Tag Archives: Coulsdon Common

Arrival of wheatears and whinchats mark the end of the summer

The weather has turned. And the City Commons Rangers have begun to notice the difference in the wild birds arriving on Farthing Downs, and noted in their latest newsletter. September signifies a change in birdlife with many species on the … Continue reading

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Magnificent seven: City Commons celebrate Green Flag awards

Coulsdon Common, Kenley Common, Farthing Downs and Riddlesdown are among seven open space areas in and around Croydon that are managed by the City of London Corporation and which have won Green Flag status again this year. The City Commons … Continue reading

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MP backs call to extend Surrey Hills beauty area into Croydon

A Croydon MP says that residents have a “fantastic opportunity” to take part in a public consultation which could see parts of his constituency, such as Farthing Downs and Happy Valley, Coulsdon Common and Rddlesdown, added to an Area of … Continue reading

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How Coulsdon’s downland oasis is helping to save the planet

NATURE NOTES: The City of London rangers who look after Farthing Downs, Coulsdon Common and other precious green spaces are as hard at work over the bleak midwinter months as the rest of the year, including important projects to unlock … Continue reading

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There’s mushrooming interest in wildlife on local commons

NATURE NOTES: Winter visitors are eagerly awaited, while City Commons’ guided walks made some fascinating discoveries Winter birds, including redwing and fieldfare, are expected to start arriving on the green spaces in and around Farthing Downs, Coulsdon. These visitors fly … Continue reading

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Help the Commons rangers plan for 10 more years of care

City Commons, the organisation operated by the City of London which manages a selection of green spaces in and around Croydon, is preparing its 10-year management plans, and is seeking input from the public which might influence how it approaches … Continue reading

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City Commons’ work recognised with 7 Green Flag awards

Seven green spaces in and around Croydon which are protected by the City of London Corporation have been granted prestigious Green Flag status. Coulsdon Common, Kenley Common, Farthing Downs and Riddlesdown, plus Spring Park and West Wickham Common in Bromley … Continue reading

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Breakfast With The Birds, Coulsdon Common, May 4

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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 Healthy Hearts Walk, Coulsdon Common, Feb 10

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving, Coulsdon Common, Oct 26

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Discover Hedgehogs at Coulsdon Common, Oct 23

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Ranger-guided Bat Walk, Coulsdon Common, Sep 14

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Following the footsteps of DH Lawrence to the end of the LOOP

WANDLE WANDERER: There’s a slight end-of-term feel to our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, as he sets off on what for him is the final Croydon stage of the London Orbital walk, the LOOP. He’s even walked straight past a pub … Continue reading

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City Commons Bug Hunt, Coulsdon Common, Jul 14

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Football-free walk takes in murder, rare orchids and the stars

WANDLE WANDERER: It’s a couple of months since our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, reached Hamsey Green on the fourth section of the London Orbital walk, the LOOP. On Sunday lunchtime, he picked up where he left off, and headed in … Continue reading

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City Commons Bat Walk, Coulsdon Common, Jun 22

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Meet the Ranger day, Coulsdon Common, Jun 23

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City Commons Flower Walk, Coulsdon Common, Jun 3

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Breakfast with the Birds, Coulsdon Common, May 12

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Watch the calving at Coulsdon Common, Apr 14

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Easter egg rolling at Coulsdon Common, Easter Day, Apr 1

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Make a bird feeder event, Coulsdon Common, Feb 12

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City Commons Winter Tree ID, Coulsdon, Jan 20

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