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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.



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

Contact information

Support officer: Alistair MacLellan. Email:

Postal address:
City of London Corporation
PO Box 270

Phone: 020 7332 1416



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