Who are we?

The Evenlode Catchment Partnership (ECP)
The ECP was established in 2014 to facilitate improvements in water quality, enhance biodiversity, flood management, resilience to climate change and build greater community engagement with the local rivers, at local and greater landscape delivery scales. We are a collaborative partnership bringing together local knowledge and expertise to deliver cost-effective improvements to water environments across the catchment. Hosted and co-ordinated by Wild Oxfordshire Biodiversity Manager, Hilary Phillips, we have recently been joined by Richard Bennett in the post of Natural Flood Management officer, in a post jointly funded by the Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) and the Environment Agency (EA). For more on this visit our ‘Projects‘ page. The ECP Steering Group is currently:

  • Hilary Phillips, Wild Oxfordshire. Co-ordination, fund-raising, monitoring, education, strategy and project development. hilary@wildoxfordshire.org.uk
  • Richard Bennett, Wild Oxfordshire. ECP Natural Flood Management officer. Project design and management. richard@wildoxfordshire.org.uk
  • Anne Miller. University of Oxford. Strategy and education.
  • David Gasca-Tucker, Atkins. Hydro-ecology, monitoring, education.
  • Vaughan Lewis, Windrush AEC. River restoration & landowner liaison.
  • Jo Old, Environment Agency, Evenlode Catchment River Projects Co-ordinator, rivers specialit.
  • Sharon Williams, Wychwood Project. Community, volunteer & landowner liaison.
  • Jen Hurst, Sylva and Combe Mill. Education.
  • Paul Orsi, Sylva Foundation. Forestry and land management.
  • Peter Walker, Cotswolds Rivers Trust, hydrologist, fisheries.
  • Janice Bamsey, West Oxfordshier District Council, planning.
  • Sophie Edwards, Thames Water.
  • James Aylward, Wychwood Project, community and volunteers.
  • Stuart Mainwaring, Environment Agency, fisheries.
  • Daryl Buck, Environment Agency, biodiversity.
  • Rebeca Tibbetts, Natural England.
  • Isobel Whitwham, Natural England, CSF.
  • Sam Riley, Forestry Commission,
  • Richard Knowles, Upper Thames Fisheries Consultative.
  • Mark Connelly, Cotswolds AONB.
  • Richard Bloor, BBOWT.

We work with, and take advice from, many organisations including Thames Water, Earth Watch, Oxford University ECI, CEH, local businesses, landowners, and community and conservation groups. If you would like to work with us email Hilary or Richard.