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Croydon Say Thank You With Poppies on Lampposts
This year is 100 years since the end of the First World War (The Great War) and the Royal British Legion are launching a ‘Thank You Movement' from 8 August to run through 100 days until Armistice Day on Sunday 11 November. They have invited members of the public to say ‘Thank You’ to all those who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
The Riddlesdown Residents' Association along with a number of other Residents' Associations of Sanderstead, Selsdon, Coulsdon West, East Coulsdon, Old Coulsdon, Hartley & District, Kenley, Spring Park and the People of Portland (South Norwood), have fixed poppies on lampposts to some streets in these areas, from 8 August until 11 November 2018. In the Riddlesdown area, these poppies are now on lampposts in Rectory Park, Mitchley Ave, Lower Barn Rd and Coombe Wood Hill. Croydon Council and Skanska (who maintain the street lighting) have been very supportive in allowing the Residents' Associations to do this.
Riddlesdown RA and all the local Residents' Associations have made a donation to the Royal British Legion for these poppies on the lampposts. All Croydon residents are also invited to join the Residents' Associations by making a donation if they wish, to support this cause, maybe in memory of a relative, or friend. The Riddlesdown Residents’ Association have set up a ‘JustGiving’ page where Croydon residents can give a donation.
A report about this is in the Croydon Advertiser
RRA Litter Pick
The next RRA litter pick will be on Saturday 17 November from 2pm to 3.30pm. Please meet at the bottom of Dunmail Drive at the junction with Mitchley Hill (near the Mitchley Ave junction). All litter picking equipment will be supplied by Croydon Council. Please wear good, strong shoes.
RRA Children’s Christmas Party
Saturday 1 December 2018; 2 to 4pm at St Edmund’s Church
The RRA Children’s Christmas Party is on Saturday 1 December 2018; 2 to 4pm at St Edmund’s Church, Mitchley Ave. The event is free but please book a place. There are a limited number of places.
The Children’s Party is open to all members who live in the RRA area, for your children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. The suggested age range is 3 to 11. A new entertainer this year -
If you are not sure if you live in the RRA's area, then please look on this link
To book a place for your child(ren), grandchild(ren), nephews, nieces, please e-
If you have not received a response to your e-
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.
Riddlesdown & Coulsdon Commons
This coming festive season we have a packed event schedule to give you lots of things to do in the run up to Christmas. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event. No unaccompanied adults permitted at any children events.
Crafty Snowman activity at Merlewood Estate Office
Saturday 1 December 2018, 10am-
Come along and create your own wooden snowman and learn some new craft skills. Suitable for children aged 8 years and older. Suggested minimum donation £3 per person.
Booking essential -
Mystery of the lost present Trail at Kenley Common
Saturday 15 December 2018, 12pm-
Can you help us find the lost presents and work out who was flying Santa’s Sleigh? Suitable for children aged 4-
Booking recommended -
Santa's Reindeer Trail at Riddlesdown
Sunday 16 December 2018, 12pm-
This Christmas, Santa’s reindeer will be very busy making you a festive activity trail. Come and explore the woodlands, make your own reindeer decoration and get a magical prize at the end! Meet the ranger in the Riddlesdown car park. Suitable for children aged 4-
Booking recommended -
Winter storytelling at Coulsdon Common
Thursday 20 December 2018, 6.30pm-
Wrap up warm and wander round Coulsdon Common listening to festive stories. Followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows. Suitable for children aged 4-
Come along for our event at the West Wickham Commons:
Wreath making at Spring Park (BR4 9BF)
Saturday 22 December 2018, 10am-
Make your own holly wreath to take home. Everybody welcome and suitable for all ages. Suggested donation: £10 per wreath. Booking essential -
Tuesday 20 November 2018, 10am-
Hedge laying -
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.
Full details on this link
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-