OUR PARTNERS

Essex & Suffolk Water′s catchment management work aims to prevent deterioration and then improve the quality of water in the rivers and lakes that they abstract from for drinking water supply. Preventing deterioration in water quality helps to ensure that the quantity of water available for abstraction is maintained.

Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) is a project run by Natural England in partnership with the Environment Agency and The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.  It raises awareness of diffuse water pollution from agriculture (DWPA) by giving free training and advice to farmers in selected areas in England. The selected areas are called priority catchments. The aim of the advice is to improve the environmental performance of farms.

The River Waveney Trust is a charity formed from the River Waveney Association founded in March 2012. We are part of the national Rivers Trust movement. We have 5 local groups in Diss, Harleston, Bungay, Beccles and Lowestoft/Oulton Broad.  The Trust and its members care for the river, its ecology, water quality and  environment guided by our local Broadland Catchment Plan. We place a big  emphasis on working with our local communities. The Trust has long term  partnerships with the statutory bodies which have a responsibility for the river.

The Broadland Rivers Catchment has strong farming heritage, internationally important wildlife, excellent angling, inland navigation, stunning landscapes and coast, historic towns, and the city of Norwich. Tackling issues around water quality, water shortage, flooding and wildlife habitat is important to many individuals and organisations in Norfolk and Suffolk, as is supporting recreation, tourism, agriculture and dependent industries. Improvements within the catchment, particularly over the past 30 years, are due to the dedicated effort of many individuals, groups and organisations.

Norfolk FWAG is a not-for-profit organisation which gained charitable status in 2012. Formerly known as Farm Conservation, it is led by a voluntary steering group of farmers and statutory organisations. The Norfolk FWAG advisers jointly have over 35 years experience of working in the farmed environment in Norfolk and have accumulated an in-depth knowledge of farming systems and the natural environment.

The NFU (National Farmers Union) is a highly influential and successful representation body for farmers and growers, whose 55,000 members manage two thirds of the agricultural land in England and Wales.

The NFU champions British agriculture and horticulture and campaigns for a stable and sustainable future for British farmers.

Farmacy plc was formed in 1999 and successfully provides independent agronomy, environmental, precision and nutritional services to UK growers. We deliver these services on over 300,000 hectares mainly in the East Midlands, East Anglia and Cotswolds through over 60 dedicated Farmacists.

Frontier Agriculture is a crop production and grain marketing business.  Frontier was formed in 2005 as a joint venture between Associated British Foods plc and Cargill inc. and now turns over around £1.5 billion per annum. Frontier has 46 sites across the UK and employs more than 1,100 colleagues.  Frontier’s main offices are in Perth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Cranswick, Witham St Hughs, Diss, Sandy, Andover and Ross-on-Wye

Agrivice is an agricultural consultancy business based around a team of highly motivated and enthusiastic independent agronomists. We conduct our own in-house trials and run a very successful procurement group with its own independent buyer.

 

We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

EA is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department For Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

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The partnership supports land managers by providing advice, either on a one to one on farm basis or at themed events and workshops on the storage, handling and application of pesticides, fertilisers and manure; soil management; water course protection; environmental stewardship and general farm environmental management.

CONTACT >

Ian Skinner is your local Essex & Suffolk Water Catchment Advisor. 

E: ian.skinner@nwl.co.uk

Robert Camps is your local Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer.

E: robert.camps@naturalengland.org.uk