REPORTS FROM THE RECORDER & ADVERTISING RATES
PLANNING ADVICE ON
USEFUL LOCAL INFORMATION & LINKS
(Things to do, join and help with)
AND ITS COMMON
(See also our Community Page)
The next RRA AGM is to be held on Wednesday 15 May 2019 from 7.30pm in St Edmund’s Church Hall, Mitchley Ave. Here the annual election of Committee members will take place (new Committee members are always welcome to stand for election) and residents are also updated on all the happenings within the area over the last year. Residents can also ask questions and raise any matter or topic.
Michelle Wildish representing Transport for London (buses) will give a talk at the beginning of the AGM with an update on the 412 service and answer any residents questions.
RRA Litter Pick -
Since its inception in November 2016, residents who have joined us on the 6 monthly RRA litter picks have collected in the region of 240 bags of rubbish from streets, farm and woodland in our area. In addition the Riddlesdown Collegiate school children and local cubs and beavers have also done their bit in keeping our area clean with their own litter picks.
So why not join us on Saturday 11 May from 2pm (to 3.30pm) to have another spring clean of our area? Please note this is a changed date from previously advertised of 6 April.
Please meet in the usual place at the bottom of Dunmail Drive at the Mitchley Hill end. All litter picking equipment and light plastic gloves will be supplied by the Council. Please wear good strong footwear.
Events Diary For City of London Commons
Coulsdon, Kenley, Farthing Downs, Riddlesdown, Spring Park, West Wickham. City of London Commons website Link
Note: It is suggested that a check is made first that an event is definitely taking place by contacting the details of relevant websites and / or phone numbers etc, first, before travelling. Please ring or email for more details. Telephone:01372 279083.
Coulsdon & Riddlesdown Commons
Clean for the Commons
Coulsdon Common -
This is a free event. Booking essential -
Meet the Calves
Saturday 23 March 2019, 1pm-
Merlewood Estate Office, Ninehams Road, Caterham, CR35LN
Come along and have a look at our new calves. Visit our calves, join us for children craft activities and have a chat with the Rangers. NO PARKING onsite available and no dogs please. No booking required -
We recommend to park along Hayes Lane and walk across Coulsdon Common (5-
Den Building and Toast on Riddlesdown
Saturday 30 March 12pm -
Join the rangers and learn how build a den fit for a night out in the woods. Collect the wood, build the structure and then test out how waterproof it is! Then gather around the campfire for some tasty snacks. Suitable for children aged 5 and over with adult supervision for the duration of the event.
Please note: no dogs or children younger than 5 permitted. Maximum 3 children per adult. Only adults accompanying children booked on the event are allowed to participate. Suggested donation: £3 per child
Booking essential -
Bat Walk -
Friday 5 April -
Meet at Riddlesdown Car Park, Riddlesdown Rd
Join the rangers for a guided night time walk around Riddlesdown in search of bats!
We are asking for a suggested donation of £3 per person to go towards the event costs. When booking your tickets, select the amount of "Bat Walk Tickets" you require and then add your donation. Please wear suitable outdoor footwear and clothes and don’t forget a torch!
Children are very welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No dogs please. Please note: in case of bad weather we may need to reschedule the event, if so we will contact you prior to the event.
Booking essential -
Breakfast with the Birds -
Saturday 20 April at 6am
Join us for a guided walk around Riddlesdown listening and looking out for birdlife. As an extra reward for getting up so early, coffee and buns will be von offer after the walk. £3 per person suggested donation to cover the cost of breakfast. Booking essential. Please go online and book your ticket via Eventbrite or give us a ring 01372 279083.
Kenley Conservation Volunteers
Tuesday 19 March 10am – 3pm
West Wickham Commons
Friday 29 March 2019, 10am-
Meet at the car park at West Wickham Common. Clearing brambles and small trees from the heath.
Estate Team Volunteers
Mondays, 10am, Estate Office
Would you like to help look after gates, signs, noticeboards and other infrastructure of the Common? Then our estate team is the volunteer group for you. Tel 01372 279083.
Riddlesdown Common -
Purley Literary Society
Meetings run from October to March. Talks are in the hall of the Purley URC Church, 906 Brighton Road – next to Purley Hospital, at 8pm. The web site gives more information: www.purley-
Monthly Dementia Friendly Screenings at the Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon up to 4 June 2019
Reedham Children’s Trust
175th Anniversary on 21 May 2019
To register your interest e-