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Thames Water 5-year plan for 2020 to 2025 – Thame catchment

Letter to RTCT from Richard Aylard CVO, Sustainability Director, Thames Water. 22nd January 2021.

Link to download Stakeholder Glossary

I am pleased to say that, following two rounds of feedback from Ofwat and after detailed consideration, the Thames Water Board decided to accept Ofwat’s ‘final determination’.

We have now started to deliver our new 5-year plan, in line with our restated corporate purpose ‘to deliver life’s essential service, so our customers, communities and the environment can thrive’. Our plan focuses on three clear strategic ambitions: Continue reading

Thame Catchment Plan Live

This spring saw the release of the River Thame Catchment Plan. A plan that
outlines the vision, aspirations and goals for improvement to the freshwater
environment in the River Thame catchment. It is a framework document that
will guide the Catchment Partnership’s strategy, action and resource use in the
catchment. Specifically, the plan aims to:

  • Provide a clear understanding of the challenges affecting the River
    Thame catchment, based on current evidence.
  • Work out priorities for improvement (what needs doing and where) and to
    seek to deliver these improvements in a joined up and cost effective way.

It has been developed by the catchment hosts, River Thame Conservation
Trust and Freshwater Habitats Trust, with the support of the the wider River Thame Catchment Partnership

Creating the Eythrope Wetlands

We have been busy this summer undertaking Phase 2 of a large floodplain restoration project that has transformed an area of low diversity floodplain meadow into a large wetland complex. The area was designed specifically to  enhance biodiversity and it incorporates a new backwater to increase resilience in the local fish population. This was a partnership project, undertaken with Freshwater Habitats Trust and Waddesdon Estate. Thanks also to the local  Environment Agency (EA) officers and EA Biodiversity team in particular for their support throughout the project. 

You can watch a summary video of the project here

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Newsletter – Autumn 2019

We are pleased to welcome you to our Autumn 2019 newsletter! We hope you enjoy reading about what we and our partners have been up to recently. If you have any suggestions for our Winter newsletter then contact: enquiries@riverthame.org

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