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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.
Health Walk – Riddlesdown – Wednesday 25 September 2019 – 1.30pm
Guided health walk with the Riddlesdown ranger. No need to book just turn up (see poster below). PLEASE NOTE THE ACTIVE AGEING HEALTH WALK IS ON 25 SEPTEMBER (and not 18 Sept as published by City of London in their September newsletter).
Mammal Walk -
Join the rangers on a dusk walk looking for mammals on the Downs. Part of international moth night looking for the vibrant blue underwing moth. Coffee and pastries provided. Suggested donation of £3 per person
Booking essential -
Morning with Moths -
Discover secret world of moths found in the moth trap. Part of international moth night looking for the vibrant blue underwing moth. Coffee and pastries provided.
Suggested donation of £3 per person
Booking essential -
Fungi Walk -
Delve into the wonderful world of mushrooms alongside an expert guide as you seek fungi on Ashtead Common. Join Professor David Hawksworth CBE and a ranger for a stroll across Ashtead Common to learn more about these magnificent autumn wonders. Suggested donation £3 per person which helps deliver vital conservation work across the Commons. Booking required via Eventbrite
Build a Hedgehog Home -
Come build a hedgehog home and learn more about hedgehogs, their habitats and what you can do in your garden. Suggested donation of £3 per person
Booking essential -
Meet the Funder session -
Information workshop for interested charities, groups and communities in applying for environmental grants of up to £15,000 from the City of London. Refreshments provided.
Fungal Foray -
Farthing Downs (car park), Ditches Lane, Coulsdon
Destroying angel, shaggy inkcap, wood ears -
Kenley Common Volunteers
Tuesday 17 September 10am-
Walk for Health
Following the success of the first 'Walk for Health' in mid June, two further walks are now planned on Riddlesdown Common.
Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-
The third short circular 'Walk for Health' for around 30 -
Please see poster for further details. No need to book -
Information from Croydon Neighbourhood Watch;
"Please see below information regarding our first ever CRIME PREVENTION DAY for Croydon in partnership with Croydon Met Police. We have an exciting programme lined up with some excellent guest speakers including Detective Superintendent Neil Matthews, Croydon MPS, Donna Murray Turner, Chair of Croydon’s Safer Neighbourhoods Board and Hamida Ali, Cabinet Member Safer Croydon and Communities. The agenda will include sessions on latest police measures, burglary, cyber crime and scams and neighbourhood watch."
Dementia Friendly Screenings,
Following the success of the first set of Dementia Friendly Screenings, another group of films have been planned from Tuesday 2 July until 14 December at the David Lean Cinema, Katharine Street, Croydon. Entry is free and they have been sponsored by the Sanderstead and Coulsdon Ward Councillors.
All films are on a Tuesday at 11am (except 14 December which is a Saturday and at 2.30pm). Tea, coffee and biscuits are available from 10.15am (and 1.45pm for 14 December).
1 October -
5 November -
Sat 14 December (2.30pm) -
For tickets go to www.eventbrite.co.uk and search Dementia Friendly Screening
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-
RRA Litter Pick
Following the success of the RRA litter picks over the last 3 years, another litter pick will be held on Saturday 2 November 2019 at 2pm to 3.30pm. Please meet in the usual place in Mitchley Hill, at the bottom of Dunmail Drive (near the Mitchley Ave junction). All litter picking equipment, bags and gloves will be provided by Croydon Council. Please wear good strong footwear.
Trading Standards are running a Safety Day open day
The purpose of the event is for residents to bring small electrical items to be safety tested (for which they need to pre-
To have item/s tested contact us to book an appointment. To find out about scams just come along on the day on Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Croydon District & Masonic Hall,
73 Oakfield Road, Croydon, CR0 2UX
Testing will be by appointment between 9.30am and 4pm
Please call Trading Standards to enquire or book a slot on: 020 8407 1311 or email at email@example.com
RRA Children’s Christmas Party
A date for the diary!
The popular RRA Children's Christmas Party is to be on Saturday 7 December -
More details and how to reserve a place for your child(ren) to follow in a few weeks.