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Gravesham MP, Adam Holloway, recently joined PLA volunteers and leading London waterway charity Thames21 for a Thames foreshore
clear-up at Gravesend, marking a decade’s partnership between the
PLA and Thames21.

The PLA works closely with
Thames21, providing steel ‘cages’
for community foreshore clear-ups between Teddington and Gravesend. Volunteers, under Thames21 supervision, collect rubbish from the foreshore and load it into the cages.
The PLA subsequently collects the cages and disposes of the rubbish.

Adam Holloway commented: “It is unbelievable the amount of skank people drop in the river. I congratulate the PLA and Thames21 on ten years of partnership caring for the river and look forward to the next decade.”


Thames21 delivers 700 events every year, recovering an estimated 800 cubic metres
of litter and rubbish from the foreshore. Among the unusual items recovered on
their events are handguns, motorbikes and fridges.


The updated guide can be found on the
PLA’s recreational users’ website.

A new guide to Kayaking and Canoeing on the Tidal Thames, jointly developed
by the PLA and Canoe England, has
just been launched. Navigating a kayak
or canoe on the tidal Thames requires knowledge of the river and how it operates. With Canoe England,
we’ve updated the previous advice for
both existing users, and those planning
to use the tidal Thames for the first
time. This guidance document applies
to navigation at all times between Teddington and the Sea.


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