Thames21 has launched the Thames Connections Project, which will reach out to communities within low-income areas bordering the Thames in London. These include the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking & Dagenham, Wandsworth, Southwark and Greenwich. The project will promote and encourage Thames river-based activities.
The Thames Connections programme will signpost and invite communities to visit and enjoy the river, starting with a one-year research programme. The research aims to better understand the relationships different communities have with the river, as well as identifying any barriers to participation from those who live within 10 minutes’ walking distance from it. The vision is to use this knowledge to break down these barriers and encourage greater participation.
By systematically targeting and inviting communities to become more involved in Thames21-organised river activities, the aim is to benefit health and wellbeing as well as the Thames environment.
We’d love to hear from as many communities as possible and are inviting people to share their thoughts in our river Thames survey.
Want to know more? Email Dilawar Hussain, Thames Connections Officer or phone: 07557 970812
Head to our Events calendar to find COVID-safe Thames riverside events throughout 2021.