The travails of Thames Water: leaks, dumps and lack of funds

Over the last few months, it appears that not one week has gone by without more shocking revelations about the performance of Thames Water.  Whether that be in their negotiations with investors, their strained relationship with Ofwat, their seemingly constant discharge of untreated sewage or their failure to meet leak targets. Headlines building on headlines, …

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Paddle UK Supports The Solar Campaign to Stop Thames Water TDRA

Paddle UK is the National Governing Body for paddlesports in the UK and the membership body for England. The CEO of Paddle UK, Ashley Metcalfe, wrote to Mr Philip Duffy, the CEO of the Environment Agency, about Paddle UK’s opposition to the Thames Water TDRA scheme on social, health and environmental grounds. We believe that …

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British Rowing Supports The Solar Campaign to Stop Thames Water TDRA

British Rowing, the national sports governing ¬†body representing around 34,000 rowers nationwide, has written to the Mr Philip Duffy CEO of the Environment Agency urging them to press for a rethink of Teddington DRA. Their letter is published here. Ian McNuff of the SOLAR campaign said: To the ever-increasing number of members of the public, …

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SOLAR Campaign Writes to Thames Water About Missed Opportunities to Engage with the Community

This email, and a letter, was sent to the representatives below for and on behalf of the SOLAR campaign. Conor Loughney has been contracted on behalf of Thames Water to manage community education activities between the community affected by TDRA and Thames Water. By email and in reply to Thames WaterEmail dated 31 January 2024Letter …

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Save Our Lands And River in the Guardian Newspaper

The Guardian Newspaper covered Thames Water’s success in bypassing local planning authority to fast-track the TDRA scheme by going straight to DEFRA under a Section 35. As we explained in this post, this means Thames Water was able to convince DEFRA that this scheme was of national significance. It also means that all local opposition …

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