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#OneLess plastic water bottle campaign gathers force

The campaign #OneLess – the campaign to make London free of single-use plastic water bottles – is growing. The London store Selfridges, ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and a group of charities, including The Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP), launched the #OneLess campaign in June, appropriately on World Oceans Day. The  #OneLess campaign aims to make London free… Read More

Rubble removal welcomes new phase of Tideway construction

A jack-up barge has arrived in Bermondsey to start work on the next phase of the Thames Tideway Tunnel. In June, 20,000 tonnes of spoil from the Thames Tideway Tunnel site at Chambers Wharf was removed by barge to Tilbury, where it was transported by road to dedicated disposal sites. Shortly after, the arrival of… Read More

Foreshore Walks for adults and families

The Thames Explorer Trust is continuing its series of walks on the foreshore of the Thames for the general public. Find archaeological Treasures of the Thames by the Millennium Bridge. Who knows what will be found; old smoking pipes, drain pipes, pottery, bones? There is lots of evidence of London’s past to be found by following in… Read More

PLA’s John calls it a day after 51 years

A Canvey Island haven master, who worked on the River Thames for 51 years, has set sail for retirement. Port of London Authority’s (PLA) John Window, 67, who left earlier this month, was a popular figure on shallow-draught catamaran Eastbourne, patrolling Canvey, Benfleet and the Holehaven areas, and was the authority’s “eyes and ears” in… Read More

The Big SuDS Survey

CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) has drawn up a questionnaire about sustainable drainage which it hopes professionals will fill in. CIWEM has partnered with the Institute of Civil Engineers, RIBA, Landscape Institute, RTPI  (Mediation of Space Making of Place), World Wildlife Trust and Susdrain to assist the government’s review on sustainable drainage in… Read More

From Our Blog

CH2M’s Matthew Kuhn talks about his happy childhood on the Hoo Peninsular

Matt Kuhn is programme manager on CH2M’s £308m TEAM 2100 Thames estuary tidal flood defence improvements. Working with the Environment Agency and Balfour Beatty, he and the team will assess over 10 years flood risk across the tidal Thames (from Teddington to Southend/Isle of Grain). This programme includes the Hoo peninsular which is flanked by… Read More

The North Thames Fisheries Local Action Group: from start to stage 2

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will fund some six groups to deliver community-led local development in England.  These Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) will use the knowledge of stakeholders to tackle fishery issues at a local level. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), which administers the EMFF in England, recently chose a number of groups to move… Read More

It’s a crime the crime museum exhibition was too crowded!

I visited the Museum of London’s Crime Museum Uncovered exhibition this week. I was a little disappointed as the exhibition was so packed.  In spite of having timed tickets, I didn’t bother to stay to see the end of it.There were queues to enter and queues to see the first exhibits.I believe the museum issued too many… Read More

Samuel Pepys exhibition; well-worth a visit!

I visited the Samuel Pepys exhibition at the Greenwich Maritime Museum just before Christmas and I was very impressed. Samuel Pepys was a curious man. His quest for information was phenomenal. When he became secretary of the Navy, he read every book he could find about ships, building them, sailing them and manning them. The only… Read More

Innovation on the Thames – an all-round success

What happens when big names on the Thames such as the Environment Agency, The Port of London Authority, UCL, Thames Water, CH2M, Boskalis and Tideway come together for one day at the Thames Estuary Partnership’s Annual Forum to share their know-how and hear about the latest developments on the river? The result couldn’t be anything… Read More

Lively debate will make a great TEP conference

Wow! It certainly will be about Innovation on the Thames. The line-up of speakers for the Thames Estuary Partnership’s Annual Conference virtually guarantees a lively debate.It is our job to line up the best speakers possible on the current projects which will have a major effect on the Thames for the future. The keynote speaker is Professor… Read More

Latest Thames safety campaign

The latest Port of London Authority (PLA) safety campaign is hoping to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames. Read More

What a hit!

The Transforming the Thames networking event was perfect. The weather was excellent and the views from the Thames Terrace at the House of Commons were spectacular. Read More

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