Joint statement on the future of the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre

28 May 2021

We thank Thames21 for all their work over the years, teaching children about nature and the importance of protecting our environment. We have been working with Thames21 for some time on the challenges they faced and offered assistance, but we understand the difficult decision they have taken.


It is essential that we continue to support young people, schools and families to learn more about their environment. This is especially important as we continue to work with and alongside our communities to tackle the twin climate and ecological emergencies.


To this end, we are now exploring all options to secure the future of the Environmental Education Centre at the Welsh Harp, in conversation with our local schools, community leaders and voluntary groups. 


Cllr Krupa Sheth, Lead Member for Environment

Cllr Thomas Stephens, Lead Member for Schools, Employment and Skills