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

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

It’s #LivingWageWeek 2020! 

The campaign for a real Living Wage has now delivered more than £1 billion in extra wages to workers since it began in 2001, and the movement has lifted over 240,000 people out of in-work poverty. At Cross River Partnership, we are proud to be a Living Wage accredited organisation in line with our accountable body, […]

10th November 2020 / Posted by Joshua West

London Climate Action Week

London Climate Action Week (LCAW), 14th – 20th November, is an annual event that puts a world-leading assemblage of climate professionals and communities to come together with solutions to climate change, focusing on transition to an equitable net-zero carbon world. CRP continues to work with partners engaged in climate action – London Boroughs of Islington, Royal Borough of Kensington […]

10th November 2020 / Posted by Carina Mesquita Mesquita

Final call for FREE telematics dongles for business vehicles & new exemptions to the ULEZ

The Ultra-Low Emission Zone will expand on 25th October 2021. If your vehicle is not eligible, then perhaps it is time to consider switching to an electric vehicle. CRP’s Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 3 project is able to offer you a free device that you attach to your vehicle. It monitors your usage and you will receive analysis of this information to ascertain whether there […]

10th November 2020 / Posted by Kate Fenton

Mayor’s London Business Hub

If you haven’t done so already, do take a look at the Mayor of London’s re-vamped London Business Hub website. There’s all sorts of information, advice and guidance available to support your business through the pandemic, Lockdown No.2, and beyond that the transition out of the EU. The information is presented in really digestible formats, including videos, podcasts, case studies […]

10th November 2020 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

New Restrictions: What You Need To Know

New national restrictions have been set out since 5th November to prevent the spread of COVID-19. New measures include: Stay at home – you must not leave/be outside your home expect for specific purposes, including essential activity, work, medical reasons, education and childcare. In general, you must not meet with another person socially, however you […]

10th November 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Watch our CAV3 Introductory Videos!

With everything now being virtual, CRP wanted to bridge our people and projects by putting together short videos for CRP’s Clean Air Villages (CAV) programme. The CAV videos are aimed at locals within each of CAV’s 16 villages, where they can hear from CRP’s Project Officers about potential Air Quality solutions being explored. What’s most special about the […]

10th November 2020 / Posted by Anusha Rajamani

CRP’s LiveShare Sessions: Keep Informed

We are now over three quarters of the way through our programme of 16 LiveShares, and we would like to thank all of those who have attended, contributed and presented so far! We have been joined by experts from across the industries of transport, business and environment, discussing a range of topics to help facilitate […]

10th November 2020 / Posted by Tomos Joyce

What are Smart Local Energy Systems and why do we need them?

Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) are difficult to define, with each aspect – ‘smart’, ‘local’, and even ‘energy system’ – open to various interpretations. The scale, approach, technologies and stakeholders can therefore vary from one system to the next. Common ground can be found, however, in the benefits SLES aim to achieve, and the barriers […]

10th November 2020 / Posted by Abby McDougall

CRP’s Spotlight On: Better Bankside

CRP’s Spotlight On: Better Bankside This week, we are showcasing the work of CRP BID partner Better Bankside, who are working on active travel initiatives in the vibrant, creative area spanning between London Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge, south of the river. Hear what Kate Poulter has to say about Better Bankside’s most recent work: Better […]

10th November 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

GLA Green Skills – Borough survey 2020

London’s recovery from the pandemic is being led by the London Recovery Board, chaired jointly by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Chair of London Councils. As part of this work, the GLA is looking into developing the skills training offer in green industries in the capital. This will involve engaging with businesses, […]

27th October 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

What skills and training opportunities would be useful to you and your business?

The Mayor of London‘s Culture and Creative Industries Unit wants to know what skills and training you would like to attend if it was available. The data collected will inform how we best support the culture and creative industries sector in the coming months. The short survey has 8 questions and takes 3 minutes.

27th October 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Top Tips for Tier 2!

As London is put into Tier 2 ‘lockdown’ category, our thoughts are with all of the residents, businesses and visitors trying to keep going safely, and trying to balance all of their health, family, friends, finance, employment, education, travel etc. issues. We’re definitely all in it together! And we all need to take care of ourselves so that we can continue to take […]

27th October 2020 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

World Cities Day

World Cities Day was established by the United Nations in 2014. The day, which takes place annually on 31st October, aims to promote international community interest to address challenges on the role of urbanisation and mutually providing solutions to sustainable urban development worldwide. In order to build back better as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CRP Board agreed at it’s meeting on 25th September to commission a study looking at […]

27th October 2020 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Business Energy Efficiency Survey

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and his team at City Hall want to work with businesses to help deliver a green recovery from this pandemic and make London a zero carbon city. London’s commercial and industrial buildings make up 36% of London’s carbon footprint, or around 11 million tonnes of greenhouse gases. To create […]

27th October 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Black History Month

October marks Black History Month in the UK, giving people the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture. It was first celebrated in the UK in October 1987, and was the initiative of Ghanaian analyst Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, who had worked as a co-ordinater of special projects for the Greater London Council. Black History Month […]

27th October 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Shop Local: Showcasing Directory Businesses

Not interested in shopping via Amazon Prime? Want to shop local to help your high street? Independent retailers give our city diversity and set communities apart, and many have moved online to accommodate their customer base. Why not try using The CRP Clean Air Villages Directory? CRP’s Directory encourages shopping local and lists a variety of different businesses, all […]

27th October 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

The Ultra Low Emission Zone is expanding from 25th October 2021. Have you checked your vehicle?

Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. That is why from 25th October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). The North and South Circular Roads themselves are […]

27th October 2020 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Deptford’s Clean Air Villages cargo bike trial

It has now been 8 weeks since the resumption of CRP’s cargo bike trial in Deptford, one of the many solutions implemented as part of CRP’s Clean Air Villages project. The partnership in Deptford with London Borough of Lewisham, and cargo bike couriers ecofleet, has enabled two brilliant businesses to regular use the cargo bike to […]

27th October 2020 / Posted by Ross Phillips