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Posted by Ilse Steyl Posted on 2015-03-26

Duke's River project receives funding from Mayor's Big Green Fund II

Seven projects received funding from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Read the press release from the Greater London Authority.

The Duke's River project, proposing to make major improvements to the Duke of Northumberland's River, where it flows through Twickenham into the River Thames, was one of the successful projects, receving £157,500. This will create a new ten kilometre circular riverside walk linking the Crane, Thames and Duke’s Rivers.

The project is supported by the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond, who, among others, will provide match funding bringing the total investment for the project to £400,000.

Rob Gray, Chair of FORCE, said “We are extremely grateful to all those who voted for this project and helped to win this funding. This project is a huge opportunity to improve the environmental and community value of the Duke’s River corridor and create a wonderful new asset for the two boroughs. On completion we will also have a viable circular riverside walk along the Thames, Crane and Duke’s Rivers through Twickenham, Whitton, Isleworth and St Margarets.”

This project is just the latest example of successful partnership working by the Crane Valley Partnership. Jean Rolfe, Chair of the Partnership said “We are delighted that our proposal has been so well received and very much wish to thank all those that voted for the project. We are very excited and can’t wait to get started bringing about much needed change that will enhance the river corridor for both people and wildlife.”

Thank you to everyone who voted for the project. Work is due to start in April and completed in 2016. Details and progress of the project will be published on the CVP website.