Chelmer and Blackwater Catchment Partnership

Catchment Partnership

Thomas Harris – Catchment Advisor

01268 664403 or  07792 169545


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Welcome to the Chelmer & Blackwater Catchment Partnership Website




what’s new?


Click on events and farm visits

to check out the events calendar




how we can help you…




the catchment


your catchment advisor

…Thomas Harris


the partners


national and local initiatives

pellet wise

campaign for the farmed environment

catchment sensitive farming

Pesti-wise in Roxwell Brook


water capital grant scheme


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The Chelmer and Blackwater Catchment Partnership works with land managers to help them reduce the amount of diffuse pollutants from their land and entering the Rivers Chelmer and Blackwater.  This will help meet drinking water quality standards and the Water Framework Directive targets for rivers and streams to achieve both good water quality and good ecological status.


The partnership supports land managers and their advisors by providing advice on the storage, handling and application of pesticides, fertilisers and manure; soil management; water course protection; environmental stewardship and general farm environmental management.


The partnership works with farmers, their agronomists and advisors by providing advice, either on a one to one on farm basis or at themed events and workshops.  Click on the links to find out more.




events and farm visits

…pesticide handling areas/biobeds

…nutrient management plans and soil analysis

…spreader/sprayer calibrations

…farm health checks

…PA1, 2 and 4S training


farm mapping and data provision

…free farm maps

…water quality





pesticide handling area information



…roofed sprayer filling areas

…container drip racks





An initiative has been launched in the Roxwell Brook catchment, which is aiming to improve water quality in a voluntary manner and prove that catchment management works.   To find out more and look into the opportunities for your farm, check out the details here:  


Catchment Review

The Chelmer and Blackwater Catchment Partnership has recently reviewed its activities in the catchment, water quality trends and attitudes towards the Partnership in the form of a Social Science Study.   The highlights and findings of the reports can be found on the partners page.


WWT Drinking Water Conference

Teresa has been asked to speak at the WWT Drinking Water Conference in September about voluntary farmer engagement through the Managing Metaldehyde in the Wid and Pesti-wise initiatives.   To find out more or to book your place, please visit:


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