Here you will find some suggestions on ways you can help the fight against LTC. This page will be update as things progress and other options to help arise, so please check back regularly.
(Last updated 22nd July 2023)
Together we are stronger!
Current Calls for action
Please check out the LTC DCO Updates Index for more info and updates on how you can take part (if you have registered). The 6 month LTC DCO Examination began on Tues 20th June 2023 and will run until 20th December 2023. To attend and speak at any of the hearings you had to register by the relevant deadlines, which have now past. If you have requested to speak at any of those PINS will send details as applicable. The deadlines for future written representations are available via our DCO Examination Timeline update, as well on the PINS LTC webpage. It is worth noting that when the Examining Authority (ExA) issue their written questions you will need to review them and see if you are mentioned so you can respond accordingly. You will not be notified directly if there are any questions, or indeed if there are any responses from anyone in regard to any written representations you make during Examination.
Please do check out our DCO Updates page for more info.
Register for Planning Inspectorate LTC email updates – NOW
Please visit our LTC DCO Updates Index for details of how to register for email updates from the Planning Inspectorate about the LTC DCO process.
Ask your MP to support “Ella’s Law” (Clear Air Act)
Air pollution is a very serious concern for us all, whether it is in general and/or in regard to the proposed £10bn+++ Lower Thames Crossing. We all deserve the right to breathe clean air.
Ella’s Law is what people are calling the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill. It would force the government to act to bring air quality in every community up to minimum WHO standards.
It has passed through the House of Lords, and now needs the House of Commons, our MPs to pass it.
Has your MP signed in support yet? https://edm.parliament.uk/…/the-clean-air-human-rights…
Please email your MP and ask them to support “Ella’s Law” – https://www.writetothem.com/
Help record trees
The Woodland Trust is also asking us, the public, to help spot and report ancient, veteran, and notable trees. Obviously they can only know about and try to protect these trees if they know where they are, so please do check on their website if you know of an old tree and see if it has been recorded, and if not please add the details to help build their database HERE.
Need an extra bit of help to ID trees by their leaves? Check out this free download.
Help protect trees
And/or you may also wish to consider becoming a Volunteer Woodland Advocate with the Woodland Trust – more info.
Calling all photographers, videographers and budding photographers/videographers
We have some ideas and plans we are working on to help continue to get word out about our fight against the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.
If you have photos/video of areas that would be impacted by the LTC (or be willing to go out and take some) that you’d be willing to share with us and let us use to help with the fight against LTC, please get in touch via email – Thanks
Together we are stronger!
If you need to check areas that would be impacted please refer to the interactive map – https://ltcconsultation2022.nationalhighways.co.uk/map/
These are some other things you can help with now!
Please download/share some of campaign images on social media etc – click here to view all the available images.
These are things that we need help with on an ongoing basis please
Click through to expand each suggestion, we truly appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you.
Please follow Government guidelines during COVID-19. With many of us using virtual meetings and online chat more, maybe you can help spread the word to others virtually!
Please sign up for our updates, so that we can keep you up to date with any meetings, events, and news relating to the campaign.
Just pop your email address in the sign up form to the top right on any page of our website, and click 'Sign up'.
Tell others about the mailing list, website, social media accounts, meetings, events, and updates, so that as many people as possible can be involved.
Planning Inspectorate Updates
Register your email address for LTC updates from the Planning Inspectorate here, so that you can get the official updates directly from them too. You will also then be amongst the first to know when it's time to register as an Interested Party, as things progress, so you can continue to have your say!
You can find out more about why this is a good idea here.
If you wish to support TCAG and the campaign please make your payment direct to the Thames Crossing Action Group bank account.
Sort Code: 20-25-19 Account: 53415481
This means of donation replaces the original GoFundMe campaign which has now been closed, and funds transferred to the new bank account.
In the immediate future these funds help us to produce leaflets to promote Community Meetings, hire venues for the meetings, and keep this website online.
In the future we may also need funds for legal representation and the like, so every donation is appreciated and will be used to help the campaign against Option C of the Lower Thames Crossing.
If you'd like to put up a poster showing your opposition feel free to print one of ours out if you wish!
Click the image to the left or click here and download and print!