Category Archives: City Commons

Charges to be introduced for car parking at Farthing Downs

Parking charges are to be introduced on Farthing Downs by the City of London Corporation. Through City Commons, the Corporation manages seven commons and open spaces across Croydon and south London, including large tracts of the new South London Downs … Continue reading

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Take a walk over the downs in Coulsdon with an all-star cast

The Friends of Farthing Downs and Happy Valley have relaunched their nature trail in Coulsdon, with the help of an all-star cast of celebrities. Joanna Lumley, Benjamin Zephaniah, Noddy Holder, Martin Jarvis, Miriam Margolyes, Gyles Brandreth, Tony Robinson and Richard … Continue reading

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City Commons Meet The Calves day, Coulsdon, Mar 28

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Commons rangers get ‘kick in the teeth’ from costly vandalism

Rangers and volunteers who work hard year-round to maintain and enhance the ecology of the downland around Coulsdon have been rocked this week by vandalism at Farthing Downs, which is likely to cost thousands of pounds from an already stretched … Continue reading

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City Commons Winter Tree workshop, Coulsdon, Feb 13

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Here is the moos: Farthing Downs calves are growing up fast

Looking for some peace and quiet? You may want to give Farthing Downs a wide berth for a few days. City Commons, the custodians of much of the downland around the south of the borough, felt the need to explain … Continue reading

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City Commons find there’s plenty of life in their old trees yet

The rangers and staff at City Commons, who work on many of the open spaces and pieces of common land in and around Croydon, are celebrating a significant development in their work, with the sighting of a rare moth following … Continue reading

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Crime and livestock attacks on Farthing Downs cause concern

Croydon councillors will turn up in Coulsdon this afternoon on the hottest day of the year, maybe the hottest day ever recorded in these islands, to bask in the sun and in the reflected glory of the decades of hard … Continue reading

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National Reserve status granted for Coulsdon’s Farthing Downs

Croydon will get its own National Nature Reserve later this month, as more than 1,000 acres of chalk downland across Riddlesdown, Farthing Downs, Happy Valley, through to Kenley Common, Sanderstead and Whyteleafe will be formally declared by Natural England as … Continue reading

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South London Downs Discovery Day, Farthing Downs, Jul 25

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City Commons: Art on the common, West Wickham, Jul 14

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Quarry in bloom guided walk, Riddlesdown, Jul 13

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Butterfly Walks, Kenley, Coulsdon and Riddlesdown, Jul-Aug

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Breakfast With The Birds, Coulsdon Common, May 4

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Ranger-guided Bat Walk, West Wickham Common, Apr 26

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Breakfast With The Birds, Riddlesdown, Apr 20

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Eggcellent Easter Trail, Kenley Common, Apr 18

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Skull Island self-guided trail, Riddlesdown, Apr 15

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Happy Valley to be granted National Nature Reserve status

Some of Croydon’s best-known and most popular open spaces are to be afforded similar status to a National Park, giving protection from the threat of development. In a proposal to be considered by the City of London Corporation on Monday, … Continue reading

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Meet The Calves free event, Coulsdon Common, Mar 23

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City Commons Fires and Food, Kenley Common, Feb 21

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City Commons Fires and Food session, Riddlesdown, Feb 16

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City Commons Healthy Hearts Walk, Coulsdon Common, Feb 10

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City Commons guided ramble over Farthing Downs, Feb 2

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City Commons Winter Tree ID, Coulsdon Common, Feb 3

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