Friends of Dagenham Brook

Friends of Dagenham Brook

Join waterway charity Thames21 to help spruce up the Dagenham Brook within Leyton Jubilee Park. We’ll be removing litter, and cutting back some of the vegetation to improve this area for people and wildlife.

We will be meeting on the following days:

Saturday 5th November 2016
Saturday 3rd December 2016
Saturday 7th January 2017
Saturday 4th February  2017
Come along one saturday morning, we would love to see you there! 



Role Title

Friend of Dagenham Brook (LJ Park)

Volunteer Team


Volunteer Supervisor

Ben Fenton

Number of roles available


Location of role

Dagenham Brook, Leyton Jubilee Park

Purpose of a Friend of Dagenham Brook

 The Dagenham Brook within Leyton Jubilee Park has been neglected over time. Funded by Waltham Forest Council waterway charity Thames21 is running monthly volunteer events to help clean up this section of the brook, and offering volunteers the chance to undertake further free training.   


Main Tasks

The types of tasks typically undertaken include:

  • Vegetation management of the banks of the Dagenham Brook
  • Removal of litter from in and around the Dagenham Brook
  • Installation of pollution reporting signage
  • Installation of drain markers



The benefits of becoming a  Friend of Dagenham Brook (LJ Park) include:

  • Free accredited training course
  • Great chance to meet other likeminded locals
  • Learn new skills
  • All equipment provided
  • Tea and biscuits! 


Volunteering hours and duration of role

  • We ask that volunteers commit to the role for a minimum of 1 day per month
  • Volunteer events are usually on Saturdays from 9.30am – 1pm



  • Thames21 are the organisers of this event, they have 15 years experience in organising enjoyable and safe volunteering events. Please just turn up on time on the day, any questions regarding the event should be directed to Ben.fenton@thames21.org.uk


What we look for in volunteers

  • All welcome no experience necessary


What we will offer you

We will provide you with:

  • A safe, enjoyable day
  • Chance to meet new friends
  • All equipment
  • Chance to learn new skills


What we need from you

  • Arrive on time, to ensure you hear the health and safety talk.
  • Work in a safe manner, as per Health and Safety instructions


Other information

  • Please dress for the weather
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.