Neil Sibley, the Farthing Downs Ranger, is to give an illustrated talk on managing wildlife on the downs and at Coulsdon Common, at the annual meeting of the East Coulsdon Residents’ Association which is being staged tomorrow, Wednesday, June 20.
The meeting is being staged at the Congregational Church (Coulsdon Road entrance), opposite Tudor Parade, Old Coulsdon. The formal AGM business is to begin at 7.30pm, and after a brief interval for refreshments, the guest speakers will give their address.
The meeting will include an update for residents on the completion of Phase II of the Coulsdon town centre regeneration scheme, and a campaign to save the Marlpit Lane Bowling Green, which is another victim of council cuts. Councillors, the safer neighbourhood team and committee members are all expected to be present to answer questions.
The ranger’s talk is almost certain to include an appeal for volunteers to assist the ranger and the Friends of Farthing Down in a concerted efforts to pull ragwort off the downs – to be staged from 6.30pm on July 20, and from 10am on July 22.
Members of the ECRA are encouraged to attend the AGM, as are any who live locally and have not become involved in the activities of the Association, which distributes its quarterly magazine, The Review, to 2,000 households in the area.
For more information about ECRA or its annual meeting, contact the secretary, Maureen Levy, on firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website www.eastcoulsdon.co.uk
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