May 2021The tool storage unit was delivered and erected within a day a small band of Friends. See it for yourself by the path leading down to the entrance to the Beeches between 106 and 112 Purley Oaks Road. It's on the site of the old toilet block. On 15th May, during our work party, the storage unit, affectionately named as "The Green Room", was opened by Councillor Yvette Hopley.
March 2021The appeal for funds to enable us to buy a storage unit for our tools met with a tremendous response. We received 41 donations totalling £2,805. What a truly amazing effort. Thank you to everyone who donated. The unit has been ordered with a delivery date of no later than April 30th, which gives us plenty of time to prepare the site.

In light of Croydon Council’s financial difficulties it's certain that we will need to do much more general maintenance in the Beeches and the funds donated over and above our target will go towards any additional equipment and work which may in time be considered necessary.



February 2021On 5th February we launched our fundraiser with a target of £2,200 to pay for a permanent storage facility in the Beeches for our tools and equipment. By 16th February we'd beaten the target. Most of the donations were from our loyal Friends but we received additional funding from our local Concillor's community budget and from the 18th Purley Scout Group. From initial doubts whether we could get near that figure we're so grateful for how supportive evryone has been.
January 2021

We are still not getting regular emptying of the dog poo bins. This could be because of the mud, Covid or Croydon Council’s financial situation, but if the poo bins are overflowing please don’t add to the problem, but rather take it home and dispose of it with your domestic rubbish.