News

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

First CRP Away Day of 2023! 

New Year, new team members, new bonding opportunities! The CRP team is looking forward to the first Away Day of 2023 on 26th January at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouse. The day will consist of team activities, reviewing CRP’s mission and vision, as well as working on CRP’s new Annual Report and Business Plan. We can’t […]

24th January 2023 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

CRP New Starters

We would like to welcome three new starters to the Cross River Partnership team! Katherine Fairfax joins us as Project Officer and will be supporting the DEFRA-funded Clean Air Logistics for London (CALL) and promoting the work of CRP across our communications channels and external events. Katherine was previously working for Cycling UK and has recently […]

24th January 2023 / Posted by Katherine Fairfax

Data and Analysis Monitoring Services

Are you in need of traffic data to support your decision-making in the public realm? CRP’s data analysis and monitoring services can support landowners, BIDs and local authorities with an accurate and clear understanding of the movements of pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles to support you with public realm, transport and environmental decisions in your […]

24th January 2023 / Posted by Ross Phillips

Green and Resilient Funding Opportunity

A Green and Resilient funding opportunity has been made available by the Mayor of London, under 3 related programmes, each with separate application forms: Project Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000. Tree Planting Grants of between £75,000 and £500,000. Development Grants of up to £40,000. Further information is available on the GLA’s website. This is […]

24th January 2023 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Clean Air Logistics for London reaches halfway mark

The start of the year marks the halfway point for CRP’s year-long Defra funded Clean Air Logistics for London Programme (CALL). The CRP team have been busy working with our project partners to develop several exciting and innovative initiatives, such as river freight trials, micro logistic hub solutions, vessel retrofits, pier adaptions, walking freight trials and […]

24th January 2023 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Cross River Partnership looks to 2023

The newly-expanded CRP team is looking ahead at 2023 with optimism and hope! In the face of terrible circumstances globally on environmental, political and economic fronts, it is more important than ever that human beings continue to collaborate to solve some of the challenges that we face. CRP is very pleased to be supporting the […]

24th January 2023 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

8th International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Gender equality is necessary for sustainable development. Yet, less than a third of researchers are women. International Day Women & Girls in Science (IDWGIS) is taking place on 11th February 2023 and aims to promote equal access and participation of females in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  It was adopted by the United […]

23rd January 2023 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Croydon – London Borough of Culture 2023

Croydon will be the London Borough of Culture for 2023. The programme of planned events can be found on This is Croydon website.  Launched by the Mayor of London in 2017, the London Borough of Culture award promotes culture and diversity of London’s boroughs by making culture accessible to everyone. Do keep an eye out for […]

23rd January 2023 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Sustainable New Years Resolution

Why not commit to a new year’s resolution by joining the cargo bike revolution? If you are based in Brixton, you can still sign up for our Clean Air Freight project. This means you can get: deliveries sent off-site to our storage space deliveries FOR FREE at a time that’s convenient for you by friendly […]

23rd January 2023 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

Join us tomorrow for CRP Conversations

Join us for CRP’s next event, CRP Conversations: Property Stewardship on the High Street, delivered in collaboration with Property X-Change.   This Conversation will explore how different types of organisations can promote proactive management and stewardship of high street property to create more resilient and dynamic places.  Expert place makers Gianluca Rizzo (Brixton BID) and Stephanie Edwards (Urban […]

23rd January 2023 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Sustainable City Charter

On 15 November, Westminster City Council and the Westminster Property Association officially launched the Sustainable City Charter. Small and medium business participants in the Sustainable City Charter can apply to get a year’s free license for Climate Essentials, a digital platform that enables businesses to track their carbon emissions. They will also get one on one support from the Climate Essentials […]

12th December 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP’s Reports – 2022

CRP has developed a variety of reports in 2022, including: The Lived Experience of our Streets: A People First Vision for London’s Streets Highways and Footways Accessibility Guidelines Global Streetscape Responses to COVID-19 Clean Air Villages 4 – Butler’s Wharf and Dartford Pier Light Freight: Design Solutions for Thames Freight Infrastructure Towards Vision Zero Walking […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

4 Digital Tools Launched

Over the past year, CRP has revamped or developed four tools to help Londoners live and work more sustainably.   bizcargobikeguide.london is a resource aimed at London small and medium businesses who are considering using cargo bikes and want to understand what it entails.  clickcollect.london has been updated with current couriers as well as new feature […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

2 CRP Board Meetings and 2 New Partners

The CRP Board meets twice annually and is attended by senior representatives from its 32 partner organisations.  Meetings were held on 1st March and 20th September 2022 and were co-chaired by Simon Pitkeathley, CEO, Camden Town Unlimited and Euston Town Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and   Councillor Keith Bottomley, Deputy Chairman of the Policy & Resources […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Carol Quamina

3 Completed Projects

CRP has successfully completed three programmes with its public and private sector partners during the calendar year 2022, two funded by the Mayor of London and one by central government department Defra.  Healthy Streets Everyday worked with 17 of London’s boroughs to remove polluting traffic from our streets, and to support more walking and cycling, […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

