Posts by becky

Get your Tickets Now for the Richmonds Medal at Sudbrook House

The Thames Landscape Strategy is proud to be helping the Father Thames Trust host the 3rd Richmonds Medal event. The Richmonds Medal celebrates the relationship between Richmond London and Richmond Virginia and is a recognition of individuals who have shown outstanding service to conserving the landscapes of Thames or the James Rivers. Previous recipients have been Sir David Attenborough and actor Robert Duvall. This year in celebration of the Thames Landscape Strategy’s 25th Anniversary the medal will be presented by Sir David Attenborough at Sudbrook House, Richmond Golf...

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Views Matter! Conference 12th June 2019

  The Remarkable Network of Arcadian Views Between Weybridge, Hampton and Kew the River Thames meanders through a unique landscape of world famous parks, royal palaces and working communities known as the Arcadian Thames (meaning ‘rural paradise’). Centuries of settlement, aristocratic patronage and local action have left a remarkable legacy of architecture, accessible open space and wildlife considered to be one of the most culturally significant urban landscapes in the world, offering unrivalled recreational benefits. This Arcadia is a countryside in the city; a multi-layered...

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New Finger Posts Installed for ‘The Wey to The Thames’

The project to install signs linking the Thames National Trail at Weybridge with the Wey Navigation was completed (although one sign remains uninstalled waiting for the Weybridge Point scheme to go ahead) in June 2018.  This exciting e project was made possible from an Elmbridge Borough Council CiL fund grant and finally provides direction signage between the Wey Navigation and the Thames Path at Weybridge...

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Hounslow Ganeshotsav Mandal

  Hounslow Ganeshotsav Mandal The TLS has once again teamed up with the Hounslow Ganeshotsav Mandal (HGM) to help arrange the immersion of Lord Ganesh into the River Thames at Kingston Sailing Club. The event has now been running for 11 years and it has been estimated that the immersion has included over 5,000 people from the Hindu community who had previously had very little contact with the Thames Landscape- many previously feeling that the river had little value to them. In 2018, the TLS will establish a volunteer programme with HGM that will be rolled out over the winter 2018 /19 at...

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Mothers for Old Father Thames raise funds for TLS at Great River Race

  The TLS assisted the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the GRR prepare the finish site at Ham including grass cutting and scrub management along the river banks. During the race, the TLS hosted a marquee for Friends and partners. For the second year, Mothers for Old Father Thames rowed to raise funds for the FTT. (shown above with Their Worships The Mayors of Richmond and Kingston upon...

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