News

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

Developing the Creative & Digital Industries in South London

Cross River Partnership is delighted to be working with Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth Councils on the South London Innovation Corridor. SLIC is a partnership between the four boroughs to develop the local creative and digital industries by offering; • business support • talent development and • affordable workspace We are developing a commissioning framework […]

25th November 2019 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Is ‘City Move’ the future of road-user charging in London?

Sylvia Barrett, Research Manager at Centre for London, presented the Green Light report to the Central London Sub Regional Transport Partnership (CLSRTP), coordinated by CRP, at their last meeting. The report outlines a new road-user charging scheme aimed to help create a healthier, more liveable London. London has long been a forerunner in transport innovation, […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Tomos Joyce

CRP Win at the 2019 Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Excellence Awards

We are honoured to have won Best Collaboration for our DEFRA-funded Clean Air Villages (CAV1) project at the CIEH Excellence Awards 2019. Held at the Marriot Hotel in Regents Park on November 14th, the awards ceremony provided us with a great opportunity to meet with other environmental health practitioners and learn about their fantastic and […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

We’re Counting Down to a Green Christmas

This month we are launching CRP’s Countdown to Christmas Campaign! Beginning Monday 25th November we’ll be using social media to showcase a selection of great businesses from our Clean Air Villages supplier directory. Whether its champagne for your office party, or flowers for that special someone, these businesses are all using low or zero emission […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

CRP Submits Application to Defra’s Air Quality Grant Programme

According to Defra (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs), ‘air quality is the largest environmental health risk in the UK’. With London’s roads regularly exceeding World Health Organisation guidelines for dangerous emissions, air quality needs tackling. CRP has successfully applied for funding from Defra’s Air Quality Grant in the previous three rounds, and […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Kate Fenton

Be part of the future of lighting in London

Historic England held a Conference on Lighting on 25th October 2019, to coincide with the Where Light Falls display at St. Paul’s Cathedral. It was an information-packed day of talks and discussion, with contributions from organisations including the Greater London Authority, the City of London Corporation, Speirs and Major, Signify, Central, and LUCIE. The Mayor’s […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Applications open for Climate Action Fund

The National Lottery has set up The Climate Action Fund and is a potential way of building on the scale, scope and lifetime of many excellent CRP partner project community activities that are already underway. The Deadline for expressions of interest is: 18th December, 2019. If this Fund is something that you are interested in […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Smart Electric Urban Logistics final event

Our two-and-a-half year Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL) project was celebrated in style at London’s City Hall, in a joint event with the Greater London Authority on 4th November. Project partners UPS, UK Power Networks, CRP and UK Power Networks Services were invited to join Gnewt and the GLA to share initial results from both […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith

We are Electrifying Brixton

Recently, the Clean Air Villages (CAV) team have been out and about in Brixton to talk to as many businesses as possible in the local area about a new shared electric van which will be available for them to use for free! Brixton has long been recognised as an air pollution hotspot, with traffic, congestion […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Chocobonanza CRP Away Day

The CRP team attended a chocolate making (and eating!) workshop as part of their away day earlier this month. The afternoon involved fun group activities and individual creative tasks, resulting in some delicious chocolate truffles, slabs, fudge, and cocktails. It was a great bonding session and made the team feel like real chocolatiers! If you […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Yasin Mahmood

CRP Showcase at at Frieght in the City Expo

We were delighted to be part of the Freight in the City Expo this year to highlight the many projects we have, and continue to work on, that focus on logistics and freight in London. The event showcased the future mobility of HGVs being electrified as well as last mile solutions including cargo bikes in […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Laura Jacklin

Healthy Streets Everyday partners learn from Oslo’s transformation

On Friday 1st November, Cross River Partnership hosted a special webinar with Kristine Solgaard and Terje Elvsaas from the Olso Liveability Programme, as part of a best practise knowledge sharing event for present Healthy Streets Everyday (HSE) project partners. The Olso Liveability Programme embarked on a campaign 2 years ago with physical and psychological reach. […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Applications open for Clean Air Thames Funding (Roud 1)

This month we launched the Clean Air Thames funding social media campaign! The project, which has received £500,000 from the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund, aims to reduce polluting emissions on the Tidal Thames by retrofitting 11 inland commercial freight and passenger vessels with post-exhaust treatments, in turn reducing particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and […]

22nd November 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Power to the people

CRP’s Tomos Joyce met with Wandsworth Council and community group, Tooting Healthy Streets, at Tooting Market in early October to discuss the Healthy Streets Everyday programme. Tooting Healthy Streets is made up of business owners, residents and parents who have come together to improve local community concerns that Tooting’s streets are polluted, traffic-dominated and unsafe […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Tomos Joyce

