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Geoff Tombs: Licensed to Spill

May 19 @ 19:00 - 20:00

A Chalk Aquifer Alliance event, hosted by Bury Water Meadows Group

This session will offer guidance on obtaining discharge permits from the public register and associated information through Environmental Information Requests.  It will give suggestions as to how this information might be used in the campaign to clean up the UK’s rivers.


Born just after the war in Witney only 200 metres from the river Windrush, Geoff Tombs spent most of his early childhood in or by the river. In his teens he was sent to boarding school at Thame where he came to know the river Thame extensively. A brief sojourn to London in the late 60’s helped him realise he was a country boy at heart so moved back to North Oxfordshire (close to the river Cherwell) and within three years back to Witney. For most of his working life he has been involved in publishing and printing. He was a director at Oxford University Press for 19 years before taking early retirement.

Geoff has always been passionate about nature and the environment and has lived long enough to witness the dramatic deterioration in river quality over those years but only within the last two years has he found a meaningful cause to focus on.

Free, all welcome. Register here in advance and joining instructions will be sent to you.


May 19
19:00 - 20:00