31st March 2014 – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Thames Landscape Strategy. A specially commissioned show to raise the funds to commission Mark Edwards of Richmond Bridge Boathouses to construct a replica of the Duke of Buccleuch C18th Chinese Tea Tent that will include a camera obscura to be used in the Thames Landscape Strategy’s educational programme, was held at Hampton Court Palace.
Another successful evening for the TLS Annual Meeting. Hosted by our partners at Kew Gardens in the Orangery, this year saw the TLS’s 20th Annual Meeting.
Over the next few weeks, Cllr Lynch, along with Jason and members of the Community Advisory Group, will walk the length of the Thames within the TLS area.
The tour is being blogged and you can follow it here
The CAG hosted the new Summer Event at Pembroke Lodge – June 2013
The Thames Landscape Strategy was very fortunate to be hosted at the German School for London, in Ham in March for it’s Annual Meeting 2013.
TLS Summer Event 2012 – This time we tried something a bit different – Friends of the Thames visited the Home Park Paddocks Project at Hampton Court Palace
The Thames Landscape Strategy Review has been published.
15th May Jubilee Event hosted in Richmond Park and attended by HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRH Prince Philip, and HRH Princess Alexandra in an event celebrating the open and green spaces of London
If you are interested in helping out on one of the volunteer days on this project then please email email@example.com for dates and where to meet.
Thanks to a major funding boost from environmental funder SITA Trust, work has begun to restore floodplain and transform the water meadows at Hampton Court Paddocks into a paradise for all manner of wildlife including water vole, bats and reed warbler.
The TLS Towpath Managment Plan for 2011 has been written and uploaded to the website.
London Borough of Hounslow are consulting for twelve weeks on the Draft Hounslow Biodiversity Action Plan, which was produced by members of the Hounslow Biodiversity Action Plan Partnership. The deadline for responses is 23rd January 2011
Rudi the otter finds out more about the Thames Landscape Strategy as he and keeper Daphne come along to the Kingston River Celebration in July.
The Thames Landscape Strategy Hampton to Kew is working with The London Borough of Hounslow improve part of the Thames Path National trail along Brentford Creek as per the attached plans, maps and designs. We would ask that all comments be returned by 5pm on Wednesday the 15th September 2010.
Back by popular demand, the four Arcadian Thames Walks leaflets have been updated and reprinted.
The Thames Landscape Strategy Review Stakeholder Consultation is now closed.
Taking into account postage and possible delivery problems – responses will be accepted up until Midday Wednesday 17th March 2010
We are pleased to announce that the Thames River Basin Management Plan is now available on the Environment Agency’s website.
Wishing all our friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Environment Agency needs your views.
The public consultation for the draft Lower Thames Strategy began on 21st September and will close on Friday 4 December 2009.
Arcadia Officer is cycling tandum 4500 miles around Europe to raise money for cancer research
Decisions need to be made now on how the Thames tidal flood defences are adapted to cope with rising seas and a changing climate though this century. The Environment Agency wants your help to make sure no stone is left unturned.
The council is proposing to implement improvements along the elevated section of footway on Hampton Court Road. The scheme is to be funded by Transport for London and is designed to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
A trial has now been started with one light having been put in along the Warren Footpath.
The final part of the management work being carried out by the Swingbridge2 Community Boat has been completed and they have planted a native hedge along the Hawker’s Centre fence line.
The Thames Landscape Strategy Annual Meeting was held at Kew Gardens on Wednesday 11th Feb. Friends were welcomed into the Grade 1 listed Orangery for drinks and presentations.
The Thames Landscape Strategy Hampton to Kew Annual Review of 2008 has now been published.
Two new boardwalks in Ham lead the way for the TLS dry routes plan
The Hampton Court Approaches project – in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Parks, London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, English Heritage, and the Environment Agency is designed to recreate that ‘wow’ factor that had been lost during subsequent years of development and changes in town planning.
The Swingbridge work is nearly complete out along the Molesey Riverside. The volunteers and community payback groups carried out brilliant vegetation management, planted a hedge, and built a stag beetle loggery.
11th November – unveiling of the new Watermans’ Interpretation Board on Richmond Riverside
The Swingbridge 2 community boat has now arrived at Molesey Lock to start a 4 month volunteer programme with the Thames Landscape Strategy and our partners.
Following recent consultations, the Environment Agency has released an update newsletter for the Thames Estuary TE2100.
Water Nice Way to Celebrate a Wedding from the Richmond and Twickenham Times
It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of two new leaflets. Treasures by the Thames, and Riverside Wildlife
This years Summer Party was held at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park on Wednesday the 11th June. Hosted by Sir David Attenborough and sponsored by the Hearsum Family it proved to be another resounding success
The Thames Landscape Strategy is very pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Law as the new Project Development Officer.
Landscape 05.08 The Journal of the Landscape Institute published an article by Jason Debney
As the end of March approaches, so too does the deadline for making comments on two key consultations which will have an impact on this stretch of the River Thames between Hampton and Kew. The Thames Estuary 2100 consultation and the consultation on Royal Botanic Gardens Kew’s Vision for the next 3 years both have a deadline of 31st March for comments.
Some of the UK’s most important palaces, gardens and open spaces are under threat from the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport, the Thames Landscape Strategy warned today.
