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What's new on the 'Arcadia in the City' site (click the links below to view)

Sir David Attenborough

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The Get Involved page has been updated with upcoming events


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Dear Friend of Arcadia

Welcome to the London’s Arcadia website. London’s Arcadia is a £3.3 million Heritage Lottery Funded project to implement the Thames Landscape Strategy between Radnor Gardens and Richmond Lock. View a list of sponsors and funders of London's ArcadiaPdf icon(pdf, 105KB) (as of September 2008).

London's Arcadia Final HLF Evaluation 20th October 2009

The final evaluation document for the London's Arcadia project is available:

You can currently view a paper copy at Richmond Reference Library. Or for a copy on CD contact Ken MacKenzie on 020 8891 7309

Sand martins move into Eel Pie Island! June 2009


Last September London's Arcadia volunteers built a sand martin bank with the help of expert Lloyd Turner (builder of the successful sand martin bank at the Wetland Centre in Barnes). Volunteers ferried 30 tonnes of sand, brick and concrete over Eel Pie Island footbridge to build the structure as well as prepared the 71 nest boxes ready for the nesting season.

We are pleased to announce that only 3 months after the structure was completed, we have our first resident sand martins!

The Great River Race 5th September 2009

This year, for the first time ever, the 22 mile long Great River Race will be finishing at Ham House. Celebrations for the end of the race will tie in with the end of the London's Arcadia project.

To find out more, download a posterPdf icon(pdf, 2675KB) or visit the Great River Race website:

Walk London free event Sunday 31st May 2009

Join us for a free guided walk along the Arcadian Thames from Richmond to Twickenham as part of the Walk London Spring into SummerPdf icon(pdf, 1556KB) weekend 2009.

Meet at 1pm on Sunday 31st May 2009 on the upper concourse of Richmond Station. For more details visit the Walk London website:

Warren Footpath lighting consultation April 2009

Consultation on the proposed lighting for the Warren Footpath has now finished. Results of the consultation are available on our consultation pages. To have a look at the trial LED street light, download our Trial Lighting DocumentPdf icon(pdf, 428KB) or the street light can be viewed at the Richmond Bridge end of the Warren Footpath near Cambridge Gardens.

Rotary Gardens Consultation February 2009

Consultation for the Rotary Gardens landscape improvement works has now finished. Results of this consultation can be viewed on London's Arcadia consultation pages.

Walk London event Sunday 1st February 2009

Join us for a guided walk along the Arcadian Thames as part of the Walk London Winter Wanders 2009.

Meet at 1pm on Sunday 1st February 2009 on the upper concourse of Richmond Station. For more details visit the Walk London website:

Peterhsham Avenue Improvements January 2009

As part of the improvement works to the Ham Avenues, the badly pot-holed area along Petersham Avenue from Petersham Gate to the entrance of Ham Polo Club will be resurfaced. For more information on these works have a look at our projects pages.

Twickenham Embankment Consultation October 2008

The consultation period for Twickenham Embankment has now finished. To find out the results of the consultation and to view the cabinet report, have a look at the consultation pages on the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames website

Jolly Boat Project with Grey Court School

London's Arcadia are working with Grey Court School students and Richmond Bridge Boat Hire to build a Jolly Boat that will be entered in the Great River Race in September 2008. To find out more, have a look on our education page.

New volunteer events for 2009

See our how to get involved page for details of upcoming volunteer events along the Arcadian Thames in 2009. With a wide variety of volunteer events taking place both during the week and at weekends throughout the London's Arcadia area there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

London's Arcadia depends on the generosity of volunteers in giving their time and expertise to improving their local environments. In the past year over 8,000 volunteer hours were recorded, which provided over £90,000 of much needed match funding for the HLF grant. A huge thanks to all volunteers who have given and continue to give their time so generously to London's Arcadia.

With so much happening in London's Arcadia do watch this space for more information and for details of upcoming volunteer events or consultations. .


Richard Copas

Chairman London’s Arcadia
Environment Agency