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Foster and Morgan appointed to Heseltine’s Thames Gateway task force

Norman Foster and dRMM director Sadie Morgan are on a 17-strong task force headed by former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine to revive plans to redevelop the Thames Gateway. According to the BD online website, The Thames Estuary Growth Commission will look into ways to attract private investors into the area which stretches from east London… Read More

University of Greenwich – Medway Engineering Conference June 6th

The University of Greenwich is hosting the first Medway Engineering Conference on Systems, Efficiency, Sustainability and Modelling all day on Monday June 6th. at the Medway Campus. Venue: The Ward Room, Pembroke Building, Medway Campus. Monday June 6th from 9 am – 5 pm. Please get in touch with Caroline Tite on 0208 331 8706,… Read More

British Marine Thames Valley re-launches its free interactive App

British Marine Thames Valley’s interactive Explore Thames App has been relaunched. The innovative, interactive iOS App for anyone visiting the River Thames features a live Twitter feed, detailed images of locations along the Thames and has been re-designed in line with the new British Marine branding to give it a much cleaner look. The handy App… Read More

Inaugural Estuary arts festival announces full programme

A new biennial arts festival celebrating the Thames Estuary will feature 70 artists working in partnership with Estuarine communities to develop and present their work. The 17-day event is the result of an award of £277,500 to artistic laboratory Metal through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund. The festival includes a programme of contemporary visual art,… Read More

Canal and River Trust plans for London Mooring Strategy

The Canal & River Trust is setting out plans to develop a London Mooring Strategy to address the challenges and opportunities of boating in the Capital. Boating in London has become more challenging as boat numbers on London’s waterways continue to grow, with an increase of 400 in the past year. This has led to… Read More

Walk the Thames Path to celebrate its 20th anniversary

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the 184-mile Thames Path National Trail is to offer a series of Ramblers-led walks along its entire length and its extension. To start the celebrations, a trail-long baton relay, is planned to take place on Saturday, July 9 at 9.45am at Kemble Station, Gloucestershire. This leg of the walk will… Read More

From Our Blog

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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