News

Latest news and events from Cross River Partnership and our partners.

CRP’s Staff Spotlight On: Anusha

CRP’s Staff Spotlight On: Anusha Rajamani  I am a Project Officer at CRP, where the majority of my work is dedicated to the Clean Air Villages 3 project. I help support the delivery of CAV3 across five diverse villages: Westminster, Camden, Haringey, Islington and Angel BID. Though I have been working remotely since joining and […]

15th December 2020 / Posted by Anusha Rajamani

Merry Christmas!

As is traditional for the last CRP Newsletter of the year, we would like to wish all of CRP’s partner organisations, Board, funders, buddies and support agencies a very Merry Christmas! As with everything this year, Christmas will also be different. We hope that all of you will have a chance to pause and reflect on everything that we have achieved together. We have […]

15th December 2020 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Looking Ahead to 2021

As our sights turn to the year ahead, we are gearing up for some exciting new launches, events and collaborations over the next few months … here’s just a taster of what is to come! After the success of our LiveShare events, which have attracted over 850 attendees from across 12 different countries since June, we will be […]

15th December 2020 / Posted by Joshua West

City of London LinkedIn Group Launch

Yesterday was an exciting CRP first! We launched a Clean Air Community group via CRP’s LinkedIn, aiming to connect City of London Corporation residents and employees over air quality issues, ideas and solutions. We’re looking forward to creating a new space for people to connect, collaborate and develop! Are you a City of London resident or employee […]

15th December 2020 / Posted by Stav Friedman

Brexit Transition: Advice for Businesses  

Are you ready for Brexit? The UK officially left the European Union on 31st December 2019, and the transition period will end on 31st December 2020. On 1st January 2021, new rules on matters such as exports, imports, tariffs, data and the hiring of staff will come into force that may affect your business. To check if you are likely to be affected, more information can be found here.

15th December 2020 / Posted by Carol Quamina

London Moves Into Tier 3 

London and other parts of the South East join tier three at 00:01 GMT on Wednesday 16th December. Tier three is the toughest level of restrictions in England. But what does this mean? Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues must close except for takeaway and delivery Indoor entertainment venues, such as theatres, bowling alleys and cinemas, […]

15th December 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP’s Final LiveShare Session: The Future Functionality and Potential of London’s Centres

CRP’s Final LiveShare Session: The Future Functionality and Potential of London’s Centres Join us at 2pm this Thursday (17th) for CRP’s FINAL LiveShare in the series – The Future Functionality and Potential of London’s Centres – which will cover how we can ensure that key economic, cultural, and social central London hubs evolve and secure a prosperous, environmentally sustainable future. We will […]

15th December 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP’s Staff Spotlight On: Abby McDougall 

This week, we are featuring CRP Technical Project Officer Abby McDougall! Abby joined CRP back in January 2019 as an intern while studying at King’s College London. We’re not sure who or what is to blame, but she couldn’t get enough and joined the team full-time in August last year. Since then, she’s been a part […]

8th December 2020 / Posted by Abby McDougall

Transport Innovation by CRP and Partners 

Since the start of the pandemic, CRP’s Central London Sub Regional Transport Partnership (CLSRTP) has been more active than ever, meeting every month to share lessons, experiences, and best practice. CLSRTP is funded by Transport for London to deliver collaboration and innovation between the 10 central London transport authorities: City of London Corporation, London Borough of Camden, London Borough of Hackney, London Borough of Islington, Royal […]

8th December 2020 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

EFLES project: 2020 round Up

Back in April, CRP and partners UPS, Moixa and UK Power Networks Services, were awarded over £160,000 in funding from Innovate UK’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (prospering from the Energy Revolution) to deliver the Electric Vehicle Fleet-centred Local Energy System (EFLES) project. The project aims to reduce the costs of fleet electrification and support the wider transition to electric vehicles. EFLES launched in May and, like many things this year, experienced some initial impacts from the […]

8th December 2020 / Posted by Abby McDougall

Clean Air Villages 2020 Round Up

Engagement with businesses, hospitals and communities in the ‘villages’ continues, with the Clean Air Villages team offering advice and support to businesses that goes beyond the scope of air quality, during this very difficult time. Local activities, involving cargo bike schemes continue and a range of organisations, from small businesses to food banks are benefitting from use of these […]

8th December 2020 / Posted by Kate Fenton

Lewisham’s ‘Ark’ – Taking Inspiration from CRP’s Guidance Document

CRP is very excited to see the launch of the ‘Ark’ in London Borough of Lewisham! A new parklet community space, funded by Spin and built by YesMake, to aid social distancing and for people to sit, rest and enjoy a refreshment from the local businesses opposite. Visit the Ark located on Staplehurst Road. It’s […]

8th December 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Christmas Promotions: CRP Clean Air Villages Directory

With the holiday season now upon us after a tough year, it’s no surprise everyone is looking ahead to Christmas for some much-needed cheer! With cities and stores re-opening, perhaps your Christmas shopping list is a becoming a dilemma… This holiday season, CRP has promoted numerous listed businesses from the CRP Clean Air Villages Directory […]

8th December 2020 / Posted by Anusha Rajamani

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

With the gradual opening of businesses after a second lockdown, now is a great time to start shopping locally and/or use ‘click & collect‘ services! CRP encourages active travel across London, and what better month than December to walk or cycle around the city, enjoying the Christmas markets and lights. With this in mind, take a […]

8th December 2020 / Posted by Carina Mesquita Mesquita

Clean Air Thames Launches Round 2 of Vessel Retrofit Funding 

CRP is pleased to announce a second round of funding to retrofit vessels operating on the Thames to reduce their emissions. We will be accepting applications until 12th February 2021. Clean Air Thames is a three-year scheme to retrofit inland vessels to reduce emissions. £500,000 has been granted by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund to […]

8th December 2020 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

London’s Tier 2: Restrictions for Businesses

Last week, London emerged from Lockdown 2.0 into Tier 2 restrictions. We created this handy chart with the essential rules and regulations for businesses during this time. Click here to check the links for more detailed government guidance and business support. For more information, please contact CRP Project Officer Stav Friedman.

