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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.


Coulsdon & Riddlesdown Commons

Events

Butterfly walk – Kenley Common – Thursday 18 July 2019 – 11am – 1pm

Join the rangers for a guided walk across Kenley Common in search of the beautiful butterflies which live here. Learn about the specialist grassland species and the plants they feed on. Find out about the management techniques we use to maintain and improve this specialist habitat. Please wear suitable walking shoes and outdoor clothing and bring plenty of water. No dogs please.

Suggested donation of £3 per person

Booking essential - please go online and book your ticket via Eventbrite (search for event title) or give us a ring 01372 279083.

 

Health walk – Riddlesdown – Wednesday 24 July 2019 - 1.30pm – 3pm

Join the Riddlesdown ranger on a guided walk aimed at getting people out into nature for improving their health and wellbeing. This short walk across Riddlesdown will take in the natural heritage features which make this site special. Please wear suitable walking shoes. Refreshments will be provided. There is no need to book for this event. Meet at Riddlesdown car park. More details on poster below.

 

South London Downs NNR Discovery Day – Farthing Downs - Thursday 25 July 2019 – 1pm – 5pm

Join us for a fun afternoon celebrating the launch of the South London Downs National Nature Reserve. Come along and find out more about the new NNR. There are lots of different free activities throughout the afternoon including a public walk at 2pm (1hr walk, 1mile), activities for the whole family e.g. bush crafts, scavenger hunt, wild yoga taster session. Please note, there is NO PARKING available onsite. The car park at Farthing Downs will be closed all day. We encourage visitors to come on foot, by public transport or use the free shuttle service which will run between Coulsdon South station and Farthing Downs. There is no need for booking, just turn up on the day at the top of Farthing Downs.

Further details


Butterfly walk – Riddlesdown – Saturday 24 August 2019 – 11am – 12.30pm

Join the rangers for a guided walk across Riddlesdown in search of the beautiful butterflies which live here. Learn about the specialist grassland species and the plants they feed on. Find out more about the management techniques we use to maintain and improve this specialist habitat. Please wear suitable walking shoes and outdoor clothing and bring plenty of water. No dogs please.

Suggested donation of £3 per person

Booking essential - please go online and book your ticket via Eventbrite (search for event title) or give us a ring 01372 279083.


Volunteering


Riddlesdown Volunteers

Thursday 11 July 10am-3pm

 

Kenley Common Volunteers

Wednesday 23 July 10am-3pm


West Wickham Commons

Events


Art on the Common – West Wickham Common – Sun 14 July 2019 2pm

Calling all budding artists! Come learn and practice how to draw, finding inspiration in the stunning summer landscape of West Wickham Common. This is an opportunity to meet other artists and capture some local history! The outdoor activity will consist of timed studies, focusing on different parts of the Common, and increasing in length. All skill levels welcome!

Some basic materials will be provided, but if you have your own you'd prefer to use, bring them along and something to lean on! Suggested donation of £5. Booking essential - please go online and book your ticket via Eventbrite (search for event title) or give us a ring 01372 279083.



Kenley Revival Project

Events

Community Archaeology Dig 2019

FREE (book tickets here)

Tuesday 23 July - Thursday 25 July 2019, 9am-3:30pm each day

Back by popular demand, our Archaeology dig will taking place this Summer. For your free place click the link above. Please note, you MUST be able to attend all three days including a mandatory safety briefing on day 1.

























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-clinical services. These services can involve a variety of activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. For example, for someone who might be lonely or socially isolated, the GPs social prescription might include, activities such as, joining a lunch club, exercise or walking groups, befriending, volunteering, or something as a simple as a drop-in facility for coffee and a chat. With this in mind the City of London Rangers on Riddlesdown Common, supported by St Edmund's Care Group and Riddlesdown Residents' Association, have arranged a programme of short guided walks for those, who perhaps, have not walked for a while and feel in need of a little support.


The second and third short circular 'Walk for Health' for around 30 - 45 mins, will be on Wednesday 24 July and Wednesday 25 September starting from the car park on Riddlesdown Common, off Riddlesdown Rd at 1.30pm.


Please see poster for further details. No need to book - just turn up!




































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).


No showing in August

3 September - In the Good Old Summertime

1 October - The Young Ones

5 November - On the Town

Sat 14 December (2.30pm) - A Christmas Carol


For tickets go to www.eventbrite.co.uk and search Dementia Friendly Screening














































































































Parkrun Riddlesdown

Riddlesdown Common - Free 5km Timed Run Every Saturday - See link for further details to register - Link


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-literary-society.com






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