The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Questionnaire on Continuing Professional Development

“The Port of London Authority, Company of Watermen & Lightermen and the Thames Skills Academy are working together to develop a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme to improve safety on the tidal Thames for today and the future. Given the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the industry, the PLA is looking to introduce

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River Thames Luncheon Club – October cancelled

With London moving to Tier 2 for Covid, the October River Thames Luncheon Club has been cancelled. We hope to be able to hold future ones as soon as London is back to Tier 1.  

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Court of Bindings 22nd October

With London moving to Tier 2 for Covid, the decision has been taken to cancel the Court of Bindings due to take place on Thursday 22nd October. The Company feels that the Bindings should be physical and that holding it by Zoom does not work so well. At present it is still hoped to hold

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Almshouses at Hastings

The Charities are looking at how they might increase the speed that the bungalows are refurbished. At present the Charity waits until a property is empty as a tenant or resident moves on, but this has not allowed proper planning or efficient work.” Because of this, a small working party was formed to look into

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Delayed Doggett’s 

Today should have been the 2020 Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager – a gruelling 7400 metre course, unchanged since its inception in 1715. Sadly, the race has been postponed for only the second time in its history as a result of coronavirus. But training has started again! We have three oarsmen already confirmed for the 2020 Wager,

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Classroom session for Apprentices

  First socially distanced classroom session for some of our apprentices today since March, with all Covid-19 guidelines in place. Here’s to a new way of teaching for the foreseeable future at Watermen’s Hall.

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Hall Tours

At the present  time Watermen’s Hall is not open to the public FOR Hall tours. The situation is constantly being reviewed so please contact the Hall for further information carol@watermenshall.org It is likely that once we are able to offer tours  again  we will need to reduce the numbers and will not be able to

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Guidance relating to Watermen’s Company Meetings and Events as COVID-19 Lockdown eases

Guidance relating to Watermen’s Company Meetings and Events as COVID-19 Lockdown eases With some unlocking of the COVID-19 Lockdown by the Government, Watermen’s Hall office remains closed to visitors, although there is an intermittent staff presence. The Hall staff not furloughed continue to work mainly from home. The Hall is available for hire with or

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The Company of Watermen & Lightermen and the TSA

 PRESS RELEASE V 11 June 2020 The Company of Watermen and Lightermen and the Thames Skills Academy are working together to support employers’ apprentices and trainees training during the Covid-19 crisis. With this in mind, they are calling on companies to let them know what training support and help they need for apprentices and trainees.

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New FREE Online Options for BML Study with the Watermens Company 

The training team at Watermens Hall are looking forward to re-starting classroom study at the Hall in the near future. With the latest announcement by the Government explaining future easing of the lockdown across the UK we are hopeful that we can run classes from mid August, although socially distanced with reduced numbers. The team

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