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

CRP’s Lunchtime Launches: Town Centre Futures

CRP’s third Lunchtime Launch of the series will take place on Thursday 25th March 2021, 1:15pm – 2:00pm. We will be joined by Westminster City Council’s Debbie Jackson and Centre for London’s Richard Brown to launch CRP’s latest commissioned report into Town Centre Futures. Detailed insights will be added by CRP’s Project Officer Rachael Aldridge. Please sign up for free here.   Town Centre […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Four Step Roadmap out of Lockdown

Image Source: The Fitzrovia Partnership. On Monday 22nd February, the Government announced the roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. The roadmap outlines four steps for easing restrictions. Before proceeding to the next step, the Government will examine the data to assess the impact of previous steps. This assessment will be based on four tests: […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP’s Spotlight On: angel.london

This week, we are showcasing the work of CRP partner angel.london, the organisation that runs the Business Improvement District in the Angel, one of the most vibrant town centres in North London. Like all other BIDS, angel.london has been working in unchartered waters over the past year. To support our businesses through the pandemic, we reduced […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Mobility Guidance feature in Forbes Magazine

CRP’s recently released Mobility Justice and Transport Inclusivity report has been shared in Forbes Magazine! We’re very pleased to see the important research being disseminated and we will continue to expand on the key messages with our partners on how the practical recommendations mentioned in this report can be implemented across the Healthy Streets Everyday project. Read the full article here! […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Congratulations to Whitehall BID

The new BID in Whitehall will provide the local business community with a strong voice to drive change, innovation and stimulate additional investment into the area! Following the recent ballot, 95% of local businesses voted ‘yes’ which saw them endorse the creation of the new BID. This result has seen the establishment of London’s 67th BID, and […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Lighting London Report Launch

Join Centre for London for the launch of the new report ‘Seeing Clearly: A New Vision for London’s Lighting’ on Wednesday 10th March at 5pm. This innovative study looks at how London uses electric lighting and shares good practice to improve the city’s great outdoors. Sign up here. The event will present recommendations for the Mayor of London, Local Authorities, developers and communities, culminating with […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Places for All Campaign

The CRP-managed Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership is launching a new cross-sector social media campaign, Places for All, which aims to educate local London residents and businesses on Low Traffic Schemes, demystifying information surrounding them, and empowering people to support measures that will improve air quality and accessibility in densely populated areas across London. These schemes make residential streets safer and more accessible for walkers, cyclists, […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

Cargo Bikes – The Future of Urban Deliveries

Cargo bikes are a sustainable, efficient, zero-emission option that can be used for a range of deliveries and collections. They have huge potential for businesses to save money by avoiding congestion and emissions charges in central London, as well as improve air quality across our communities. Since the start of the pandemic, CRP’s Clean Air Villages […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Carina Mesquita Mesquita

Re-Imagining Space for a Green Recovery

After the successful launch of the Potential for Urban Logistics Hub in Central London study commissioned by CLSRTP, the next phase of this project is being undertaken to create an interactive online map. This will enable both site owners and logistics operators to see what areas across central London have potential space to house last mile […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Laura Jacklin

Clean Air Thames is Full Steam Ahead!

Applications for the second round of Clean Air Thames funding closed last month. Clean Air Thames, funded by Round 3 of the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund, aims to show how river vessels can be retrofitted to reduce noxious emissions and contribute to improved air quality along the river. With London easing out of the lockdown and winter turning to […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Final Month of Clean Air Villages 3 project

We are entering the last month of the Clean Air Villages 3 (CAV3) project and it looks like we’re going out with a bang! February was a busy month for the CAV3 villages, with Tooting, Richmond and Wimbledon’s cargo bike delivery schemes in full swing. For Deptford‘s cargo bike scheme, we were pleased to support the Trussell Trust food bank in delivering goods to those in need […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Stav Friedman

International Women’s Day

Though the pandemic has tested us time and time again, we need to look back at the progress we have made and how far we have come in one year. This year we will be celebrating International Women’s Day on 8th March! UN Women have announced this year’s theme as “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. This theme […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Anusha Rajamani

CRP Media Training

Recently, the CRP team attended media and communications training, delivered by a great team of journalists from MediaFirst. For one day, we put our nerves aside and practiced undertaking telephone, radio and television interviews. From delivering key messages effectively to answering unexpected questions with confidence, the CRP team learnt all the skills required to clearly communicate […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP’s Staff Spotlight On: Joshua West

This week we are featuring CRP’s Communications & Business Development Manager Joshua West, who is leading on CRP’s internal and external communications across all projects. As part of my role at CRP, I have the privilege of getting to dip my toes into lots of different projects, ensuring that the amazing thing we do reach […]

2nd March 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

CRP’s Staff Spotlight On: Fiona Coull

This week we are featuring CRP’s Project Manager Fiona Coull, who is leading on CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday (HSE) Programme and Vivacity Monitoring Project. As part of my role on CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday project, I really enjoy working with partners to deliver initiatives that make London’s streets pleasant, safe places for all to enjoy. There are so many elements […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Your Future London

