Click for AGM 2014 Presentation: Director Open Spaces, City of London
Click for AGM 2015 Presentation: Chair, Surrey Hills Society
Click for AGM 2016 Presentation: Ranger, Happy Valley
Click for AGM 2017 Presentation: Councillor Timothy Godfrey – Croydon’s ‘Ambitious for Parks Project’
Click for AGM 2018 Presentation: Councillor Oliver Lewis – ‘Moving forward from Masterplanning’
Croydon consults on justifying the retention of certain Local Green Spaces in Coulsdon (and borough-wide)
— closed 22nd July 2019; — Go to Details and FoFD&HV Response
Click for AGM 2019 Presentation: Jonathan Halls – ‘Wilderness in the City’
Click for AGM 2020 Reports distributed to members prior to online AGM
Graham Lomas (Chairman's Report), Ian Payne (Website Report), Pauline Payne (Cousldon South Gardening Station Project), Elizabeth Brooks (Facebook Report)
Click for AGM 2021 Symposium Report. This covers the “Who’s for More Trees Symposium” speakers, Richard Edwards (LB Croydon), Tom Oliver (City of London) and David Hatcher (Woodland Trust).
The “Symposium Report” expands the subject to include Climate Change, Current Planning Rules and Open Spaces issues
Click for 'A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO BIODIVERSITY AND OPEN SPACES IN CROYDON'
This discussion paper from the Friends is a background to the talk on 'Croydon's Open Spaces' at the 2022 AGM by Cllr Scott Roche, Croydon Cabinet Member for Streets and Environment.
AGM 2022: Click for Chairman’s Report 'Perspective on the year',
Click for Secretary’s report,
Click for Guest Speaker: Councillor Scott Roche on ‘Croydon’s Open Spaces
2023: EXTENSION OF SURREY HILLS: Click for 'EXTENDING PROTECTION FOR MAJOR OPEN SPACES' by Chairman Graham Lomas
This paper refers to extracts from Natural England's Consultation Document: 'Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: Boundary Variation Project
Click for Extract 1: NE Document Cover Page
Click for Extract 2: Proposed Chipstead Extention
Click for Extract 3: Proposed Happy Valley Extention
Click for Extract 4: Proposed Caterham Woods Extention
Click for Extract 5: Map Chipstead
Click for Extract 6: Map Happy Valley and Caterham Woods
Click for Surrey Hills AONB and Proposed Extention with Farthing Downs/Happy Valley inset
2023: ARCHAEOLOGY DAY ON FARTHING DOWNS Saturday 2nd September 2023
Our booklet 'Living in Coulsdon 2000 Years Ago' was written by Chairman Graham Lomas as an introduction to the events and was available on the day.
Click for 'Living in Coulsdon 2000 Years Ago – booklet'
Click for 'Archaeology Day poster'
2023: BIODIVERSITY NET GAIN Wednesday 8th November 2023 Background Note
This is the subject for our AGM Speaker, Mike Waite MCIEEM, Director of Research & Monitoring, Surrey Wildlife Trust and Chair Surrey Nature Partnership’s Biodiversity Working Group.
Our Chair of Friends of Farthing Downs and Happy Valley, Graham Lomas, has prepared a Background note to inform The Friends’ discussion following the Speaker.
Click to see 'Background note on Biodiversity'
2023: AGM 8th November 2023: BIODIVERSITY NET GAIN: Guest Speaker, Mike Waite MCIEEM, Chair of Surrey Nature Partnership Biodiversity Working Group, gave a presentation on Biodiversity Net Gain.
Click to see 'a summary of Mike's presentation'