2. Pinn Meadows Drainage Project

Aim: Improve wildlife corridors

Water body: River Pinn
Project description

Creation of a mosaic of ponds and  ditches in the wetland meadow

Prior to thse works, the Pinn Meadow was flooded for most part of the year and standing water mostly congregated on footpaths and fields adjacent to resident's gardens. 

Instead of draining all water to the River Pinn, a mosaic of ponds and ditches was created with different levels of water. Additional wetland species such as: Marsh marigold, Ragged robbin, Meadowsweet, Yellow flag, etc. were planted by Friends of Pinn Meadows (www.fopm.org.uk). These new wetland features not only provide a water reservoir, but work to alleviate flood problems. They provide a perfect condition for invertebrates, amphibians and wildfowl all year around; now this well established pond is home to newts, frogs, dragonfly larvae and it is a perfect area for pond dipping sessions.

Pond planting in 2015:


Established pond full of wildlife in 2017:

Project lead: London Borough of Hillingdon
Project partners: Friends of Pinn Meadow
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Project start: Oct 2014
Project end: Oct 2015
Funding source: London Borough of Hillingdon

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.