News

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

International Youth Day

The United Nations’ International Youth Day was on 12th August 2021. In the words of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: “Young people are on the frontlines of the struggle to build a better future for all. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the dire need for the kind of transformational change they seek – and young people must be full partners in that […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Shop Local this month

This month we’re reminded of the government’s #ShopLocalWeek promotional campaign that took place in August last year. During and since, many of CRP’s Business Improvement District (BID) partners have spearhead amazing interventions to support local High Streets. In the words of Mike Cherry, the National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses: “It’s vital now more than ever that we do […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

What are your favourite stretches of the Thames Path?

Thames Path Partnership are looking for a few words and a photo of any of the areas of the Thames Path that you would like to share with a wider audience. This could be a favourite section or one you feel passionate about! These will be included on the Thames Path National Trail history page and on Twitter […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Recommendations for Building Back Stronger

The British Chambers of Commerce have released a new report – Rebuild: Recommendations for Building Back Stronger. The recommendations cover opportunities for businesses to make a strong recovery from the pandemic, as well as tackle long-standing issues such as skills shortages, rising costs, and the climate emergency. The top line recommendations are: Manage the virus response in a way that helps […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Shepherd’s Bush goes Electric!

Are you located in Shepherd’s Bush? Interested in using an electric van for your businesses pickups and deliveries? Help your business save costs and reduce emissions whilst contributing to better air quality. The free shared electric van is available this summer in collaboration with London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Zipcar and CRP! For more information […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Free Deliveries in Northbank!

As part of CRP’s Clean Air Village 3 and 4 Programmes, the Northbank BID is offering a FREE cargo bike courier service to enable businesses to carry out zero emission deliveries. Not only is this better for the environment, it also saves businesses time and money, improves customer satisfaction and takes vehicles off the road helping to reduce congestion. Any business that delivers […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Fiona Coull

CRP’s Spotlight On: Vauxhall One

Vauxhall One is the Business Improvement District (BID) for Vauxhall, established by local businesses to improve Vauxhall as a place to live, work and visit. With only two weeks left in August, we spoke to the BID about their exciting upcoming events for summer 2021. Today is our final Summer Screen and we’ve kept the […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

“Greening out the Grey” – New CRP Report

CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday programme has launched a new guidance document: “Greening out the Grey”: The value of Green Infrastructure for People and Places. The guidance aims to build the case for more green infrastructure to be implemented across the capital, focussing specifically on the benefits and costs of integrating green infrastructure as part of our cities. It also […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Fiona Coull

New ULEZ resources to help vehicle owners

As part of Clean Air Villages 4 project, CRP has created Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) guidance to aid resident and business vehicle owners on next steps to meet the emission standards (Euro 4 for petrol cars and Euro 6 for diesel cars). These standards are Euro 4 for petrol cars and Euro 6 for diesel cars. From 25th October 2021, the […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Ross Phillips

River Freight Air Quality Monitoring begins on the Thames

CRP is excited to be working with transport and air quality specialists EMSOL, to monitor air pollution and noise levels associated with river freight activity on the River Thames. This forms part of the Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 (CAV4) project. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are conducting a river freight trial, transporting supplies from Dartford in Kent, along the river and into Guy’s Hospital, London Bridge. […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

This week’s Lunchtime Launch Event: The Future of Sustainable Shipping & Trade in London

Join us from 1:15pm – 2:00pm, Thursday 19th August, to discuss sustainable freight and shipping on the capital’s main waterway, the River Thames. The aim of this event is to provide you with knowledge on the positive environmental impact of moving freight by water. For CRP’s eighth Lunchtime Launch event, we will be joined by the Port of London […]

17th August 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day is back on Thursday 5th August. CRP’s Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 project has updated our Clean Air Route Finder online tool to make it even easier for cyclists and walkers to find routes across London that avoid the most polluted streets – check out your journey-to-work by entering your postcode destination. CRP’s Mayor’s Air Quality Funded Healthy Streets Everyday project […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Free online short course on Healthy Urbanism launched

University College London researchers Dr Helen Pineo and Dr Gemma Moore have co-developed a free online training course on ‘Healthy Urbanism’. Lack of knowledge of how the built environment influences the health of the public is a key barrier to building and maintaining healthy places. The pandemic and growing health inequalities have highlighted the importance of this topic, yet many lack the skills to […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

Easing of Lockdown Restrictions

Monday 19th July was the day that most lockdown restrictions to control COVID-19 were lifted and it is great that we can now meet up with family and friends. As cases are still high and rising you should continue to exercise caution even if you are fully vaccinated to minimise risk of catching or passing on the virus. The CRP Team are continuing to deliver projects for and on […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Cadogan launches 10-year Stewardship Strategy

We are very excited to announce that CRP partner, Cadogan, has launched Chelsea 2030, its first 10-year Stewardship Strategy. CRP worked with Cadogan for over two years to develop ambitious goals linked to their pillars at the time: Environment, Community and, Heritage & Conservation. Working with its commercial tenants, residents, and other stakeholders, Cadogan will […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Net Zero in City of London

