Thames21: “We need the Thames Tunnel now”

Debbie Leach, CEO of River Thames clean-up charity Thames21, sets out why her organisation supports the construction of the Thames Tunnel. Thames21 is calling for rapid action to stop raw sewage entering the River Thames. It is having a substantial…

Rotherhithe pupils have their say at City Hall

Pupils from St Joseph’s School, Rotherhithe, were at City Hall today (13 December) to register their concerns about the proposal to use King’s Stairs Gardens as a main shaft construction site for the Thames Tunnel. During a visit to the…

MP, councillors and locals at Barnes briefing

Local MP Zac Goldsmith and councillors from Richmond, Hammersmith and Wandsworth joined locals today at the latest drop-in exhibition held at The Wetland Centre, Barnes (6 December). On hand to answer their questions were Phil Stride, Head of London Tideway…

Extra time to have your say

To maximise the opportunity for everybody to let us know their views, we are extending the deadline for responses to the Thames Tunnel public consultation (Phase 1). The new closing date for comments is Friday 14 January 2011 (5pm). Phil…

Rowers stick their oar in

The Thames Regional Rowing Council (TRRC) today (26 November) weighed in behind the Thames Tunnel, declaring its support for the project’s construction. Click here to read the TRRC’s full press release. Richard Aylard, Thames Water’s External Affairs and Sustainability Director…

Your questions answered

Since the start of the public consultation in September, we have received many questions about the project and our proposed construction sites. These have come in via a number of routes - including at our exhibitions and meetings, and via feedback…

Additional Barnes exhibition dates

Following a public meeting in Barnes (17 November), we are staging an additional Thames Tunnel exhibition at the WWT, the London Wetland Centre (6-7 December, 10am – 8pm). At the meeting, organised by the local MP, Zac Goldsmith, some residents…

Mixed opinions in Putney

Rowers supportive of the proposed Thames Tunnel and local residents concerned about its potential construction impact were both out in force at the project’s public consultation exhibition at the London Rowing Club in Putney (Saturday 20 November). The project team…

The view from Walford (Doreen that is)

Doreen Walford (pictured, centre), a regular volunteer with the river clean up charity Thames21, travelled from Northholt to the Institution of Civil Engineers in Westminster (Friday 19 November) to attend the latest Thames Tunnel public consultation exhibition. Other attendees included…

More chances to have your say

We are staging six additional public exhibitions across the capital for people to talk to the project team, find out more and, crucially, give their views. EXHIBITIONS Thursday 18th November: Wandsworth Town Hall Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PU 10am –…

Views from Vauxhall…and beyond

The Albert Embankment was the location for the latest Thames Tunnel public consultation exhibition on Saturday (6 November). Local people attending the event at the Riverbank Plaza Hotel included John Stephens and Gill Watts from Vauxhall (pictured with project engineer…

King’s Stairs Gardens – additional consultation exhibition confirmed

A new consultation exhibition, closer to the proposed Thames Tunnel construction site at King’s Stairs Gardens in Bermondsey will run on Friday 5 November from 9am – 7pm.   At the suggestion of local people, the venue for the exhibition is the…

Voice your Thames Tunnel views in Vauxhall

An additional Thames Tunnel consultation exhibition is to be held on Saturday 6 November (10am – 4pm) at the Park Plaza Riverbank hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ. The event has been staged to ensure that people with work…

Briefing for Barn Elms locals

The London Wetland Centre is the venue for an additional Thames Tunnel public consultation exhibition for Barn Elms residents, opening 20 October. Arranged in response to requests from locals concerned about the main drive site proposed for Barn Elms Playing…

Have your say in Tower Hamlets

A three-day public consultation exhibition for the Thames Tunnel opened on 18 October at the John Scurr Community Centre in Tower Hamlets. Visitors on the opening day included residents of the Free Trade Wharf, whose properties are adjacent to the…

From the Isle of Dogs to Covent Garden

Isle of Dogs resident Juliet Arnold combined a West End art gallery trip with a visit to the Thames Tunnel public consultation at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden (14 October). Living close to the River Thames Route, she wanted…

Debate at Druid Street

More Southwark residents had their chance to ask questions of the Thames Tunnel project team, when the consultation exhibition visited Beormund Community Centre, close to the construction site proposed for Druid Street. (11-12 October). Visitors over the two days included…

Putney locals have their say on proposed Thames Tunnel

Representatives of the rowing community were among the many Putney locals who visited the Thames Tunnel public consultation exhibition outside Waitrose in the Putney Exchange Shopping Centre (7-9 October). The exhibition was a short walk away from the foreshore site,…

Stop press – new consultation exhibition for Barnes

In response to requests from local people, we are staging an additional Thames Tunnel consultation exhibition at WWT The Wetland Centre in Barnes, 20-21 October (10am – 8pm). Following the format of the other exhibitions already staged, the briefings will…

Thames Tunnel exhibition at party conferences

London Assembly Member and Deputy Mayor Richard Barnes (left) found out more about the proposed Thames Tunnel at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham (5 October). Members of the project team also attended the Labour and Liberal Democrat conferences last…

Consultation at Crossness

Over 600 people had their chance to have their say on the proposed Thames Tunnel at an open day staged by the Crossness Engines Trust in Thamesmead, Bexley (Sunday 3 October). Visitors from across the Thames Water region and beyond…

Thames Tunnel roadshow arrives at Thames Barrier

At the Thames Tunnel exhibition at the Thames Barrier Visitor Centre in Charlton (30 September), Greenwich business man Martin Aldred quizzed Liz Pattinson, a Property consultant in the Thames Tunnel team, on the impact the tunnel might have in his…

Phil Stride attends the Friends of Southwark Park AGM

Phil Stride, Head of London Tideway Tunnels at Thames Water, last night (28 September) attended the Friends of Southwark Park AGM, to answer members’ concerns about the proposal to use Kings Stairs Gardens as a tunnel boring machine reception shaft…

Thames Tunnel TweetChat – Tuesday 28 September, 7pm

There will be a Thames Tunnel TweetChat on Tuesday 28 September, at 7pm. @ http://tweetchat.com/room/thamestunnel A chance to get quick-fire answers to quick-fire questions on the proposed Thames Tunnel from a member of the project team. The need for it?…

First day of public consultation exhibitions

Over 100 people attended the first day of local consultation exhibitions for the proposed Thames Tunnel (27 September). Visitors to the exhibition at Fishmongers Hall, London Bridge, included a delegation from Tideway Walk, Wandsworth. They were able to ask Thames…

Thames Tunnel consultation launched

Our 14-week phase one public consultation for the Thames Tunnel opened 13 September 2010. Our Statement of Community Consultation published in the Evening Standard (13 September 2010) outlines what we will be consulting on during each phase and the methods…

Coalition Government backs Thames Tunnel

Defra Secretary of State Caroline Spelman MP has confirmed the new coalition Government’s support for the proposed Thames Tunnel. In a written statement on Tuesday 7 September, Mrs Spelman said: “A tunnel continues to offer by far the most cost…