For those who want to have a say on the future of the river Thames time is running out to get involved. Through the Thames Vision Project, The Port of London Authority (PLA) is now making a plan for the next 20 years of the 95 mile stretch of the river from Teddington Lock to the North Sea.
As the busiest inland waterway in the country, the Thames is used by thousands of people everyday for work, travel and leisure. Whether you commute regularly on the Thames, use it for birdwatching, or just go for weekend strolls along the riverside, the PLA would like to hear from you about what you think is best for the Thames.
The consultation runs until 6 May and consists of three simple questions:
- What do you value most about the tidal River Thames?
- What are your top three priorities for the future of the tidal River Thames?
- What would you like the PLA to be doing for the tidal River Thames?
If you have any thoughts you'd like to put forward, do so here before 6 May. After the initial consultation closes, a series of public meetings will take place at various locations — find more information on those here.
See what other people have been saying about the river in this PLA video:
See also: what lives in the Thames?