News

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

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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 Jay Chauhan

WCC Apprentices to be paid London living wage

Exciting news for apprentices at Westminster City Council, CRP’s lead accountable body. As part of the Council’s ambition to deliver a world-class apprenticeship programme and to make everyone feel valued in line with the Westminster Way, Westminster’s elected Members have agreed to increase the pay rate for apprentices. The Council will reward their existing apprentices […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Work experience at Cross River Partnership

Last week I spent my time working on the Clean Air Villages (CAV) project at Cross River Partnership. My name is Rachael Aldridge and I’m a recent graduate from Cardiff University, where I studied Human Geography. From my course I have taken away a passion for sustainability, hence I was happy to be placed in a […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Round Three of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund

The third round of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund will open for applications on 2 September. There is over £20 million funding available for a broad range of public, private and third-sector organisations in London who want to drive regeneration in their local area. To ensure a well-balanced programme, the Mayor of London is encouraging collaborative […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

London Car Free Day

London’s biggest Car Free Day takes place on 22nd September. The Mayor of London and Transport for London have partnered to ‘Reimagine’ London car-free, while walking, cycling and exploring the city. Hundreds of activities will take place across more than 20km of closed streets in Central London – the equivalent of nearly 200 football pitches in […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

National Lottery Communication Fund Climate Action Strategy

The National Lottery Community Fund recently launched its Climate Action Strategy and announced that it was making a £100 million Climate Action Fund available, dedicated at helping communities to tackle climate change. For further details on past projects and how to apply for funding for community-led projects please click here. For further details, please contact […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Mayor’s Construction Academy Stakeholder Event

The Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) which brings together construction skills training providers and construction employers to ensure greater collaboration across the industry, held a stakeholder networking event at London’s Living Room, City Hall on 29 July.  The event was opened by the Deputy Mayor, Jules Pipe, who announced four new Quality Marked Providers as well […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Super-Charging Electric Vehicle Fleets with Smart Electric Urban Logistics

CRP’s Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL) project will be the subject of an upcoming GreenBiz webcast on Thursday 5th September 2019. The webcast will cover: practical solutions that UPS have deployed in overcoming barriers to fleet electrification insights from testing smart-grid and energy storage systems in real-world operations how to make the business case for […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Monitoring Euston Green Link

Euston Green Link serves as a low exposure alternative to often congested and heavily polluted Euston Road for people cycling or walking between The Regent’s Park and Euston Station. Over the past year, Euston Town has implemented a variety of measures including, most recently, a green wall at Drummond and Gower Streets to make the Link […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

CAV Conversations

The Clean Air Villages team are excited to be out and about engaging with businesses in the 13 village areas, identified across London as part of the DEFRA funded air quality project. During the summer we will be visiting the villages to talk to businesses about their deliveries and servicing to support them in finding […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Lighting Strategy for central London at LoLEG conference

CRP was delighted to be invited by the chair of the London Lighting Engineers Group (LoLEG) to share our plans to consult on a Lighting Strategy for central London at their annual conference at Chelsea Football Club. The aim of the proposed strategy is to raise the ambition and value of lighting projects across central […]

24th July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Future of London Tour

Future of London‘s Making the Most of London’s Waterways Conference took place on 20th June 2019. The full-day conference brought together a cross-sector network to share practical approaches to enhancing waterways and waterside spaces as well as managing competing demands – with a view to highlighting lessons which can be applied individually or strategically across […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Illuminated River Exhibition and Project Launch

CRP was honoured to attend the launch of the fantastic Illuminated River project on 17 July.  The first four of 15 Thames bridges were lit up by American artist Leo Villereal’s installations, including the Millennium Bridge, one of CRP’s flagship projects. CRP has been extremely pleased to be advising the Illuminated River project right from […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

London Awarded National Park City Status

London is officially the world’s first National Park City. On 22 July, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan co-signed the London National Park City Charter which aims to make people, places and nature better connected in the capital. It is part of the Mayor’s plan for at least half the capital to be green by […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Moving On

After four exciting years at CRP, Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer will be moving on. Before deciding what’s next, Tanja will be taking a year out to spend time travelling the globe with her family! Tanja would like to take this opportunity to thank all CRP partners, funders and wider stakeholders for the great partnership work throughout her […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Camden Ability Report

CRP has successfully completed delivery of its partnership Camden Ability Project.  The project was delivered in partnership with the Business Disability Forum, and supported Camden residents with disabilities and long-term health conditions into sustainable employment, with a range of local employers.  The project was funded by Camden Council and worked closely with Jobcentre Plus and […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Emphasis Writing Training

