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TLS 23rd Annual Event was a royal success

The Thames Landscape Strategy Annual Event was held at the Nash Conservatory, Kew Gardens on the 11th June 2018. This was the 23rd Annual Event that we have had and it didn’t disappoint. It was a great privilege that we were able to have our patron HRH The Duke of Gloucester as the guest of honor alongside His Worship The Mayor of Richmond (Cllr Ben Khosa). The event was attended by over 150 guests representing councils, statutory authorities, local amenity groups, local interest groups (including sport, culture, environment, heritage, education), local businesses, and individuals. The...

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New Wildlife Interpretation in Hurst Park

Yesterday (2nd February 2018) we attended the unveiling of the fantastic new wildlife information board in Hurst Park near the Heritage Marker. Wonderful job from the Hurst Park Residents Association and local community.  

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TLS Visits the Houses of Parliament

January 17th 2018 Sir David Attenborough, our Patron, was guest of honour at the third TLS Westminster Reception for senior representatives from across the partnership. Hosted by Zac Goldsmith MP and chaired by David Cunningham (TLS Chair and Kingston Councillor), the meeting took place in the Thames Terrace Room at the House of Commons. It was fabulous that the SOS for Environment Michael Gove joined us alongside Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Twickenham MP Vince Cable and Richard Benyon MP. It was a very productive meeting where we re-engaged with partners and set out a promising agenda...

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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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