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Vote for the Father Thames Trust at Your Local Tescos

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Latest News | 0 comments

  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...

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Totally Thames TLS Events September 2015

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Latest News | 0 comments

As part of the Totally Thames Festival 2015 – the TLS is organising and taking part in a series of projects and events throughout September Shires on the Avenues 7 – 11th September Volunteer Opportunity. Conservation work alongside the shire horse team on the historic Ham Avenues. 9.30 am – 3.30 pm. Thames Alive! 11th September 9.15 am On the foreshore outside the Bell and Crown pub Strand on the Green. Organised by the Zoological Society of London come and find out what lives in the river. Not to missed! The Great River Race 12th...

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Shires on the Avenues is back

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Latest News | 0 comments

As part of our trial heritage management project on the Ham Avenues, Operation Centaur has joined the TLS, and volunteers organised in partnership with the National Trust, to carry out another hay cut. Throughout this week, the horses and volunteer teams will be working up and down the Ham Avenues at Ham House, cutting the grass and managing the scrub. This is to maintain the character and structure of the Avenues but also to re-introduce traditional management methods to the site. Giving a taste of what the work on this, and many of the...

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TLS Volunteering

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Latest News | 0 comments

The TLS’s volunteer programe has been running over the winter to great success. 5 days a week and 1 Saturday a month have been spent on the tidal and non tidal Thames in the TLS area cleaning up towpath, managing scrub and looking after the riverside trees. This work is vital to the management of the Thames and ensuring the diversity and accessibility of the towpath and riverbank.  

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Winter Volunteer Programme

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

The TLS will be carrying out a busy schedule of volunteer events on the tideway this winter funded by the Father Thames Trust. We will be carrying out lots of work to improve and manage the vital habitats of the towpath and surrounding areas in Richmond, Ham, Twickenham, Kingston, Molesey, and Weybridge. It will be a great opportunity to get outdoors, learn about the habitats of our River and have some fun. Work will be being carried out between November 2014 and March 2015, weekdays and some weekends. A calendar of upcoming events is...

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Aeroplanes on the River! TLS Unveils a new plaque in Kingston

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

River Thames and Aviation in Kingston Event On Saturday 20th September the TLS unveiled its 20th Anniversary Project in Kingston. Working in partnership with the Kingston Aviation Centenary Project, Royal Borough of Kingston, and Canbury and Riverside Association, a new lectern was designed to show the history of Aviation in Kingston, including a map of the old factories. The northern entrance to Canbury Gardens hosted a public event to celebrate the unveiling, sponsored by the Father Thames Trust, Creed-Miles Ltd, and the Brooklands Museum....

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TLS 20th Birthday Garden Party at Ham House

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

On Monday 30th June, over 200 friends and partners joined the TLS to celebrate its 20th birthday. Hosted by the National Trust at Ham House, along with patrons, Sir David Attenborough and Kim Wilkie, and cake (homemade by the staff at Ham House from ingredients from the garden).   Despite the rain early on – the event was a resounding success and as the clouds lifted we were treated to a lovely evening.  

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Opening of New Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Jason Debney attended the opening of the magnificent new kitchen gardens at Hampton Court in June. Opened by HRH The Countess of Wessex. Here is Jason with Wesley Kerr (HLF) and Lynda Lennon (Royal Parks)

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Cow Parsley Heralds the Start of Summer

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Cow Parsley Heralds the Start of Summer Summer is nearly here along the Arcadian Thames.  Heralding its arrival is the cow parsley that along certain stretches of the river  is the best it has been for years.  Wander down the Ham Avenues, walk to the brow of Richmond Hill or go to Orleans House Woodland Garden and take in this natural display.  Walk out at dusk and you should see bats flying over head. The TLS writes an Annual Towpath Management Plan for the riverside in all four boroughs.  Along with purple loosestrife, cow parsley is one of...

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Summer Events Season Starts in Splendid Style

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

  The Thames Landscape Strategy attends many events up and down the river during the summer events season.  On Saturday May 10th we erected our marquees on the Green in Richmond for the annual May Fair.  Despite a bit of rain and howling wind the fair was as successful as ever. The TLS display was well received and we counted hundreds of people into our marquee to learn about our work. Look out for the TLS at other events over the...

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