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We have several openings for new Stewards whose work we very much appreciate, so please get in touch with Pauline Payne on 01737 554449 should you wish to join us.  We are always in need of  more Stewards to help deliver The Review and Collect subscriptions, perhaps as a stepping stone to joining the ECRA Committee for which we are always grateful for additional help to spread the load as we are all volunteers and wish to support residents of Coulsdon.


The Joint Residents’ Associations Christmas dinner at Coulsdon Manor Hotel on the 28th November went very well and thanks for all the help to achieve this. We have had a lot of feedback from people who there and they all said it was a very good night – The food was very good, the service excellent as was the music and the company made the evening.


    DATE   2014  EVENT  TIME    
Sun 2nd April Ongoing through     the summer Chaldon Church re-opens for this year for tea and cakes each Sunday from 3 to 4.30 p.m.  This ancient Church first recorded in 727 A.D. and mentioned in the Domesdays Book.  Lovely walks from Farthing Downs, Happy Valley and Alderstead Heath.  Church Lane, Chaldon, CR3 5AL –
April to September 2017


Marlpit Lane Bowling Green Re-opons for the Season  (depending on the weather) Run by Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green run by volunteers – Membership not required
Sun 9th July Sunday Rambles – Brookwood Surrey – 81/2 miles Train Ramble leader Dave 020 8669 1541
Mon 10th July RSPB Croydon talk – Gardening with Wildlife – For more information contact John Davis on 020 8640 4578 or see
Sat 15th July



 South London Harriers SLH Elmore 7 – 7 mile road race from Elmore to Chipstead Flower Show. for entries Affliated runners £12 – £14 on day.  Unfaciliated runners £14 – £16 on day.
Sun 16th July Sunday Rambles – Birling Kent – 81/2 miles Leader Mike 07847 650 796
Sun 23rd July Sunday Rambles – Rusper Sussex – 10 miles – Leader Nich and Angela  07903 184980
26th – 27th – 28th – 29th July Theatre Workshop Coulsdon – Dick Barton and The Slaves of the Sultan – in the open air at the Coulsdon Manor Hotel – All performances start at 7.45 p.m.  Tickets £10 – concessions £7 – – Box – Telephone number 07709 266 728
Sun 30th July Sunday Rambles – Guildford & Compton – 81/2 miles – Leader Peter 020 8777 1898
1st – 2nd – 34d – 4th and 5th August Theatre Workshop Coulsdon – Dick Barton and The Slaves of the Sultan – in the open air at the Coulsdon Manor Hotel – All performances start at 7.45 p.m.  Tickets £10 – concessions £7 – – Box – Telephone number 07709 266 728
Sat 29th July Friends of Farthing Downs – Bat and Moth Night on Farthing Downs: Meet Gill Peachey and the Friends in Farthing Downs Car Park at 9.00 pm (time to be confirmed) We start with Coffee & Buns and a talk through Gill’s previous night’s catch before setting off on this annual walk. Please wear suitable footwear and warm clothing. Gill will be bringing her bat detector. This event is not suitable for children under 8 nor for dogs – sorry. To book (ESSENTIAL) please phone City of London, Ashtead Office 01372 279083 or email
Wed 6th Sep Friends of Farthing Downs –  Talk by Gill Peachey: “The Wildlife of the Dolomites” – Illustrated by her own photographs Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired, Grange Park (in the park, opposite Tudor Parade), 7.15 for 7.30 pm Gill will take us through this picturesque mountain range famous for its skiing but also home to a variety of wild flowers and butterflies. For further information, please email or phone: 01737 554449.
  Sat 20th Sep Friends of Farthing Downs and East Coulsdon Residents’ Association –  Autumn Quiz Night: Cameron Hall, Congregational Church, Cannons Hill, Old Coulsdon: 7 for 7.30 pm Join us for a joint social and fundraising evening with East Coulsdon RA and Quizmaster Mark Cooper. Tickets £12.00 for teams of up to 8 includes, fish, chicken or vegetarian supper, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Contact: email or phone 01737 554449 to book.
 Sat 30th Sept to Sun 1st Oct Surrey Hills Society Annual Wood Fair: Birtley Estate 10 am to 5 pm: All that’s good about wood! A fantastic day out with a variety of activities for all ages. For further information, please visit
Wed 8th Nov Friends of Farthing Downs – Annual General Meeting: Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired, Grange Park (in the park, opposite Tudor Parade) Guest Speaker (to be arranged) 7.00 pm. Members, guests and local residents welcome. Refreshments available 8.00 pm to be followed by the AGM. For further information, please email or phone 01737 554449.
 TBA but end of November Coulsdon Residents Association Joint Diner Dance.  1



