23 May 2022

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Pensford Field Environmental Trust

We are a small charitable organisation dedicated to the care of an area of land in the very heart of residential Kew, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, which contains woodland, dead wood (loggeries), a pond, meadow, a wildlife corridor and bee hives.

Pensford Field is a haven for wild flowers, birds and insects. It is a site of importance for nature conservation (SINC) and a designated area of tranquility (TFL). It also inspires art, children’s play and education. See our Code of Conduct here.

As custodians of the Field, the Trust seeks to follow a programme of active and sustainable management to promote nature conservation, to encourage environmental education and to enhance the biodiversity value of Pensford Field for future generations. The trustees aim to maintain the field in its natural state, encouraging natural species to flourish.

The principal remit of our charity is the promotion of education about the local environment, and throughout the year we organise many events for schools and members of the local community. If you wish to find out more about future events, please visit the Future Events section of this site or sign up for news by email.  You may also be interested in looking at a selection of pictures taken of the field in the last few years.

As a non-profit organisation we rely on donations and various fundraising events to fund the management plan, and volunteers to make it happen!  If you would like to help out at one of our Saturday work-days, please get in touch.

Funds are used for, among other things, tools and other essential equipment plus robust sheds to house these items. The indispensable studio has to be maintained and utilities paid for.  Sometimes we have to employ garden help, in addition to the monthly volunteers, for the pond and other large projects.  Finally, there is insurance for the site and public liability which can amount to over £500 pa.

Become a Friend of Pensford Field Environmental Trust. Your generosity will support the conservation of our beautiful nature reserve, plus you will gain exclusive access to Pensford Field for you and your loved ones. If you would like to become a Friend, please print and complete the form found here and send it to Treasurer, Pensford Field Environmental Trust at 21, Pensford Avenue, Kew TW9 4HR.

Pensford Field can be accessed via Pensford Avenue as shown on this map. Access is between numbers 17 & 19 and is shared with Pensford Tennis Club.

Management Plan
The following activities will be prioritised for completion in the next 12-18 months:
  • Establish links with Kew Gardens to provide advice on management
  • Increase therapeutic use of the Field with organisations ‘Dose of Nature’ and ‘Creative Minds’
  • Approach local schools and nurseries to encourage use of the Field
  • Determine whether any local Tai Chi groups wish to use the Field
  • Undertake ecological surveys of fungi, bats, wild flowers, reptiles and invertebrates
  • Build up dry hedges around bee hives
  • Paint the studio
  • Varnish benches
  • Clear bramble from loggeries
  • Power cable to be installed to the Field
The full Management Plan can be found here.

Annual Report
To see Pensford Field Annual Report please click here.

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Pensford Field Environmental Trust Limited is Registered in England & Wales No. 6007255 and is a Registered Charity No. 1118800.

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