Our AGM this year was held on Tuesday, 12 November at 7.30 in the Watney Room at Emmanuel Church. Our speaker was Mathew Frith, Director of the London Wildlife Trust, who gave an most interesting and informative illustrated talk. The Trust cares for over 37 of London’s wild spaces.
Our AGM last year was held on Tuesday 13 November 2018. Our speakers were from the ARC Centre in Selsdon. Animal welfare, education and respect for their animals are their core values and it was a most interesting presentation.
In 2014 the AGM was held on Wednesday 12 November at 7.30 pm at Emmanuel Church Hall. The first item on the agenda was the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by a representative of Her Majesty.
New steps have been built by the Council at Bankside. These were badly needed as the area had become very slippery after a very wet and cold winter.
Steps on the South side of the Hurst:
The steps climbing up to the large clearing which houses the ancient barrow have been refurbished by the Downlands Trust volunteers. The Downlands Trust installed the original steps back in 1995 and it is a tribute to their work that they have lasted so long. They have been back to the site and replaced ones that have deteriorated and installed a number of new ones. We are really grateful for this work and appreciate their long association with the Hurst.
For those who remember, the Downlands Trust, along with the Friends of Croham Hurst Woods, were contributors to the creation of the meadow adjacent to the West Hill entrance.