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Thanks to John Sutton’s Clearwater Photography and Thames21


Lewisham’s leading Scrutiny Councillor Alan Hall was in cold water at the weekend attending the launch of London Rivers’ Week with Thames21, London’s leading waterways charity.

Councillor Alan Hall and Chair of Sustainable Development Cllr Liam Curran donned waders and grabbed nets to highlight the work of the charity that galvanizes thousands of volunteers across the capital every week to make practical differences and improvements to London’s canals and rivers.

Councillor Alan Hall said: “It’s a real privilege that Thames21 chose Lewisham and the restoration of the River Ravensbourne in Ladywell Fields to host the launch of London Rivers’ Week. It reflects the cooperation demonstrated by the Council’s involvement in river improvement schemes and the magnificent efforts by the community to volunteer and take part in these projects.

“This shows that we are not only going with the flow but we are also leading the way in improving the environment but we couldn’t do it without the magnificent work of Thames21 and the thousands of hours put in by volunteering Lewisham residents.”

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Cllr Alan Hall with Leonie Cooper AM Chair, GLA Environment Committee, Thames 21 and Environment Agency in the River Ravensbourne at Ladywell Fields


At the end of London Rivers Week Councillor Alan Hall posted this short interview with Debbie Leach, Chief Executive of Thames 21 on social media saying: “We’re ambitious for Lewisham, that’s why London Rivers Week was launched in Lewisham.”


Read more on Thames 21 rivers’ charity website here

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