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A proposed scheme that would transform the Thames Path needs your support.

The project is one of seven in a poll competing for nearly £1m funding from the Mayor of London – the most popular projects in the vote will get a share of the money to make them a reality.

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The path goes past some of east London's key landmarks, including the Thames Barrier and the O2 Centre

The Royal Borough of Greenwich along with Peabody and Sustrans has put this project forward in the vote as this stretch of Thames Path in Thamesmead has the potential to be a bustling popular route for commuters, walkers and cyclists with fantastic views of the river. 

It would also make a fantastic spot for local residents to get out and enjoy, as well as improving access along the river. It provides a direct walking connection between Thamesmead and Woolwich where many local people go to work or get transport connections into London.

However, some sections of the path need improving, in particular to make it passable during winter. The Thamesmead Thames Path Transformation project would enhance the pathway and also create designated look out points along the river; mini green havens with seating and information on the rich local wildlife, habitats and history of the Thames.

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Councillor Danny Thorpe, Royal Borough of Greenwich Lead Member for Regeneration and Transport, says: "I really urge the local community and also people from elsewhere to go to the Big Green weblink and vote for this scheme. It will benefit both local people and visitors wanting to use and enjoy this stretch of path along the waterfront, which has huge potential to become a real jewel along the Thames.

"It’s a really important thoroughfare linking Thamesmead with Woolwich and beyond and we want to encourage more people to use this safe and appealing off road route. While a lot of the path is in good condition, to improve the whole path would definitely encourage more people to make their trip on foot or by cycling. It would also create a wonderful outdoor attraction for everyone to enjoy, So please - vote for our scheme in the Big Green poll!"

Our Chief Executive, Stephen Howlett, said: “Peabody is fully behind the Big Green Fund to help improve the green open spaces and waterways which play an integral part in the environmental chain, act as areas of beauty and connect us with our neighbours. We hope you vote for the Thamesmead Thames Path Transformation scheme – it could make a difference to thousands of people and help to put Thamesmead on the map.”

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For more information please contact Claire Perry in the Royal Borough of Greenwich Press Office: 020 8921 5042 or email