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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 - Farthing Downs & New Hill - 25 September 2019 17.30pm-19.00pm

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 - please go online and book your ticket via Eventbrite

Morning with Moths - Farthing Downs - 28 September 2019 - 10am-11:30am

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 - please go online and book your ticket via Eventbrite

Fungi Walk - Ashtead Common - Sun, 29 September 2019; 10:00 – 12:00

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 - Coulsdon Common - 1 October 2019 5pm-6.30pm

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 - please go online and book your ticket via Eventbrite

Meet the Funder session - Ashtead Common Estate Office - 3 October 2019 - 10.30am-12.30pm

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 and New Hill - 17 October 2019; 11:00 – 13:00

Farthing Downs (car park), Ditches Lane, Coulsdon
Destroying angel, shaggy inkcap, wood ears - come explore fantastic fungi. This guided foray will introduce you to different types of autumn fungi on a stroll through the meadows and woodlands. Suggested donation of £3 per person which helps to deliver vital conservation work across the Commons. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring warm clothes. Meet at the Farthing Downs car park. Eventbrite


Kenley Common Volunteers

Tuesday 17 September 10am-3pm

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 third short circular 'Walk for Health' for around 30 - 45 mins, will be on 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!

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 - 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

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-book an appointment) and the day will also serve as a chance for residents to discuss any trading standards matters that they may have and meet stall holders who partnership work with trading standards.

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 trading.standards@croydon.gov.uk

RRA Children’s Christmas Party

A date for the diary!

The popular RRA Children's Christmas Party is to be on Saturday 7 December - 2pm to 4pm at St Edmund's.

More details and how to reserve a place for your child(ren) to follow in a few weeks.

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