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.
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)
An umbrella group for local groups, charities and Friends of Park groups concerned with nature conservation issues in the borough.
Croydon Conservation Volunteers
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/
Other groups and organisations involved in the borough of Croydon –
London Wildlife Trust
Tel: 020 7261 0447
In the borough the Trust looks after Hutchinson’s Bank, Chapel Bank & Bramley Bank
Tel: 020 8726 0974
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
For Dollyper’s Hill Nature Reserve, Kenley.
Downlands Countryside Management Project
Tel: 01737 737700
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
Groups and organisations, by area….
Friends of Coulsdon Coppice
Heathfield Ecology Centre
Hutchinson’s Bank Conservation Volunteers
Workdays every 2nd & 3rd Sun, (Sept-March).
Friends of Foxley
Friends of Norbury Hall
Friends of Beulah Hill Pond
Monthly Saturday workdays
Friends of Westow Park
Westow Park Community Garden, part of Crystal Palace Transition Town
Workday: Every Saturday morning
Friends of Bradmore Green Pond
Friends of King’s Wood
Workday: every Tuesday mornings
Friends of Littleheath Woods
Workday: Tuesday mornings
Friends of Wetthern Tree Garden
Workday: last Sunday of every month
Sanderstead Plantation Partners
Workday: every Wednesday morning
Friends of Millers Pond
Workday: last Saturday of every month
Friends of Shirley Windmill (Group added)
Friends of Spring Park Wood
Workday: 1st & 3rd Sat every month
Friends of Croham Hurst
Last Saturday of every month
Friends of Haling Grove
Friends of Beaulieu Heights
South Norwood Playground Action Group
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
Tel: 020 8726 6900
This post is based on the only list the Council could provide, from Summer 2013.
Our amendments and updates are noted in green.