Category Archives: News

Engaging local communities

We have updated our “local communities” page on this site to provide further information on some of the fantastic activities we have been working on to help connect local communities with the natural environment in the Greater Thames Marshes. Click here to find out what we’ve been up to! In addition to the work directly…Continue Reading

NEW EVENT: Big Picture Exhibition

We received some exceptional images which demonstrate just how important it is to protect our natural environment as part of the Big Picture: Greater Thames photography competition, held in Spring 2014. The winning images, as selected by our panel of judges are now on display an a unique travelling exhibition. Why not come and visit us to see…Continue Reading

Kent Wildlife Trust joins NIA partnership

The Greater Thames Marshes NIA is delighted to welcome Kent Wildlife Trust to the NIA Project Steering Group and we look forward to working together over the next year of the funded NIA programme. Kent Wildlife Trust are a leading wildlife conservation organisation covering the whole of Kent and Medway, dedicated to protecting wildlife and…Continue Reading

Let us know what you think of the NIA!

As we enter the final year of Defra funded delivery for the Greater Thames Marshes NIA, we would like to hear your thoughts and feedback on NIA delivery to date, and to gather more information about your current and future priorities – your input is invaluable. The information you give us will be used to…Continue Reading

PUBLISHED: Planning Policy Guidance Note

The Greater Thames Marshes NIA has now published a planning policy guidance note to help ensure our aims and objectives are incorporated into Local Authority’s Local Plans and to assist developers identifying positive measures to take to support the natural environment in the Greater Thames. More information and a downloadable version of this document is…Continue Reading

LAUNCHED: Big Picture Photography Competition

The Big Picture photography competition is an opportunity to capture the wonderful wildlife and landscape in the Greater Thames within 4 categories. The competition opens for entries on 16 February, and closes at midnight on 22 April. The Thames Estuary is truly unique; one minute you can be engulfed in an industrial heartland, the next,…Continue Reading

New NIA Recruits

We have had a couple of staffing changes within the NIA over the past few months, however we are delighted to announce that we have two new recruits who are committed to successful delivery of the NIA: Les Edwins – NIA Farm Conservation Adviser – Les started on 7th January to replace our previous Farm…Continue Reading

WORK UNDERWAY: Higham Marshes

Diggers have scooped the first buckets of Kent soil for a major new project restoring 150 hectares of land to high quality coastal grazing marsh. Over the next 18 months, Landowner Tom Ledger will work with the RSPB at Higham Marshes in North Kent to create conditions that are not only ideal for threatened wildlife,…Continue Reading

JOB OPPORTUNITY: we need you

We have an exciting vacancy working at the heart of the Greater Thames Marshes NIA. If you are interested in playing a key role supporting delivery of conservation actions and have experience of project administration then we want to hear from you. This is a part-time role, hosted at Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP). More details about…Continue Reading

GET INVOLVED: Advisory Group

The next Greater Thames Marshes NIA Advisory Group meeting will be held on 29th November 2013 in London. We will be seeking your views and input to inform our progress; this will be your opportunity to find out how we’ve been looking after nature in the Greater Thames. Contact us to register your interest in attending!Continue Reading

Greater Thames Marshes Nature Improvement Area