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West Wickham, Spring Park and Coulsdon Commons Consultation Group

Purpose of committee

The City of London protects and manages, by charitable trust, almost 11,000 acres of open spaces within and around the capital for the benefit of local communities and visitors. Coulsdon Common, part of the seven ‘City Commons’, is a 127 acre public open space located in south Croydon.  It forms part of a larger area of open countryside within the London green belt that links London with the wider countryside of Surrey. It lies in the North Downs Natural Area and virtually all of it is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (Site of Metropolitan Interest) for its chalk grassland and wood pasture habitats. The Coulsdon Common Consultative Committee provides a forum for local residents and users to comment upon both the management of Coulsdon Common and its neighbouring public open spaces: Kenley Common (with its World War II-era airfield), Riddlesdown, and Farthing Downs and New Hill.



  • Graeme Doshi-Smith  (Chairman) 
  • Philip Woodhouse, Deputy  (Deputy Chairman) 
  • Rachel Adams   
  • Cllr Nicholas Bennett   
  • Councillor Adele Brand   
  • Richard Carter   
  • Alan Clifford   
  • Gwyneth Fookes   
  • Councillor Hannah Gray   
  • Peter Hodges   
  • Brian Hudson   
  • Malcolm Jennings   
  • Chantal Lane   
  • Graham Lomas   
  • Brian Longman   
  • Sarah Lovatt   
  • Dr Jane McLauchlin   
  • Sylvia Doreen Moys   
  • Geoff Newton   
  • Councillor Stephen O'Connell   
  • Val Polydorou   
  • Phil Rathbone   
  • Cllr Neil Reddin   
  • Councillor Celia Rudland   
  • Jeremy Lewis Simons   
  • Sue Short   
  • Jane Sidell   
  • Avril Sleeman   
  • Hilary Turner   
  • Dr Ian Waite   
  • Sam Wheatcroft   

Contact information

Support officer: Kerry Nicholls. Email:

Postal address:
City of London Corporation
PO Box 270

Phone: 020 7332 1262



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