News

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

Greener City Fund

The GLA’s Community Tree Planting Grants are open for applications until 5pm on Monday 24 June 2019. Grants between £5,000 and £50,000 are available for projects to take place between September 2019 and March 2020. Further information on the application process here.  

21st May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

Learning at Work

CRP is committed to ongoing learning and development for its staff.  In conjunction with its accountable body, Westminster City Council it is promoting ‘Learning at Work’ week by providing a range of tailored workshops to provide staff with tips on how they can further develop and learn new skills in their chosen careers. To further […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

CRP Mayor’s Air Quality Fund Round 3 Applications

CRP has submitted two applications to the Mayor, Clean Air Thames, and Healthy Streets Everyday. CRP is looking forward to hearing the outcomes of the applications in June 2019.  Watch this space! Thank you to all of the 16 London boroughs, and the many other cross-sectoral partner organisations who have supported CRP’s applications. For further […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

CRP Away Day

CRP held its team away day on Wednesday 1st May at The Hub Sports Facility, Regents Park.  The team took time out to undertake a range of brainstorming and team building activities, as well as prepare information to be presented in CRP’s new website.  In readiness for Mental Health Awareness Week, the day also included […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

CRP’s Ultra-Low Emission Supplier Directory Launches!

As part of the DEFRA-funded Clean Air Villages programme, CRP are excited to launch an online Ultra-Low Emission Supplier Directory. The directory lists businesses in and around London that deliver using vehicles that are ultra-low emission, from cargo bikes to electric vehicles, and it also supports the Mayor of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone that […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

New CRP Website – https://crossriverpartnership.org/

We have finally launched our new Cross River Partnership website, celebrating 25 years of delivering London’s future! With the key theme of People, Places and Projects running throughout, the website is your number one place to find out what projects CRP have delivered as well as the partners involved. New features including a timeline showcasing […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

10th International Public Markets Conference

The 10th International Public Markets Conference takes place between June 6th-8th 2019 in London. Bringing together over 300 public market leaders, advocates, and representatives from throughout the world, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the character and striking diversity of London’s market scene! The conference, hosted by the Mayor of London and […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

London Infrastructure Summit 2019

This year’s London Infrastructure Summit, organised by London First, takes place on Thursday 12th September 2019.  Hundreds of senior private and public sector leaders in transport, infrastructure, property, development and investment will be in attendance as they look at the exciting possibilities for London post Brexit and beyond. Key speakers include the Greater London Authority’s […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

LEN Sharing Best Practice Workshop

Please join CRP’s accountable body Westminster City Council at their new flagship premises on 64 Victoria Street on Thursday 13th June. As London’s Low Emission Neighbourhoods become increasingly important, sub-regional partnership Cross River Partnership (CRP) is convening a workshop hosted by Councillor Karen Scarborough, Lead Member for Air Quality and the Environment for Westminster City […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

CLSRTP in May

CRP is pleased to be co-ordinating the Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership (CLSRTP) on behalf of TfL and the ten boroughs for another year. The group meets bi-monthly and in May, the group looked forward to the publication of the Cycle Logistics Study which will be featured at the upcoming London Cycling and Walking Conference […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

CRP is recruiting!

We are very glad to be recruiting two new CRP team members: 1)      An Air Quality Project Analysis Officer and 2)      A Communications and Business Development Officer If you are a passionate individual keen to help us effect positive and long-lasting change in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, then we would love to […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

The EV Charging Infrastructure Challenge

We have read with interest the Sunday Times article from 12th May 2019 ‘Drivers plugging into an electric future will need a lot of chargers’.  In the context of this rather gloomy picture of EV infrastructure planning and delivery for the UK overall, it is encouraging to see the Mayor’s coordinated approach to this issue […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

CamdenAbility Case Study

CRP’s CamdenAbility project works with a network of local employers to improve disability standards and create opportunities for Camden residents with disabilities and long-term health conditions. The project is funded by Camden Council and delivered in partnership with Business Disability Forum. We’ve recently supported Andres into his first ever paid work placement with CamdenAbility network […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

National Walking Month

Use CRP’s Clean Air Route Finder to get around this month and beyond. May is National Walking Month during which people are encouraged to add an extra 20 minutes of walking a day to their routines. Up to 26% of people in UK get less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day (that’s less […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

Global Good Awards Judging

CRP are proud to be sponsoring a category for the Global Good Awards this year and even had one of our colleagues join the judging panel. Laura Jacklin took part in the judging day this month to go through the great entries that have been submitted by a range of organisations. We are looking forward […]

20th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

London Mayor’s Construction Academy 2

The London Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) has been set up to help more Londoners train in the skills they need to access construction sector vacancies on the capital’s housing construction sites.  Since its introduction: Seven construction training hubs led by stakeholders from further education, higher education and local government have successfully launched programmes of activity […]

