Maidenhead to Teddington Catchment Partnership

Also known as the Lower Thames catchment, this area covers the River Thames between Hurley and Teddington- a distance of just over 40 miles (64.5 km). The catchment area served by the river is nearly 162 square miles (422 km2) and contains twelve rivers and eight lakes.

The catchment includes areas of south-west London, rural areas of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey, and the suburban towns of Maidenhead, Windsor, Bracknell and Slough. Included in the Maidenhead to Teddington Catchment are a number of smaller Thames tributaries including Bull Brook, the Cut, Chalvey Ditch, Salthill Stream, Roundmoor Ditch and Boveney Ditch.

  • habitats and biodiversity (impaired river channel function where rivers have been artificially straightened and lined with concrete; artificial barriers to fish passage such as weirs; Invasive non-native species (INNS))
  • water quality (in particular phosphorus, sediment and pesticides)
  • a lack of data to help us understand the health of the region’s rivers

 The Maidenhead to Teddington catchment area.

What we do

The Maidenhead to Teddington catchment partnership meets regularly to discuss the sustainable management of land and water in the Lower Thames catchment and to balance the environmental, economic and social demands. By working together we:

  • Engage local communities in understanding, valuing, caring for, and enjoying their river catchment
  • Enhance, improve and protect the water environment by collaboratively delivering river and valley improvement projects
  • Share information, skills and bring people together working catchment-wide with multiple organisations.

Click here to see the Maidenhead to Teddington catchment plan

Click here to read the Terms of Reference of the Maidenhead to Teddington Catchment Partnership


There are many longstanding groups in this catchment delivering projects and activities. Recent and current examples include:

Catchment partners

The MTCP network is an inclusive partnership that includes government, local authorities, NGOs, water companies, local community groups, businesses and academia. Some of the key catchment partners are:

Contact us

Do you have questions or project ideas? Get in touch with us. Contact the catchment host, Mob: 07523 512 851