Category Archives: Friends of Selsdon Woods

Friends of Selsdon Woods autumn walk and fungus hunt, Nov 2

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Friends of Selsdon Woods open day and picnic, Sep 8

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Friends of Selsdon Woods Bat Walk, Sep 13

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Selsdon Woods Mini-Beast Hunt, Old Farleigh Road, Aug 14

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Friends of Selsdon Wood Summer Flower Walk, Jun 16

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Friends of Selsdon Woods Bluebells and Birds Walk, May 4

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Walks, talks and work days to cherish Selsdon Wood

The Friends of Selsdon Wood have a busy programme of events – walks, work days, and some meetings – planned for 2019, with their first walk coming up on March 9, and the group’s annual meeting on March 25. Owned … Continue reading

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Friends of Selsdon Wood autumn walks, Oct 6 and Nov 3

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Friends of Selsdon Wood annual open day, Sep 9

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Mini-Beast Hunt, Selsdon Wood, Aug 15

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Selsdon Wood Summer Flower Walk, Jun 17

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Friends of Selsdon Wood autumn walk, Nov 11

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Butler in U-turn over parks protection: ‘Nothing to see here’

Alison Butler, the Croydon Council cabinet member responsible for planning, has made a U-turn over the future planning status of the borough’s parks. On Saturday, Inside Croydon reported how the government planning inspector had rejected Croydon Council’s efforts to apply … Continue reading

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Residents have 48 hours to save 70 parks and open spaces

The people of Croydon have 48 hours left to try to save more than 70 of the borough’s parks and open spaces from being put at serious risk of being handed over to developers to be built on. Alison Butler, … Continue reading

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Autumn Fungus Hunt with Friends of Selsdon Wood, Oct 8

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Friends of Selsdon Woods anniversary open day, Sep 10

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Council kills off Percy the park keeper and abandons 120 parks

CHRIS PECKHAM, our environment correspondent, on the latest shocking admission of failure at Croydon Town Hall Croydon Council is about to shut-up the park keeper’s hut in more than 120 of the borough’s open spaces, as it seems primed to … Continue reading

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Volunteers get together to help maintain Croydon’s park life

Our environmental affairs correspondent, CHRIS PECKHAM, reports on a new group established to safeguard our green spaces Last week saw the latest meeting of the fledgling Croydon Parks, Woodlands and Greenspaces Forum: a group that brings together all of the … Continue reading

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Visit Selsdon Woods for coppicing and charcoal-making

The Friends of Selsdon Wood are holding its annual charcoal-making event this bank holiday weekend, May 24 to 26. The Friends’ team will be led by Neale Fox, but more helpers are welcome to volunteer. Timings may vary depending on the … Continue reading

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Get £5 just for counting the birds in your garden

The RSPB – the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds – is again staging a backyard wildlife safari that naturalists aged from four to 94 can take part in at the end of this month. And anyone who registers … Continue reading

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Bizarre weather sees bazaar’s SOS for wildlife

The wettest summer in recorded history could cause the deadliest winter yet known for wildlife, according to local ecologists, who are staging a charity event on Sunday to raise cash to help feed the birds and animals. The Heathfield Ecology … Continue reading

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Fawns, flora and fauna catch the eye at Selsdon Woods

Regular arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK has been feeling under the weather of late, but her excellent NHS GP has advised her to get out into the fresh air more often. She was duly revitalised by a trip last weekend to … Continue reading

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