River Pinn and Cannon Brook Flood Consultations

The Environment Agency will today, 19 March, hold a drop-in session on the flood reduction proposals for the Pinner & Hatch End area.

The meeting is set to take place at the Pinner Cricket Club, Montesole Court, from 4-8pm.

This is the second drop-in on the River Pinn and Cannon Brook catchment project with the third taking place at Uxbridge on March 21.

The River Pinn catchment is in the west of the Greater London area. It flows through the London boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon before joining the Frays River in Uxbridge.

The Pinn is joined by several smaller rivers along its length, including the Cannon Brook in Ruislip. It is also fed by numerous outfalls which convey excess rainwater to the river. The rivers flow generally in open channels made of earth, passing through various bridges and culverts.

Communities in the River Pinn catchment have experienced flooding several times, most recently in June 2016. The Environment Agency has been working with Hillingdon and Harrow Councils to better understand the causes of this flooding and identify actions that could reduce the risk in the future.