About us

Cam Valley Forum consists of a small volunteer core and an extensive network, united by our concern for the river Cam and its tributaries. We have been working together since 2001, which means that when it comes to the river Cam, we know who to talk to about what.

Cam Valley Forum

Cam Valley Forum is an unincorporated association, registered with HMRC as a charity (reference number XT38781) so can receive gift aid on donations. We are too small to need to register with the Charity Commission (so have no charity number) We are entirely run by our volunteer committee and have no staff.

CVF Vision
CVF Constitution

CVF Privacy Policy
CVF Coronavirus Policy updated 9 April 2021

Annual Report and Accounts

Report and Accounts 2023
Report and Accounts 2022
Report and Accounts 2021
Report and Accounts 2020
Report and Accounts 2019

Report and Accounts 2018


We welcome volunteers, who simply wish to participate in particular activities, for example to join a pennywort pulling working party or help monitor water quality. Volunteers are covered by our public liability insurance when participating in working parties run by us, but they do not need to pay a subscription.

Please register as a volunteer here


Members of Cam Valley Forum receive the newsletter and get invited to events and our very popular guided nature walks. Members can also, if they wish, get involved in running The Cam Valley Forum and join our steering committee. Members can also propose and (with agreement) lead new CVF initiatives. They pay a modest annual subscription which is important in sustaining our activities.

You can join us as a member here.


In addition to our members, we are helped by an extensive network of other supporting organisations and individuals, who provide the donations, in-kind contributions, partnership working and specialist expertise that enable our work.  Some are small local organisations and community groups, others are national bodies that value our local insight and connections.  These include:

Anglian Water
Cambridge City Council
Cambridge Conservation Initiative
Cambridge Water
Conservators of the River Cam
South Cambs District Council
The Environment Agency