Our group is now made up of 153 households many of which have more than two members. While we ask £10 from each member (agreed at our first AGM) we are grateful for any contribution and many members give more. The funds we hold are spent on regeneration projects like clearing the bank of scrub, recreating the meadow, clearing invasive holly and improvement projects like the Information Boards and benches.
Members help us in so many ways: on our committee; joining in on our work days (which are every last Saturday in the month, except August and December); paying a yearly subscription; and delivering our newsletter. We hope that all this work ensures that the woodland is there for future generations.
If you wish to subscribe to the Friends of Croham Hurst Woods, please supply your name, address and telephone number and subscription and send to Councillor Maria Gatland, 33 Whitmead Close, South Croydon CR2 7AS, telephone 0208 407 1327. Please make cheques payable to Friends of Croham Hurst Woods.
SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY OVER
September 23rd saw the 2019 autumn equinox, the moment when the planet’s northern hemisphere swaps with the southern hemisphere to become the one furthest from the sun. Colder temperatures are on their way, as well as conkers and falling leaves.
However, the meteorological definition of the start of autumn is different. It splits the year into four seasons of three full months each based on the Gregorian calendar, making it easier to compare seasonal and monthly statistics. This means that every year autumn lasts from 1 September until 30 November, with winter kicking off at the start of December.
In the UK, the autumn equinox is tied in with the annual harvest, and the traditional harvest festival is celebrated on the Sunday of the full moon closest to the September equinox.