Our new notice boards have been delivered and we’ll be installing the first one at the top entrance. We’ll also be doing some work in the Upper Wood: clearing litter, weeding the garden and removing overgrown holly, ivy and dead wood to let more light into this dark area.Back in December…
Last month we set up a reindeer-making workshop in the Woods and the kids went home with their own wooden reindeer to help Santa with his sleigh on Christmas night. We also cleared a dead laurel bush and litter at the Auckland Road entrance, where we’ll be putting up our second notice board.
We recently identified an Atlas Cedar on the edge of the Woods. This is one of our biggest trees, native to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco – another one of the exotic species we believe was planted in the Victorian period. The tree is off the main path, but you can get a good view of it from Stambourne Way. We cleared some ivy from the trunk last month and found owl pellets at the base, so we’ve identified it as one of the sites where our owls are nesting.Coming up
The dates for our next three activities will be:
- 10 February
- 10 March – building Habitat Boxes
- 14 April
and the second Sunday of every month. More details to come….
See you in the Woods!
Friends of Stambourne Woods
CRYSTAL PALACE BUSINESS BAGEL
Next Bagel date: Tue 15th January at 9am
Coffee Craft(at the Stanley Halls)
12A South Norwood Hill
London SE25 6AB
at 9am This event is £10 to attend (non-refundable) which includes breakfast and your FREE bagel directory listing.
We hope to see you there…
Come and talk about our winter trade show The Enterprise Junction. A fantastic local business expo just next door at the Stanley Halls.
Enterprise Junction at the Stanley Halls
A winter trade show for business connections
What is it?
A shout out and celebration of the amazing capacity for locality of business and employment in The South East.
At The Enterprise Junction, businesses can:
Promote themselves through sponsorship, publicity, display stalls, networking, attending seminars and giving talks
Explore the business potential of The Stanley Halls and the surrounding area
Meet potential clients and employees
Where is it?
It is literally at The Stanley Halls SE25, the whole of it; three halls, networking and workshop spaces, cafés and bars and business resident’s studios.
When is it?
All day on January 23rd, 2019
RECYCLING YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES IN CROYDON
The free recycling of real Christmas trees begins in Croydon next week with kerbside collections taking place across the borough over two weeks.
Trees left on the kerbside will be collected on the same day as general waste bins, just remove all decorations and any plant pot or tree holder so it can be recycled.
Put your tree out alongside your black general waste bin. Please make sure the tree does not block access to your other bins.
Trees should be left inside the property boundary to avoid blocking the pavement.
Cllr Stuart Collins, cabinet member for clean and green Croydon, said: “As the festive period draws to an end you can start 2019 with a positive step and help the planet by recycling your tree.
“We’ve introduced a new collection regime and new bins across the borough help boost the recycling rate to more than 50 per cent over the next two years.”
Trees left out with household waste will be collected from Monday 14 January. You can check your collection date online. (Source: Croydon council press release)