The Upper Thames Protection Society

The mission statement of the Upper Thames Protection Society: "To preserve for the benefit of the public the natural state of the river Thames upstream from Inglesham, and its beauty, aesthetic appeal and wild life".

The Upper Thames Protection Society have written a letter to one of the Cricklade Town councillors outlining their concerns over canal restoration. Do take a look at that if you are interested.

Newsletters: Past and Present

Please click on The Stripling to take a look at our latest newsletter and also archived newsletters from the past.

Community Events and Publicity

UTPS have recently attended certain events within the community to publicise our Society. We thank Wayland Estates for providing a grant towards the cost of publication of additional copies of The Stripling, which has allowed UTPS to distribute our newsletter at these events. Through these activities we hope to attract new members to the Society.

National Trails - The Thames Path

The official launch of the new National Trails website has taken place. This shows the Thames Path in detail, as well as nearby attractions and facilities.

Interactive features mean that local businesses can upload details of the services they provide to people visiting the area. Accordingly, those in and around Cricklade could take advantage of this new facility. Further details are available on the website:

River Thames Society

The River Thames Society, now 52 years old, has always been committed to protecting the Thames for its whole length, from source to sea. The river is now cleaner than it has been for more than 200 years, but human development continues to apply pressure on the wildlife habitats and spaces where people can enjoy the peace of the river scenes.

2016 AGM

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 starting at 7.30pm. Cricklade Jenner Hall, Bath Road, Cricklade, SN6 6AX.

Speaker - Christopher Short, Upper Thames Catchment Partnership to speak on “Managing the River Landscape for the Community as a Whole"

Sarah Wells of Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group will also address meeting about the ongoing work with farmers to reduce the amount of problem pesticides reaching rivers, in particular metaldehyde, an ingredient of slug pellets.