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See the latest developments at Barking Riverside and get involved with community projects that are shaping this vibrant neighbourhood.

Riverside News

We proudly support the work of Thames Ward Community Project and the Resident Editorial Board who publish Riverside News, a newspaper for the whole of Thames Ward. Riverside News is a one-stop shop for local news stories. You can view an e-copy of the newsletter below:

Latest news articles

Cycling at Barking Riverside

Cycling infrastructure is currently seeing significant improvements at Barking Riverside, with new cycling paths forming, the potential for an e-bike scheme to launch in the area, and the overall enhancement to Barking Riverside’s transport interchange well underway.

Infrastructure updates

December will see the opening of the Barking Riverside Visitor Centre, as well as the completion of new sections of public realm - Frogley Park, and a bespoke wildlife habitat for some of Barking Riverside’s undiscovered species.

Summer Sessions

This summer sees the activation of Barking Riverside’s riverfront with the ‘Summer Sessions’—10 weeks of food, drinks, activities and events all happening alongside the River Thames.

Events at Barking Riverside

This February, Barking Riverside hosted two social events at The Wilds that showcased the community’s drive to come together.

Filming at Barking Riverside

Recently, Barking Riverside has seen itself on both the small and big screen when it featured in BBC drama, ‘The Gold’ and crime thriller film, 'Luther: The Fallen Sun’.