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We organise two meetings each year, an Annual General Meeting, held in the spring, at which the Chairman presents an overview of the previous year’s activities with a talk by a guest speaker, and an Autumn Get Together also with a guest speaker. The talks are by local naturalists or experts in local heritage.
Our 2015 AGM was a milestone event as it was the 40th AGM held since the Association was formed in 1974. The 2015 AGM was held on Tuesday 28th April at Christ Church Hall, Christ Church Road, Epsom at 8.00pm. The talk this year was ‘A 100 Year Vision for the Common’ by Stewart Cocker, Head of the E&EBC Countryside Management Team. Stewart presented the new 10 year management plan for the Common, which has now been approved by E&EBC.
The formal part of the evening was held after the guest speaker’s talk with reports by the Chairperson and the Treasurer, followed by election of the committee for 2014/2015.
We organise a number of walks on the Common each year which are led by local natural history experts. The subjects that are usually covered each year include birds in early spring, wildflowers, butterflies, invertebrates particularly bush crickets, bats and fungi.
Epsom Common Day
Periodically we hold an ‘Epsom Common Day’ on Stamford Green in the summer months. This includes a large number of stalls with a natural history flavour, demonstrations of woodworking skills, activities for children including a small animal petting stall, guided walks, refreshments, exhibitions and a raffle. The last ‘Epsom Common Day’ was held in July 2014 to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Association.