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400 Volunteers from Goldman Sachs out on the Riverbank

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

400 Volunteers from Goldman Sachs out on the River! Just over 400 interns from Goldman Sachs joined the Thames Landscape Strategy this week to carry out a series of valuable conservation tasks.  The volunteers carried out a massive Himalayan balsam bashing activity in the Petersham Backwaters (most of which was covered in the stuff) and cleared ragwort and thistles from Petersham Meadows. After lunch Goldman Sachs carried out a valuable piece of citizen science to record what species (including trees, flowering plants and insects) were...

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The Thames Landscape Strategy Celebrates its Quarter Century

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Latest News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Thames Landscape Strategy at 25 Partners, stakeholders and representatives from over 100 separate groups that the TLS works with joined the Thames Landscape Strategy for a week-long celebration of its 25th anniversary in June 2019. Watch Sir David Attenborough’s speech to mark the event:  https://youtu.be/nWSZ1DUcJ80 The partnership toured the River Thames being shown examples of spaces which have been transformed through the Thames Landscape Strategy over the past 25 years totalling a staggering £25,000,000 clocking up 350,000...

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Links Between the Arcadian Thames and James River Strengthened

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Latest News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Virginians Sparkle in London.  Delegation from Virginia visit London to celebrate the links between two great rivers   The Arcadian Thames in South west London and the lower James River in Virginia are two of the world’s great cultural, historic and natural waterways. Remarkably, their destiny has been linked to each other for  over 400 years in many extraordinary ways, now firmly cemented through the River Friendspartnership.  This partnership between the Thames Landscape Strategy (an organisation dedicated to the conservation of the...

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Get your Tickets Now for the Richmonds Medal at Sudbrook House

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

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...

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Views Matter! Conference 12th June 2019

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

  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...

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

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

  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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Opening of new Richmond Hill Telescope

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

On Thursday 6th September the Thames Landscape Strategy opened a new telescope on Richmond Hill. The Mayor for Richmond upon Thames Cllr Ben Khosa, Pat Spaight, Zac Goldsmith and Ellen LeCompt unveiled the telescope in the traditional Thames Landscape Strategy manner by the cutting a garland of ivy picked from Richmond Hill.   The telescope has been made possible by the London Borough of Richmond Civic Pride Fund and LBRuT Parks who funded the installation. It replaces a telescope that was stolen in 2015 funded by Richmond Hill resident and...

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June to September 2018 Quarterly Update

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

The new TLS June to September Quarterly Update highlighting some of the projects we have completed, recent events and funding bids being worked on.   Click on the link below… TLS Quarterly Update June to September 2018    

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TLS 23rd Annual Event was a royal success

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

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,...

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