Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre (WHEEC) update

“After recent discussions between Thames21 and Brent Council, the Council has agreed to support the continued operation of the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre until January.  

“Over the last five years, we have proved that this Centre has had a significant impact on the local community and is a much-loved facility.

“This very welcome development will allow the Council to work with local partners to find a long-term suitable solution to keep the Centre open and offer vital opportunities for children and local people to learn and spend time in nature.”

This follows Thames21’s announcement in May that it would be giving up its lease in July, with Trustees feeling it was no longer possible to absorb annual financial losses.

Since taking on the 5.5 hectare site in Brent in 2016, Thames21 has delivered curriculumlinked environmental sessions for thousands of school pupils, mostly in Early Years to Key Stage 2 year groups. In a typical year, 3,500 visitors took part in learning sessions, which were either organised school sessions or similar ones for families, held in school holidays.

About Thames21

Thames21 connects people with rivers by putting healthy rivers back at the heart of everyday life. We improve and restore rivers, educate and empower the community and campaign for positive change for the good of people and the environment. 

www.thames21.org.uk | Registered Charity No. 1103997

Media Contact

Liz Gyekye

Communications at Thames21


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