Posts by becky

Launch of the TLS Action Plan 2017-20

The Thames Landscape Strategy Action Plan 2017-20 was launched in July. It outlines an exciting programme of work for the TLS Staff and Partners for the next three years. It guides the direction of the TLS, expanding on priorities for the next three years, presenting income and expenditure, strategic and local projects, and outlining funding opportunities. All the work the TLS does is in this document – produced and approved by the TLS Partnership and management boards. The full document is downloadable below. TLS ACTION PLAN 2017 –...

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Shires on the Avenues and The Last Herd

The TLS Shires on the Avenues project is now in its third year  of management on the Ham Avenues. At the end of May/beginning of June – Operation Centaur (Shire Horses team housed at Richmond Park and Hampton Court) work with the TLS to carry out a hay cut on the Avenues. Helped by corporate volunteers arranged in partnership with the National Trust the work provides a sensitive management of the grasses along the historic 17th Century landscape around Ham House. The volunteers cut areas unreachable by mowers and the horses walk up and down the avenues pulling traditional cutting tools...

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TLS marks the life of Pocahontas on the 400th anniversary of her death

The Thames Landscape Strategy had great pleasure co-ordinating the Pocahontas at Syon: From the James to the Thames events between 16th and 21st March.  The TLS events culminated with a dedication to Pocahontas at Syon House on 20th March attended by HRH The Duke of Gloucester with Chief Emeritus Ken Adams ,Chief Steve Adkins, and Chief Anne Richardson will be representing the Virginian Powhatan tribes.     Matoaka, daughter of Chief Powhatan and more commonly known as Pocahontas was born and raised along the banks of the James River near Richmond Virginia but died in March 1617 on...

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Richmond May Fair 2017

The Thames Landscape Strategy will have a stall at the 2017 May Fair on Richmond Green. Come say Hi.

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Vote for the Father Thames Trust at Your Local Tescos

  Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. The Father Thames Trust has been successful in reaching this voting stage to fund two exciting new Thames Landscape Strategy Projects: ‘Shires on the Avenues’, and ‘Hurst Park Wildlife Area and Towpath Improvements’.  Shires on the Avenues – following the successful trial last summer, that saw the...

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