The Conservators

The existence, duties and powers of the Conservators are derived from Acts of Parliament, the earliest of which was passed in 1702. They are appointed by Cambridge City Council (7), the University of Cambridge (3), the Environment Agency (2) and Cambridgeshire County Council (1). 


Meetings of the Conservators are held quarterly and the public are usually welcome to attend. Currently members of the public are restricted to the appointed Observers due to health and safety precautions stipulated by the host venue on attendence numbers.


The Conservators' income comes largely from the registration of boats, other income is generated from fees charged for works on the river, rental income and more recently, for work undertaken on behalf of the Environment Agency.



Cambridge University

Mr Steven Morris

Mr Giles Greenfield

Cambridge City Council

Dr M Block

Cllr A Cox

Ms C Hurst (Chair)

Cllr M Sargeant

Mr A Storer

Cllr K Thornburrow

Mr T Wotherspoon

Cambridgeshire County Council

Cllr A Bradnam (Deputy Chair)

Environment Agency

Mr P Separovic

Mr C Brown


Mr M Arnold

Mr R Ingersent

Mr W Key

Mr J Macnaghten

Mr J Martin

Ms E Wynne

Ms C Lindon

Mr E Buttfield