On Saturday 31st July we have arranged with the Council to have a litter pick 10am Bankside Green . The Council will provide litter picks and bags and pick up at 12. We need to have an idea of the numbers so can you please let Maria know if you wish to attend.
Unfortunately our AGM last year was cancelled due to government guidelines. We are truly sorry for this as it is such a wonderful occasion for all our volunteers and committee to meet up. However you can keep up-to-date with the group on the Facebook page and, of course, here on our website.
Our AGM in 2019 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.
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 were 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 were 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 went back to the site and replaced ones that had 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.