News

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

CRP is recruiting!

We are recruiting for x3 Project Officers 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.

20th March 2020 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Contingency planning

CRP is working with its partners and funders to make sure that all partnership services continue to be delivered (adjusted as appropriate), and that face-to-face meetings are largely replaced by virtual, technology-enhanced interactions. We are following our lead accountable body Westminster City Council’s Coronavirus Guidance to keep all of our partners, colleagues and team members as […]

19th March 2020 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Brixton shared electric vehicle success!

Since launching in December 2019, the Brixton shared electric van scheme has been going strong. Brixton businesses have so far driven the London Borough of Lambeth funded vehicle more than 2,000 miles! All of those miles would have been otherwise driven by a tailpipe polluting equivalent. Utilisation of the EV has grown from 30% to […]

17th March 2020 / Posted by Kate Fenton

London businesses and local authorities meet to tackle air quality crisis

Inner and outer London councils, businesses improvement districts (BIDs), and healthcare industry specialists have come together to share knowledge and solutions to London’s air quality crisis – currently responsible for thousands of premature deaths each year in the capital. With air quality improvement projects already taking place and increasing pressure for both public and private […]

17th March 2020 / Posted by Joshua West

New funding opportunity – Round 2 of Clean Air Thames funding

After a successful first round of funding awarded for the retrofit of GPS Marine and Port of London Authority (PLA) vessels, CRP is pleased to announce that the second round of funding will be open for applications in Spring 2020. The Clean Air Thames project is being delivered in collaboration with the Greater London Authority, PLA, […]

17th March 2020 / Posted by Rachael

A day in the life of CRP’s Clean Air Villages project

Promoting the new Fulham shared electric vehicle (EV) for businesses – CRP’s Chioma Wuche gives her first-hand experiences This new scheme intends to give local businesses shared access to an EV at no cost in order to tackle poor air quality. I have enjoyed talking to a range of businesses in Fulham to promote the […]

17th March 2020 / Posted by Chioma Wuche

Healthy Streets Everyday Steering Group Outcomes

CRP held a Steering Group meeting with the 17 Healthy Streets Everyday Local Authority partners, plus Cadogan Estates, University of Westminster, Sustrans and Transport for London on 3rd March 2020.  Many thanks to London Borough of Hackney for hosting us! Guidance was offered to Healthy Streets Everyday project partners on Clean Air Day 2020, which will take place on Thursday 18th June.  This is a fantastic opportunity for […]

17th March 2020 / Posted by Tomos Joyce

Congratulations to Cheapside Business Alliance!

CRP would like to congratulate our partner business organisation Cheapside Business Alliance (CBA), who have secured ballot successes in Cheapside and Aldgate! CBA have successfully renewed their term for 5 more years. Local businesses voted to renew the City of London’s first business improvement district, and also for creating the first BID for Tower Hamlets […]

17th March 2020 / Posted by Rachael

Working together to develop a framework for appraising and monitoring parking initiatives

The Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership, managed by Cross River Partnership on behalf of TfL, is working with ITP to develop and appraisal and evaluation framework for parking management schemes in central London, following on from recommendations in a recent London Councils’ report on the benefits of parking management. This new appraisal framework will support […]

17th March 2020 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith

10-year stewardship strategy – Cadogan

Over the past year, CRP has worked with Cadogan to develop a comprehensive 10-year stewardship strategy for its estate located in the heart of Chelsea, London. The strategy, Chelsea 2030, is an updated approach to safeguarding Cadogan’s three stewardship pillars: Environment, Community, and Heritage & Conversation. Sign up to our monthly newsletter and follow our social channels for […]

17th March 2020 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Congratulations to Victoria BID

A huge congratulations to Victoria Business Improvement District for securing a third consecutive term! The overwhelmingly positive ballot response is testament to Victoria BID’s unrelenting support for local businesses, leading the way on enhancing the local environment and public realm, establishing robust policing initiatives, fostering long term sustainable economic growth, and promoting Victoria as a […]

17th March 2020 / Posted by Rachael

Lighting London Sustainably

CRP is extremely pleased to be sponsoring the Centre for London to start a new piece of research on Lighting London Sustainably, alongside sponsors the City of London Corporation and the Greater London Authority, and major sponsor the Rothschild Foundation.  The research recognises the potential that sustainable lighting approaches can make to addressing many urban challenges, and builds on the interest generated […]

17th March 2020 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

LEAP Annual Update Meeting

CRP was extremely pleased to attend the Mayor of London’s Local Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) Annual Update Meeting alongside hundreds of other active organisations in the London Living Room on 5th March 2019.  Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, welcomed everyone to the proceedings, which were chaired by Angus Knowles-Cutler, Deputy Co-Chair of the LEAP.  The LEAP’s funding programmes were presented, […]

16th March 2020 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

CAV on track – cargo bikes, telematic dongles and feedback workshops

It is a busy time of the year for the Clean Air Villages team, but we are making sure that all the villages are on track with their local solution to improving local air quality. We have held over 10 workshops across the villages to get feedback from businesses on how they can get involved […]

16th March 2020 / Posted by Laura Jacklin

Its official!

CRP has taken up permanent residence on Floor 14 of the newly-refurbished Westminster City Hall, alongside other Westminster City Council Departments.  As a voluntary association of all of its partner organisations, CRP has been honoured that Westminster City Council has played the lead accountable body role for the partnership over the entirety of its 25 years’ existence.  […]

16th March 2020 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Creative and Digital Industries research project

CRP is very pleased to have completed a piece of research for the South London Innovation Corridor, working with with the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth on diversifying the workforce of this growth sector for London. CRP delivered the work in partnership with Roseveare Projects Ltd. The Executive Summary of the report […]

16th March 2020 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

City of Westminster launches 2020/21 Vision and Strategy

Councillor Rachael Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council recently launched the City For All 2020/21 Vision & Strategy.  \ The key priorities are: Cleaner and Greener Vibrant Communities Smart City CRP looks forward to working closely with its accountable body to help achieve its vision. For further information please contact CRP’s Carol Quamina

16th March 2020 / Posted by Carol Quamina

New CRP team member

Carina Mesquita joined CRP as a Business Engagement Officer in March 2020. She gives her account of her first month with the team below: My first month at CRP has been very constructive and exciting! I have had the opportunity to learn more about sustainability and the implementation of the Clean Air Villages 2 (CAV2) […]

16th March 2020 / Posted by Joshua West

Delivering Green High Streets of the Future

On Tuesday 3rd March, CRP attended the ATCM Place Management Conference, hosted at the Crystal, one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. In 2019, the UN published a report warning we have less than 12 years to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. In the same year, the UK became the first member of the […]

16th March 2020 / Posted by Abby

Air Quality Solutions Launched as part of Clean Air Villages

The past month has been an exciting time for the Clean Air Villages team, with many of our village solutions in place and being utilised by local businesses. The Tooting cargo-bike scheme is running smoothly, with a successful first three weeks of business deliveries. Unwined have been delivering between their Tooting and Waterloo stores, Love […]

25th February 2020 / Posted by Rachael

CRP buddies meet to shape our vision for 2020/21

This month, CRP hosted a successful meeting with whole buddy group to shape CRP’s new vision for 2020/21. Being able to draw on the knowledge of CRP members past and present made for an extremely valuable discussion. The interactive activities saw the team split up in groups to brainstorm and discuss: The roles CRP should […]

25th February 2020 / Posted by Chioma Wuche

Hackney hosts School Streets workshop for HSE partners

The first workshop of the year for Healthy Streets Everyday (HSE) partners was the Hackney School Street Workshop on 31st January 2020. This workshop, funded by HSE, informed borough officers of the key components of implementing a School Street in their borough, from selecting suitable schools, discussing methods of school selection and the considerations that […]

25th February 2020 / Posted by Tomos Joyce

Vessels begin next phase in Clean Air Thames project

Clean Air Thames moves into its next phase with vessels, Driftwood II and GPS Anglia which belong to the Port of London Authority (PLA) and GPS Marine Contractors respectively. Clean Air Thames is a £500,000 pilot project funded by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund, Round 3. CRP has partnered with the PLA, the City of […]

25th February 2020 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Action on Engine Idling in Westminster

It’s great to see Westminster City Council rolling out signage reminding drivers to switch off their engines as part of their ‘Don’t Be Idle’ campaign. CRP worked with the council on the concept and wording on a similar initiative as part of the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) project which ran from 2016 to 2019. […]

25th February 2020 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith

The Future of Fleet Electrification at Move 2020

The topic of fleet electrification was a feature of the recent MOVE 2020 conference at London’s ExCel centre. CRP’s Tom Linton-Smith was on a panel with Innogy Ventures and Ingka Group (IKEA) discussing the question ‘Will fleets foster effective EV adoption?’ In the city freight sector, the panel agreed that this decade will see a […]

25th February 2020 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith
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We are now an accredited London Living Wage Employer

Great news! CRP is now officially a London Living Wage employer.  In accordance with its accountable body, Westminster City Council, CRP pays all its employees, including apprentices, the London Living Wage or above. For further information, please contact Carol Quamina.

25th February 2020 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Clean Air Villages partners visit consolidation hub in Dartford

As part of the Clean Air Villages project, we are always looking for ways to reduce the quantity of freight vehicles coming into London and consolidating deliveries in an efficient way. Whilst working on the project, CRP have come across best practice from St Guys & St Thomas NHS trust who have started to consolidate […]

29th January 2020 / Posted by Laura Jacklin

Clean Air Thames announces first vessels to receive funding

Cross River Partnership announced the first set of successful applicants for Clean Air Thames funding at the Thames Vision Environmental Conference on 28 January 2020. They are GPS Marine Contractors and the Port of London Authority, for their vessels GPS Anglia and Driftwood 2 respectively. The announcement was well-received at the conference by an enthusiastic […]

28th January 2020 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Upcoming events for Clean Air Villages

February will see the launch of our Clean Air Villages cargo-bike delivery schemes. By providing a bike and rider – free for businesses to use – we hope to raise awareness of cargo-bikes and their suitability as a sustainable alternative to cars and vans for urban deliveries. These schemes are designed to help support local […]

28th January 2020 / Posted by Abby

New CRP team member

Eleri Paterson Hughes joined CRP this month as an intern as part of her Masters degree in Climate Change at Kings College London. She will be working on various CRP projects, particularly in the Clean Air Villages team working to try and improve London’s air quality within our villages. She has really enjoyed her first […]

28th January 2020 / Posted by Eleri Paterson Hughes