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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 (September 2021)

  • A planning application has been submitted to Richmond Council for development of Twickenham Riverside. Branch Members are asked to read this summary and contribute their observations and suggestions as an RTS response to the planning application is being prepared. The deadline for your comments is October 18th. 

  • Hammersmith Bridge continue to cause concern even though river traffic is now allowed. Up-tp date information is elsewhere on this website.

  • Tidefest, London's Family River Festival, is on September 12th with a programme of activities

  • Responding to PLA consultations continues to keep us busy.

  • Monitoring and responding to development proposals and planning appl;ications is taking an increasing amount of time. These include Twickenham Riverside and Isleworth promenade,

  • A branch outing on the Discoverer is being planned for the autumn.

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

Upper Tideway Branch