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

FRIENDS OF PINN MEADOWS

SCYTHING FESTIVAL & PICNIC SUCCESS!

Our 5th Annual Scything Festival and Picnic took place on Saturday 7 July, with FoPM Members and residents renewing their scything skills.  For the youngsters there was dipping for newts and a host of other smaller creatures that inhabit the Pinn, and a selection of farm animals to stroke.  For everyone there were picnic refreshments kindly provided by the Council, and a background of accordion music. The event was opened by the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Morgan who went on to hone his scything skills.



13 OCTOBER WORKING PARTY AGAIN COMES UP WITH THE CLUTTER










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On Saturday 13 October, the first Working Party session of the Autumn, Dragana’s  tasks for the day included Litter Picking (as usual!), PLUS raking the ditch by Elma's house, removing reeds from the New Pond, raking up some cuttings left over from flailing and clearing the River.

For once the weather forecast delivered the "warm day with sunny intervals and a high of 21 degrees by 11.00 am" predicted, in fact rather better with brilliant sunshine providing a scorching hot morning.

By the end of the session the team were pleased to have created some very satisfactory piles of reeds and a significant number of bags of litter. Trophies included part of a flail mower retrieved from a ditch and most of a very substantial "hop-on hop-off" bicycle dragged from the river. The date of the next Working Party will be Saturday 10 November.

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SCYTHING FESTIVAL & PICNIC SUCCESS!

Our 5th Annual Scything Festival and Picnic took place on 7 July, with FoPM Members and residents renewing their scything skills.  For the youngsters there was dipping for newts and a host of other small creatures that inhabit the Pinn, and a selection of farm animals to stroke. For everyone there were picnic refreshments kindly provided by the Council, with accordion music.

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WORKING PARTY SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER

10.30 by the Skate Park

Kings College Road