15th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team
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National Park City Festival

The GLA, working with the partners including the National Park City Foundation, want to make London the world’s first National Park City. To reach this milestone they will be running their National Park City Festival from 20-28 July 2019, London’s largest free celebration of the outdoors, aimed at people of all ages. There will be […]

10th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team
Clean Air Day

Clean Air Day – 20 June 2019

Cleaning up our air on the longest day of the year #cleanairday CRP is a proud supporter of Clean Air Day, a nationwide day of action raising awareness of air pollution and the ways to it reduce pollutions and improve health. Clean Air Day is co-ordinated by the environmental charity Global Action Plan. Here’s how […]

10th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

10th International Public Markets Conference

The 10th International Public Markets Conference takes place between June 6th-8th 2019. Bringing together over 300 public market leaders, advocates, and representatives from throughout the world, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the character and striking diversity of London’s market scene! The conference, hosted by the Mayor of London and Project for […]

9th May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

Final Clean Air Better Business Stakeholder Meeting

After six years of cross-borough, cross-sector working, CRP’s Clean Air Better Business programme (CABB) came to a close with a final stakeholder meeting on 3 April 2019. CRP Partners from boroughs and BIDs heard from project Partners including Kings College London, The Northbank BID and Victoria BID, just how far business-led action has come since […]

15th April 2019 / Posted by CRP Team
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Clean Air Better Business Summary Report

Over the past six years, Cross River Partnership’s Mayor’s Air Quality Funded ‘Clean Air Better Business’ programme has brought together central London boroughs, BIDs and businesses to support the business sector to reduce emissions and exposure to toxic air pollution. A programme summary report, available at www.cleanairbetterbusiness.org outlines the programme’s key achievements including: 1. Putting […]

15th April 2019 / Posted by CRP Team
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Zero and Low Emission Supplier Directory

CRP is excited to be launching a Zero and Low Emission Supplier Directory in April 2019. This will provide a platform to promote businesses making low or zero emission deliveries, such as those on foot, by bike or using electric/hybrid vehicles. The directory will be available online for anyone wishing to find suppliers who are […]

19th March 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

Camden Ability – Update

CRP’s CamdenAbility project works with a network of local employers to improve disability standards and create opportunities for Camden residents with disabilities and long-term health conditions. The project is funded by Camden Council and delivered in partnership with Business Disability Forum. CamdenAbility is working with over 30 cross sector organisations, including local government, education, media […]

19th March 2019 / Posted by CRP Team
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MLEN – Update

CRP has been pleased to programme manage the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) on behalf of  Westminster City Council and partners since August 2017, following their successful bid to the Mayor of London’s Mayor’s Air Quality Fund in 2016. Coming to a close in March 2019, the LEN has delivered urban realm improvements, building efficiency […]

19th March 2019 / Posted by CRP Team
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CLSRTP – Update

The past year has been an eventful one for the Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership. Lots has been achieved on behalf of the boroughs including: Support for cycle repair and water refill stations Support of the Central London Freight Quality Partnership Electricity grid capacity assessment for borough depots Review of Zero Harm best practice Study […]

19th March 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

Recruit London Update

Cross River Partnership’s (CRP) flagship Recruit London programme is coming to an end on 31 March 2019, after 9 years of delivery supporting 3,123 long term unemployed residents into jobs. The Recruit London service will be delivered by Westminster Employment Service colleagues from 1 April 2019. Recruit London would like to thank all of the funders, […]

19th March 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

CRP Graduates

CRP would like to thank Charlotte Marro and Kiran Kumar, the Westminster City Council Graduate Placements, for all of the work that they have delivered for CRP and its partners over the last six months!  Charlotte and Kiran have been busy every single day at CRP, and have given the team invaluable support in areas […]

19th March 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

Liveable Neighbourhoods Successes

Eleven London boroughs have secured funding from The Mayor of London and Transport for London’s Liveable Neighbourhoods programme to make their streets more people-friendly. The winning bids include projects designed to cut rat running, make junctions safer, implement new walking and cycling infrastructure, create pocket parks and revamp public spaces. The Mayor of London said […]

19th March 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

Congratulations – Freedom of the City for CRP Director

Congratulations to CRP Director Susannah Wilks on receiving the Freedom of the City of London to commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 alongside 105 fantastic women. The Freedom is offered to individuals by the City of London Corporation to pay tribute to an outstanding contribution to public life. CRP is […]

19th March 2019 / Posted by CRP Team

Paddington art commission – Call for submissions

The Paddington Partnership is inviting submissions from artists, architects and designers to create a graphic or art-led installation to connect and enrich the pedestrian environment around Paddington Station. You can use walls, bridges, street furniture, crossings etc. to create a sustainable canvas for your installation. The deadline for expressions of interest is 1 May 2019 […]

19th March 2019 / Posted by CRP Team