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.
W I N T E R
The winter solstice occurred on 21 December with the least number of daylight hours. But, the good news is that this is the turning point of the year and the number of daylight hours will gradually increase each day from now until the summer solstice.
by Jacqueline Nash
On the cold dark winter solstice day, we await the birth of the sun, to take us into longer days with more light for everyone.
From this the shortest day of the year is the promise of hope and light, the wheel ever turning onwards, takes us through the longest night.
In between the end and the beginning , the sun stands still it would appear, before it’s return northwards and the start of a bright new year!