Our Staff and The TLS Partnership
Co-ordinator: Jason Debney
Project Manager: Rebecca Law
Strategic Project Officer: Laura Nee
Volunteer Secretary (CAG): Pat Speight
Volunteer Events and Special Projects Officer: Nicky Wood
The TLS Partnership
Executive Review Board
Local Councillors, landowners, businesses and the community are represented on the Group.
Chair- Cllr Julia Neden-Watts
Chair Designate- Cllr Gabriella Giles
Officers Steering Committee
Senior Local Authority officers and representatives from the National Agencies. Officers work in partnership with the Co-ordinator to develop projects and strategic policy.
Community Advisory Group
The CAG provides a bottom up, community led approach to environmental management that has underpinned the TLS since inception.
Chair- Paula Day
Vice Chair- Richard Mobbs
Father Thames Trust
The Father Thames Trust is the charitable arm of the Strategy and is registered with the Charities Commission. Its purpose is to raise funds and supply grants to support the TLS and its projects.
Since it was established in 1994, the Strategy has forged strong links with community groups within its area.
The Thames Landscape Strategy also helps local groups look after their stretch of the River by providing tools, advice and time for volunteer workdays by the riverside. Below are some links to organisations we work with along the Thames between Hampton and Kew and beyond:
Hurst Park Residents Association
The Marble Hill Society
The Ham and Petersham Association
Ham Amenities Group
Thames Landscape Strategy works using a ‘catchment-based’ approach aims to deliver and raise awareness of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and what this means for our rivers, estuaries and coastal waters.
The TLS region is in two different catchments:
The TE2100 Project
The Thames Estuary 2100 project (TE2100), led by the Environment Agency, was formed in 2002 to develop a comprehensive action plan to manage flood risk for the Tidal Thames This was the first government action plan to explicitly deal with climate change.
Download the TE2100 Plan:
The River Thames Scheme
The floodplain between Datchet and Teddington, is the largest area of undefended floodplain in England. The River Thames scheme will work to reduce the consequences of a flood event. In the TLS region, it is planned to modify weirs to allow water to move through quicker during flood events and to increase the resilience of properties and landscapes located in the floodplain.