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Celebratory Week after 17km of the London rivers restored

  The London Rivers Restoration Group (LRRG) is hosting a London Rivers Week to celebrate the restoration of nearly 17km of riverside in London from 2008-2015. The original aim was to clear 15km of London riverside  by 2015, but this has been generously exceeded. It will take place from Monday 27th June to Sunday 3rd July.… Read More

Striking new Tfl poster promotes Thames travel

  Tfl tells us the new marketing poster: London. Opened up by boat is a marketing campaign for river services, replacing its previous ‘See more by boat’ campaign. As part of the River Action Plan, Tfl promotes river services on the Thames in a bid to boost passenger numbers in line with its Mayoral target of 12… Read More

Lower Thames Crossing tunnel threatens marsh habitats

Highways England’s (HE) preferred option for a new Lower Thames Crossing would require works which could destroy an area of coastal grazing marsh which supports a range of protected invertebrates, bird species and water voles, the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) has claimed. HE says a new crossing is needed to reduce congestion at the existing… Read More

New footbridge at London Bridge

Working on behalf of the Mayor and citizens of London, specialist marine civil engineer Mackley is completing of a year-long project to construct a new staircase and footbridge to the north east side of London Bridge. The scheme is part of the Riverside Walk Enhancement Strategy which was adopted in January 2015. While the previous structure… Read More

Sculpture highlights the levels of plastic dumped in the Thames

Sculpture highlights the levels of plastic dumped in the Thames

  The Cleaner Thames Campaign has unveiled a multi-coloured work of art made from litter which highlights the shocking levels of dumped plastic in London’s river. Recycling artist Michelle Reader has created A Bellyful of Plastic which was made using rubbish collected on the River Thames. It was created after experts revealed that up to 75% of… Read More

Record Beach Clean up for 2015

The 2015 Great British Beach Clean event, organised by the Marine Conservation Society, has been yet another record breaker! Around 5,349 volunteers took part in 2014 – but that record was smashed in September 2015 when 6,035 volunteers headed to the beach – the most in its 22-year history of running clean-ups. Another record was broken too. In… Read More

From Our Blog

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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