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COMMUNITY PAGE; Updated 19/10/23
Please also see our sports, social and activities page
Their website includes details of local publications, historical information, downloadable leaflets of walks around the area and photographs of Riddlesdown. Member only meetings – membership £10 a year. There is also a specific Sanderstead Local History Group, which holds monthly meetings for a charge of £2 per meeting for Bourne Society members only. http://bournesoc.org.uk/
Cantilena Singers Ladies’ Choir was originally formed in 1986. There are no auditions and members do not need to be able to read music. Membership is encouraged for any adult female who is interested to learn and work at achieving a high enough standard for public performance. Members of the choir pay a subscription fee (at present £49 per term). Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings between 7.30 – 9.30pm. Choir members are encouraged to play a part in the running of the choir and there are publicity, fundraising, social and library sub-
Croydon Art Society
The Croydon Art Society is one of the oldest art societies in Britain (having been formed in 1881) and won The Artist/Leisure Painter Art Club of the Year in 2018. Art Societies and clubs are not just about painting and in these troubled times. The Croydon Art Society has had to devise new and innovative ways to support and connect with its members. During lockdown, the Committee were ringing round the members to see if they were okay and there have been talks and demonstrations via Zoom.
Croydon Camera Club
The Art Society Croydon (TAS)
Lectures take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month except August and December at 10.45 a.m. in All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead CR2 9AB. Tea/coffee and biscuits from 10.00 a.m. Visitors welcome. Other activities include Special Interest Days, Visits and Study Tours.
CNHSS – Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society
Indoor meetings are usually held in the Small Hall of the East Croydon United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, almost opposite East Croydon Station. www.cnhss.co.uk/
CROYDON SYMPHONIC BAND
An amateur community wind band with 50 members/players that was formed by an ex Riddlesdown resident 50 years ago. The band is based in Croydon. New members always welcome. http://csb.org.uk/
Regular talks & walks & meetings & exhibitions.
Girl Guiding (Croydon) http://www.girlguidinglaser.org.uk/gdlgallery/croydon/
London Mozart Players Website For details of concerts some of which take place locally.
North Wood Morris Men -
They are always looking for new members to dance or play music. They will train dancers and musicians from scratch if need be. All are welcome.
Parkrun; Riddlesdown Common
Free 5km Run Every Saturday at 9am -
Purley Bury Sports & Social Club (Brancaster Lane).
BOWLS Purley Bury Bowls Club
CROQUET Purley Bury Croquet Club
TENNIS Purley Bury Tennis Club
Purley Literary Society
Meetings run fortnightly from October to March. Talks are in the hall of the Purley URC Church, 906 Brighton Road – next to Purley Hospital, at 8pm. The website gives more information: https://www.purleylit.org.uk/index.html
“Purley Panel are delighted to launch the Purley Map and Heritage Trail. As Purley landscape changes, we celebrate the history that hides within our small town.
We have highlighted 8 spots of historical significance within a small radius of our town centre.
We’re also celebrating Purley is set in the centre of 6 nearby places of Interest.
This Easter why not take a wander through our town -
Croydon Ramblers -
Surrey Ramblers -
Riddlesdown Lawn Tennis Club, Lower Barn Rd
A small friendly club where everyone is welcome -
A first year special offer of membership for just £120.
Junior section with full coaching sessions organised by MDL Coaching
on Sat mornings throughout year. Further details -
Riddlesdown (Open space) – City of London Commons
Newsletters from the City of London
Each month the City of London Commons send out a digital round-
To sign up, e-
Or go to either;
For monthly events with the City of London Commons, see the bottom of each monthly newsletter on this link to our website
RSPB Croydon Local Group
Monthly Illustrated Wildlife Talks in South Croydon Whitgift Sports Club, Croham Manor Road -
Admission £3.50. Everyone is welcome, not just RSPB members. Free refreshments. A selection of RSPB goods, nuts & seeds are on sale. Parking limited on site but free in adjacent roads. T33, 64 & 409 buses stop nearby in Croham Road. Note: on request we give illustrated bird talks to local organisations.
