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Get Ready for Waterways Day

Waterways Day will take place on Friday 18 November from 9.30 to 17:30 at West Oxfordshire District Council offices at Woodgreen, Witney.

bring together major local stakeholders and experts to give the residents of our district an opportunity to hear about the current state of our watercourses and to learn how to restore their broken ecology and how to manage them to prevent flooding.

The talks will be held in two sessions:


  • Richard Aylard - Thames Water

  • Ashley Smith – Windrush against Sewage Pollution

  • Eoghan Concannon - Evenlode Catchment Partnership /Wild Oxfordshire

  • Prof Richard Harding – Campaign to Protect Rural England, Oxfordshire


  • Nick Mottram - Oxfordshire County Council

  • William Wareing - Witney Flood Mitigation Group

  • Lisa Lane – Bucks, Berkshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

  • David Green - Blenheim Estates

There will be ample opportunities for Q&A and discussions.

Participating organisations will also man stalls to give the residents opportunity for direct interaction with the experts.


  • Thames Water

  • Blenheim Estates

  • Berks, Bucks & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

  • Campaign to Protect Rural England (Oxfordshire)

  • Evenlode Catchment Partnership/Wild Oxfordshire

  • Oxfordshire County Council

  • Riverside Gardens

  • Wychwood project

  • Windrush Catchment Partnership

  • WASP, Windrush against Sewage Pollution

  • William Wareing - Witney Flood Mitigation Group

To allow the district to estimate the number of attendees, residents are encouraged to register their interest via the eventbrite page but anyone can turn up on the day as well.

Residents are welcome to submit questions prior to the event to allow the speakers to prepare their answers in advance. Questions can be submitted via our online form until 3 November 2022.

Full information on the event can be found on the council's website at This includes timings for the talks and parking information.


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