A recent survey found 8 species of fish in the Crane. There has also been a sighting of 2 female Tufted Ducks near Northcote Road footbridge. These are diving ducks and are not usually seen on tributaries of the Thames.
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 celebrated its 40th anniversary, making it the longest running river Friends group in London. See pics of our 2017 River Celebration Day.
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. You can see details of our 2018 River Celebration Day here.
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).
Interested in owning a boat on the tidal Crane?
Our recent Boating Afternoon gave residents an opportunity to find out more about owning and keeping a boat on the river including understanding tides, where to buy and how to moor a boat, where you can get to on the Thames and much more. More information here and see our Photo Album page for pics of the event.
If you would like to be kept in touch about Tidal Crane Association, please contact Secretary Hilary Thomson on 020 8892 6276 or email@example.com
Our current mailing address:
c/o SWLEN, E.T.N.A. Community Centre
13 Rosslyn Road