The Action Plan is driven by the priorities that the Steering Group have agreed for the partnership and provides a list of activities and actions supported by the Steering Group through discussion and agreement. It is a non-statutory overarching plan that integrates partners’ programs to provide a joined-up approach to delivering environmental improvements by adding to the existing value and creating synergy to existing works. It is a dynamic document that will evolve as the partners deliver works. Download the Catchment Partnership Overview to read more.

The Catchment Partnership will develop and review the actions by improving the consistency of data and evidence, ongoing monitoring & evaluation and utilising additional support and funding opportunities.


The diagram below shows our actions within each of the 35 waterbodies of the Upper Thames


You can download a pdf copy of the above map by clicking here


Current Upper Thames Catchment Partnership projects: October 2018

Action Timescale Main Contact Location Key Words
WILD 2 2016 - ongoing FWAG SW Cotswold Water Park and surrounding waterbodies Water quality, community engagement, local delivery, natural flood management, flood-risk reduction
Metaldehyde Mitigation Project 2016 - ongoing FWAG SW Source to Thames, Ray, Ampney Brook, Marsden Meysey Brook and Cole Catchments Water quality, pesticide reduction, ecosystem service, landowner engagement
Ernest Cook Trust River Coln Restoration Project 2018 - 2021 Ernest Cook Trust Ernest Cook Trust Estate Water quality, riparian management, fencing, fish habitat, landowner engagement
Farmer Guardians of the Upper Thames 2016 - ongoing FWAG SW Entire Upper Thames Catchment Water quality, sustainable farming, habitats, climate change resilience, land management, water flow mapping
Upper Coln Natural Flood Management Project 2018 - 2021 FWAG SW
North Andoversford Flood management, ecosystem service, riparian restoration, land-use change
Coln Habitat Management Programme (Entrust) 2016 - ongoing Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust River Coln north of Bibury Water quality, river restoration, bankside habitat, overshading reduction, Himalayan balsam removal
Healthy Churn Project 2015 - ongoing FWAG SW North Cirencester Community engagement, volunteer days, riparian restoration, river fencing, habitats
Cotswold River Habitat Restoration and NFM Programme 2018 - 2021 Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust River Coln between Fossebridge and Bibury River restoration, bankside habitat, overshading reduction, slow the flow, Himalayan balsam removal

Click here to see a full list of the projects within the Upper Thames Catchment Partnership.

Michael Gove visit for the launch of the Agriculture Bill


The actions or projects that are currently underway or proposed are shown on our interactive map, click here to view the map.


To see new project proposals in your area, please visit this link. The partnership is always interested to hear of more ideas that will help improve the water environment and provide wider benefits for people and nature in the catchment. To submit a project idea please complete one of the forms linked here, and share with [email protected]



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