News

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

Prudential Ride London Road Closures

Prudential Ride London, now entering its seventh year, returns to London and Surrey on 3 and 4 August 2019. TFL are working closely with the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP), who deliver the event, to manage the impacts on the network and the travelling public. Over the event weekend, roads will be closed in […]

17th July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

CRP is recruiting!

If you are passionate about making a long-lasting change by making central London a nicer and healthier place to live, work and visit, then take a look at the two exciting vacancies we are recruiting to: Healthy Streets Everyday Project Manager CRP Project Support Assistant The closing date for applications for both roles is: 31st […]

15th July 2019 / Posted by Carol Quamina

London Climate Action Week Launch

Monday, 1 July 2019 – Cross River Partnership attended the launch of London’s Inaugural Climate Action Week at London City Hall. With opening speeches from HRH Prince of Wales, and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and engaging speakers, the event was an excellent lead-in to more than 150 registered events between July 1 and July […]

4th July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Delivery Plan

Earlier this month CRP, as a member of the Mayor of London’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Taskforce, attended the launch of the new EV Infrastructure Delivery Plan. To meet the aim of London becoming a zero-carbon city by 2050, the plan highlights how there are currently 20,000 Electric Vehicles in London, 1,700 electric taxis and […]

24th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Mayor of London’s Night Time Enterprise Zone

The Mayor of London is looking for a partner borough to deliver an Night Time Enterprise Zone (NTEZ) pilot project with £75,000 of grant funding available, which boroughs can bid for. This funding was recommended in January’s Think Night report, published by the London Night Time Commission. The purpose of the pilot project is to […]

24th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Future of London’s Making the Most of London’s Waterways Conference

Future of London‘s Making the Most of London’s Waterways Conference takes place on 20th June 2019. Development around London’s waterways is surging, putting pressure on waterside spaces to cater to diverse uses – living, leisure, commuting, freight – while safeguarding the environment. At the same time, fragmented ownership and management of waterways bring a host […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Healthy Streets Everyday Funding

CRP are extremely pleased to announce that our 16-borough Healthy Streets Everyday project will be funded by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund Round 3. As per the proposal, CRP will receive £875,000 in MAQF funding to jointly deliver streetscape improvements, traffic regulations, car free events, standardised guidance & communications and comprehensive evaluation & monitoring. Speaking […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Clean Air Thames Project Funding

CRP are pleased to announce £500,000 funding from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund Round 3 for our Clean Air Thames project. The project will retrofit 11 river vessels, including tugs and passenger transport, cutting their emissions by up to 90 per cent. Speaking about the funding, Susannah Wilks, Director at Cross River Partnership, said: “We […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Illuminated River New London Awards Nomination

CRP congratulates the Illuminated River for being nominated in the Culture Category at New London Architecture’s annual New London Awards. The Illuminated River will be a long-term art commission on an unprecedented scale; a scheme to light 15 of central London’s bridges along the River Thames, starting this Summer. The project is led by Sarah […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Global Pride Month

Global Pride Month takes place every year in June and celebrates the heritage of the LGBT+ community and its triumphs over adversity. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a number of demonstrations which were carried out by members of the LGBT+ community in 1969 which responded to a police raid at […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

LEN Sharing Best Practice Workshop

Please join CRP’s lead accountable body Westminster City Council at their new flagship premises on 64 Victoria Street taking place TOMORROW 13th June, 12pm-4pm. As London’s Low Emission Neighbourhoods become increasingly important, Cross River Partnership (CRP) is convening a workshop hosted by Councillor Karen Scarborough, Lead Member for Air Quality and the Environment at Westminster […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Clean Air Day 20th June

As part of Clean Air Day 2019, CRP is proud to announce that it is filming a video based on our Clean Air Route Finder. The video, that will showcase a side-by-side comparison of a polluted and non-polluted route to the same destination, will premiere on 20th June on our YouTube channel. The Clean Air […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Railway Arches and Healthy High Streets

In line with the government’s policy of selling assets where there is no policy reason for continued public ownership, Network Rail has recently sold off a large number of railway arches. The primary sale objective for Network Rail is not to prejudice the safe and sustainable management of the railway infrastructure and this has successfully […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer

EV Infrastructure Taskforce – Launch of Delivery Plan

We are looking forward to the launch of the Mayor’s EV Infrastructure Delivery Plan on 17 June 2019. CRP has been glad to contribute to the work of the EV Infrastructure Taskforce over the last 12 months and is now looking forward to sharing the resulting Delivery Plan with partners and stakeholders. Chaired by Shirley […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer

CRP is Recruiting – Application Deadline on 12 June 2019!

Today, 12th June, is the last day to apply to join CRP as an Air Quality Project Analysis Officer or Communications & Business Development Officer. The deadline is Midnight tonight. If you are a passionate individual keen to help us effect positive and long-lasting change in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, then we would […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer

LeasePlan #StartElectric Event

CRP recently attended the LeasePlan #StartElectric event at the Tesla offices at Park Royal in May. It was great to see how the transition of electrifying fleets has started and what were the triggers to a business changing over. This is the first time that the electric vehicle has become cheaper in the long term for […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Laura Jacklin

Freight Consolidation

CRP recently attended the London First-convened Central London BIDs Forum, on 22nd May 2019, to offer advice on Freight Consolidation potential activities. The BIDs are already individually delivering different innovative freight vehicle reduction projects, many of which could be scaled up / rolled out in collaboration with other organisations. CRP is already offering freight-related services […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

SEUL Welcomes GLA Fleet Managers to UPS Depot

The Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL) project recently welcomed fleet managers from across the Greater London Authority family to the UPS central London depot in Kentish Town, Camden. Global parcel logistics firm UPS has developed an innovative system to charge its growing electric freight vehicle fleet without the need to further upgrade the local electricity […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Vision Zero Guidance for Boroughs

CRP have published a best practice and guidance report on actions for implementing vision zero in Central London, compiled by transport safety consultants Agilysis on behalf of the Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership (CLSRTP). CRP hosted two interactive workshops for the 10 CLSRTP boroughs, led by Agilysis, where knowledge and experiences on topics such as compliance […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

CLSRTP study featured at the London Cycling and Walking Conference

CRP has published a report on the potential of cycle logistics in central London, as part of our role co-ordinating the Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership (CLSRTP). The report was featured at the recent London Cycling and Walking Conference, jointly hosted by the London Borough of Hackney and City of London Corporation. The study, carried […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith

CRP launches its New Website

This year CRP will celebrate 25 years  of delivering regeneration projects  for and on behalf of its partners  bringing about positive changes for London’s residents, businesses and visitors.  As part of those celebrations CRP launched its new look website on 16th May.  The website which can be accessed here includes information and direct links to […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Greener City Fund Opportunity

London wants to become the world’s first National Park City, with more than half of the city’s area being green by 2050.  The Mayor has created the £12 million Greener City Fund to help achieve this. There is still time to apply for a Community Tree Planting Grant from £5,000 to £50,000 (deadline: 24 June […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith

RBKC Draft Economic Strategy

CRP recently provided feedback on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea‘s draft Economic Strategy.  The three key themes of the strategy are: Skills and employment; Business and enterprise; and Planning and investment.  It prioritises creating productive partnerships and maximising current opportunities over construction-led growth. Consequently, RBKC wants to work with partners, business, the community […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith

CRP goes drumming!

CRP staff enjoyed an afternoon drumming on Tuesday 28th May.  The djembe drumming workshop was held at Westminster Music Library  and led by a professional drum player. The CRP staff were taught how to play together to create melodious rhythms. The session was a great way to raise and promote mental health awareness.   Drumming can […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

CamdenAbility Lifetime Achievements

CRP’s CamdenAbility project comes to an end on the 28th of June. Launched in February 2017, we have delivered the project for over 2 years and in that time achieved some fantastic results to improve the lives of local disabled job seekers. Funded by Camden Council and delivered in partnership with Business Disability Forum, the […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Parma Sira

Clean Air Villages 2 Event Launch

All project funders for the Clean Air Villages 2 project have been invited to attend a launch event on Friday 14th June.  CRP secured funding from DEFRA’s Air Quality Grant Scheme 2019/20.  The event will be hosted by the London Borough of Lewisham, who are the lead authority on the project. Match-funding partners include the […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Kate Fenton

Clean Air Villages 1 Business Case Studies

As the first year of the DEFRA-funded Clean Air Villages project has come to a close, CRP has been busy creating business case studies.  The ten case studies showcase an assortment of initiatives and organisations that are trialling or already doing great work to reduce the impact of their operations on local air quality, ranging […]

11th June 2019 / Posted by Kate Fenton

Funding Opportunity: Regenerating historic high streets – High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme

The Expression of Interest phase of the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme has been launched, and will close on Friday 12th July. The EoI stage is a competitive process, only successful applications will then be asked to develop a full programme design.  Applications will  be accepted from any not-for-profit organisation (e.g. local authorities, […]

29th May 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

CRP is recruiting!

CRP is recruiting for an Air Quality Project Analysis Officer and a Communications & Business Development Officer   to join our team. For further information about these two roles, please contact, CRP Operations Manager, Carol Quamina.      

29th May 2019 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Greener City Fund

The GLA’s Community Tree Planting Grants are open for applications until 5pm on Monday 24 June 2019. Grants between £5,000 and £50,000 are available for projects to take place between September 2019 and March 2020. Further information on the application process here.  

21st May 2019 / Posted by CRP Team