About Partnership

The Upper and Bedford Ouse Catchment Partnership aims to bring together relevant partners to work for the planning and delivery of activities and projects that will improve water quality, channel structure, habitat quality and biodiversity in the Upper and Bedford Ouse Catchment.

Partnership vision & objectives

A leaflet detailing the work and members of the partnership can be downloaded here.

Partnership projects & activities

A leaflet detailing some of the projects the partnership has been involved with can be downloaded here.


Our key objectives

  • Work collaboratively on the production of a Catchment Plan.
  • Identify the key issues and opportunities within the Catchment to improve the environment.
  • Champion key projects with key decision makers and funders.

Our partnership members

Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (Catchment Host) *

The Forest of Marston Vale Trust *

The Greensand Trust *

Environment Agency *

Anglian Water *

Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire


Milton Keynes Parks Trust

Bedford Group of Internal Drainage Board

The Great Ouse Valley and Washes AONB Working Group

Upper Ouse Fisheries Consultative Association

Natural England

Forestry Commission

National Farmers’ Union

Canal and River Trust

* Those members denoted by an asterisk are those that are Core Group members at 6th July 2017.