All Day Art Club,



Old Caterhamians Rugby Rooftball Clubhouse, Park Avenue, Caterham, CR3 6AH.  Meets on Thursday 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. during school tem times and engage the services of a part-time tutor at least twice a month.  We welcome new members of all ability levels.  The termly subscription is £50.  We are a friendly group and there is a large free car park.  For further infromation contact Anne Odams 01737 550143



Banstead Flower Club


 Monthly demonstrations, Novice classes and wokshops.  The fourth Wednesday of each month at Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead 1.15 pm to 2 pm.  Membership availablle.
 Boxridge Ladies Tennis Club  

.Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout the year.  They play at Woodcote Valley Road, Purley and the cost per year is £40.  They need new members – If interested Call 020 8668 1980


 Chain Gan Volunteers City Commons  

Meet on the first Thursday of every month at 10am.   For a full programme of our events, please contact us or go to our website


 Chaldon Church Murals – Sunday Tea and Cakes  

Visit Chaldon Church first recorded in 727 A.D. and mentioned in the Doomsday Book is open for the sale of teas and cakes on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4.30.  Lovely walks from Farthing Downs, Happy Valley and Alderstead Heath or plenty of parking avaiilable.  Chaldon Church, Chaldon CR3 5AL



Chaldon & Caterham Floral Club



Meets on 3rd Tuesday in each month at the United Reform Church, Harestone Hill at 2.00 p.m.  More infromation contact Jennifer Newland on 01883 344317


Coulsdon and Kenley Art Group


 Meet on Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon at Kenley Memorial Hall, Godstone Road, Kenley.  All stages of talent welcome using mixed media.  We are non-profit making although charge a nominal fee to cover rnt of the hall.  Running 3 10 week sessions a year,. For further details call 0137 555025

Chipstead valley Bridge Club



Want to make new friends – want to stretch your brain. Monday 11 am to 3 p.m. – Tuesday 7.30pm to 10.30pm.  84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, CR5 3BA –  – 020 8645 9586


 Coulsdon and Purley Debating Socirty  

Meet the first Monday of each month at Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired 8.00 pm. Visitors welcome.  Contact Angela Applin on 020 8668 8558



Croydon CHA Rambling Club –


walks on most Sundays, every other Saturday, mid-week with pub lunch and Tuesday evenings during the summer.  Walks vary from 4 to 6 miles mainly in Kent and Surrey countryside.  For programme of walks please contact Ken Greenwood on  020 8668 1154



Croydon HF Rambling Club


Walks every Sunday, approximately ten miles in surrounding countryside. Meet at Eat Croydon Station.  For more information please call membership secretary on  020 8726 0255 or email  or visit




Downland Badminton Club


 A small social club who play on a Thursday evening at Oasis Academy, Old Coulsdon, fr 8pm to 10 pm.  Looking for new members with reasonable ability.  If you are interested call 07919 856721

Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green


 The Bowling Green was saved fro closure with the help of £500 donated by ECRA, individual donations and a small grants.  OPne daily from 2 pm to 6 pm with the help of volunteers April to Early October. Bowling £3 for Adults. £2 for children.  Putting £2 for Adults £2 for children.  If you can volunteers this would be gratefuly taken up.
 Kenley Commons Volunteers – City Commons  

Meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10.00 am. For a full programme of our events, please contact us or go to our website



Knaves Bridge Club


A friendly, stress free atmosphere.  Monday 7.30 p.m. at Kenley Sports Club, Little Roke Road, Kenley.  Comfortable bridge room, licensed bar, tea/coffee, free parking.  For more infromation contact the Secretary on 020 8660 9655 or visit



Kenley Hockey Club


Young and dold, novice or expeert who not go along and improve you skills and fitness level at a friendly local club.  based at Little Roke Road as a large ground, well equiped clubhouse.  Call Gary Webb on 020 8645 0559 or visit



 Netherne Stay & Play Group  

Every Tuesday during term time in the Village Hall, Cayton Road, Netherne on the Hill. 10.00 am to 12 p.m.  Babies and toddlers up to and including pre-scholers welcome.  Refreshments of tea/ coffee/ juice biscuits provided.  Donation of £2 per family.


