Category Archives: News

TEP Project Shortlisted For Tesco Bags of Help Initiative

  TEP is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects. Three groups in every… Continue Reading

New Government Litter Strategy for England

  In a press release the government announced that litter louts could be hit with £150 fines as part of ambitious new plans to tackle rubbish in England. Under the new measures, the most serious litterers could be hit with the £150 fines, while vehicle owners could receive penalty notices when it can be proved… Continue Reading

TEP Welcomes A New Chair

Thames Estuary Partnership appointed Anusha Shah as the new Chair on 15th March 2017.   She takes over from Roland Grzybek who served from 2013 to 2017.   As the only non-campaigning organisation looking after one of the world’s premier rivers, TEP provides a framework for sustainable management of the Thames. With a strong network… Continue Reading

Work on the Grain to Woolwich coast path started

Natural England started to work on the 78 km Grain to Woolwich England Coast Path on 7 April. This work will see the England Coast Path extended to Woolwich on the south bank of the Thames in London, and will work to secure the following benefits: Securing a continuous access trail on the south bank of the… Continue Reading

Port Of Tilbury Thank Community For Community Engagement

  The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, has completed its preliminary community consultation events this month which sought views on its proposals to build a new port terminal adjacent to the current port.   The proposed new port terminal, known as Tilbury2, is planned to be built on a 51 hectare site which was part… Continue Reading

CaBA sees progress with evidence-based catchment plans

The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) newsletter for March 2017 reported that over 60% of river catchment partnerships were represented at three workshops held earlier this year in London and across England. The CaBA is community led and encourages collaborative working to help improve water environment throughout river catchments across England and along the Welsh borders. It… Continue Reading

Planning For The Climate Challenge

Catherine Quinn   The Town and Country Planning Association, a TEP partner, with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and various other bodies, studied how local plans in England, produced since 2012, have fulfilled their potential to make a major contribution to reducing CO2 emissions and preparing for the impact of climate change.  … Continue Reading

A Potential Boating Skills Academy

  A group of four students from a university in the United States are conducting a feasibility study concerning the regeneration of the island Lot’s Ait, located at the junction of the Grand Union Canal and the River Thames in Brentford.   The abandoned building on the island would be regenerated to be used for… Continue Reading

Good news for boaters wanting to pre-book moorings in London

The Canal & River Trust has completed its work on a survey sent out last year to gauge the level of demand for boaters wanting to visit London’s crowded waterways. There were 1,400 responses and the upshot was there is demand for pre-bookable moorings and the Trust is already trialling a pre-book short stay mooring… Continue Reading

Thames flood team to develop risk management schemes

The new Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) project advisor team will work with London boroughs to develop new Thames flood risk management schemes. Experts have been appointed to find strategies to help protect households across London from flooding.  The LLFA is funded by the Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. Councillor Julian Bell, London Councils’ executive… Continue Reading