The Tidal Crane Association is a residents’ group which cares for the tidal stretch of the River Crane between the Northcote Road footbridge to the Thames at Isleworth. The group was originally set up to fight the National Rivers’ Authority’s proposal to cover over the River Crane and in 2017 celebrates its 40th anniversary, making it one of the longest running groups of its kind in London.

Every year we hold a River Celebration Day: an opportunity for neighbours and their families to get together, enjoy our wonderful river, clear it of rubbish and help keep it navigable. Everyone whose home backs onto the Crane or is interested in the river is welcome to join in.

Other regular activities include working with relevant authorities on the control of pollution, monitoring of fish and a Wild Flower Survey.

As well as now being affiliated to Thames 21 as a Badged group, the Tidal Crane Association works with the Environment Agency, London Wildlife Trust, the Crane Valley Partnership, the South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) and Friends of River Crane Environment (FORCE) as well as the North St Margarets Residents’ Association (NSMRA) and Friends of Northcote Nature Reserve (FoNNR).


Contact US

If you would like to be kept in touch about Tidal Crane Association, please contact Secretary Hilary Thomson on 020 8892 6276 or

Our current mailing addres:

 c/o SWLEN, E.T.N.A. Community Centre

13 Rosslyn Road
Greater London