The FoPB was formed in 2014 following forty plus mature Beech trees being cut down by the Council. Any Council work now is only carried out with the approval and agreement of the Friends. On each of the four entrances to Purley Beeches the FoPB has notice boards, with information regarding dates of work parties, reasons for joining FoPB etc.
Our family membership has steadily grown to over a hundred, with up to a quarter of the membership attending our monthly work parties. Work includes clearing paths, planting over a thousand spring bulbs and over a hundred trees and of course, litter picking. All those attending enjoy the physical workout and the camaraderie, leaving exhausted but with a feeling of great satisfaction. What more can be expected of our Local Green Space? People of all ages are so keen and happy to be involved in creating a better enironment for future generations such as planting new trees.