What Can I Do?

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 18 Jan 2020)

Together we are stronger!

Current Calls for action

The main thing we really need help with right now is spreading the word about the new LTC Community Impacts Consultation, which runs from 14th July for 8 weeks through to Weds 8th Sept 2021.

Please check out our consultation updates index, which includes details of how to find out more and take part.  We need as many people as possible having their say in this consultation, so would appreciate your help in not only taking part, but also encouraging others to take part too please!

 


These are some other things you can help with now!

Friends of the Earth – Clean, safe air petition

The UK needs clean, safe air – not more roads and runways. Agree? Add your name to say the government should put our health and wellbeing first

 

 

If you believe that the UK needs clean, safe air, not roads and runways then please click through and sign the Friends of the Earth petition here.

 

 

 

The Environment Bill

The UK Government will soon be debating the Environmental Bill. We all need to share our views on this with our MPs and let them know what we want now!

Help recover nature by 2030

Wildlife and Countryside LINK Coalition petition

If you haven’t already please consider signing the Wildlife and Countryside LINK Coalition petition calling on the Prime Minister to set a legally binding target in the Environment Bill to reverse the loss of nature in England by 2030, helping to address the nature and climate crisis.

Helping save and protect nature from projects like LTC.

SIGN PETITION

We all have serious concerns over air quality in regard to the proposed LTC, and British Lung Foundation have set up a quick and easy form to fill in, where you can add your own words too if you wish to get your message across to your local MP.

As we know the whole proposed LTC route would fail against World Health Organisation standards for PM2.5, which is why we feel it important to push for WHO standards for PM2.5 to be enshrined in UK as a matter of urgency. We need and deserve clean air.

TAKE PART

 

Of course if you prefer to email your local MP directly instead of using these petitions/templates then that’s great too!  How you choose to get your opinions through is up to you, the important part is having your say!


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 – admin@thamescrossingactiongroup.com Thanks

Together we are stronger!

If you need to check areas that would be impacted please refer to the interactive map – https://arcg.is/0LSu4L


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.

One of the main things you can do as a supporter of the campaign is to help spread the word!  It is vital that as many people know exactly what is going on, so that as many people as possible can have their say regarding the proposed Lower Thames Crossing!

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!
TCAG Updates
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.
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 feel you can do a little more, and/or help in any way then please consider getting in touch to volunteer - Click here
Donations to Thames Crossing Action Group are much appreciated and help us to continue the fight against Option C of the Lower Thames Crossing.

If you wish to support TCAG and the campaign please make your payment direct to the Thames Crossing Action Group bank account.

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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.

Thank you.




  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!
We still encourage you to write/email your comments and concerns over LTC to some of the relevant parties. Some contact details are listed below.

Your individual letters can be sent to: -

Government
  • The Prime Minister - 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA or Click Here
  • The Secretary of State for Transport - Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR grant.shapps@DfT.Gov.uk
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Roads) - Baroness Vere of Norbiton Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 4DR Baroness.Vere@dft.gov.uk
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer - Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP 1 Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2HQ rishi.sunak@hmtreasury.gov.uk
  • Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Rt Hon George Eustice MP Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF secretary.state@defra.gov.uk
Highways England Your Local MP
Click here if you are unsure who your MP is, or are in a different area to those listed below Your Local Councillors
Click through to find your local councillors contact details: Your Local Authorities
If you specifically wish to contact your local authority (Council) relating to LTC

If you need to contact the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) about LTC at all the email address is LowerThamesCrossing@planninginspectorate.gov.uk