News

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

Power to the people

CRP’s Tomos Joyce met with Wandsworth Council and community group, Tooting Healthy Streets, at Tooting Market in early October to discuss the Healthy Streets Everyday programme. Tooting Healthy Streets is made up of business owners, residents and parents who have come together to improve local community concerns that Tooting’s streets are polluted, traffic-dominated and unsafe […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Tomos Joyce

Apprenticeship learnings – CRP’s Yasin shares his experience

As part of Westminster City Council’s Apprenticeship Scheme, I am currently studying for a City & Guilds Level 3 Business Administrator standard qualification being delivered in partnership with Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES). During the last 16 months that I have been working with the Cross River Partnership Team I have learnt and developed many […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Yasin Mahmood

Latest funding bid – Taking smart electric vehicle charging to the next level

Following on from our successful collaboration with UPS and UK Power Network Services as part of the Smart Electric Urban Logistics project at the UPS Camden depot, CRP have joined with partners on a ground-breaking new project proposal seeking funding from Innovate UK. This project aims to show how depot-based vehicle fleets can be managed […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith

Success at Lighting Consultation Event

Cross River Partnership held an extremely successful and productive Lighting Consultation Event on 25th September 2019, attended by 50 delegates from London’s transport and public authorities, as well as designers, architects, engineers, artists, and attractions. The full PDF event presentation slides are here. Huge thanks to University of Westminster, Speirs and Major, the Illuminated River […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

CAV Conversations – September & October

It has been a busy two months for the Clean Air Villages project including launching the supplier directory in all 13 villages! Here are a few things happening in the areas: We started with attending the launch of the fancy new InStreatham BID cargo bike which will be for local businesses in the area to […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Defra collaborative funding application

CRP is currently working on a proposal to apply to the latest round of Defra’s Air Quality Grant. This collaborative grant application will bring together CRP partners, across London, from both the public and private sectors. The overall aims of the grant are to reduce congestion and pollution in Air Quality Focus Areas, through interventions […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Kate Fenton

CRP celebrates 25th anniversary

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! Cross River Partnership celebrated a fantastic 25 years of Delivering London’s Future Together at our anniversary event on Wednesday 9th October, #CRP25. The celebrations took place at London’s Tate Modern, with spectacular views of CRP’s flagship project, the Millennium Bridge, now with artwork installed as part of the Illuminated River project! […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Feryal continues business engagement for Clean Air Villages

I am pleased to continue working with CRP on Clean Air Villages, a project which aims to reduce emissions in 13 hotspots of poor air quality across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Camden, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, City of Westminster, Wandsworth, and also Cadogan Estates. Since becoming a mum, I have become […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Chioma’s first month at CRP

I have really enjoyed my first month at CRP, and over the past few weeks I have been supporting on a wide range of projects across the organisation, and of course learning a lot along the way! In the short time I have been here, I have especially enjoyed getting to know the whole team […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Smart Electric Urban Logistics – Accountant’s Audit Report

In partnership with UPS and UK Power Networks, CRP has been delivering the Innovate UK-funded Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL) Project over the last 2.5 years. Based in UPS’ Camden depot, the SEUL initiative has developed new charging technology that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles without the need […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Addressing congestion in Ladbroke Grove

Ladbroke Grove, home to the world-famous Portobello Road Market, as well as a wealth of independent shops, cafes and bars, is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood. With poor air quality and high human exposure, the area was identified by the Greater London Authority as a pollution ‘hotspot’ within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Clean Air Thames First Steering Group Meeting

The first Clean Air Thames Steering Group took place at Westminster City Hall last month (September 2019). CRP, the Port of London Authority and the Greater London Authority met to discuss the recent project launch at the Greening Inland Shipping Conference, and to agree on the next steps of the project. It was an engaging […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Project Officer Vacancy

Are you keen on using your skills to develop innovative sustainable/regeneration projects in the heart of London? We are looking for a project officer to join our team to help us achieve our strategic vision in making London a much healthier place to live and work. If you are passionate about the environmental health of […]

8th October 2019 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Sustainable CRP!

As an organisation, there are many actions that we are taking to become more sustainable.  This includes only printing when necessary, on FSC certified paper, and reducing the level of paper-based marketing materials we use.   All of CRP’s events will be continuing to embrace sustainability by choosing sustainable catering, including using all reusable items […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

CRP Board meeting

CRP’s Board meets twice a year for 90 minutes face-to-face.  The next meeting is at 9.30am on 25th September 2019. The CRP Board meetings bring together senior representatives of all 32 CRP partner organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors. CRP’s Board meetings are Co-Chaired by Councillor Wendy Hyde of the City of London […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

