Zac Goldsmith hosted the third Westminster Reception of The Thames Landscape Strategy in Parliament on January 17. He was joined by its founding Patron Sir David Attenborough.
The purpose of the event was to bring together senior representatives from across the Thames Landscape Strategy partnership as the organisation moves forward to a new stage.
The Thames Landscape Strategy is one of the UK’s most respected environmental partnerships that champion’s the world famous Arcadian Thames river corridor between Weybridge, Hampton and Kew in West London. During the event, Jason Debney outlined past TLS achievements that include 310,000 volunteer hours carrying out conservation work and £20m of funding that has been raised to enhance the historic and natural landscape.
The Thames Landscape Strategy was delighted that the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove MP, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson MP, Sir Vince Cable MP for Twickenham and former Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP attended to learn more about the organisation’s successes and plans for the future.
The event provided an opportunity for senior Government ministers to learn about how national policy is delivered on the ground across a range of topics including flood risk management, catchment planning, environmental enhancements and recreational improvements.