Monthly Archives: August 2015

Helping to make London a National Park City

Mitcham Cricket Green is in the vanguard of an exciting new initiative to have London recognised as a National Park City.

Did you know that 47% of London’s land surface is green?

We live in a remarkable city and we all know how important the open spaces of Mitcham are to our local quality of life. Where would we be without Mitcham Common, Three King’s Piece, Cranmer Green or network of small open spaces and private gardens that make up our neighbourhood?

This story is repeated London-wide and Cricket Green is one of the first wards in London to back its declaration as a National Park City.

Look out for the special newspaper which is being circulated widely and find out more on how to declare you support from the website

A growing number of London boroughs have already supported the initiative, including Sutton and Kingston and it is backed by many ward councillors in Merton. We are now pressing Merton Council to give its support.

The founder of the initiative – Dan Raven-Ellison – will be speaking at the Vestry Hall in Cricket Green on October 17th at Wandle Futures – a workshop being organised by Wandle Valley Forum. let us know if you want more information.

Mitcham Heritage Day 19 September 2015

We are delighted to be organising Mitcham Heritage Day on 19th September 2015.

You can enjoy a range of free walks, exhibitions, tours and visits to buildings and open spaces in and around Mitcham Cricket Green. Many of the buildings are not usually open to the public so it is a great opportunity to learn more about the area.

Refreshments are available at many of the locations.

Walks, tours and exhibitions:

  • 10.00 to 10.45 The Canons guided tour. Booking required – 020 8640 3333.
  • 10.00 to 1.00 Vestry Hall photographic exhibition. No booking.
  • 11.00 to 11.45 Vestry Hall guided tour. Booking required – 020 8640 3333.
  • 12.30 to 1.30 Parish Churchyard guided tour. No booking. Meet at front porch.
  • 2.30 to 3.30 Cricket Green heritage walk. No booking. Meet at cricket pavilion.
  • 11.00 and 3.00 Parish Church cemetery mortuary chapel open. No booking.

Open buildings:

  • 10.30 to 4.30 Mitcham Cricket Pavilion
  • 10.30 to 4.30 Mitcham Parish Church
  • 10.30 to 4.30 Mitcham Methodist Church
  • 10.00 to 1.00 Vestry Hall (with photographic exhibition)

There are more details about the open buildings, walks and tours on our flyer. Download the Mitcham Heritage Day 19 September 2015 details as a PDF for high quality printing, or click the image below to see a larger version on screen.

Bring your friends and family!Mitcham Heritage Day flyer 19 Sep 2015