The Brent River Park Project is a partnership between
the council and the Environment Agency.
It aims to restore up to 2km of the River Brent, and the
green spaces alongside it, running through Tokyngton Park, St
Raphael's Estate and the Wembley Industrial Estate.
Due to funding constraints the project has been divided into two
phases; Phase 1 was completed in 2003 and Phase 2 will extend the
We are working with the Environment Agency and Thames Rivers
Trust to develop this phase and find the funding needed.
carried out between October 2012 and February 2013
Aims of the project
- To improve the fauna and flora of the river and its
- To improve water quality where possible.
- To improve the landscape of the area.
- To improve public access to the river and surrounding open
space, providing a green route for local schools and businesses,
and uniting the communities on both sides of the river.
- To reduce crime and create a safe environment.
- To engage the community, including local schools, in nature
- To improve health by encouraging walking, cycling and
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The first phase of work was completed in June 2003, with the
skatepark completed the following year.
Improvements included a naturalised river channel, new trees,
new street furniture, a refurbished children's playarea, a new
footbridge and CCTV cameras.
Phase 2 of the project could include:
- removing the existing concrete river channel and creating a
more natural river (to reduce flooding, enhance wildlife and
improve water quality and safety)
- removing some existing paths and providing new ones
- providing new street furniture and an outdoor gym
- creating wildflower meadows and planting new trees
- replacing the unused bowling green and old pavilion
- cutting back bushes to improve visibility and safety
- creating community art and welcoming features at park
Friends of Brent River Park
Friends of Brent River
Park work in partnership with us and Safer Waterways for London,
Groundwork London, Alperton Millennium Volunteers (Brent Youth
Volunteers), Friends of Gibbons Recreation Ground, Vernon House
Youth Club, Metropolitan Police and Thames 21.
The group was set up in July 2003 after the launch of the River
Park to keep the local community involved. The aims of the group
- act as custodians of the River Park in conjunction with the
- promote Brent River Park as a valuable and enjoyable community
- respect and protect the River Park and the wildlife that
depends on it.
The group meets regularly to plan events, raise concerns
regarding the park and take action accordingly.
The following Committee Members of the Friends of Brent River
Park were elected at the AGM on 27 April 2013.
- Chair - Ros Baptiste
- Vice Chair - Eileen Sabur
- Honorary Secretary - Ejike Wodu
- Honorary Treasurer - Tony Sturgess