April 2024After we cleared the beech tree that fell in the storm earlier in the year this created space for a new tree to be planted.  A local resident was hoping to have a tree planted in the Beeches in memory of her husband so we joined forces and she part funded a welsh oak tree which a smalll team of us planted and there was a delighted little ceremony with the lady and her friends. 
Sunday 11th June 2023Our Community Party in the Park was very successful.  It was a hot day so the dogs struggled in their races but the children and parents enjoyed them.  Again Gordon the Magician was a hit and the sale of log dogs enabled us to fund another tree.   See the photo of  children and grownups getting ready for the Tug of War in the Photo Gallery. 

Sunday 5th July 2022We held a very successful Platinum Party in the Park.   After having a picnic lunch we held a dog scurry,  1950 themed races for children and adults and a tug of war.  We were entertained by Gordon the magician who also gave an amazing display of bubbles.  In addition there was a cake stall and tombola.  After covering our expenses we were able to give £300 to MacMillan Cancer Support.  This was a true community event and thanks go to all those who put in so much effort to make it such a success. 
Sunday 12th September 2021Purley Beeches dog walkers held a Macmillan Cake Morning from 11.15 to 12.45 at the top of the green.  Purchase of the following raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support:Cakes (for humans), dog treats, doggie bandanas, other donated dog requisites.  Also guess the number of dog treats in the jar.

June 2021Our numbers on work parties have continued to grow so we are pleased to have started giving help to our neighbours - The Friends of Wettern Tree Gardens.

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.