The Friends of Pinn Meadows

Friends of Pinn Meadows is a resourceful and energetic residents’ group dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the open green spaces and river banks between Elmbridge Drive and Bury Street, Ruislip in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

The group was originally formed to oppose the construction of a second artificial grass hockey pitch, with ugly high fences and intrusive floodlights amid the grassland, trees and river bank of King’s College Playing Fields.

Without losing our campaigning spirit, Friends of Pinn Meadows now work closely with Hillingdon Council’s Green Spaces team to ensure the free enjoyment of the Meadows by all local people. map



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Countryside and Conservation Officer Dragana Knezevic has organised another Pond Dipping event on Pinn Meadows for children and their parents on Saturday 6 April.

Come for 11.00 to the Skatepark in King’s College Road where we will move on to the nearby pond.

Bring wellies if you have them. Booking is essential, so contact Dragana by e-mail at

The pond, created by Hillingdon Council and Friends of Pinn Meadows is host to all kinds of interesting creatures including:-

newts, frogs, fish, dragonflies (several species), caddis larvae, water stick insects, shrimps, water spiders, boat divers, pond skaters and Daubenton bats. 

They will not all there at once, mind, but many will on a bright April morning, so come along and see what you can find.

Photos: Rob Cousins