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What is the Barking Riverside Community Interest Company (CIC)?

Have you heard people mention the Barking Riverside CIC, but you still want to understand more about what this is and how it impacts you? Come and join us to find out more at a BRL and CIC information evening.

When?:  Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:00pm – 7:30pm.

Where?: Rivergate Centre, Minter Road, Barking, Essex, G11 0FJ 

Barking Riverside Limited (BRL) and the current CIC board are working with residents and community stakeholders to imagine what a CIC in the area could be. We have plans to rebuild the CIC with a group of local people.

Come and learn more about: 

  • The history of Barking Riverside CIC
  • The current structure
  • What the CIC manages and is responsible for 
  • How you can get involved in the process
  • How BRL are trying to increase transparency, independence and community leadership in relation to the CIC.  

If you live in Thames Ward, have ideas about management and maintenance and are passionate and knowledgeable about your community, then this event is for you!


CIC Training and Job Roles Soon to be Available for Local People


To make sure the new CIC reflects local people, we want to work with a group of Thames Ward residents to make all the key decisions. 

To fairly recognise the contribution that these residents will make to the decision making process, we can pay London Living Wage to those who volunteer. It is important that this process invests in local people. 

You don’t need any prior experience to be involved, other than being a passionate resident from either Thames View, Barking Riverside or Strattons Farm. You will receive training as a part of the process. 

If you want to find out more about the role than either attend the event on the 15th, or email: [email protected]

New Homeowners Competition: Terms & Conditions

Welcoming our brand new residents to Parklands, L&Q are offering a £100 John Lewis voucher to those with the best move-in photography on social media!

Whether it’s capturing the sun shining through the window on the first morning in your new home, or your first takeaway when the pans are still boxed up, moving into a new home is a hugely exciting time, and we want you to capture the best moments from your move-in experience!

To enter, simply upload a photo of your new Parklands home to Instagram, tag @BarkingRiversideHomesforSale and include the hashtag #ITookTheLeap in your post – we will repost some of the best shots, so keep an eye out!

See below for full terms and conditions.

Terms & Conditions

1.The promoter is L&Q, registered office is at 29-35 W Ham Ln, London E15 4PH. 2. Employees of L&Q or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition. 3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition, all entrants must be purchasers at Parklands, Barking Riverside. 4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via 5. Closing date for entry will be announced at a later date. 6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. 7. The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are as follows: Entrants must upload a photo of their Parklands home to Instagram, tagging @BarkingRiversideHomesForSale and using the #ITookTheLeap hashtag. The winner will be selected at random. 8. L&Q reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter. 9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition. 10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. 11. Winners will be chosen at random. 12. The winner will be notified via Instagram within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. 13. The prize will be sent by post – the promoter will notify the winner and request relevant information. 14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by UK law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of UK. 17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent. 18. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. 19. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to L&Q and not to any other party.

Barking Riverside partners with UKActive

Barking Riverside Limited has partnered with UKActive to create more opportunities for residents in Thames Ward to be active. UKActive are conducting an ambitious research project for us, as London’s only ‘Healthy New Town’, investigating how we can maximise our 2km of water frontage and ultimately deliver new river facilities to our residents.

We will consult with London’s water and coastal authorities and agencies on emerging concepts and ideas, as well as drawing on ukactive’s expertise.

Committed to creating a healthy environment for our residents, our pioneering plans have set out to include physical activity by design; identifying exciting new opportunities for the area – which could be anything from Dragon Boat Racing on the Thames to open water swimming in a public lido!

Teens enjoy making a beat!

Teens living in the Thames View ward are getting the opportunity to work with industry professionals whilst learning to make music, rap and more, using the latest technology on a fully equipped, state of the art music bus.

The Young Urban Arts Foundation (YUAF) are offering free workshops in music production, rap, lyric writing, every Tuesday* evenings from 6-8pm, for teenagers aged 11-15  years.  Over the next five months, YUAF music bus will be at Crossness Road for teens to enjoy.

Matt Carpen, MD of Barking Riverside Limited said, “This is a brilliant facility made available exclusively for teenagers living in the ward, thanks to the L&Q foundation who have funded the project.  We’re also keen for local musicians to get in touch as the project also features a mentoring programme using local people. ”

If you are a local musician who would like to get involved, please email: [email protected]

*The music bus is running every Tuesday, term time only.

Barking Riverside partners with Royal Life Saving Society UK

Barking Riverside has become an official accredited ‘RLSS UK Water Safety Partner’ with The Royal Lifesaving Society UK. The partnership recognises our proactive pursuit of best practice in water safety management, taking an innovative approach to promoting high standards of aquatic safety. The RLSS will work with us to maximise use of the river in the development, as well as seeking to provide training and development opportunities for local residents.

Set alongside the banks of the Thames, Barking Riverside is committed to encouraging these high standards of water safety amongst residents living at Barking Riverside and Thames View. Our partnership with the RLSS is an excellent opportunity to educate and inform residents about the possible dangers of the river, while also promoting the enormous health and wellbeing advantages of living near water.