St Edmund’s Monday Night Badminton Club
Monday night badminton takes place between 8-
Sanderstead Methodist Church, Limpsfield Rd
Tuesday Coffee Club
The coffee club for members of the church and also the local community opened in January 2019.
New members are always welcome. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month. If you would like some company, conversation, and coffee (or tea) in a friendly environment please drop in to Sanderstead Methodist Church, 102 Limpsfield Road, CR2 (next door to Atwood Primary Academy), between 10.00 and 11.30 am and try out the club. It costs £1 for a drink and a cookie. For some pictures and more details visit the website: http://www.sandersteadmethodist.org.uk/SMCHome/
Sanderstead Neighbourhood Care
Sanderstead Neighbourhood Care aims to help people over 65 living in Sanderstead, Hamsey Green and Riddlesdown area who are vulnerable, housebound, frail or otherwise in need. We do this by linking local volunteers with people who need help.
We also run a fortnightly social club called ‘The Young At Heart Club’, All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, CR2 9AB. where a light lunch is provided. Members are entertained by a speaker, singer etc. This is every Friday (fortnightly and not in August. Programme of events for 2023.
We also offer a befriending service so the housebound can be visited. Book sales and quiz nights are held twice yearly to help raise funds. Further enquiries to; 020 8657 8289
19th Purley (Riddlesdown), Dunmail Drive, off Mitchley Hill https://19thpurleyscoutgroup.org/
Vacancies for Beavers at the 19th Purley-
11th Purley Scout Group
The 11th Purley Scout Group from 10 January 2023 will meet at St. Edmund’s Church Hall, Mitchley Ave.
16th Purley Scout Group (All Saint’s Group, Sanderstead)
18th Purley (United Reform Church). Scout HQ in Farm Fields
Group Scout Leader Robert Croft. Beavers – Thursdays 5.00 – 6.00pm
Scouts Thursdays 7.30 to 9.00pm
Sanderstead Cricket Club, 14 Old Saw Mill, Limpsfield Rd, Sanderstead (entrance opposite The Gruffy)
Sanderstead Dramatic Club
Sanderstead Evening Townswomen’s Guild
Sanderstead Village WI
The Sanderstead Village WI meets on the first Monday of the month (unless it’s a bank holiday) at 7.30 pm at the Sanderstead Methodist Church, Limpsfield Road.
The Sanderstead WI meet in the Sanderstead United Reformed Church Hall, Sanderstead Hill from 2pm to 4pm on the first Wednesday of each month, but please check on the Events page as sometimes the meetings will be on Zoom if conditions dictate the necessity.
Selsdon Little Leagues Football
Providing Football for local children in the South Croydon, Sanderstead and Selsdon area area.
Stagecoach Croydon -
Fridays at Riddlesdown Collegiate
Saturdays at Croydon High School
10 am -
9.30 am -
Tel 0845 265 7083 www.stagecoach.co.uk/croydon
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Surrey Wildlife Trust
More Information Tel: 01483 795440 or website www.surreywildlifetrust.org
The Norwood Wind Ensemble
We are a friendly concert band who enjoy playing good quality music to the best of our ability. We are always looking for new musicians who are interested in joining us. If you play a wind, brass or percussion instrument and have good sight reading skills we would love to hear from you. We usually meet twice a month on Sunday afternoons at St Mary’s Church Hall, Addington Village.
If you would like more information about joining the band or are interested in booking us for an engagement please contact our Musical Director, Brian Cox on: 07791 688838
The PROBUS Club of Sanderstead & Riddlesdown
Meet at Old Whitgiftians Sports Club, Croham Manor Rd, S Croydon. From noon on first Tuesday of every month.
The University of the Third Age (U3A)
The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for the Universities of Third Age (U3As) in the UK. U3As are self-
Warlingham Horticultural Society
Hold Regular flower shows & plant sales in Warlingham & outings
Yoga with Linda
Yoga improves strength and flexibility. It also helps you relax, improves confidence, reduces anxiety and helps you de-
Yoga Classes at the United Reform Church, Purley & Old Coulsdon Bowling Club.
To find out more, including prices, contact: Linda Bevin 07767 268408 or check out her Website
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