UK Power Supplier E.ON has started work on a £4m project to install one of the UK’s largest zero carbon heating and cooling systems beneath the streets of London. The heat pump is being installed in the heart of London’s square mile, and will draw from the natural warmth of the earth as well as recycling waste heat from power […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

National Park City Festival

The Mayor of London’s first London National Park City Festival is taking place up to and including 28th July 2021. The festival marks London becoming a National Park City and celebrates London’s amazing outdoors. Find an event near you! The National Park City Festival invites visitors to discover London’s amazing outdoors with hundreds of free events across the city, from outdoor fitness sessions and live performances […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

New report launched ‘Freight Noise Management in Urban Environments’

CRP is excited to announce the launch of its latest report which explores effective technological solutions to monitoring delivery-related neighbourhood noise and air pollution, aiding landowners, freight operators and local authorities to test best practice when retiming of deliveries is being considered to counter peak-time congestion in London. To celebrate the launch, EMSOL, Cadogan and CRP recorded a discussion of the findings from the study and give […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

CRP’s Spotlight On: Central District Alliance

This week’s focus is on CRP BID partner Central District Alliance. We heard from Debbie Akehurst about the BID’s recent rebrand. Previously known as Midtown BID, Central District Alliance (CDA) is the new name for the Business Improvement District for Holborn, Clerkenwell, Farringdon, Bloomsbury and St Giles. CDA is one of the largest BIDS under the Primera portfolio and […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Decarbonising Transport: A Better, Greener Britain

On 14th July 2021, the Department for Transport has released its new strategy for Decarbonising Transport to set out the UK’s plan to achieve net zero transport by 2050. The plan sets out key commitments that link to CRPs projects such as Clean Air Villages 4, Healthy Streets Everyday, Clean Air Thames and CLSTRP, with actions around: Creating a world class […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Ross Phillips

Retrofit for the Future

Photo credit: Port of London Authority An exciting refurbishment as part of Clean Air Thames will see the Port of London Authority‘s river maintenance vessel Drfitwood II fitted out with equipment to reduce its pollution emissions! Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology will reduce nitrogen oxides emitted from the vessel’s exhaust. CRP is excited to be working […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Healthy Streets Everyday update

It has been a busy month for the Healthy Streets Everyday (HSE) project at CRP, with the launch of 3 case studies and a mural competition for schools. The case studies have been showing some of the excellent work our partner boroughs have been doing using their Healthy Streets Everyday funding. Our first case study looks at a brilliant new […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Fiona Coull

CRP Celebrates Plastic Free July

CRP has been busy for Plastic Free July over on Instagram, showcasing businesses on the CRP Clean Air Villages Directory. who offer both zero emission and zero waste/plastic free deliveries. The CRP team have also been getting involved during the month – from using shampoo bars to bathroom product refills! Take a look at CRP’s Instagram […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Calculating and Visualising Travel Emissions

CRP’s new Clean Air Tool helps you calculate and visualise your annual emissions reduction by switching from a diesel van to a cleaner mode of transport, i.e. an electric van, a cargo bike, or walking. The tool is one of the first to tackle visualising the impacts of particulate matter emissions and nitrogen oxides. Take a look at the emissions you could […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Clean Air Villages 4 Steering Group Meeting

CRP has held the first Steering Group meeting for the Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 (CAV4) project, attended by all of the 26 Local Authority, Business Improvement District, Landowner and Strategic Agency partners. Thank you for everyone’s contribution. The slides of the meeting are here. CRP’s CAV4 project is helping all of the project partners make improvements to air quality via innovative freight solutions that address […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

CRP’s Next Lunchtime Launch Event Railway Infrastructure: Dawn of a New Era?

Sign up for CRP’s next Lunchtime Launch event ‘Railway Infrastructure: Dawn of a New Era?‘, Thursday 29th July, 1:15pm – 2pm, to discuss the potential future of urban rail freight and additional uses for railway infrastructure. We will be joined by Camden Town Unlimited and Better Bankside to explore both the Camden Highline and the Low Line! Hasanul Hoque, Operations Director […]

27th July 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP is Recruiting!

We are recruiting for a Project Officer to join our Team to work on a range of exciting projects.  If you are an experienced Project Officer with an interest in making a valuable contribution to improving air quality for residents, visitors and businesses in Central London then please see here for further details.

6th July 2021 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Clean Air Villages Directory: User Survey

The CRP Clean Air Villages Directory is continuing to help Londoners find local businesses that use zero/ultra-low emission modes of transport, such as bicycles and electric vehicles, for their deliveries. The Directory is now in its third year, and we would like to know what you think about it so far. Please complete this 5-question survey by 12pm, Friday 18th June 2021. Thank you!

15th June 2021 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Air Quality Forum 2021

Last month, CRP Project Officer Stav Friedman participated on a panel in the Air Quality Forum 2021. Hosted by The Waterfront Conference Company and covering a range of topics, from how the pandemic impacted air quality to cost effective solutions, the Forum provided insight and inspiration for all attendees.

15th June 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

New Sustainability Hub

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched an exciting new resource for businesses – the Sustainability Hub. The FSB is keen to support businesses that want to reduce their carbon footprint. The Hub will be a great springboard for change and adaptation as businesses across London gradually move toward ‘Net Zero’ and sustainable ways […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge