Thames TideFest is supported by a huge number of fantastic organisations, here are some of the people who help make TideFest so special.
Tideway The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the tidal River Thames from increasing pollution. London’s sewerage system is no longer fit for purpose and spills millions of tonnes of sewage into the tidal section of the river every year. This project will tackle the problem of overflows from the capital’s Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years, and enable the UK to meet European environmental standards.
Thames Water Providing the essential service to our 15 million customers is not something we take for granted, so we’re always planning for the future. We work hard to ensure we help protect the environment and support the local community.
Angling Trust – The Angling Trust is the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers in England. Our members support the campaigns and legal action we carry out to protect fish stocks and our programmes to increase the number of anglers fishing for fun and in competitions.
Thames 21 – Thames21 is one of the country’s leading waterway charities. We work with communities across Greater London to improve our rivers, canals, ponds and lakes for people and wildlife.
London Wildlife Trust – London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces, engaging London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, campaigning, volunteering and outdoor learning.
Thames Tunnel Now – are coalition of national and local organisations calling on MPs and local councils to support the construction of a new tunnel under the Thames which will stop tens of millions of tonnes of sewage overflowing into London’s river each year. The tunnel proposal, which is the result of more than ten years of exhaustive research and development by Thames Water and the Environment Agency, is the only viable solution to dealing with “London’s dirty secret”: when as little as 2mm of rain falls in the capital, the sewers overflow into the river.
River Thames Society – The River Thames Society* was formed in 1962 to conserve the river for future generations and represents all river users whether they be fishermen, walkers, boat owners or just interested in its very rich history, traditions, flora and fauna.
Thames Anglers Conservancy – The TAC is a free-to join voluntary organisation run by Anglers. We were established at the beginning of 2010 with the aim of helping in the conservation of the River Thames.
Totally Thames – Totally Thames takes place over the month of September and brings the river to life via an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events throughout the 42-mile stretch of the Thames in London.
RSPB – The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) works to promote conservation and protection of birds and the wider environment through public awareness campaigns, political lobbying and through the operation of nature reserves throughout the United Kingdom.
Get Hooked on Fishing – are an angling charity which helps provide positive opportunities for young people and communities. They deliver fun and interactive training around the sport of angling. Their work is designed with the help of young people to give the participants more confidence and to demonstrate that there are alternative pathways and better opportunities available to them.
Strand on The Green Association – The Strand on the Green Association (SOGA) was formed in 1959 with the object of protecting Strand on the Green and its unique character and community.
Strand on the Green Sailing Club – Strand on the Green Sailing Club has a small but enthusiastic sailing membership. New members very welcome. New social members are also welcome. We sail at Strand on the Green, up river to Isleworth and down to Hammersmith and beyond.
Water Aid – WaterAid is an international charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation.
Chiswick Pier Trust – The Chiswick Pier Trust runs the Chiswick Pier, managing moorings, venue and conference hire. They support major river events, talks about the Thames and cruises. The RNLI, Chiswick Pier Canoe Club, Chiswick Sea Cadets and Thames Explorer Trust are all stationed at the Pier.