Events coming up

DEMOC progress and update meeting on Zoom. Tuesday 26 July at 8 pm

There will be a referendum in Croydon on 7th October where residents of Croydon will have a chance to vote on whether they want to stick with the current system whereby Councillors chose the Leader who runs our town or change to a system with an executive Mayor, directly elected by every voter of Croydon.

The residents’ association-led campaign for a Directly Elected Mayor of Croydon (DEMOC) is keen to raise awareness of the referendum so residents can make an informed choice. We are hosting an online meeting for any Residents’ Association members, family, friends and neighbours to find out more about the issues at stake.

Time: 8pm – 9pm, Date: 26 July 2021, Link:

Just click the link above a few minutes before 8pm on 26 July and you will be able to join the meeting. There will be a couple of speakers from the DEMOC campaign followed by a question and answer session. The whole meeting will last about an hour.


Summer Reading Challenge at Sanderstead Library

"Wild World Heroes". Sign up for the Summer Rading challenge (SRC 2021) at Sanderstead Library. Open Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am - 4pm through the summer holidays

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Sanderstead Neighbourhood Care Quiz Night 25th September 2021

Sanderstead Neighbourhood Care will hold their annual Quiz noght on Saturday 25 September at 7pm for 7.30pm. All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead, cR2 9AB. Book tickets by calling 020 8657 8289, come into the office, or email [email protected] Tickets £10 per person, in advance only. Price includes a ploughmans and dessert, but bring your own drink.


Regular events

Friends of Purley Beeches Work Parties

Friends of Purley Beeches regular work parties one Saturday a month. Visit their website for details of the next event:

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Select and Collect at the Library every Friday

Sanderstead Library is now operating a Select and Collect service on Fridays. Books can be reserved online, by email or by phone (on Fridays). You’ll be notified once your items are ready for collection. Please knock on the door when you arrive for your collection and a member of staff will come and help you. For more information and service updates please visit our website:

Croydon Libraries

Sanderstead Local History Group. Monthly on a Wednesday

Want to discover more local history? If so then 'The Sanderstead Local History Group' would like to invite you to our monthly meetings held 2-4pm at All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead on the last Wednesday in the month. A small charge of £2 each meeting to cover hall hire and refreshments. No annual fee. Information is on our web site with a link to the Bourne Society where you can find local history books they have produced.

For 2021 our meetings have been via Zoom and forthcoming meetings are:

  • 26th May: “Beware” Watercress” – Typhoid outbreak in Croydon in 1937, by Joyce Hoad
  • 30th June: The History of Theatre in Croydon, by Dee Palmer
  • 28th July: Coombe – The lost hamlet of Croydon, by Chris Harman

Contact Joyce Hoad (Chair) or Chris Harman at [email protected] if you’d like to be added to our mailing list for Zoom links.

Sanderstead LHG

The Arts Society Sanderstead.

Meetings commence at 10.30 on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the United Reformed Church Hall, Sanderstead Hill, South Croydon, CR2 0HB. Coffee is served from 9.45 to 10.15am.

At present there is no waiting list for new members joining and visitors are welcome on payment of a small fee. For more information phone 0208 660 9122. Email: [email protected]

Meetings are currently held via Zoom. Visit our website for details.

The Arts Society

Toddler Groups every Tuesday and Friday in term time

Toddler groups meet in All Saints' Halls every Tuesday and Friday during term time from 9.30 till 11.30. Toys, trains, friendship, refreshments, songs. £2 per child

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Regular events on hold during lockdown

The Arts Society Croydon Area. 2nd Thursday of the month

Meet Monthly (2nd Thursday) at 10.15 in All Saints Church Hall, Sanderstead

For further details please phone 02086572496 or email [email protected]

The Arts Society

Soul Symphony Choir, Tuesday evenings at 7pm

Soul Symphony Choir is a fun, friendly and vibrant choir based in Croydon. ‘I love everyone’s positivity and how wonderful everyone’s attitude is. Every week you have a rehearsal to look forward to with what feels like a second family,’ Lizzy. Be energised by our uplifting sessions as well as the mutual support and encouragement of the Soul Symphony Choir community. Come join us – free taster for your first session.

For more information please visit or email [email protected]

You are welcome to join us on Tuesday evenings from 7pm at St Columba’s Church, 37 Queenhill Road, South Croydon CR2 8DW. For more information please visit

Soul Symphony