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Chandos Park SSFRI Mini-Festival

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

A mini-festival to promote the the park, the environment and particularly, the Edgware Brook! Join Thames21 for a day of fete style games, river activities, exhibitions and much more. Drop by between 10am-3.30pm to talk about the project and join in various activities.

The aim of this event is to catch passers-by and talk to as many local residents as possible and promote the Silk Stream Flood Resilience Innovation Project, as well as the Brent Rivers and Communities project. 2x Thames21 projects will be running on this day so there is plenty to get involved with. Expect:

    • Fete Style Games (Feed the Fishes Game // (Don’t) Hook a Duck // Volleyball & more)
    • Music (Recorded with Portable PA System)
    • River Activities (River Dipping // Wading )
    • Conservation Work (Vegetation Management // Clean-ups)
    • SSFRI Exhibition (Maps // Posters & more)
    • Free Refreshments (Tea, Coffee & Cakes)


Key Info:
This is an outdoors event so dress appropriately.
There are no toilets in the park – the nearest public toilets are at Broadwalk Shopping centre (a 15 min walk away).
We’ll be based at the Methuen Road entrance.
No prior sign-up needed, all activities can be joined on the day.



This event is part of the Silk Stream Flood Resilience Innovation Project, a 6-year, £6 million project to help tackle the effects of climate change by making space for water, reducing flooding and improving water quality in the Silk Stream catchment for the benefit of communities and the environment.

Local communities are at the heart of this project and as such we are looking to broaden our reach. Through this project you will have the opportunity to input into the designs of our green and blue spaces, a concept called “co-design”.

Led by Barnet Council, and Harrow Council. Funded by the Environment Agency and DEFRA. Click here for more information on the Silk Stream Project or contact


During the day, another Thames21 project will be running. See below for practical conservation volunteering with Michael O’Neill.


Michael O’Neill’s regular vegetation management sessions will be running in the morning and afternoon (approximately 11am and 2pm but timings may change on the day).

Art Installations! As part of the ongoing habitat management in 2022, we will be creating Art installations along the Brook to provide safe habitats and homes for the animals that live along the waterside. You are needed to help us achieve this by coming down and being a part of the creative workforce. We will be creating a couple of hibernaculum’s (hedgehog hotels) in the shape of hedgehogs using the wood and sticks produced when clearing the vegetation back.

We Provide the Tools! As part of the ongoing project we are doing scrub clearance events at Chandos park to improve the visibility of the Brook. We will provide all the tools required, but we need your help to achieve this. Come along, choose your tool, get stuck in making a difference.

For Us and for Wildlife! Join the volunteering team to help make a difference in your local community by improving the river for wildlife and for people. Come to learn some new skills and look after the Edgware Brook. Connecting with nature has been proven to help with stress and improve wellbeing. Every time you visit the same place in nature there is something new to see, especially as we continue to clear sections of the banks along the Brook. We are creating better habitats and prettier views of the Brook, for us and the wildlife.

Sign-up will be managed on the day so no need to book in advance.


January 8
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Oli Back
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Chandos Park
Methuen Road, Edgware HA8 6EZ United Kingdom + Google Map