News

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

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

All Things Clean Air Villages

The Clean Air Villages 4 project is progressing on a range of activities! These include monitoring of a range of air quality interventions on the horizon, the development of tools to support both businesses and residents alike in relation to the coming expansion of the ULEZ and research into river, rail and walking freight. The Lunchtime Launch […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Kate Fenton

Healthy Streets Everyday Interactive Map

CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday (HSE) Webpage hosts an interactive map, showing initiatives across all HSE partner boroughs, BIDs and landowner locations. So far we have mapped over 270 HSE partner initiatives and have had 615+ views! As part of the webpage, users can search for specific School Streets, Parklets, Play Streets, Low Emission Neighbourhoods, Streetscape improvements and more! We’ve made it easy for users to find out […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Thames Vision 2050: Have Your Say

Port of London Authority recently launched the initial stakeholder phase for Thames Vision 2050, an updated framework for development of the 95 miles of river from Teddington Lock to the North Sea. If you are in any way connected to the tidal Thames – whether working on the river or looking after it’s environment – have […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP’s Spotlight On: Julie Tucker, CRP Air Quality Ambassador

Last year CRP launched an Air Quality Ambassador programme as part of Clean Air Villages 3 with City of London Corporation. We were excited to onboard and train our fantastic Air Quality Ambassador, Julie Tucker, PR & Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Be Offices. We asked Julie about her role as an Air Quality Ambassador. “It is serendipitous and entirely appropriate […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Stav Friedman

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

In a post-pandemic world, it’s extremely important to be supporting Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). Many MSMEs were hit hard during the pandemic, including several that are run by women, minority groups and younger individuals. Collectively, these businesses provide 70% of jobs and 50% of GDP. For these reasons, the UN General Assembly has declared 27th June Micro-, […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Stav Friedman

CRP’s Spotlight On: The Northbank BID

This week’s focus is on CRP BID partner The Northbank BID. We heard from Jade Thomas about the BID’s many air quality initiatives, plans for Men’s Health Week and more. Northbank BID is located in the centre of London and includes iconic places and cultural attractions including, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Somerset House. The area is home […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook!

CRP is joining Instagram and Facebook, bringing you our content across two more social media platforms! Follow us in time for the official launch of our new accounts on Clean Air Day, Thursday 17th June. We’ll be posting exclusive project updates, launches, events, competitions, and more! Please also visit our Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date. For any […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP’s Next Event: Lunchtime Launch 6

Sign up for CRP’s next Lunchtime Launch event: ‘The ULEZ Expansion: Your options for a cleaner, cheaper, greener London’, Thursday 24th June, 1:15pm – 2pm! Expert speakers from the Greater London Authority (GLA) will be presenting on how clean air and business have a crucial role to play in London’s sustainable recovery from the pandemic, including which resources are available to […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Grenfell – Forever in our Hearts

Monday 14th June marked the fourth anniversary since the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Campaigners, survivors and the bereaved remembered the 72 people who died and the hundreds who lost their homes in the fire, through a series of community events. Churches across London, including St Paul’s Cathedral, rang their bells 72 times to mark the anniversary of […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Celebrate Clean Air Day with CRP

Thursday 17th June is Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest air pollution campaign led by Global Action Plan. The day will bring together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector to improve understanding of air pollution and build awareness around the impact it has on our health, as well as what can be done to improve air quality. This year the theme is on ‘protecting our children’s health from air pollution’. To support this, CRP have created some Top […]

15th June 2021 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Clean Air Villages 3 Case Study Launch

CRP is proud to share five case studies developed as part of the Clean Air Villages 3 (CAV3) programme. The case studies aim to promote best practice, inspiring businesses, local authorities, BIDs, landowners, hospitals, residents and other groups to utilise tools available to reduce congestion and pollution. Each of CRP’s CAV3 case studies brings a different theme/solution related to better air quality: Cargo Bike Schemes: […]

25th May 2021 / Posted by Carina Mesquita Mesquita

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 4th June 2021. […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

The Fitzrovia Partnership seeking Head of Place & Sustainability

The Fitzrovia Partnership are hiring for a senior role within the organisation. The new hire will lead on the Partnership’s sustainability and operations, in an evolving role with the opportunity for growth as the Partnership renews its mandate for 2022 and beyond. The Head of Place and Sustainability will be a key strategic lead for […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

5th June is World Environment Day!