New CRP Team Member

Tomos Joyce joined CRP this month as one of our Air Quality Analysis Officers. He will work on various CRP projects, particularly Healthy Streets Everyday, in order to quantify the changes to London’s air quality from the good work done by CRP and our partners.  Before starting at CRP, Tomos attended Royal Holloway, University of […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

CRP’s Accountable Body

CRP will celebrate its 25-year anniversary this year and throughout that time Westminster City Council  (WCC) has undertaken the lead accountable body role for CRP.   On behalf of all our partners, CRP would like to sincerely thank WCC for fulfilling this valuable role and we look forward to many more years of working in […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Brixton BID joins CRP 

CRP and its Board welcomes Brixton BID as a full CRP member!  We look forward to collaborative fundraising and project delivery with the London Borough of Lambeth and other CRP members.   CRP is also looking forward to launching a shared Electric Van for deliveries in Brixton, as part of its Clean Air Villages project.  Lambeth […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Clean Air Thames – Applications Now Open

We are very excited to announce that our Clean Air Thames project is now live.  It was officially launched at the Port of London Authority’s Greening Inland Shipping Conference (#GIS19) on Tuesday 10th September.  CRP will work with the Greater London Authority, the Port of London Authority, the City of London Corporation over the next […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Coming back to CRP!

I am very happy to be joining the team again this month, this time returning full-time as a Support Officer. My work experience took place over a week in August, where I had an interesting and busy introduction to life at CRP. I will be spending three days a week time on the Clean Air […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Farewell to CRP!

After six exciting months at CRP, Jay Chauhan, Digital and Communications Lead, will be moving on to his next role as part of the Local Government National Graduate Development Programme. Jay’s next role will be a Communications Officer at Westminster City Council. During his six-month CRP placement Jay worked on a number of projects including […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Lighting Consultation Event

On Wednesday 25th September 2019, Cross River Partnership delivered an event to shape a collaborative approach to Lighting in central London (view the presentation slides from the event here – Lighting Consultation Event – presentation slides 25.09.19) Dr. Peter Bonfield OBE FREng Vice-Chancellor of the University of Westminster, and from October 2019, President of the Institution […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Out and About in Drummond Street 

As part of the Defra-funded  Clean Air Villages project, a few of us from the CRP team have been out on Drummond Street,  London Borough of Camden, speaking to local traders. Cross River Partnership is working in partnership with Euston Town to support businesses on Drummond Street to make changes to their deliveries and servicing, […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Freight in the City

Freight in the City Expo is taking place on 6th November at Alexandra Palace.  There will be key decision-makers looking for the latest technology and equipment to make urban freight movements safer, cleaner, quieter and more efficient. Topics at the exhibition will range from zero-emission zones through to autonomous last-mile deliveries and smarter ways to […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Clean Air Villages Project Shortlisted for an Award

The Clean Air Villages (CAV) project has been shortlisted in the category for the Best Collaboration award, for the CIEH Excellence Awards 2019.   The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Awards choose entries that represent the best achievements in the field of environmental health.  The most innovative, engaged and successful partnership scheme or project […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Healthy Streets Everyday partners celebrate London’s biggest Car Free Day!

London’s biggest Car Free Day took place on Sunday 22nd September with Healthy Streets Everyday (HSE) partner boroughs hosting over 250 multiple Play Streets and events. Streets were transformed for people allowing local communities to experience their neighbourhoods in new and exciting ways.  An elderly lady walking down Leeland Road in Ealing said, “This is […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Expansion of the ULES Directory!

In early September CRP and partners were excited to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Supplier Directory to include 10 new Clean Air ‘Villages’. Businesses within these areas, as well as across London, can search the Directory to find cleaner suppliers and help reduce local air pollution. From groceries, cleaning products, office supplies, and much more, the […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Innovative Charging Technologies for Electric Vehicle Fleets

If you missed our recent feature on Supercharging Electric Vehicle Fleets with GreenBiz, don’t fear, you can listen back to the webcast here to find out more about our Smart Electric Urban Logistics project. This Thursday, 26th September, CRP will be hosting our own webinar on Smart Charging for vehicle fleets. Find out more about […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Studentship Opportunity for Healthy Streets Everyday project

“Healthy Streets Everyday” is a multi (16)-borough, cross-sector project to empower boroughs, businesses and communities across London to deliver pedestrian-priority healthy streets every day, increase walking rates, and reduce emissions and exposure. It is funded via the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund and led by Cross River Partnership. The PhD study titled ‘Measuring Active Travel Uptake […]

6th September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West
CRP-news-team-Josh-new-starter

New CRP Team Member

Joshua West has joined CRP in July and will be working for us as and our partners as a dedicated Communications and Business Development Officer. Josh has previously spent over 3 years working in the higher education sector, working with Universities to embed sustainability in their estates operations and academic offering. Please contact Joshua West for further information.

13th August 2019 / Posted by Joshua West