Apprenticeship learnings – CRP’s Yasin shares his experience

As part of Westminster City Council’s Apprenticeship Scheme, I am currently studying for a City & Guilds Level 3 Business Administrator standard qualification being delivered in partnership with Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES). During the last 16 months that I have been working with the Cross River Partnership Team I have learnt and developed many […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Yasin Mahmood

Latest funding bid – Taking smart electric vehicle charging to the next level

Following on from our successful collaboration with UPS and UK Power Network Services as part of the Smart Electric Urban Logistics project at the UPS Camden depot, CRP have joined with partners on a ground-breaking new project proposal seeking funding from Innovate UK. This project aims to show how depot-based vehicle fleets can be managed […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith

Success at Lighting Consultation Event

Cross River Partnership held an extremely successful and productive Lighting Consultation Event on 25th September 2019, attended by 50 delegates from London’s transport and public authorities, as well as designers, architects, engineers, artists, and attractions. The full PDF event presentation slides are here. Huge thanks to University of Westminster, Speirs and Major, the Illuminated River […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

CAV Conversations – September & October

It has been a busy two months for the Clean Air Villages project including launching the supplier directory in all 13 villages! Here are a few things happening in the areas: We started with attending the launch of the fancy new InStreatham BID cargo bike which will be for local businesses in the area to […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Defra collaborative funding application

CRP is currently working on a proposal to apply to the latest round of Defra’s Air Quality Grant. This collaborative grant application will bring together CRP partners, across London, from both the public and private sectors. The overall aims of the grant are to reduce congestion and pollution in Air Quality Focus Areas, through interventions […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Kate Fenton

CRP celebrates 25th anniversary

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! Cross River Partnership celebrated a fantastic 25 years of Delivering London’s Future Together at our anniversary event on Wednesday 9th October, #CRP25. The celebrations took place at London’s Tate Modern, with spectacular views of CRP’s flagship project, the Millennium Bridge, now with artwork installed as part of the Illuminated River project! […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Feryal continues business engagement for Clean Air Villages

I am pleased to continue working with CRP on Clean Air Villages, a project which aims to reduce emissions in 13 hotspots of poor air quality across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Camden, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, City of Westminster, Wandsworth, and also Cadogan Estates. Since becoming a mum, I have become […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Chioma’s first month at CRP

I have really enjoyed my first month at CRP, and over the past few weeks I have been supporting on a wide range of projects across the organisation, and of course learning a lot along the way! In the short time I have been here, I have especially enjoyed getting to know the whole team […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Smart Electric Urban Logistics – Accountant’s Audit Report

In partnership with UPS and UK Power Networks, CRP has been delivering the Innovate UK-funded Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL) Project over the last 2.5 years. Based in UPS’ Camden depot, the SEUL initiative has developed new charging technology that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles without the need […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Addressing congestion in Ladbroke Grove

Ladbroke Grove, home to the world-famous Portobello Road Market, as well as a wealth of independent shops, cafes and bars, is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood. With poor air quality and high human exposure, the area was identified by the Greater London Authority as a pollution ‘hotspot’ within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

Clean Air Thames First Steering Group Meeting

The first Clean Air Thames Steering Group took place at Westminster City Hall last month (September 2019). CRP, the Port of London Authority and the Greater London Authority met to discuss the recent project launch at the Greening Inland Shipping Conference, and to agree on the next steps of the project. It was an engaging […]

25th October 2019 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Project Officer Vacancy

Are you keen on using your skills to develop innovative sustainable/regeneration projects in the heart of London? We are looking for a project officer to join our team to help us achieve our strategic vision in making London a much healthier place to live and work. If you are passionate about the environmental health of […]

8th October 2019 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Sustainable CRP!

As an organisation, there are many actions that we are taking to become more sustainable.  This includes only printing when necessary, on FSC certified paper, and reducing the level of paper-based marketing materials we use.   All of CRP’s events will be continuing to embrace sustainability by choosing sustainable catering, including using all reusable items […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

CRP Board meeting

CRP’s Board meets twice a year for 90 minutes face-to-face.  The next meeting is at 9.30am on 25th September 2019. The CRP Board meetings bring together senior representatives of all 32 CRP partner organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors. CRP’s Board meetings are Co-Chaired by Councillor Wendy Hyde of the City of London […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

New CRP Team Member

Tomos Joyce joined CRP this month as one of our Air Quality Analysis Officers. He will work on various CRP projects, particularly Healthy Streets Everyday, in order to quantify the changes to London’s air quality from the good work done by CRP and our partners.  Before starting at CRP, Tomos attended Royal Holloway, University of […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

CRP’s Accountable Body

CRP will celebrate its 25-year anniversary this year and throughout that time Westminster City Council  (WCC) has undertaken the lead accountable body role for CRP.   On behalf of all our partners, CRP would like to sincerely thank WCC for fulfilling this valuable role and we look forward to many more years of working in […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West