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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.

Riddlesdown & Coulsdon Commons


Christmas Events

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.

Mystery of the lost present Trail at Kenley Common

Saturday 15 December 2018, 12pm-2pm (meet at noticeboard near Golf Road)

Can you help us find the lost presents and work out who was flying Santa’s Sleigh? Suitable for children aged 4-12 years old. Suggested donation £3 per child.

Booking recommended - Please book your ticket via Eventbrite - please only book a ticket for your child/children!


Santa's Reindeer Trail at Riddlesdown

Sunday 16 December 2018, 12pm-2pm

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 4-12 years old. Suggested donation £3 per child. SOLD OUT

Winter storytelling at Coulsdon Common

Thursday 20 December 2018, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Wrap up warm and wander round Coulsdon Common listening to festive stories. Followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows. Suitable for children aged 4-8 years old. Suggested donation £3 per child. Booking essential- Please book your ticket via Eventbrite - please only book a ticket for your child/children!


Come along for our event at the West Wickham Commons:

Wreath making at Spring Park (BR4 9BF)

Saturday 22 December 2018, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm,

Make your own holly wreath to take home. Everybody welcome and suitable for all ages. Suggested donation: £10 per wreath. Booking essential - Please book your ticket via Eventbrite.

West Wickham Commons

WWaSP volunteers

Friday 28 December 2018, 10am-3pm. Meet at Spring Park Office

Work off the excesses of Christmas with a day of hazel coppicing.

Ashtead Common


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.

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

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. Thank you to all who made a donation.

A report about this is in the Croydon Advertiser

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