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A new reedbed in your community – your vote counts!

A new reedbed in your community – your vote counts!

Residents in four London Boroughs are being asked to help choose the sites of five new reedbeds across London’s River Lea Navigation, via an online poll. Thames21, London’s leading waterways charity, is asking the public to choose from nine locations … Read more…

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Vacancies advertised for Land of the Fanns Project

Vacancies advertised for Land of the Fanns Project

Two vacancies have been advertised for the Land of the Fanns Landscape Project, in which Thames21 is a Board member. The project is now recruiting for a Scheme Manager and a Finance and Administration officer. Both are based at the … Read more…

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Plastic water bottles one of worst Thames polluters, says Thames River Watch report

Plastic water bottles one of worst Thames polluters, says Thames River Watch report

As our report launched this week, Sky News’ Plastic Tide documentary and anti-waste campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall echoed our calls  for a deposit return system Our latest report has some disturbing findings about Thames plastic. Thames River Watch citizen scientists found 2,500 single-use … Read more…

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Special spring 2-for-1 offer for schools at Welsh Harp

Special spring 2-for-1 offer for schools at Welsh Harp

For a limited time and working in partnership with Thames Water, Thames21 is offering schools a 2-for-1 day of Key Stage 2 sessions at the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre, in Brent, in the early part of 2017. A day consists … Read more…

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Book now for a great adventure in February half term!

Book now for a great adventure in February half term!

Do you have a group who would love to have some February half term fun and learn about the environment? Then we have a great session for you at our Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre, Brent, the focal point of … Read more…

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Thames21 honours its volunteers with special celebration and talk from author Tom Bolton

Thames21 honours its volunteers with special celebration and talk from author Tom Bolton

  Thames21 celebrated the ‘exponential impact’ of our volunteers last night at Wapping riverside pub the Prospect of Whitby. Entitled ‘Lost and Found in our Waterways’ it was an evening of sharing anecdotes, stories and information about the geographical spread … Read more…

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Plastic bag charge and beach litter: Thames21 open letter

Plastic bag charge and beach litter: Thames21 open letter

Here is Thames21’s open letter in response to last week’s story about the reported reduction in plastic bag litter following the plastic bag charge. Thames21 was pleased to hear the reported impact of the plastic bag charge on beach litter last … Read more…

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Thames21 features at HSBC Water Programme celebration night

Thames21 features at HSBC Water Programme celebration night

Thames21’s work was highlighted during an exhibition of HSBC Water Programme on Thursday, held at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The HSBC Water Programme has funded Thames21’s Fixing Broken Rivers project involving reedbeds, sustainable drainage systems and education. These aspects were … Read more…

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Newham MP supports our vision for a new London River Centre

Newham MP supports our vision for a new London River Centre

Newham MP Stephen Timms joined our clean-up on the Silvertown foreshore last week and expressed his warm support for our proposed new London River Centre at Gallions Reach. Our vision is for a multi-purpose site and community hub to directly … Read more…

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FatFace in Chelsea supports Thames21 during Black Friday week

FatFace in Chelsea supports Thames21 during Black Friday week

The Kings Road, Chelsea, branch of FatFace has chosen Thames21 as its charity for its Just for Giving week, which starts today. The clothing and accessories retailer devised the scheme in 2015 as an alternative to the Black Friday phenomenon. Instead … Read more…

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