 New Hill Volunteers City Commons  

Meet on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 10.00 am  For a full programme of our events, please contact us or go to our website 01372 279083 ext 6646


 Old Coulsdon Art Society  

Meet every Thursday evening in Old Coulsdon Bowling Club, Coulsdon Road, 7.30to 9.30 pm. All ages and abilities and work in all mediums. For more information contact April Taylor on 01883 371566 or check their website



Old Coulsdon Badminton Club


Meets every Thursday at Coulsdon College, Placehouse Lane, Old Coulsdon, CR5 1YA. If you would like to join why not pop in and see them. Contact Graham 07802 150416 or Kathry 07742 15656



Old Coulsdon Camera Club


Tuesday evening, Cameron Hall, Canons Hill, Old Coulsdon,  – arrive 7.45p.m. for 8 p.m. start.  New members welcome at all experience levels, young and old, amateur or professional. Visit

contact  for more details


Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired



Grange Park, Coulsdon Road, Old Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 1EH. Tel 01737 554386. website  The centre is open between 10.00 amd and 4/00 p.m. every weekday.  It is a ‘pop’in’ centre for retired people offering lunches, tea, coffe and snacks at reasonable prices.  Drop in at anytime.  Somewhere to read your paper and meet up with friends or, if you wish, visit on a regular basis and join in any of the activities.  If you have difficulty with transport, our mini bus can collect your during the mroning and return you in the afternoon. The 466 and 404 buses stop outside and the 60 close by.



Old Coulsdon Community Friendship Club


Meets The Heath Room, or Cameron Hall, Old Coulsdon Congregational Church, Canons Hill, Old Coulsdon – Contact Mrs Joan Dixon 01737 554645



Old Coulsdon Cupcakes Womon’s Institute



A girls night out with a difference. Mmet new friends, share experiences and learn new skills together.  All welcome on the second Tuesday of the month at Oasis Academy, Homefield Road, Old Coulsdon,. 7.45 p.,. for 8 p.m. meeting.  A different meeting each mnth including ‘Guest Speakers’ Varied Activities’ ‘ Quizes’ ‘Raffles.  Follow us on @occupcakeswi. email : 07710 530 957



Old Coulsdon  Townswomen’s Club


Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Cameron Hall, Old Coulsdon Congregational Church (opposite the Tudor Rose)  – A lively group with interests in local and current affairs.  We invite speakers on a wide variety of subjects and, in additionm some of us meet in small groups for discussions, gardening, walking etc.


 Old Coulsdon Women’s Institute  

2nd Monday of each month at 2.00 p.m.  Cameron Hall, Old Coulsdon Congregational Church, Canon’s Hill. Contact Doris Bridger, Tel 01737550656 . for committee details and 2012 Programme.



Painting for Pleasure  – Old Coulsdon


Meets Thursday 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. The Guide Hall, Old Coulsdon. Mixed media, all abilities, beginners welcome. meeting to enjoy art with tuition from Sussex artist Stephen Hawkins.  Term start 12th September – contact Jo Gowers 01737 552566



Purley Bowls Club


Suitable for all ages, male or female.  First class green and club room facilities and your membership includes year round access to the excellent bar and regular social functions.  Call Ivor Folkard on 020 8668 6543 or Pam Stuttard on 020 8395 0530 Purley Bowls Club, The Ridge, Purley



Purley United Reformed Church – Short Mat Bowling Club


 Gental exericse in a firendly environment for woman and men. Normally meet Mondays from 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.  in the church hall., 906 Brighton Road, CR8 2LF  The club has bowls for players to use.  Beginners will find tuition avaialbe from experience members. Contact Peter Vaily 020 8668 2584. the 2013 – 2014 season will commence on the Open Day on 23rd September..
 RSPB Croydon Local Group  

Meet second Monday of each month – Old Whitgiftian Assoc. Clubhouse, Croham Road, South Croydon.. £3 admission. Everyone welcome. Free refreshment. Parking limit on site but free in adjacent road


 St. Andrews, Coulsdon, Woodmansterne Road  

3rd Tuesday of every month. 3.30pm to 5.30pm.  A fun-filled after school activity for primary aged children and their parents or carers.  Sessions are free and al are welcome.


 Women’s Friendship Club  

The Heath Room of Cameron Hall, Old Coulsdon Congregational Church. Ecumenical and non-political. 2.00 for 2.30 pm weekly. Contact Mrs. Jon Dixon. on 01737 554645