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


 The WILDLIFE CAMERA is not in operation just now,

but the pictures are still available on-line.

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There will be a Bat Walk

on Wednesday 1st May at 8.30 pm.

The meeting point is by the Skate Park, off Kings College Road, Ruislip HA4 7JZ.

It will be a chance to explore the meadows and locate the various local species of bats as the evening draws in.

Young children must be accompanied.  Please bring a torch if you have one. The event finishes at 10.00 pm.  Booking is essential via Dragana at

There will be Pond Dipping and Riverfly Monitoring on Saturday 1 June at 11.00 am.

The  meeting point is by the Skate Park, off Kings College Road, Ruislip HA4 7JZ.  Go through the gate adjacent to the Skate Park, follow the Running Track straight ahead to the next field.  Turn left over bridge to find the Pond.  

Come along to see creatures which live in our local ponds and rivers. Ideal outing for young families.

Young children must be accompanied.  Please wear wellies if you have them.  The event finishes at 1.00 pm.  Booking is essential via Dragana at

And Friends of Pinn Meadows will be out on a Working Party on 1 June from 10.30 a.m.

This time the meeting point will be near to the Pond, where members can pick up equipment.

An opportunity to get involved in river clearance, Himalayan balsam removal, litter picking, ditch and scrub maintenance.

Members booking is not essential but interested new-comers should e-mail Rob Cousins (

Friends of Pinn Meadows will stage our regular annual Scythe Festival on 6 July.

Preparations are in hand. Put the date in your diaries now!