A group of Geography GCSE students from Riverston School visited Chinbrook Meadows recently and conducted a survey of 30 park users. The students were really enthusiastic and interested in the changes that had taken place. They were able to join in with some of the riverside conservation work the day they were there too. The survey results show that park users are aware of the part the naturalised river plays in relieving flood danger to property (maybe not something much in our thoughts at this time of hose pipe bans!). It also shows that people overwhelmingly feel that the naturalisation of the river has brought benefits for wildlife and people as the park is a more attractive, welcoming space to visit.