CRP staff attended a one-day Writing Skills training course delivered by Emphasis Writing on Thursday 11th of July. The CRP team prepared in advance by sending their writing samples to experienced writers, to inform the training delivered to them.  The CRP team were then taught how to write winning articles, letters and emails. At the […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Funding Innovations for Borough Transport projects

Through the Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership (CLSRTP), CRP commissioned Lowick Group to carry out a study of innovations in transport funding for borough officers. In light of the ongoing constrained budgets available to local transport authorities, as well as local government more widely, it is crucial to ensure that all potential areas of funding are […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Women’s Night Safety Summit

A YouGov poll of 2,013 adults aged between 18 and 24 who drink in bars, clubs or pubs found that 72% said they had seen some form of sexual harassment. CRP attended the Mayor of London’s Women’s Night Safety Summit on 19 July, where they launched their Women’s Night Safety Charter Toolkit. Crime and fear […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Future High Streets Fund London Awards

Well done to our partners Haringey and Southwark Councils for their successful bids to the government’s Future High Streets Fund. 50 local authorities across England were successful out of the 300 who we understand bid. The Government’s £675 million Future High Streets Fund was set up to help local areas respond and adapt to major […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Healthy Streets Everyday Launch

On 9 July CRP launched Healthy Streets Everyday with a meeting attended by over 20 key partners, including 16 London Local Authorities, who are set to be involved in the three year Mayor’s Air Quality Funded project. Hosted by the University of Westminster, the launch consisted of a series of talks by the University’s Dr. […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

LEN Sharing Best Practice Workshop

On 13 June, CRP held its Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs): Sharing Best Practice Workshop at Westminster City Council’s flagship premises on 64 Victoria Street. The workshop was attended by over 50 delegates from London Local Authorities, BIDs and Business Management Companies. From the workshop 10 LEN Top Tips were developed and are now available online […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

National Clean Air Day and new CRP Video

As part of Clean Air Day 2019, CRP proudly premiered its Clean Air Route Finder. The video showcases a side-by-side comparison of a polluted and non-polluted route from London St Pancras to Euston Station. The Clean Air Route Finder, designed in partnership with King’s College London and the Mayor of London, was a runner-up in […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

EV Infrastructure Task Force Delivery Plan

As a member of the Mayor’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Taskforce, CRP were glad to be attending the launch of Taskforce Delivery Plan on 17 June at the Institute of Engineering and Technology. The Delivery Plan provides for a coordinated approach to EV infrastructure increase across London, thereby supporting the Mayor’s ambition of London becoming […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Climate Action Week

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared a climate emergency. As part of London’s response to this, the first ever London Climate Action Week was held from 1-8 July. The week saw artists, businesses and the public come together to explore clean energy solutions, zero-emissions transport and campaigns for stronger legislation to keep global […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Clean Air Thames

CRP has started planning the initial stages of the Clean Air Thames project with the Port of London Authority, the City of London Corporation, and others.  The project will be supported by a £500,000 grant from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund.  The project aims to retrofit 11 vessels to reduce their emissions, especially particulate matter […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Prudential Ride London Road Closures

Prudential Ride London, now entering its seventh year, returns to London and Surrey on 3 and 4 August 2019. TfL are working closely with the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP), who deliver the event, to manage the impacts on the network and the travelling public. Over the event weekend, roads will be closed in […]

17th July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

CRP is recruiting!

If you are passionate about making a long-lasting change by making central London a nicer and healthier place to live, work and visit, then take a look at the two exciting vacancies we are recruiting to: Healthy Streets Everyday Project Manager CRP Project Support Assistant The closing date for applications for both roles is: 31st […]

15th July 2019 / Posted by Carol Quamina

London Climate Action Week Launch

Monday, 1 July 2019 – Cross River Partnership attended the launch of London’s Inaugural Climate Action Week at London City Hall. With opening speeches from HRH Prince of Wales, and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and engaging speakers, the event was an excellent lead-in to more than 150 registered events between July 1 and July […]

4th July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Delivery Plan

Earlier this month CRP, as a member of the Mayor of London’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Taskforce, attended the launch of the new EV Infrastructure Delivery Plan. To meet the aim of London becoming a zero-carbon city by 2050, the plan highlights how there are currently 20,000 Electric Vehicles in London, 1,700 electric taxis and […]

24th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan