News

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

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 Jay Chauhan

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 Jay Chauhan

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 Jay Chauhan

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 Jay Chauhan

Brixton BID joins CRP 

CRP and its Board welcomes Brixton BID as a full CRP member!  We look forward to collaborative fundraising and project delivery with the London Borough of Lambeth and other CRP members.   CRP is also looking forward to launching a shared Electric Van for deliveries in Brixton, as part of its Clean Air Villages project.  Lambeth […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Clean Air Thames – Applications Now Open

We are very excited to announce that our Clean Air Thames project is now live.  It was officially launched at the Port of London Authority’s Greening Inland Shipping Conference (#GIS19) on Tuesday 10th September.  CRP will work with the Greater London Authority, the Port of London Authority, the City of London Corporation over the next […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Coming back to CRP!

I am very happy to be joining the team again this month, this time returning full-time as a Support Officer. My work experience took place over a week in August, where I had an interesting and busy introduction to life at CRP. I will be spending three days a week time on the Clean Air […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Farewell to CRP!

After six exciting months at CRP, Jay Chauhan, Digital and Communications Lead, will be moving on to his next role as part of the Local Government National Graduate Development Programme. Jay’s next role will be a Communications Officer at Westminster City Council. During his six-month CRP placement Jay worked on a number of projects including […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Lighting Consultation Event

On Wednesday 25th September 2019, Cross River Partnership will be delivering an event to shape a collaborative approach to Lighting in central London.  A light lunch will be provided and there will be an opening address by Dr. Peter Bonfield OBE FREng Vice-Chancellor of the University of Westminster, and from October 2019, President of the […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Out and About in Drummond Street 

As part of the Defra-funded  Clean Air Villages project, a few of us from the CRP team have been out on Drummond Street,  London Borough of Camden, speaking to local traders. Cross River Partnership is working in partnership with Euston Town to support businesses on Drummond Street to make changes to their deliveries and servicing, […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Freight in the City

Freight in the City Expo is taking place on 6th November at Alexandra Palace.  There will be key decision-makers looking for the latest technology and equipment to make urban freight movements safer, cleaner, quieter and more efficient. Topics at the exhibition will range from zero-emission zones through to autonomous last-mile deliveries and smarter ways to […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Clean Air Villages Project Shortlisted for an Award

The Clean Air Villages (CAV) project has been shortlisted in the category for the Best Collaboration award, for the CIEH Excellence Awards 2019.   The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Awards choose entries that represent the best achievements in the field of environmental health.  The most innovative, engaged and successful partnership scheme or project […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Healthy Streets Everyday partners celebrate London’s biggest Car Free Day!

London’s biggest Car Free Day took place on Sunday 22nd September with Healthy Streets Everyday (HSE) partner boroughs hosting over 250 multiple Play Streets and events. Streets were transformed for people allowing local communities to experience their neighbourhoods in new and exciting ways.  An elderly lady walking down Leeland Road in Ealing said, “This is […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Expansion of the ULES Directory!

In early September CRP and partners were excited to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Supplier Directory to include 10 new Clean Air ‘Villages’. Businesses within these areas, as well as across London, can search the Directory to find cleaner suppliers and help reduce local air pollution. From groceries, cleaning products, office supplies, and much more, the […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Innovative Charging Technologies for Electric Vehicle Fleets

If you missed our recent feature on Supercharging Electric Vehicle Fleets with GreenBiz, don’t fear, you can listen back to the webcast here to find out more about our Smart Electric Urban Logistics project. This Thursday, 26th September, CRP will be hosting our own webinar on Smart Charging for vehicle fleets. Find out more about […]

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Studentship Opportunity for Healthy Streets Everyday project

“Healthy Streets Everyday” is a multi (16)-borough, cross-sector project to empower boroughs, businesses and communities across London to deliver pedestrian-priority healthy streets every day, increase walking rates, and reduce emissions and exposure. It is funded via the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund and led by Cross River Partnership. The PhD study titled ‘Measuring Active Travel Uptake […]

6th September 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan
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New CRP Team Member

Joshua West has joined CRP in July and will be working for us as and our partners as a dedicated Communications and Business Development Officer. Josh has previously spent over 3 years working in the higher education sector, working with Universities to embed sustainability in their estates operations and academic offering. Please contact Joshua West for further information.

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

WCC Apprentices to be paid London living wage

Exciting news for apprentices at Westminster City Council, CRP’s lead accountable body. As part of the Council’s ambition to deliver a world-class apprenticeship programme and to make everyone feel valued in line with the Westminster Way, Westminster’s elected Members have agreed to increase the pay rate for apprentices. The Council will reward their existing apprentices […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Work experience at Cross River Partnership

Last week I spent my time working on the Clean Air Villages (CAV) project at Cross River Partnership. My name is Rachael Aldridge and I’m a recent graduate from Cardiff University, where I studied Human Geography. From my course I have taken away a passion for sustainability, hence I was happy to be placed in a […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Round Three of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund

The third round of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund will open for applications on 2 September. There is over £20 million funding available for a broad range of public, private and third-sector organisations in London who want to drive regeneration in their local area. To ensure a well-balanced programme, the Mayor of London is encouraging collaborative […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

London Car Free Day

London’s biggest Car Free Day takes place on 22nd September. The Mayor of London and Transport for London have partnered to ‘Reimagine’ London car-free, while walking, cycling and exploring the city. Hundreds of activities will take place across more than 20km of closed streets in Central London – the equivalent of nearly 200 football pitches in […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

National Lottery Communication Fund Climate Action Strategy

The National Lottery Community Fund recently launched its Climate Action Strategy and announced that it was making a £100 million Climate Action Fund available, dedicated at helping communities to tackle climate change. For further details on past projects and how to apply for funding for community-led projects please click here. For further details, please contact […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Mayor’s Construction Academy Stakeholder Event

The Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) which brings together construction skills training providers and construction employers to ensure greater collaboration across the industry, held a stakeholder networking event at London’s Living Room, City Hall on 29 July.  The event was opened by the Deputy Mayor, Jules Pipe, who announced four new Quality Marked Providers as well […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Super-Charging Electric Vehicle Fleets with Smart Electric Urban Logistics

CRP’s Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL) project will be the subject of an upcoming GreenBiz webcast on Thursday 5th September 2019. The webcast will cover: practical solutions that UPS have deployed in overcoming barriers to fleet electrification insights from testing smart-grid and energy storage systems in real-world operations how to make the business case for […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Monitoring Euston Green Link

Euston Green Link serves as a low exposure alternative to often congested and heavily polluted Euston Road for people cycling or walking between The Regent’s Park and Euston Station. Over the past year, Euston Town has implemented a variety of measures including, most recently, a green wall at Drummond and Gower Streets to make the Link […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

CAV Conversations

The Clean Air Villages team are excited to be out and about engaging with businesses in the 13 village areas, identified across London as part of the DEFRA funded air quality project. During the summer we will be visiting the villages to talk to businesses about their deliveries and servicing to support them in finding […]

13th August 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Lighting Strategy for central London at LoLEG conference

CRP was delighted to be invited by the chair of the London Lighting Engineers Group (LoLEG) to share our plans to consult on a Lighting Strategy for central London at their annual conference at Chelsea Football Club. The aim of the proposed strategy is to raise the ambition and value of lighting projects across central […]

24th July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Future of London Tour

Future of London‘s Making the Most of London’s Waterways Conference took place on 20th June 2019. The full-day conference brought together a cross-sector network to share practical approaches to enhancing waterways and waterside spaces as well as managing competing demands – with a view to highlighting lessons which can be applied individually or strategically across […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan

Illuminated River Exhibition and Project Launch

CRP was honoured to attend the launch of the fantastic Illuminated River project on 17 July.  The first four of 15 Thames bridges were lit up by American artist Leo Villereal’s installations, including the Millennium Bridge, one of CRP’s flagship projects. CRP has been extremely pleased to be advising the Illuminated River project right from […]

23rd July 2019 / Posted by Jay Chauhan