8th December 2020 / Posted by Stav Friedman

CRP’s Spotlight On: Cadogan

This week, we are showcasing the work of CRP Partner Cadogan, a dynamic property manager, investor and developer with a 300-year family history. Hear what Sustainability Manager Kate Neale has to say about Pavilion Road’s cargo bike scheme: Earlier in the year, just weeks before the nation locked down for the first time, Cadogan and CRP […]

8th December 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP’s Human Rights Day LiveShare Session: Keep Informed! 

This Human Rights Day, Thursday 10th December, join us at 2pm for the penultimate LiveShare in our series of 16 online events. This session will discuss The Right to Clean Air, delving deeper into the ways we can help protect and empower our communities. We would like to thank all of you who have attended our sessions so far! We’ve been joined by experts from across the industries of transport, business and environment, discussing a range of […]

8th December 2020 / Posted by Tomos Joyce

CRP’s Staff Spotlight On: Tomos Joyce

This week, we are featuring CRP Guidance Manager Tomos Joyce, who has been at CRP since September 2019.  I am a Guidance Manager here at Cross River Partnership. I work across a range of projects, primarily on the Vivacity monitoring programme and CRP’s LiveShare sessions. My best bits at CRP include the 25-year anniversary event at […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Joshua West

Stepping Our Way to Minsk, Belarus or Malaga!

Amid another lockdown and after 7+ months of working from home, the CRP team have been getting creative when it comes to getting active. While many of us have been enjoying the benefits of working from home – no more early morning commutes – we’ve also been missing some things: the face-to-face catchups over cups of tea, the lunchtime brainstorms and […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Stav Friedman

Illuminated River Shines!

CRP was excited to see the Illuminated River project showcased in London’s iconic Time Out magazine on 4th November, by Eddy Frankel: “Over the past few years, artist Leo Villareal (in collaboration with architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands) has been transforming central London’s bridges with mesmerising light installations, as part of the ‘Illuminated River’ project. He’s already given London […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

CRP’s Spotlight On: Brixton BID

This week, we are showcasing the work of CRP BID partner Brixton BID. Established in 2014 by local businesses, Brixton BID works to make the district a sustainable and distinctive destination. Hear what Managing Director Gianluca Rizzo and Projects Lead Reece Simwogerere have to say about Evie, the BID’s shared electric vehicle: Brixton BID has managed to secure a continuation […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

1st December: The National Day of Giving

#GivingTuesday will be celebrated on 1st December this year. It’s a day when people come together to support the community or causes that mean so much to us, such as donating money to a charitable cause or volunteering. Why not give back and make a difference this year by purchasing your gifts from the suppliers/local businesses listed on the CRP Clean […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Carol Quamina

New Local Cargo Bike Schemes Launch This Month!

CRP has launched a number of new cargo bike schemes as part of the Clean Air Villages project. These schemes will support local business communities to deliver their products and services to their customers, positively impacting on air quality as well as saving time and resources. The schemes help a range of businesses from market […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Laura Jacklin

Road Safety Week 2020

Road Safety Week, the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by the road safety charity Brake, took place this year from 16th – 22nd November. The week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages, during the week and beyond. The importance of road safety is crucial to the […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Ross Phillips

Upcoming Healthy Streets Everyday Guidance Document on Mobility Justice

As part of the Healthy Streets Everyday (HSE) programme, CRP is pleased to announce an upcoming Guidance Document that discusses Mobility Justice. The guidance, that will be published in a few weeks’ time, explores several stories of mobility (in)justice faced by individuals with a disability or mobility impairment. So what actually is mobility justice? In essence, it is the principle that all people should have the same […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Camden Town Unlimited & Euston Town Re-elected!

CRP are excited that CRP BID partners Camden Town Unlimited and Euston Town have been re-elected for another term! Hear from Bailey Hawcroft-Hurst, Communications Manager at Camden Town Unlimited and Euston Town, about the successful re-election: We are thrilled to announce that we have been re-elected for another term as the Business Improvement District’s for […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

REGISTRATION OPEN! Good Parks for London 2020 Launch: CRP LiveShare

CRP’s next LiveShare event – Good Parks for London 2020 Launch – is taking place on Thursday 26th November, 4pm – 5pm. The event will be hosted by Parks for London, who will be launching this year’s Good Parks for London Report, showcasing the great work that land managers are doing in and around London and reflecting on the impact of […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Joshua West

New Arrangements for Businesses after Wednesday 2nd December

With the national lockdown restrictions changing from 2nd December, London Councils have recently published some useful updates around hospitality, opening hours and the cost of Covid: London groups including BIDs, the GLA and London Councils are also calling for an end to the 10pm curfew for licenced premises. Boroughs have been asked to consider the implications of […]

24th November 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

World Science Day 2020

Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development! This year, the focus is on ‘Science for and with Society’, strengthening the links between science and society to resolve global challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic. The three pillars of this year’s focus are: Promoting international scientific cooperation, fostering the exchange of information between the various […]

10th November 2020 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru