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London Rowers support Thames Tunnel

Thames Regional Rowing Council Media Release

The Thames Regional Rowing Council (TRRC) is keen to see the River Thames maintained as one of the most significant stretches of water for recreational use in the UK. Part of that aim is seeking to ensure that river users have clean and safe water on which to row.

As such, the TRRC supports the proposed construction of the Thames Tunnel between Hammersmith and Limehouse as it will result in a cleaner river on which to row.

TRRC will be actively engaging with Thames Water and Tideway Tunnels during and after the upcoming consultation to ensure that recreational rowing can continue to take place safely in the vicinity of the proposed work sites at Putney Bridge and Barn Elms, and further down river, whilst construction takes place.

TRRC Deputy Chairman Downriver, Paul Baldwin, said:

"Dialogue has already been established with Thames Water on this matter and will continue before and during the construction of the Thames Tunnel."

Rowing on the River ThamesNotes to Editors:

  • The Thames Regional Rowing Council (TRRC), on behalf of British Rowing, the sport’s governing body, represents all rowers who use the River Thames between Oxford and Westminster
  • The TRRC has long had a constructive working relationship with stakeholders on the River Thames such as the Port of London Authority and the Environment Agency
  • TRRC hopes that such a relationship can be established with the other stakeholders interested in the construction of the Thames Tunnel to ensure that the needs of all river users are appropriately and adequately taken into account before and during the construction of the Thames Tunnel
  • The TRRC welcomes input from the rowing community, as it is the intention to represent the interests of all Tideway rowers in our discussions on this matter.

For more information contact:

Paul Baldwin at the Thames Regional Rowing Council (Email) or visit the TRRC website (opens in a new window).