At the moment there is a huge amount of interest in ponds and other freshwater habitats , which is really brilliant! However it does mean that we cannot always reply to all the correspondence we receive.

Your interest in our work is very important to us and we have tried to provide a wealth of information on our website which we hope you will find helpful. This means that we can focus our efforts on our vital work to conserve the freshwater habitats that need our attention: we hope you agree that this makes the best use of our limited resources.

Useful pages

If you are looking for pond management or creation advice try our Advice Centre where we address lots of frequently asked questions.

If you are hoping to volunteer with us look at the Get Involved section of the site where you can find out about exciting ways to help us with our work.


We are happy to help with media research and provide comment on all aspects of ponds and freshwaters. For media enquiries please contact Dr Jeremy Biggs on 01865 595506 or Becca Williamson on 07894 036363.

Head Office

Freshwater Habitats Trust, Bury Knowle House, North Place, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9HY

Telephone 01865 595505 (10am-4pm, Monday-Friday)
Please email all general inquiries to and People, Ponds and Water inquiries to


Dr Jeremy Biggs

Penny Williams
Technical Director and Million Ponds Project Technical Advisor

Dr Pascale Nicolet
Director of Policy and Implementation

Natasha Challoner
Finance Manager

Dr Naomi Ewald
People, Ponds and Water National Co-ordinator
07793 950441

Jo Fever
Office Manager

Becca Williamson
Communications Officer
07894 036363

Anne Heathcote
People, Ponds and Water Project Officer for Northern England

Pete Case
People, Ponds and Water Project Officer for Central England

Hannah Shaw
People, Ponds and Water Project Officer for Wales

Laura Quinlan
People, Ponds and Water Project Administrator

Hannah Worker
Project Assistant – Thames Water for Wildlife and New Forest