set up by 2 female tennis coaches from East Sheen, are delighted to be offering...

Another Scam

Another email scam has been reported, this time purporting to be from HMRC. A screen shot can be seen here but...

Vote to show your support for Kew Projects

Four Kew based projects are battling it out, along with fourteen other Richmond based projects, to get your vote for...

A Message From Richmond Police

I would like to draw you attention to a recent discovery by Surrey Police that some burglary victims had been...

Another Phone Scam

Richmond Council and the Metropolitan Police are urging people to be vigilant of potential phone scams with £100,000 lost in...

Adult Ballet Classes

There are adult ballet classes on Friday mornings at St Luke's in the Avenue to improve balance, strength and flexibility....

Kew Volunteer Fair – request for expressions of interest

Are you a Kew based charity or voluntary sector organisation looking for local volunteers? Kew Community Trust have offered to...

Increase in Burglaries Locally

Please be aware that the ward has experienced an increase in burglaries. Since approximately 1st August there have been 16;...

Kew Christmas Lights Fund

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is...

Get active with free gym classes

A programme of free exercise classes is being launched this week in North Sheen Recreation Ground in Kew. The free...

Outside Gym in North Sheen Rec

New outdoor fitness equipment has been installed at North Sheen Recreation Ground, thanks to the local friends group and Richmond...

Gardening Services

Daniel Butcher, who has 12 years of experience working with a highly skilled gardener, is happy to come and maintain...

Level Crossing Incident

BTP Appeal for Information - North Sheen, Richmond We are appealing for information following a misuse of a level crossing...

Car Thefts

From Kew Safer Neighbourhood Team: We have had information that a number of vehicles have been broken in to with...

Doorstep Scam

From Kew Safer Neighbourhood Team: Just to make you aware that we are receiving reports of a male knocking at doors...

Crime Prevention Advice for Warmer Weather

As we will be spending more time outside, we do not want to be leaving our homes insecure, whether that...

D Stock Farewell Tour

You may have noticed that the old tube trains - known as D Stock - have now almost been fully...

Volunteering at Turner’s House in Twickenham

Turner’s House, Sandycombe Lodge, was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner, working here...

Outdoor lido opens at Pools on the Park

A popular summer destination for families is now open for summer 2017. As the weather has now started to improve...

Kew Studio’s Programme of Classes

Kew Studio’s programme of classes for the summer term is open for booking. SCREEN PRINTING – Kew Studio’s screen print...

Latest Newsletter

The Avenue Club's latest Newsletter has been published. It can be found here.

Kew Bridge Refurbishment Extended

Works extended until May 2017 Letter from TfL As you may be aware, we are currently refurbishing Kew Bridge and...

Admin Assistant Wanted

Wanted! An Administrative Assistant for The Avenue Club – a day time Social Club mainly for Older People based in...

Book Jungle Open for Business

The Book Jungle is officially open at Kew Riverside Primary School and the opening was marked by a swinging visit by...

Job opportunity – Kew (TW9) part time Companionship (Befriending) Co-ordinator

Local registered charity, Kew Neighbourhood Association, is looking to hire a person with empathetic people skills to develop and manage...

French Cheese Man

Some of you may have already discovered the joy of buying your wonderful French cheese from the delightful Michel' van...

Works in the Village

BT is planning to install ducting under the pavement and carriageway in Station Parade (outside Starbucks) between 23 & 27 March.

Tree Pruning on Mortlake Road

Tree pruning is planned to take place on Mortlake Road between the Green and the Retail Park on the weekends...

Mortlake Road Pothole Repairs

Pothole repairs are planned for Thursday 23/3 and Friday 24/3 on Mortlake Road around West Park Avenue.

Kew Crime Updates

The latest Kew Crime Report from the Kew Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team can be found here.

Council Tax Scam

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against a new scam that promises people a refund on their...

Manor Circus Roundabout Spruce-Up

  Manor Circus roundabout has had a spruce-up ready for Spring thanks to partnership work between Richmond Council and Transport...

Townmead Recycling Centre – Temporary Closure

  Townmead Road Household Re-use and Recycling Centre is set for an upgrade and will be closed for five days...

Doorstep Safety Pack

  Richmond Council has teamed up with Richmond Age UK and the Richmond Safer Neighbourhood team to provide free doorstop...

More of Kew Protected by Conservation Area Status

The borough has a strong reputation for protecting the environment, and the Council has just designated / extended 4 further...

Tree Across Cumberland Road

In that brief but intense gusty rain shower early this morning, a tree from the Queens School playing fields came...

North Sheen Rec to get Outside Gym

A £15,000 outdoor gym will be installed in North Sheen Recreation Ground thanks to partnership work between Richmond Council and...

Telephone Scam

Chief Inspector Duckworth and Inspector Evans would like me to make you aware of a good news story that took...

Embracing Age and the Waitrose Green Tokens Pot

Embracing Age provides support across all the local care homes in LBRUT by sending in trained volunteers to offer companionship to...

Another Doorstep Scam

Richmond Council’s Trading Standards Team is currently warning residents to be on their guard against a delivery scam. A person...

