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Massey Shaw Fireboat is looking for volunteers

The Massey Shaw Education Trust is looking for volunteers. It needs deck hands, engineers, tour guides, archivists and, indeed, anyone who can give a few hours or more a month to help. The charity looks after the 80-year-old Massey Shaw fireboat which was named after Sir Eyre Massey Shaw, the first chief fire officer of the… Read More

Kids learn on the Thames

            The 2016 season has already started for The River Thames Boat Project and the charity’s Dutch barge Thames Venturer. On January 22, the Thames Venturer, having completed its annual maintenance, hosted its first education day of the year, for children from a school in Wandsworth. “The children love learning about… Read More

Cruise the Thames on the paddle steamer Waverley

Every October, the paddle steamer Waverley cruises the Thames for two weeks. This year, 2016, will be Waverley’s 70th anniversary. She is the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer. During her two-week stay on the Thames she will typically cruise from about 10am until 6pm from places such as Clacton-on-Sea or Southend-on-Sea into central London or… Read More

An ice rink on the Thames? Here’s another keen idea for London’s river

Last year was all about the Thames, whether it’s a garden bridge, floating cycle path or an airport – everyone turned towards the central artery of the city to fulfill its ever-expanding sprawl. Now, according to London’s free financial newspaper City AM, the latest idea is to use the waterway for a little festive joy by bringing an ice… Read More

Bitumen distribution centre opens on the Thames

A bitumen distribution centre, supplying the UK’s road-building and construction industry, has opened at Stolthaven’s Dagenham site. Bulk liquid transportation, storage and distribution firm Trafigura is behind the £15million move, which involves four tanks – each containing 5,000 tonnes of bitumen (which becomes asphalt when combined with aggregate). It’s a key component in road building and road… Read More

Boris Johnson gives green light to £3.5bn Silvertown Quays scheme

The £3.5billion regeneration scheme at Silvertown Quays has been granted planning approval by the Mayor of London. According to Construction News,the plans for the new tech hub include more than 5million sq ft of business space and 3,000 new homes on a 25ha site in east London’s Royal Docks. Built on the site of an iconic… Read More

From Our Blog

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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