Friends of the Earth Green Beanfeast & Quiz at the Green Dragon, Croydon – 5 Dec 2017

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Mapping the Wandle – Creative writing workshop, 9 September 2017

Wandle Fortnight, run by Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum is back again in September 2017.

An event will be run at the Local History Service located at Battersea Library on Saturday 9 September 2017 exploring the history of the River Wandle. There will be copies of archival materials held in the collection and these will be used to make cut and paste collaged publications inspired by the participants’ memories. It will be an opportunity to share experiences of the River and think creatively about how participants can tell their own stories.

Mireille Fauchon, who will be leading the event says,

‘It would be fantastic to have a range of stories from people with different stories about the River; for example from childhood, work or leisurely activities just enjoying the landscape.”

 

The workshop is FREE for adults only (16+)All materials will be provided – just bring yourself and your memories!

Places are limited so please do book by emailing Heritage@gll.org or call 0207 223 2334 (press 2 at the menu)

 

What else is on during Wandle Fortnight?

For details of all the activities on offer and to download a programme of events, click here.

We are taking bookings for a Lichen Walkshop on 12 September, in Wandle Park, which will involve discussions on pollution, a walk to observe lichens and using a particulate matter monitor. This will be run by London Sustainability Exchange who spoke on air pollution at one of our meetings this year.

Full details of this event and how to book can be found, here.

 

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

 

Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

Wandle Fortnight, 9 to 24 September 2017 – GET INVOLVED!

The Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum would like to invite you to celebrate the Wandle Valley this September for Wandle Fortnight.

Stimulate the mind

Have fun with the kids

Get healthy!

For details of all the activities on offer and to download a programme of events, click here.

 

We are taking bookings for a Lichen Walkshop which will be run by London Sustainability Exchange who spoke on air pollution at one of our meetings this year.

Full details of this event and how to book can be found, here.

There is also a creative writing workshop focussing on mapping the history of the Wandle.  Details, here.

Check out the link at the top of this post for the full listings & other updates.

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

 

Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

 

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

Conservation and Park Groups in Croydon – Help us update the list

We are working to build a current list of conservation and park groups in Croydon, based on the most current list Croydon Council can provide (Summer 2013).

If you have contact details for any of these, have corrections to the details listed, or know of others, please let us know so we can add them.

Please post details as a comment on this post or email us CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com.

We’ll update the listing periodically.

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Listing of nature conservation groups and organisations and Friends of Park groups in Croydon, which offer guided walks, information and volunteering opportunities.

Association of Croydon Conservation Societies (ACCS)
www.accs-croydon.co.uk
An umbrella group for local groups, charities and Friends of Park groups concerned with nature conservation issues in the borough.

Croydon Conservation Volunteers
Email: Biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk 
Workday: Sundays, various locations –mostly City of London Commons

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society
www.cnhss.co.uk (Updated link)
Local branch which offers illustrated talks to local groups and organisations as well as programme of walks and outings

Croydon HF Rambling Club
www.croydonhf-ramblingclub.org (Updated link)

Croydon Ramblers (local branch of the Ramblers Association) http://www.croydonramblers.org.uk/

Croydon RSPB
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Other groups and organisations involved in the borough of Croydon –

London Wildlife Trust
Tel: 020 7261 0447
www.wildlondon.org.uk
In the borough the Trust looks after Hutchinson’s Bank, Chapel Bank & Bramley Bank

TCV Croydon
Tel: 020 8726 0974
www.tcv.org.uk
Croydon Council provides core funding for TCV’s ACE (Action for Croydon’s Environment) Team of volunteers, which carries out a variety of conservation tasks. Workdays: Wed & Thurs, minibus pick up near East Croydon

Surrey Wildlife Trust
www.surreywildlifetrust.co.uk
For Dollyper’s Hill Nature Reserve, Kenley.

Downlands Countryside Management Project
Tel: 01737 737700
www.countryside-management.org.uk

The project works in partnership with Croydon Council to improve access to the countryside of the North Downs and implements conservation grazing on the borough’s chalk grassland sites.

