London Wildlife Trust is undertaking major habitat restoration works to The Yeading Brook in the London Borough of Hillingdon. This project has been developed via the Crane Valley Partnership. Our Thames Restoration Fund contributed to this important project.
LWT and The London Borough of Hillingdon work together as part of the Crane Valley Partnership in order to fulfil the objectives of The Crane Valley Catchment Plan. London Wildlife Trust has been working with land owners in the upper catchment to identify and develop a river improvement project.
The project contributes towards the delivery of the Water Framework Directive and the following measures required to improve the catchment:
A historic meander has been reinstated, this had previously been cut off from the main channel and a new backwater has been created, offering refuge for aquatic wildlife. Volunteering sessions were run to engage the local community, increasing appreciation and awareness. These involved planting up using native marginal plants and Himalayan balsam pulling.