Slough Canal Group

The Slough Arm is a five mile spur running west from the main Grand Union Canal as it leaves London heading north west. It was one of the last sections of canal to be constructed in the UK, and was built primarily to support the local industry of brick making.  More info on Friends of Slough Canal

Black Park Shed

One of a network of “Sheds” which are community spaces for people to connect, converse and create. The activities are similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups to enjoy together. Like many others, Black Park Shed is open to men and women and activities are based mainly around woodwork.  Open four days a week but currently unable to admit new members due to restrictions on numbers but pleased to hear from anyone interested in joining. Lots going on including fund-raising to eventually become self-sufficient.

Burnham Beeches

Famous for its ancient, pollarded beech trees Burnham Beeches has been owned and managed by the Corporation of London since 1880. On the doorstep of Slough the 500 acres of woodland and common land are protected by Act of Parliament as a public open space “for the enjoyment of Londoners” and is a unique example of ancient managed woodland. Guided walks and regular volunteering tasks are organised throughout the year with local groups.
Contact the Head Ranger for further information or e-mail  Further information at Corporation of London website.

Evergreen 2000 Trust

Evergreen 2000 Trust is a voluntary community initiative, based on the Dove House Green, Lynch Hill Thicket and Lynch Valley areas of Britwell, which aims to save our precious natural environment and wildlife by conserving sites of special value for the benefit of local people.  The Evergreen 2000 Trust also has links with several other conservation and natural environment organisations throughout the UK.
Local people interested in becoming involved in the management of these sites or who would like to support the aims of the project should visit Evergreen 2000 at:


Slough Environmental Education Service presently operates three projects in Slough.  Learn more at

Slough Furniture Collection

Slough Furniture Project, based at 69-71 Wentworth Avenue, Britwell, will collect your unwanted furniture and household goods and make them available to people on benefit at affordable prices. Donated furniture which conforms to the 1988 fire regulations, bedding, baby equipment, electrical items, carpets and white goods other than gas cookers are all welcome.
Tel: 01753 692535 or e-mail

Sue Ryder Superstore operates a furniture collection service in the Slough area. Accepts both new and donated goods to sell through its outlet at 199-203 Farnham Road.