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


Subscription Remains £5

At the AGM on 10 December 2018 it was agreed that the Annual Subscription for Full Membership of Friends of Pinn Meadows should remain £5 per family for another year.

Subscriptions are due on 1 January 2019.  Please pay Jeff Coleman by cheque or cash at 141 Park Ave, HA4 7UN. 

Amounts paid over and above the basic subscription will be welcome.

Friends are not obliged to subscribe but any contribution that will assist us with research and equipment will be welcome. 

Those on our mailing list who remain interested but who do not subscribe will still be kept in touch with FoPM activities. 

AGM Headlines

The AGM took place on 10 December 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Cricket Club Pavilion on Kings College Road.  The meeting was well attended A copy of the 2017 Minutes was received and Chairman Rob Cousins went on to present a résumé of the events of 2018.

While the programme of Working Parties, including the Scything Festival, Pond dipping and Bat walks remain firmly on the agenda, vigilance is necessary to prevent degradation such as drug abuse and to deter encroachment either by sports clubs or by residents around the periphery.

There had been a number of incidents of pollution on the Pinn throughout the year but these had been either dealt with by the Environment Agency (EA) or been dissipated by the flow of the river.

The more significant issue of flooding continues to concern residents on both sides of the Pinn.  The EA has assumed responsibility for flood water alleviation along a significant length of the river banks and also the nearby higher ground which contributes rain water run-off areas of the low lying flood plain.

Although there has been extensive consultation both with the Borough and with the EA,  the EA have assumed the initiative to undertake a programme of works which are giving interested parties concern over the size and effectiveness of these projects.


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The last Working Party of 2018 took place on 8 December. Countryside & Conservation Officer Dragana Knezevic was warmly thanked for her encouragement and support throughout the year.