World Environment Day is just around the corner. It’s a fantastic day to take a moment – and action – to address pressing environmental issues. Launched in 1974, World Environment Day aimed at engaging businesses, governments and citizens around the world over environmental issues. Even city dwellers like CRP’s Greater London community can get involved. Some great ways to help […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Stav Friedman

CRP’s Staff Spotlight On: Susannah Wilks

This week we are featuring CRP Director Susannah Wilks. Susannah has been working with CRP for 21 years, and has been the Director for the last 10 years.  She has enjoyed every minute of it!   “Before working with CRP I got my degree in Urban and Regional Planning and had some spells working in UK Property Consultancies, Charity Fundraising, […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Planning Reform

“The biggest shake–up to planning rules in a generation” stated Russell Gardner, Ernst and Young’s UK & Ireland Head of Real Estate, on the Planning Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech on 11th May. As reported by Jonathan Knott in the Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive of the Local Government Information Unit also questioned the planning proposals, saying: “Everyone agrees that we need to build many, many more […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

NHS Sustainability Strategy Launch

On 4th June, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust will be launching their new Sustainability Strategy 2021-2031! During a morning session at 10am, they will be providing an introduction to the strategy and highlighting the commitment to sustainability leaderships from senior management. The afternoon session will include a presentation of ongoing projects that are […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Draft Environment SPD now Open for Consultation

In September 2019, Westminster City Council (WCC) announced a Climate Emergency and set the ambition for the council to be carbon neutral by 2030, with the whole city to follow suit by 2040. The City of Westminster is unique in that 86% of its emissions come from the built environment, a much higher proportion compared to other areas […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Fourth Plinth Commission: Vote Now

Six of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists have presented their ideas for the next Fourth Plinth commission, for 2022 – 2024! You can now vote for your favourite, whether that be ‘The Jewellery Tree’, ‘Antelope’, ‘GOPNOGO’, ‘On Hunger and Farming in the Skies of the Past 1957 – 1966’, ‘Improntas (Imprint)’ or ‘Bumpamna for […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

The Case for Clean Air

Global Action Plan have recently published ‘The Case for Clean Air: How local authorities can lead the clean air revolution‘. This report sets our the top five methods for local authorities to combat air pollution in a fast and fair way, namely: Helping people and business to choose sustainable travel options Accelerating the adoption of […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

EFLES Project Update

Electric Vehicle Fleet-Centred Local Energy System (EFLES) is an Innovate UK-funded project to optimise smart-charging for electric vehicle fleets. The project picks up from CRP’s past project Smart Electric Urban Logistics, which enabled UPS to recharge a fleet of electric vehicles without upgrading the power supply grid. On 7th May, CRP met with project partners UPS, Moixa and UK Power Network […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Let’s Do London

The Mayor of London has launched a new campaign aimed at boosting London’s culture, hospitality and retail economies. The campaign and events programme backed by industry to kick-start London’s economy will bring together the capital’s world-leading venues to promote all London has to offer. Part of Let’s Do London is to attract UK visitors to the […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP Launches New Urban Logistics Map!

CRP has now officially launched the Urban Logistics Hub Map, an online tool that showcases sites that could be potentially used for urban logistics. The tool has been developed from the recent study commissioned by the Central London Sub Regional Transport Partnership, which investigated the requirements that a logistics operator would need for a micro hub and the availability of underutilised […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Laura Jacklin

CRP’s Spotlight On: The Fitzrovia Partnership

This week’s focus is on CRP BID partner The Fitzrovia Partnership. We heard from Bee de Soto, Head of Marketing and Communications, about the success of FitzPark. Fitzrovia is a small, one-mile-squared area in central London, known for its creativity and bohemian history, but more recognised by road names such as Tottenham Court Road and Charlotte […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Lighting London reaches new audiences

Image: Copyright, Charlie Egan CRP was honoured to be a supporting sponsor for the cross-sector report ‘Seeing clearly: A new vision for London’s lighting’ led by Centre for London. We can announce that the report has reached a wide audience since its launch in March 2021, being viewed over 1,200 times online and reaching over […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Joshua West

Clean Air Villages 4: May Update

The CRP team is full steam ahead on the Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 (CAV4) programme, where we are excited to build on the successes of the Clean Air Villages 3 programme and continue improving London’s air quality. Now, two months in, the team have been collaborating with CAV4’s 26 partners, comprising of local authorities, BIDs, plus Port of London Authority and a Landowner, […]

24th May 2021 / Posted by Anusha Rajamani