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Chairman:            Hilary Pereira

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Hon Secretary:    Pat Speight

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The Upper Tideway branch has a limited social programme of talks, walks and picnics, some together with other local groups.

We have a presence at various annual events, such as Tidefest, the Great River Race and Richmond Fair, and currently host the RTS cutter alongside a vintage craft just below Richmond bridge. With other local groups, we engage with the Thames Landscape Strategy, supporting and enhancing on our special local Arcadia.

We have an interest in planning matters, trying to preserve what is best about the river, and are ever watchful for applications, including any new non-mobile houseboats, that appear to encroach on precious river space.

The river authority for us is the Port of London Authority and in coming months we expect to respond to plans from them for changing the legislation under which they operate.

We are a small branch in terms of the length of the river we cover, but hope we punch above our weight, for example in relation to policy matters.

Current Activities (April 2021)

  • Whilst Hammersmith Bridge remains closed to river traffic, members are urged to support Colliers Launches as they operate daily round-trips from Richmond to Teddington and return services to Hampton Court on certain days.

  • Pier Day at Chiswick will be on July 25th 2021

  • Good progress is being made on the Thames Path under Barnes Bridge

  • If you participate in sport on the Tidal Thames, please complete this survey by April 24th. 

  • Riverside developments in Twickenham area are to be found on the Twickenham Coalition website.

As plans are developed for branch events, they will be listed in the Events Diary.

Upper Tideway Branch