Chelmer and Blackwater

Catchment Partnership

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Thomas Harris – Catchment Advisor

01268 664403 or  07792 169545



Events and Farm Visits

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



water capital grant scheme




Upcoming Events:

The Chelmer and Blackwater Catchment Partnership will be hosting events in the catchment over the autumn and winter.   If you would like more information or to request an event topic, please contact Thomas Harris on 07792 169545 or e-mail


FREE and confidential one-to-one on-farm visits:


§  Farm Compliance Check – A confidential advisory visit to help manage the risks to water courses from your farm, provide advice on adhering to compliance measures and prevent a reduction in your Single Farm Payment.

§  Countryside Stewardship 1:1 Clinics – During the application window we have been hosting 1:1 clinics run by ADAS on behalf of  Natural England. If you have requested your pack and would like help refining your application then please contact Tom. The sessions provide expert advice on the best options for your farm business under the Mid Tier of Countryside Stewardship. Learn more about the application process, how you can retain your existing features under the new scheme and how to put together a competitive application.

**Remember the deadline for applications in this wave is on the 30th September 2017**.

§  Fertiliser Spreader or Slug Pellet Applicator Calibration – Having your fertiliser spreader calibrated could save you money by achieving a more precise placement of expensive fertiliser products. From time to time we offer free NSTS accredited calibrations so please enquire.

§  Pesticide Filling Area/Biobed/Biofilter Information Visit – Thinking of improving your sprayer filling area but unsure of the best way forward? Take advantage of a no-obligation advisory visit from a professional advisor to talk you through the different options available.



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



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