Chelmer and Blackwater

Catchment Partnership

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Thomas Harris – Catchment Advisor

01268 664403 or  07792 169545



Your Catchment Advisor

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


Your Catchment Advisor is Thomas Harris.


Essex born and bred, Thomas has nearly a decade of practical agricultural experience working on arable and livestock farms, so knows what is important to growers in this area. He studied agriculture at Writtle University College for 6 years starting with the National Diploma and eventually leaving with a Bsc in Agri Business Management and Crop Production in 2013. Before coming to the catchment team at Essex and Suffolk Water, Thomas worked for 4 years as a Crop Trials Officer in Dunmow and so has a broad working knowledge of Agriculture and its operating environment.


All land managers and agronomists within the catchments are encouraged to contact Thomas to ensure they are on his mailing list.  We can then ensure that you receive up to date information on best practice and are aware of the many free agricultural services that the partnership provides.


I look forward to hearing from you.



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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