The Environment Agency are currently running an online consultation on the Thames Esturary 2100 (TE2100) project. Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100) is an Environment Agency project to develop a tidal flood risk management plan for the Thames estuary through to the end of the century.The final plan will recommend what flood risk management measures will be required in the estuary, where they will be needed,
The key note speaker at the recent TLS annual meeting was Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. During his address Hilary talked about the pressures that lay ahead in combating climate change focussing in particular on how this could impact on communities across the world including those along the River Thames.
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew have launched a public consultation seeking local, national and international comment on Kew’s vision for the next three years. The Consultation Document gives people a chance to have their say in Kew’s future. Kew’s director Professor Stephen Hopper has issued the following message. The consultation period runs up until 31st March 2008. The Thames Landscape Strategy strongly supports the vision set out in the consultation document, in particular proposals to improve
The latest Water Framework Directive newsletter has just been published. This newsletter gives a brief summary of the Significant Water Management Issues consultation document, which is open to comment between 24 July 2007 and 28 January 2008.
The Environment Agency welcomes your views to help them prioritise the issues impacting on the water environment and identify where environmental improvements are needed most.
Work started at Teddington Lock on the lock island bank protection works and new island tail layby, on the 3rd September 2007. This new layby will provide a valuable facility for trip boat operators, when for the first time they will be able to drop off and pick up visitors at Teddington Lock. The new layby should be operational by summer 2008.
The TLS has worked closely with the Environment Agency to secure the new layby and work is likely to run
After nineteen years, The Great River Race has firmly established itself in the sporting calendar to such an extent that experienced crews now describe it as a classic event – the one they all want to win.
And with its intriguing mix of colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, it combines all the ingredients that made London’s ‘other’ marathon such a success
Adopt a Duck in the Great British Duck Race and raise money for the Thames Landscape Strategy and London’s Arcadia!
On Sunday 2nd September 2007, 165,000 rubber ducks will be dispatched by the Great British Duck Race on a 1km race down the River Thames by Hampton Court Palace. All this in an attempt to break a world record and raise £500,000 for a range of charities. The Father Thames Trust, the fundraising arm of the Thames Landscape Strategy, is registered on the Great British Duck Race website.
The Kingston River Celebration highlights Kingston’s rich maritime heritage with a historic boat display taking place along the riverside from Kingston Bridge to Eagle Brewery Wharf. Music and entertainment at Eagle Wharf along with a Thames Landscape Strategy display coincide with the 150th Kingston Amateur Rowing Regatta which takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July. The river celebrations culminate with the Dragon Boat Challenge and Festival of Sport at Canbury Gardens on Sunday 22 July.
The Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Marc Cranfield-Adams joined the TLS and local families to launch a series of new walking leaflets developed by the Thames Landscape Strategy. The Arcadian Thames Walks have been launched just in time for the summer holidays. Aimed at families, the guides include a comprehensive map and local historical information in an easy to use format.
The Thames Landscape Strategy and London’s Arcadia braved the heavy rain on the 12th May to attend the Richmond Fair. The TLS marquee had expanded to three tents and had a variety of information about current projects on display. A very successful part of the day was the art activity, where children (and adults) were invited to decorate a section of a home made reedbed.
On Saturday 31st March 2007 an all day fun event will be held at Eagle Brewery Wharf, Kingston to celebrate its potential and to launch an exciting new initiative to enhance the historic riverside site. Activities will include a live eagle demonstration, face painting, live music, free boat trips and more.
The Thames Barrier reached another landmark on 18 March when with the closure to protect London from high spring tides and tidal surges for the one-hundredth time.
The Arctic blast bringing cold northerly winds over the North Sea was expected to increase tidal levels by up to half-a-metre this morning, resulting in the decision to close the Thames Barrier.
The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Cllr Mary Reid, was joined on Tuesday 23rd January by local ward councillors and representatives of the Thames Landscape Strategy and local amenity groups to celebrate the completion of the first project in the Thames Landscape Strategy ‘Putting the Thames Back into Kingston’ initiative.
The Thames Landscape Strategy is continuing for forge strong links with the Payback initiative of the London Probation Service. Community Payback is a London Probation partnership with the Metropolitan Police and local authorities. It is focused to visibly address crime and the fear of crime as prioritised by local communities. To date five litter blitzes have been carried out in partnership along the towpath in the Royal Borough of Kingston.
The Thames Landscape Strategy has been chosen to sit on the Water Framework Directive Liaison Panel for Thames River Basin District, representing the three ‘River Thames Partnerships’ in the London region.
The Thames Landscape Strategy has published its annual review covering the financial year 2005/2006. The review gives a comprehensive overview of work carried out over the year.
The Thames Landscape Strategy’s Draft Waterspace and Visitor Action Plan document is close to being finalised after its month-long consultation period in August.
Over 100 local people and riverside users gathered by the riverside on Monday evening to celebrate the official opening of the newly restored Bridge House Gardens by Richmond Bridge.
On 22nd May, 12 community service workers tidied up the towpath in Kingston as part of a new probation initiative – Pay Back. Six sacks of river borne rubbish were collected on a wet and windy monday morning.
The Thames Landscape Strategy attended the recent AGM of the Hurst Park Residents Association to feedback on the progress of the Hurst Park and Barge Walk Management Plan.
The Thames Landscape Strategy attended the first of many local fairs and events it visits each summer season. Richmond Fair was held on Richmond Green on the 13th May.
The Thames Landscape Strategy has been reviewed. Follow the link below for details.
The Thames Landscape Strategy is a 100-year blueprint for the River Thames between Hampton and Kew. To view the full strategy document follow the link below.
View the latest Annual Review, a roundup of all the latest developments in the Arcadian Thames