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Launch of the TLS Action Plan 2017-20

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Latest News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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...

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TLS marks the life of Pocahontas on the 400th anniversary of her death

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Latest News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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...

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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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