News

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.

October 7th 2020
 

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

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.

October 8th 2020

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

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

September 24th 2020
 

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

September 23rd 2020
 

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

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.

September 18th 2020

Daily Mail article reveals state of repair of a number of London bridges.

September 16th 2020

Today, the PLA launched a new website Cleaning The Thames to encourage more litter removal across the foreshore.

September 14th 2020

With the full annual Veterans Cruise cancelled for 2020,  the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships organised for a small flotilla to travel down river on Sunday 13th from Chertsey to Kingston. The ADLS Facebook page has pictures.

September 13th 2020

Tidefest was held on September 6th under social distance conditions with only a few live events. Here are some pictures by photographer Anna Kunst. ''tidefest' is the password to the gallery.

September 12th 2020

The PLA has successfully organised 'safe passage' in both directions for boats caught out of position after the sudden closure of Hammersmith Bridge. Craft have been able to pass under the bridge in a convoy system. The river continues to be closed at Hammersmith Bridge.

September 9th 2020

A government Task Force has been launched to re-open Hammersmith Bridge as soon as possible.  Details are in this Daily Mail article.  Statements were made today by both the PLA and Hammersmith & Fulham Council.  Plans are being prepared for a 'safe passage' convoy to allow boats to be re-patriated to their normal location. No details yet.

September 9th 2020

The River & Rowing Museum at Henley-on-Thames is now fully open. It is operating a pre-booking system to manage visitor numbers.

News

January 27th 2021

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

January 22nd 2021

Bondig Bank, a stretch of river bank near Marlow owned by RTS, has suffered in recent flooding.

January 15th 2021

The commemorative return to Dunkirk by the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships, already postponed from 2020 and planned for May 2021, has been cancelled. Further information is here.

January 14th 2021

The winner of the recent RTS raffle in aid of the River Thames Boat Project has been announced.

January 6th 2021

The River Thames was featured in two new series on Channel 5  on January 6th. At 8pm, Rob Bell explored the stories of London's Bridges. At 9pm the first edition of a new series The Thames presented by Tony Robinson was screened. They are on every Wednesday evening in January.

January 1st 2021

The River Thames was centre-stage for a video celebration at the start of 2021,

December 31st 2020

With London continuing under Tier 4 restrictions, Uber Boats/Thames Clippers has announced continued suspension of services until further notice.

December 10th 2020

A government-commissioned report raises the prospect of limited re-opening of Hammersmith Bridge.

November 27th 2020

Highways England has confirmed that it has withdrawn its application for a Development Consent Order for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. The Planning Inspectorate had advised that changes would be needed. The Highways England website has information about the project.

November 26th 2020

The Boat Race in 2021 will be raced at Ely, Cambridgeshire. This decision has been made because of the on-going closure of Hammersmith Bridge to road, foot and river users. Further information is available on the Boat Race website.

 

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