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Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is a government body which has wide ranging responsibilities for controlling air, land and water pollution, and for managing water resources, flood defences and freshwater fisheries across England and Wales. The Agency has overall statutory duties towards conservation in its role as both regulator and operator, plus a duty to generally promote conservation of water-related habitats and associated wildlife.

Activities and services:

Conservation Team
  • Provides advice on nature conservation in relation to rivers, ponds, wetlands, on protection measures, enhancement, legislation
  • Comments and advises on planning applications
  • Consenting body for works to rivers and river banks; work affecting the flood plain; water abstraction and discharges; fisheries activities
  • Practical habitat restoration work in the catchment area - working with the public as appropriate

Geographic coverage:

West Area of the Thames Catchment (including all of Oxfordshire)

Key contacts

Conservation Team Graham Scholey, Conservation Team Leader Tel: 01491 828346 Fax 01491 834703


For organisations that have a geographical coverage that stretches beyond Oxfordshire, the most accessible contact for Oxfordshire activities is listed. M - These groups run a membership subscription scheme, but will very often provide initial advice free of charge NL - Newsletter This Directory may not provide the total coverage of the activities of the groups listed. It concentrates on environmental and nature conservation activities. Disclaimer:ONCF  cannot accept liability for any losses due to the inaccuracy of any information in this Directory.