Sanderstead to Whyteleafe Conservation Area Volunteers
A joint project between Tandridge Borough Council, the Whitgift Foundation and Croydon Council.
Volunteer workdays: every Monday and last Sunday of every month
Email: biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk

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Groups and organisations, by area….

ADDISCOMBE

Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park
http://park.addiscombe.net/
e-mail: parkfriends@addiscombe.net
Sunday workdays

BROAD GREEN
Friends of Wandle Park
www.wandlepark.com

COULSDON

Friends of Coulsdon Coppice
email: Biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk

HEATHFIELD
Heathfield Ecology Centre
www.heathfield-ecology.org.uk

Hutchinson’s Bank Conservation Volunteers
Email: volunteering@wildlondon.org.uk
Workdays every 2nd & 3rd Sun, (Sept-March).

Metropolitan Public Gardens Association
www.mpga.org.uk

KENLEY

Friends of Foxley
www.friendsoffoxley.co.uk

NEW ADDINGTON

Addington Conservation Team
www.addingtonconservationteam.org.uk
Workday: 2nd and 3rd Sunday of every month
email: addingtonconservationteam@gmail.com

NORBURY

Friends of Norbury Hall
Email: biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk

NORWOOD

Friends of Beulah Hill Pond
Email: victaylorross@hotmail.com
Monthly Saturday workdays

Friends of Westow Park
www.friendsofwestowpark.ning.com

Westow Park Community Garden, part of Crystal Palace Transition Town
Email: food@crystalpalacetransition.org.uk
Workday: Every Saturday morning

OLD COULSDON

Friends of Bradmore Green Pond
biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk


SANDERSTEAD

Friends of King’s Wood
Email: biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk
Workday: every Tuesday mornings

Friends of Littleheath Woods
http://www.folw.co.uk
Workday: Tuesday mornings

Friends of Wetthern Tree Garden
Email: Biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk
Workday: last Sunday of every month

Sanderstead Plantation Partners

Email: biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk
Workday: every Wednesday morning

SELSDON

Friends of Selsdon Wood
www.friendsofseldonwood.co.uk
e-mail selsdonwood@gmail.com
Workday: first Sunday of every month


SHIRLEY

Friends of Millers Pond
www.friendsofmillerspond.org.uk
Workday: last Saturday of every month

Friends of Shirley Windmill (Group added)
www.shirleywindmill.org.uk

Friends of Spring Park Wood
www.friendsofspringparkwood.co.uk
Workday: 1st & 3rd Sat every month

SOUTH CROYDON

Friends of Croham Hurst
http://friendsofcrohamhurstwoods.wordpress.com/
Last Saturday of every month

Friends of Haling Grove
https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Haling- Grove/122046091150868
Email: friendsofhalinggrove@mail.com

SOUTH NORWOOD

Friends of Beaulieu Heights
email: friends@BeaulieuHeights.org

Friends of Heavers Meadow (Group added)
email: friendsofheaversmeadow@gmail.com
Facebook: Friends of Heavers Meadow

South Norwood Playground Action Group
www.lpag.wordpress.com

 

THORNTON HEATH

Friends of Grangewood Park
www.grangewood.btik.com
email: friendsofgrangewood@yahoo.co.uk

Friends of Thornton Heath Recreation Ground
www.thorntonheathrec.org.uk
Email: friendsoftherec@yahoo.com
Now including Croydon Transition Town community garden

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Advice for new and existing groups

The Community Partnership Officer provides advice and information to new and existing environmental groups, on group set up, funding, insurance, publicity, training and community involvement.
For more information please contact

Community Partnership Office
Planning and Environment
Green Spaces Division Public Realm Office
1st Floor, Stubbs Mead Depot
Factory Lane
Croydon
CR0 3RL

Email: biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk
Tel: 020 8726 6900

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This post is based on the only list the Council could provide, from Summer 2013.

Our amendments and updates are noted in green.