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Volunteering and Events

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Wildlife Work Parties 2015

Wildlife Walks and other Events 2015

Can you offer a few hours of your time to make Croydon a better place for wildlife and people?

The Conservation Volunteers (Croydon & Surrey)
Pond Cottage, Conduit Lane, Croydon, CR0 5RQ. Tel: 020 8726 0974,
volunteer-croydon@tcv.org.uk www.tcv.org.uk/london/croydon
The Conservation Volunteers are a national charity with an office here in Croydon. The charity supports individuals and groups in hands on practical activity to look after local green spaces. Croydon volunteers put in thousands of hours of conservation work each year improving biodiversity and encouraging use of local open spaces. We work in partnership with local authorities like Croydon Council and the City of London who help fund our activities. We also work with schools, businesses, and local groups to arrange days out or specific projects in and around Croydon, South London and Surrey.
For more information you can visit our website to see our current programme of activities or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tcvcroydon

City of London
For volunteering opportunities on Farthing Downs, Riddlesdown, Coulsdon Common and Kenley Common see the Other Groups page.

Croydon Conservation Volunteers
132 Purley Oaks Road, South Croydon. Tel. 020 8657 4577.
The group meets on different Sundays each month to work on various sites in Croydon, mostly on City of London sites. They carry out a wide variety of work, ranging from woodland work, bog garden management, hedge laying, access work, to improving chalk grassland and heathland sites.
Click here to download the CCV task list (3.1Mb PDF).

Downlands Countryside Management Project
DCMP carries out work both in Croydon and beyond. Our programme includes practical tasks dates and events, which we hope you will find interesting, challenging and worthy of joining. Please feel welcome to come along. We'd be delighted to see you! For details about upcoming events please visit
www.downlandstrust.org.uk/Links.html

Foxley Wood
Friends of Foxley meet on the second Sunday of each month (except November when we meet on the third Sunday) and the last Wednesday of each month (except December) to carry out work to preserve and enhance the habitat mixture.

Hutchinson's Bank Volunteers
On second and third Sundays each month and every Tuesday volunteers are removing scrub to restore chalk grassland. We meet at 10.30am in Farleigh Dean Crescent which is accessible either from Featherbed Lane or by walking down from the tram terminus in New Addington. There are permanent water supplies in five fenced paddocks which are grazed at various times by sheep, ponies, etc.
Contact: tedforsyth@btinternet.com 020 8651 0558
Or malcolm.bridge@ntlworld.com 020 8289 3839
For information on guided walks see the Croydon Council publication Walk Croydon-Into the Great Green Yonder.

Kings Wood
Friends of Kings Wood meet every Tuesday morning.

Littleheath Woods
Friends of Littleheath Woods meet every Tuesday morning for a variety of tasks. If you are interested in joining a work party or helping in any other way, then please ring Chris on 020 8651 4914.

London Wildlife Trust
www.wildlondon.org.uk/volunteering-south-london

Millers Pond
The group has work mornings in the park on the last Saturday of every month except December.

Find out more about Croydon’s wildlife and countryside.

Active Lifestyle Programme
Walking for Health Programme of lead and self guided walks (1-4 miles) are available to anyone interested in exercising while enjoying Croydon’s green spaces. A great way to meet new people and become active. For details of walks please visit
http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/croydon-active-lifestyles

City of London
For walks on Riddlesdown, Farthing Downs, Coulsdon Common and Kenley Common please visit.
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Environment_and_planning/Parks_and_open_spaces/City_Commons/events_activities.htm

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society
For a current programme of outdoor and indoor events click here.

Downlands Countryside Management Project
The project offers guided walks in its area of operation, which covers north-east Surrey and adjoining parts of south London. For details about upcoming events please visit
www.downlandstrust.org.uk/Links.html

Walk Croydon
Into the Great Green Yonder
Free guided wildlife walks and events, lead by Croydon Council Park and Countryside Rangers as well as Friends of Park Groups.
For full listing of events please visit
www.croydon.gov.uk/leisure/parksandopenspaces/walks  Or email biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk  to request a paper copy or add your contact details to the mailing list.

Friends of Littleheath Woods
Saturday 21st. February
Littleheath Woods in Winter
10am, junction of Queenhill and Littleheath Roads, Selsdon.
Rouse the family and come on a leisurely stroll through Littleheath Woods looking at the work carried out through the year by the Friends (about 1.5 hours).
Bus: T33, 64

Saturday 25th. April
Spring Flowers in Littleheath Woods
10am, junction of Queenhill and Littleheath Roads, Selsdon.
Spring is the best time for flowers in woodlands. come and see how many flowers are making the most of the light before the trees are in full leaf. The bluebells should be at their best at this time (about 1.5 hours).
Bus: T33, 64

Surrey Wildlife Trust
Sunday 12th. April 2pm
Early Spring flowers
A walk in Happy Valley SSSI for the first signs of Spring. Meet in the car park on Farthing Downs, Ditches Lane, Coulsdon.

Monday 4th. May 2pm
Bank Holiday Bluebells
A walk to see the bluebells at In Wood and other Spring flowers at Dollypers Hill Nature Reserve. Meet at the end of Canons Hill, Coulsdon, nearest to the woodland.

Sunday 19th. July 2pm
Coulsdon Wildlife and History
A ramble over Coulsdon Common looking out for wildlife in general, and with a bit of history added into the bargain. Meet in the car park behind the Fox pub, Fox Lane, Coulsdon.

Monday 31st. August 2pm
Bank Holiday Heather
A walk on Addington Hills looking at the blooming heather and the wildlife within it. Note this walk includes some short sharp climbs. Meet in the car park next to the Chinese Restaurant of Shirley Hills Road, Shirley.

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