Creekside Education Trust

Creekside Education Trust

Charity information

Creekside Education Trust

Creekside Education Trust (CET) runs the Creekside Discovery Centre on Deptford Creek. The Centre provides an exciting range of activities for all ages that include “discovery” walks on the mud banks where the Ravensbourne River meets the Thames.

The Centre delivers educational sessions for thousands of local children. Adults, families and community groups also participate in recreational nature activities.

CET provides local expert ecological advice to developers and Lewisham Council.

Founded 1999

  • Mission statement

    The Charity seeks to advance public enjoyment, awareness and education regarding Deptford Creek and tidal tributaries in London. It runs events to promote the
    conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in Deptford Creek and the River Thames area.

    It does this through Low Tide walks - the only place in London where you can walk where fishes swam over your head hours before, public events such as Curry on up the Creek,
    Open Days, seminars for regeneration and development staff, and school visits. Corporate team building and clean ups are also popular.

  • Aims

    Creekside Education Trust aims to:

    • To promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in the Deptford Creek and the River Thames area.
    • To advance public education in environmental matters.
    • In the interest of social welfare, promote sustainable facilities & use of Deptford Creek, the River Thames & the local environment for recreation and leisure time occupation for the benefit of all.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1999

    Registered Charity Number: 1082622

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 16

    Phone number: 020 8692 9922

    Address: Creekside Discovery Centre, 14 Creekside SE8 4SA

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