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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 or Email:

Riddlesdown & Coulsdon Commons


This coming half-term we have a packed event schedule to give you lots of ideas of things to do in the run up to Halloween.
There is a suggested donation of
£3 per child for the listed events below. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the whole event. Join us for the following events and book your place today: 01372 279083

Be a Ranger Event
Tuesday 24 October, 1pm-3pm
Merlewood Estate Office
Join us for our fun activities and become a Junior Ranger of Coulsdon Common. You can create leaf crowns, follow the un-natural trail, try land art and solve our wildlife quiz.

Delve into owl pellets
Wednesday 25 October, 1pm-3pm
Merlewood Estate Office
During this indoor session we will be investigating owl pellets. You will get to use tweezers and a searcher to pull apart an owl pellet, discovering what the owl has eaten!

Witchy Woodland Walk
Thursday 26 October, 6pm-7.30pm
Merlewood Estate Office
An enjoyable family evening to celebrate Halloween, bat hunting in the woods, listening out for owls and going into the shelter, then coming together at a campfire to tell spooky stories.

Pumpkin Carving
Saturday 28 October, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Merlewood Estate Office
Join us and carve your own pumpkin to take home

West Wickham Commons


WWaSP volunteer session
Thursday 26 October, 10am - 3pm
Friday 27 October, 10am - 3pm
Meet in the car park on West Wickham Common at 10am, or through the day on the heath. This month’s task involves clearing invasive holly from around the edge of the heathland restoration area

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

Litter Pick In Riddlesdown

The RRA will be holding another litter pick in Riddlesdown on Saturday 11 November at 2pm, in conjunction with Tracey Bellamy from the Council.

Please meet at the bottom of Dunmail Drive/Mitchley Hill. The intention is to clean Dunmail Drive, along Mitchley Ave and the farmland opposite the shops, which is currently badly littered. We have also contacted the 19th Purley scout group who have had a number of beavers help on the last two occasions.

Tracey has made contact with the Collegiate for some children to also do a litter pick of this land, at sometime in September.

Purley Police SNT Meetings

The next Ward Panel Meeting is to be held on 6 December 2017, 7:00pm at the

Purley Fire Brigade Station, 128 Brighton Road, Purley.

Sanderstead SNT Police Meeting

The next ‘Ward Panel Public Meeting’ will be held at Riddlesdown Collegiate, Honister Heights, on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 6.30pm

The RRA Childen's Christmas Party will be held on Saturday

2 December at St Edmund's Church Hall, Mitchley Ave,

from 2pm to 4pm.

The party is open to all RRA members children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Admission is free and to reserve a place please e-mail; EventsRRA@gmail.com

Places are limited. The party is suitable for children from about 2 years to about 10 years old.

RRA AGM - Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 7.30pm in St Edmund’s Church Hall, Mitchley Ave.

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