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October 12th 2020

'Reimagining Butler's Wharf' is the title competition organised as part of the London Festival of Architecture. The six short-listed entrants may be viewed on the LFA website in a virtual exhibition.

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October 7th 2020
 

The Port of London Authority today published a new edition of its newsletter Tidal Thames News.

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October 7th 2020
 

The UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed the continued protection of strategic sites for port use on the banks of the Thames in London. Read the full announcement.

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October 8th 2020

An update on progress of the Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce is now published.

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September 28th 2020

Today DHL Express commenced its daily riverboat parcel delivery service in London. The service, operated by Thames Clippers Logistics, enables DHL to transport small packages into central London for final mile delivery by bike.  More information is in the DHL Press Release

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September 24th 2020
 

The Port of London Authority has published its six monthly Marine Safety Performance Report.

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September 23rd 2020
 

The Environment Agency has announced a £5.2m investment plan for facilities on the River Thames this autumn and winter.

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September 18th 2020

Today, the Mayor of London confirmed that the traditional New Year's Eve fireworks on River Thames would not take place in 2020 due to the pandemic. Here is a BBC report.

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January 27th 2022

Today a new edition of Tidal Thames News was published by the Port of London Authority.

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January 24th 2022

Visiting the Thames Tideway by boat.

A new guide for boaters visiting the tidal river has been compiled by Hilary Pereira and Peter Finch, respectively Chairs of Upper Tideway and Central Tideway & Estuary Branches.
This describes mooring opportunities or the lack of them and stresses the need for improved facilities, particularly in such popular areas as Richmond and Greenwich.

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January 21st 2022

This much loved organisation is looking for a new skipper. Details are on their website.

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January 20th 2022

Heavy fine for boat owner who obstructed River Thames. Details in this Government announcement.

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January 18th 2022

Swans on the River Thames have been affected by bird flu. Details in this Metro report.

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January 18th 2022

A report from the UK Parliament Environmental Audit Committee on English rivers has been published in the last week. The headline is 'Chemical cocktail’ of sewage, slurry and plastic polluting English rivers puts public health and nature at risk'

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January 15th 2022

Today marks the 200th anniversary of H.M.Coastguard service.

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January 12th 2022

Natural England has announced the opening of a path from Woolwich to the Isle of Grain. This extends the Thames Path by 47 miles. Details are in the announcement and website.

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January 10th 2022

The British Ports Association has published a report ' The Impact of the pandemic on UK trade'. Download the report here.

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January 9th 2022

The annual blessing of the River Thames took place today on London Bridge. Pictures on this Twitter account.

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January 8th 2022

Despite support from over 100 individulas and organisations (including the River Thames Society), a planning application to develop a new riverside facility to house a vintage boat collection has been refused by Wokingham planners. Details are in this Henley Herald report.  The owner of the property has responded in this Henley Standard article.

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January 2nd 2022

Today January 2nd is the 20th anniversary of the opening of RNLI stations on the River Thames.  There's a special short video too.

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December 30th 2021

A sunken warship in the River Thames is to be dismantled as it poses a significant risk. Details are in this Daily Telegraph article.

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January 1st 2022

The River Thames at Greenwich provided the backdrop for a firework and drone show welcoming 2022.