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".

Who We Are

We are a small group of interested people who meet periodically to share information about the health and well being of our great river Thames in its serene upper reaches from its source to Inglesham.

What We Do

Fritilaries at Cricklade
Fritilaries at Cricklade

We keep a watching brief on any thing that may affect the river. We liaise with other groups such as local councils, conservation groups, farming advisory groups, fishermen and monitoring organisations, looking at such issues as

  • Floodplain Meadows Partnership
  • Planning Applications
  • Thames Path
  • River Thames Erosion Project
  • Fish Populations
We produce an annual newsletter covering issues arising during the year and at our AGM, usually held in October / November we invite a guest speaker to talk on a subject which concerns the river.

We have also made small donations to aid or facilitate initiatives to improve conditions or habitats along the river.

What Are Our Objectives

  • To analyse issues regarding the river.
  • To highlight any concerns and comment to the relevant body.
  • To share information with our members.

News Letter Past & Present

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

Committee Meeting Minutes

Please click on Committee Minutes to take a look at the minutes of our meetings.

GDPR Regulations

A statement as to how we handle personal information held on behalf of members.