Centre for London is working with the Mayor of London, London boroughs, businesses, universities, charities and Londoners to create a shared vision for London to 2050 and beyond as part of the London Future Review. The Your Future London online platform gives Londoners the chance to have their say in the city’s future. This is part of […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice, 20th February, has been celebrated each year since 2009. This is an opportunity to recognise the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections. The importance of social justice is paramount, now more than ever. This year’s theme is ‘A Call for Social Justice in the […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Carol Quamina

LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month – a month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer history, as well as a means of raising awareness for the issues faced by LGBT+ people. The first celebration in February 2005 saw the organisation of over 150 events around the UK. 16 years later, London’s rich LGBT+ heritage is being explored widely […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP Team Wellbeing

As the Lockdown continues, the CRP team remains fully committed to maintaining personal health and wellbeing. We know that if we look after ourselves, then in turn we can look after CRP’s partners, funders and communities even better too! To that end, the CRP team has committed to a February Step Challenge, building on the success of the November Step Challenge, […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Shepherding Businesses Towards an Electric Future

CRP is excited to announce it will be launching a shared electric van in Shepherd’s Bush as part of the Clean Air Villages 3 project. In collaboration with London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Zipcar and Land Securities, a fully electric vehicle will be available for local businesses and community organisations to use for free. This electric venture will encourage […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Kate Fenton

Development Begins on new Urban Logistics Hub website

CRP is excited to be developing a new online web-based map tool that will host details of available sites across central London that have been put forward as potential logistics hub locations by Local Authorities and Landowners. The recently published The Potential for Urban Logistics Hubs in Central London study was completed on behalf of […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

New CLSRTP Summary Report Launched

Since the start of the pandemic in the UK, in March 2020, the Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership (CLSRTP) have increased the frequency of their meetings to adapt to the changing nature of transport use across London. The partners have shaped the CLSRTP research projects to coordinate the TfL Streetspace responses and transport sector more widely, in adapting to future changes as a result of […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

Latest CRP Reports Shared by Trade Press

CRP’s recently released The Potential for Urban Logistics Hubs in Central London and Mobility Justice and Transport Inclusivity reports have been shared by Smart Transport and TransportXtra respectively! We’re very pleased to see the important research being disseminated across the transport sector and we will continue to expand on the key messages with our partners on how the practical recommendations mentioned in both reports […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

CRP’s Spotlight On: Groundwork London

This week, we are showcasing the work of CRP partner Groundwork London, a social and environmental regeneration charity that works with individuals and communities to improve their environment and support greener living and working. Groundwork London’s multi-disciplinary team has been delivering projects in London for over 30 years, helping to create a brighter, greener future […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Final Stages of CRP’s Vivacity Monitoring Project

CRP’s Vivacity Monitoring Project is reaching it’s final stages, with the last 3-month trial period being completed earlier this month and data analysis now in full swing. The project has involved installing 16 Vivacity sensors across London at locations chosen by partners from CRP’s Clean Air Villages 3 and Healthy Streets Everyday programmes. By providing partners with these rich datasets and in-depth analysis, CRP is helping to provide the proof of […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Making Monitoring Meaningful: Planning Transport in the Covid Era

We’re gearing up for our next exciting Lunchtime Launch event Making Monitoring Meaningful: Planning Transport in the Covid Era, where we will be discussing innovations in monitoring and transport planning, and how we can turn data into something meaningful! Over the past year we have seen a growing interest and scrutiny of interventions to improve air quality. Monitoring can play a critical role in assessing […]

16th February 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

CRP’s Spotlight On: Hammersmith BID

This week, we are showcasing the work of CRP partner Hammersmith BID, who provide new and expanded services within the BID area, as identified by local businesses to improve working and trading. Hammersmith BID are also project partners for CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday programme.  Hammersmith BID is currently in renewal and intends its Public Realm […]

2nd February 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP’s Staff Spotlight On: Carol Quamina

This week we are featuring CRP’s Operations Manager Carol Quamina, who has been working in the role for just over six years. My job involves ensuring that we comply with our accountable body, Westminster City Council’s procedures and processes, specifically finance, procurement and HR. I also have an overview of all of CRP’s projects and programmes, ensuring that grant claims are submitted […]

2nd February 2021 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Active Travel Workshops with Groundwork

CRP is excited to be working in partnership with Groundwork London to deliver two engaging active travel workshops as part of Clean Air Villages 3. These two interactive workshops will help participants identify the positives of active travel, but also the barriers and how to overcome them. For your free ticket to the general active travel workshop on 24th February, 2-3pm, click here. To join the cycling focused workshop on […]

2nd February 2021 / Posted by Stav Friedman

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place from 1st – 7th February 2021. The Centre for Mental Health reports a new cohort of 500,000 previously healthy children under 18 will require mental health care due to the economic, health and family pressures caused by the covid crisis. In addition, a new investigation from the Evening […]

2nd February 2021 / Posted by Carina Mesquita Mesquita