Chelmer and Blackwater

Catchment Partnership

Teresa Meadows – Catchment Advisor

teresa.meadows@nwl.co.uk

01268 664403 or  07792 169545

 

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what’s new?

 

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to check out the events calendar

 

 

 

Welcome to the Chelmer & Blackwater Catchment Partnership Website

 

how we can help you…

 

homepage

 

the catchment

 

your catchment advisor

…Teresa Meadows

 

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.

 

guidance

 

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

…rainfall

 

newsletters

 

pesticide handling area information

…biobeds

…biofilters

…roofed sprayer filling areas

…container drip racks

 

CATCHMENT NEWS:

 

Pesti-wise

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: https://www.eswater.co.uk/your-home/environment/Roxwell-Brook.aspx  

 

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: http://events.wwtonline.co.uk/drinking/

 

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