9 South Bank Sensors

CRP have now expanded the number of traffic monitoring sensors from 5 to 9 in the South Bank BID area, providing more detail and support to the South Bank BID on movements of people and vehicles in the area.   This is providing South Bank BID with:   A clear understanding of the numbers of pedestrians, cyclists, […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Ross Phillips

6 funding bids submitted

CRP has submitted 6 collaborative funding bids during 2022, including ones to new potential funding sources.  They are:  Smarter Greener Logistics submitted to Defra  JUST STREETS submitted to Horizon  DISTRICT submitted to Horizon with industry partner UPS  CO-CARE submitted to Driving Urban Transitions with academic partners University of Westminster and London School of Economics  Greening […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

8 Brixton-based Businesses

CRP have 8 Brixton-based businesses using the Clean Air Freight zero emissions hub, where they redirect to our storage unit and receive parcels by Pedal Me’s friendly cargo bike couriers.   The businesses using the scheme are receiving and sending beer, flowers, cleaning supplies, newsletters, coffee and more, and we are pleased to be supporting them […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Ross Phillips

12 Monthly Events at CRP

We are pleased to have finalised our annual calendar of events, through CRP’s Connect 4 Series! So far we have had 702 attendees from across sectors, asking challenging questions and engaging with presentations from 39 different speakers. You can watch all our events here via CRP’s YouTube channel. On Thursday 8th December, we will be […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

7 CRP Team Members

CRP’s work could not be delivered without its incredible team!   We are a small but mighty team of 7 experienced individuals – each feeding into CRP’s projects and greater mission.   As a number of other organisations, during the pandemic, CRP adopted a new hybrid work model. This has allowed the team to choose how and […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

10 Chargers Installed – EFLES

Earlier this year, the Electric Vehicle Fleet-centred Local Energy System (EFLES) project came to an end. Over a year and half, CRP and project partners, UK Power Network Services, UPS and Lunar Energy (formerly Moixa), collaborated on this smart charging project that helps reduce the costs of fleet electrification and support the wider transition to […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

11 Project Partners: Clean Air Logistics for London

CRP has been working with 11 Project Partners to deliver our Clean Air Logistics for London Programme!   Clean Air Logistics for London (CALL), is a  year-long Defra funded Air Quality project ending in June 2023. The programme aims to encourage more light freight to be transported into central London by river, supplemented by micro consolidation and […]

5th December 2022 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Unlocking the Benefits of Urban Green and Blue Space

More than 55% of the world’s population live in urban areas, and in many countries the figure is much higher. For example in the UK, 83% of people live in urban areas. In June 2022, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) led three international workshops to scope a new Belmont Forum collaborative research action on ‘unlocking the benefits of urban green […]

22nd November 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Transport Emissions Calculator

CRP recently launched the Transport Emissions Calculator (TEC), a tool to help London drivers and fleet operators in London estimate the impact of their trips  on air quality. It was developed as part of the Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 programme The Calculator uses Defra’s emissions factor toolkit to help users assess how much carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides and particulate matter is produced […]

22nd November 2022 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Plans for a New Sustainability Hub in Chelsea Harbour

Over the past few months, CRP has been working with London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Chelsea Harbour Estates to create a new sustainability hub near Chelsea Harbour Pier. Landowner Chelsea Harbour Estates have agreed to repurpose two underused car parking spaces for this project. The sustainability hub will include a Delivering London parcel locker (with a Legible London map) and two cargo bike […]

22nd November 2022 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

CRP’s Data Analysis Services

CRP is building on the success of its cross-project monitoring programme by offering bespoke, value-for-money data analysis services to unlock the potential of your traffic data. By providing in-depth analysis that is tailored to your needs, CRP can help to provide the proof of concept for local initiatives whilst enabling evidence-based decision making for both you and your […]

22nd November 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Turning Black Friday Green in Brixton

Product deliveries this Black Friday is expected to generate 429,000 metric tonnes of emissions this year – the same as 435 return flights from London to New York! (Source: Waste Managed). CRP’s storage and cargo bike scheme is supporting Brixton’s businesses to reduce the number of deliveries participating businesses get into central London by enabling […]

22nd November 2022 / Posted by Ross Phillips

CRP’s Connect 4 Series: Session 11

You are invited to join Cross River Partnership for Session 11 of CRP’s Connect 4 Series – The Innovative Built Environment This online event is taking place on Thursday 24th November, 4pm – 4:45pm. The speakers for this event are: Peter Murray, Co-Founder, New London Architecture Adam Tyndall, Transport Programme Director, BusinessLDN Fiona Coull, Programme Manager, Cross River Partnership Rachael […]

22nd November 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

November Update: Clean Air Logistics for London

CRP and partners have been working hard to deliver the Defra-funded Clean Air Logistics for London (CALL) project.   Here’s some of the things we’ve achieved over the last few months!   This month we published our first CALL case study, which details the CRP River Freight Trial! It provides all the key information about setting […]

21st November 2022 / Posted by Fiona Coull

CRP’s Reflections on COP27

“We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.”  This is the sobering opening statement from Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General at the opening of COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh.  Nobody can doubt the seriousness of the situation. Everybody can play their part in trying to fix it.  CRP continues […]

18th November 2022 / Posted by Susannah Wilks