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Watch the 2021 TLS Annual Review

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in Latest News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

250 guests joined the Thames Landscape Strategy with The Father Thames Trust for the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting.  We were delighted that the new Patron of the Father Thames Trust, Janina Ramirez was able to join us and deliver a key note message.  Janina had been filming all day and rushed home to join us – a huge thank you from everyone at the Father Thames Trust! We were also joined by our friends from Virginia.  We heard from Chief Steve Adkins from the Chickahominy Tribe and Chief Anne Richardson of the Rappahannock Tribe to hear...

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Rewilding Arcadia Consultation Period

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in Latest News | 0 comments

REWILDING ARCADIA The Thames Landscape Strategy is currently developing a new project Rewilding Arcadia. It was intended to carry out a period of scoping consultation to see whether our partners support the direction that the initiative proposes however, this has understandably been put on hold during the Covid-19 emergency.  In the meantime we have produced two presentations that outline some of the proposals that can be accessed from this webpage.  Please do note that the ideas are just TLS aspirations at present and consultation will be...

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Covid-19 Response and Recovery

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Latest News | 0 comments

In this unprecedented time of uncertainty regarding public health and safety we need to consider the implications to the work of the Thames Landscape Strategy and its commitments to volunteer events, grants and other projects planned for 2020. At this current time the government has banned public gatherings and asks everyone work from home if at all possible; we have taken the decision to close the TLS office and work from home. We have also, along with our partners and community group friends, postponed or cancelled all up-coming meetings...

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Rewilding the Thames!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Rewilding Arcadia is a new initiative of the Thames Landscape Strategy that takes the ‘On the Edge’ scheme launched by Sir David Attenborough at our 25th anniversary to the next stage.     Jason Debney explains….. ‘Large tracts of the Arcadian Thames is characterised by high quality open space set within the statutory floodplain. By their very nature these places have the ability to be flooded although much of their wildness and dynamism has been lost through historic modifications that have seen the...

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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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