Thames 21 (Cray/Shuttle/Marsh Dykes projects)

T21 is the major London waterways charity engaging and supporting residents in valuing and looking after their local waterways.

Bexley events appear on the London-wide events calendar

but you can also sign up for e-mail notification of events within Bexley Borough (see below). Events will also appear on the ‘Bexley Wildlife’ calendar.


Conduct a variety of hands-on conservation events and rubbish clearance in and along the Rivers Cray and Wansunt within Bexley Borough, and also at Thames Road Wetland where there is an important nature site managed by the group. Occasional guided walks along the river.

The Cray project offers corporate and group as well as individual volunteering opportunities.

To go on the events mailing list, or to arrange a group event, contact the River Cray project Co-ordinator Michael Heath at: or 07968 805751, or Joanna Barton or 07827 352675.


Shuttle operations began under a paid member of Thames21 staff, but are now wholly volunteer run. The group conducts a variety of hands-on conservation events and rubbish clearance in and along the River Shuttle and Wyncham Stream between Avery Hill and the confluence with the Cray in Bexley. Various children’s events/educational activities and walks along the river are organised. FotS also holds clean-ups and wildlife walks at Danson Park and manages the Old English Garden there too.

To go on the events mailing list, contact  The Bexley Wildlife website’s calendar page will carry advance details of all these activities.

FotS also has its own facebook page at:

and an Old English Garden page at:


T21 and London Wildlife Trust are heading up a new initiative to manage and restore ditches and dykes on the marshes around Erith, Belvedere, Abbey Wood and Thamesmead. The T21 contact is Michael Heath at   or on 07968 805751. Volunteering opportunities will emerge in due course.

A video released by Thames21 to mark their 10th anniversary showing some of their projects can be seen below.

Keep an eye on our Calendar page for events.

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