Listed on this page is just a small selection of the many activities, groups, clubs and societies in the local area. Most are non-profit, community focused and run by volunteers. Our SRA Facebook, Twitter and Gazette pages (as well as our high street noticeboards) will also contain more details of special events held throughout the year. We also recommend our local library and the Council webpages for other information and contact details. Below you will find some activities and details categorised by theme where possible. This is by no means an exhaustive list and was correct when posted here! Please check their websites for up to date information.

 

Nature and the Outdoors:

FREE WALKING GUIDES/ROUTES click here 

CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER opportunities at local green spaces? click here

FRIENDS OF SELSDON WOOD (FSW) – find out more and get involved

The Friends are volunteers who regularly hold informative walks, carry out sustainable conservation and restorative work and monitor wildlife in Selsdon Wood. We welcome new members to support us financially by subscription or additionally on maintenance workdays or join the Committee. Download a printable leaflet (with map) from here or email David Malins, at davidmalins@btinternet.com for information. www.friendsofselsdonwood.co.uk Phone 020-8657 0423 or e-mail: selsdonwood@gmail.com

FRIENDS OF LITTLEHEATH WOODS (FoLW) – find out more and get involved

The Friends website contains information about how to become a Friend, support with donations and how to join one of their Guided Walks or their regular Tuesday workparties carrying out practical conservation work. There are also details of Maps, a Nature Trail which can be downloaded and a Contact Us page.  www.folw.co.uk  Ian Leggatt - 020-8651-1140

FRIENDS OF KINGSWOOD - contact friendsofkingswood@hotmail.co.uk

SANDERSTEAD PLANTATION PARTNERS - contact michaellishmund@gmail.com

RSPB – Croydon Local Group - Monthly Illustrated Wildlife Talks

Whitgift Sports Club, Croham Manor Road - off Croham Road. South Croydon, CR2 7BG. Second Monday of each month, 2pm and again at 8pm. Everyone is welcome not just members. Contact John Davis on 020-8640-4578 or see www.rspb.org.uk/groups/croydon

SANDERSTEAD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – talks, excursions and shows for people with an interest in gardening http://www.sandersteadhorticulturalsociety.org.uk

Arts and Crafts:

SELSDON ART GROUP a painting group open to all levels 

We meet in the Selsdon Centre for the Retired on the second Thursday evening of each month, and throughout the year have a varied program of events, including painting evenings, demonstrations, talks, and slideshows. Contact Fiona Hooper on 07973-412952

Sports and Fitness:

SELSDON TENNIS CLUB - Open to all ages and standards

We have 5 All Weather Courts including 2 floodlit and a clubhouse at 21A Queenhill Road. Contact Geoff Littlewood 020-8651-4748 or go to the webpage http://www.selsdon-tennis-club-ltd.co.uk or via e-mail info@selsdon-tennis-club-ltd.c

Science and History:

SANDERSTEAD LOCAL HISTORY GROUP  

2-4pm at All Saints Church Hall Onslow Gardens Sanderstead the last Wednesday in the month.

Contact sandersteadlhg@gmail.com

Social:

SELSDON CONTACT (Neighbourhood Care) – Bringing free help and care to your door

Contact is a charity, which responds to the needs of the local community at home (e.g. elderly, housebound, families in need), using a large network of volunteers (more welcome!), by offering help with transport, shopping, befriending, information and advice (e.g. on services and benefits), equipment loan and practical help (e.g. carer respite), even social events/outings. Find us at Selsdon Community Centre, 132 Addington Road. Contact Jasmine Singh 020-8651-4944 - email info@selsdoncontact.org.ukf@selsdoncontact.org.uk 

SELSDON CENTRE FOR THE RETIRED welcomes the retired and elderly living locally for lunches, activities and outings. Minibus escort available. Run by volunteers for over 50 years. We are open three days a week from 10:00 – 15:00, inside the Sainsbury’s building in Selsdon, Surrey. Contact Craig Anderson 020-8651-1111

ROTARY Sanderstead and Selsdona voluntary society raising funds and holding events for local, national and international communities. Meets every Monday at Farleigh Court Golf Club www.rotarysandersteadandselsdon.com Contact Wendy Parr 07774-186792 

SELSDON AFTERNOON TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD – a social club for local women