Bogus Callers – Get Free Security Devices and Advice

Richmond Council has teamed up with Richmond Age UK and the Richmond Safer Neighbourhood team to provide free doorstop security packs...

Kew Studio’s programme of classes

Kew Studio’s programme of classes for the spring and summer terms is now open for booking. WATERCOLOUR – Kew Studio...

Hammersmith Bridge closure

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed between Saturday, February 11 and end on Monday February 20. The bridge is currently operating under severe...

Beware: Scam Emails

We have had notification from the Met Police Safer Neighbourhood Team of two new scam emails doing the rounds and...

There is still time to apply for Richmond Fuel Grants

Over 300 people have already applied for a one-off grant of £85 this winter to help with their fuel bills…...

1-9 Sandycombe Road Planning Applications

There are two new planning applications in process proposing to convert the site of the 5 industrial units at the...

More Roadworks on Petersham Hill

Petersham Road will have temporary traffic lights on 8 January outside Russell School for a new electric connection to the school. From...

Can you help Kew Horticultural Society?

Happy New Year and good gardening for 2017. This missive is not primarily a new year greeting, I am afraid,...

Water Maintenance in North Road

The repairs to the water main at the back of the station are due to be completed on Tuesday 10th...

Local Amnesty for old electrical goods

Residents are encouraged to kick start 2017 by de-cluttering their old or broken electrical items. Richmond Council and West London...

Christmas Tree Recycling

Don't forget you can recycle your natural Christmas tree (minus decorations!) for free by leaving it at Brentford Gate until...

sales@balloonworks.co.uk

Our shop Due to a pending retirement The Balloon Works, established in Kew nearly 30 years...

North Sheen Rec Pavillion

It is extremely regrettable that vandals set fire to the KPR picnic benches at the front of the Pavilion in...

Crime Prevention Advice

Advice from the Police on how to keep your home safe over Christmas can be found here.

Roadworks in Kew in the New Year

There are a number of roadworks scheduled in Kew early in the the New Year including the Kew Road and...

Christmas Church Services

The Kew churches have announced details of their Christmas services for 2016. Christmas Day Services are as follows: St Anne's...

Chiswick Brothers Make School Proud at National Kung Fu Championship

The Crabb brothers proudly wear their medals Right Sebastian left Ollie Crabb Two Chiswick brothers from...

New Restaurant in the Village

If you were wondering what will open in the Old Post Office, there click here.

Scam E-mail Alert

Please see a scam e-mail alert warning below that we have received. The scam e-mail purports to come from the...

Has anyone seen a lonely Pink Scooter?

A scooter was left on Kew Green near the cricket pitch on Saturday (19th November) at about 3.30pm. It is...

Scam email alert over fake Council Tax refunds

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against a new email scam that promises people a refund on...

BY-ELECTION HUSTINGS

By-election Hustings hosted by the Richmond Society and the Kew Society on Tuesday 29th Nov Hear Candidates' Views Free Admission...

Beware Yellow Box Junctions

Richmond Council is taking action against drivers who stop illegally in yellow box junctions, creating obstruction, delay to other drivers...

eBooks & eAudiobooks Available from Library – Free

You can now download eBooks & eAudiobooks from the library for free. You can download up to 10 books a one...

Red Cross to Fundraise in Richmond during November

Don't be surprise if you receive a knock on the door from the Red Cross during November. They will be...

Old Deer Park Consultation

Have your say on planning guidelines that are being drafted for Old Deer Park in a Council Consultation that was...

Townmead recycling centre busier than usual in October

There may be extended periods of queuing to use the Townmead road re-use and recycling centre due to Space Waye...

More Roadworks on Petersham Road and Star and Garter Hill

Petersham Road and Star and Garter Hill will be beset by many more sets of roadworks with traffic light controlled...

Colouring In Competition

Take part in the colouring competition and you could win one of 4 signed copies of the That Cat book...

Electric Vehicle Recharging Strategy 2016-2026 Consultation

The Council's Electric Vehicle Recharging Strategy 2016-2026 consultation went live on Monday 19th September and will run until 21st October 2016....

Book Launch

The launch of THAT CAT (the laziest cat in the world) will be held at Kew Bookshop between 4 and...

Paddling Pools

Due to good the weather paddling pools in the borough will be open until late September. There are four paddling...

Early opening for Friends of Kew Gardens

Early opening for Friends of Kew Gardens ends on 30th September. Full details can be found here.

Queen’s School Demolition

End of an era as the demolition of the "old" Queens School commences ......

Gardener Required

We are seeking a gardener for the Grovewood flats close to the village in Kew. This would be to tidy...

A316 Roadworks

There will be no access from the A316 eastbound turning left into Pools on the Park, Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club...

Books and Bric-a-Brac Needed

Do you have any books or bric-a-brac that you want to give to Kew Horticultural Society for them to sell...

Criminal damage in North Sheen Cemetery

Dear NHW members. I just wanted to make you aware of an incident of criminal damage that has occurred in...