CWP Trust

Cotswold Water Park Trust

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Formed in 1996 as the Cotswold Water Park Society, and now known as the CWP Trust, we have been a fully registered charity since April 2011.

The CWP Trust is governed by a Chairman Sir David John and a Board of nine Trustees who oversee the work of a small team of staff based near Down Ampney in the Cotswold Water Park.

The CWP Trust works with a huge variety of people to care for this dynamic and challenging area.

  • 13 Staff

  • 150 Volunteers

  • 400 Members

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Sir David John, Chairman CWP Trust

"Since my appointment as Chair of the CWP Trust I have been getting to know the staff and Trustees, and starting to tackle some of the issues facing the Trust. One of the things we are focussing on is developing is a strategic plan for the Trust, and we shall be asking for your views and input on this in the near future.

I would like to encourage people take an active role by telling us what you think, and to join us as members, if like us you believe that the Cotswold Water Park can be a great place for wildlife and people. Together we can help to shape the future of this area, and create a destination which is recognised nationally as a place where conservation and change can work successfully together."

Sir David John, Chairman

The Work of the CWP Trust

  • We fundraise... for a wide range of projects including: more and better public paths, improved parking facilities, the creation of nature reserves and campaigns to protect endangered species like the Water Vole, Otter, Bats and Black Poplar.
  • We manage...hundreds of acres of land, from Neigh Bridge Country Park near Somerford Keynes to Riverside Park in Lechlade for the benefit of local people, visitors and wildlife.
  • We promote...better understanding through our schools education programme and exciting public events, such as our sell out fossil hunts, talks, walks and workshops.
  • We help people understand why the Cotswold Water Park is so unique - we all want to ensure it's used and cared for in ways which will maintain it for future generations.