Our meetings are held on the third Friday of every month in the church hall at St. John the Divine, in Selsdon, between 1.30 and 4.00 pm.  We look forward to seeing visitors. Contact Christine Holland 020-8657-4861

Churches:

ST JOHN THE DIVINE, (CoE) 7 Upper Selsdon Road,

Church services and community aid and events  www.stjohnsselsdon.org.uk  Parish Office

020-8657-2343 

SELSDON BAPTIST, (Baptist) Addington Road

Church services and community aid and events http://www.selsdonbaptist.org.uk/ Office 020-8651-4308

ST COLUMBA’S (Roman Catholic), Queenhill Road

Church services and community aid and events www.stcolumbaschurchselsdon.uk 020-8657-3747

CROYDON JUBILEE CHURCH (Christian, Regions Beyond Group), Selsdon Centre

Church services and community aid and events www.croydonjubilee.co.uk Office 020-8651-2807

ST FRANCIS (Anglican), Tedder Rd, Monks Hill

Church services and community aid and events www.stfrancismonkshill.org.uk 020-8657-7864

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF THE LATTER DAY SAINTS, Addington Road

Church services and community aid and events www.uk.churchofjesuschrist.org 020-8651-2211

FORESTDALE SALVATION ARMY CHURCH - 020-8657-0078

SELSDON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP - 020-8668-9779

Uniform Groups:

GIRLGUIDING – For girls aged 5-18 (Rainbows, Brownies, Guides & Senior Section)  https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved or phone 0800-999-2016

We meet at several units in the local area. Weekly during school term times at Selsdon Baptist Church hall, the Guide hut at St John’s, St Columba’s Church hall and St Paul’s Church hall on Croham Road. We also have a Ranger group (ages 14-18) at St Paul’s 

SCOUT PACKS – for boys and girls aged 6-14 There are two units in Selsdon

1st Selsdon & Addington Scout Group (Beavers, Cubs & Scouts), based in Upper Selsdon Road at St. John the Divine www.1stselsdon.org.uk

2nd Selsdon & Addington Scout Group, based in Foxearth Road www.2ndsandascoutgroup.org.uk 

CROHAM VALLEY EXPLORER SCOUT UNIT – for boys and girls aged 14-18. Monday evenings between 8 pm and 9.30 pm, the passageway behind 35 Birdhurst Rise, South Croydon, Unit members take part in a wide range of challenging activities and life skills. All the members are also working towards gaining their Duke of Edinburgh's and Scout Training Awards. Contact Christopher Dean via tinkerscorner@aol.com

Other:

CROYDON HEARING RESOURCE CENTRE - office 020-8686-0049

A charity providing advice, information and practical help and support to residents of Croydon with any type of hearing loss

CROYDON VISION - 020-8668-2486 -  a range of services for visually impaired people to help build life skills

CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE HELPLINE - 0808-808-1677

SELSDON BRIDGE CLUB - Bob Steadman - 07545-384899

SELSDON CENTRE BRIDGE GROUP - Every Monday 2.00pm-4.00pm (not Bank Holidays), Selsdon Centre of the Retired.

We play Acol bridge and warmly welcome new players, even if rusty, but regret that we are unable to offer to teach you. Contact Betty Borfiga on 020-8656-4212 

SELSDON FLOWER CLUB - Rear of St. Johns Church, Upper Selsdon Road on Wednesday afternoons. There is a charge for members and visitors at demonstrations and workshops. Further details from Maureen Browning 020-8651-5821

ARTS SOCIETY CROYDON AREA - Jean Aarons https://tascroydonarea.org.uk

SELSDON COMMUNITY HALL - Cottie Campbell - selsdonhall.info@gmail.com

ST. JOHN'S WIVES - Jane Guglielmi - 020-8657-6672

66 (SELSDON) SQUADRON AIR TRAINING CORPS - Rob Cleeter 020-8651-5958

Doctors & Emergency Care:

Farley Road Medical Practice - 020-8651-1222

Queenhill Medical Practice - 020-8651-1141

Selsdon Park Medical Practice - 020-8657-0067

Croydon University Hospital - 020-8401-3000

New Addington Minor Injuries Unit - 020-8251-7225

Purley War Memorial Hospital - 020-8401-3515

Police:

Selsdon & Addington Village - selsdonandaddingtonvillagesnt@met.police.uk

Selsdon Vale & Forestdale - selsdonandforestdalesnt@met.police.uk

sdyke@hotmail.com