The Friends

We are a society dedicated to protecting the wildlife and widening the public interest and understanding of Mitcham Common. You can join us and help protect the Common.


New greetings cards

We are pleased to announce that our photo greeting cards are now available. They come in packs of 10 assorted designs and cost £7.50 per-pack. Thanks to various photographers for these images.

Please email friendsofmitchamcommon@gmail.com to pre-order your cards and to arrange payment.


Memorial Bench for Janet Morris

We have been working behind the scenes on the installation of a memorial bench for Janet Morris, longtime Friend and tireless volunteer for Mitcham Common. Learn about Janet here. The bench has been recently installed by the Conservators in Janet’s favourite place, overlooking Seven Islands Pond.

We will have a ceremony to dedicate the bench to Janet next year as part of a Mitcham Common Open day event. We’re planning a celebration of everything Janet did for Mitcham Common and of the Common itself. Meantime, the bench is in place and it’s a great spot to sit and enjoy the view. Do take a look if you are passing.

Keep checking back, or join our email list to be kept up to date about this an all things Mitcham Common!

Magpie Meets

Our next Magpie Meets are on

  • Thursday 11 November, 7 for 7.30
  • Thursday 2 December, same time (the Mayor will be at this meeting).

Membership Recruitment

If you are just discovering Mitcham Common for the first time, or are a regular visitor, please consider becoming a member of the Friends. Perhaps you would like to buy memberships for family members as Christmas presents. 

Here’s how to join.

Drop us an email if you would like to know more about our work or to let us know if you see any interesting plants or wildlife as you spend time on the Common.

Mitcham Common – a great place for wildlife!

The latest Magpie newsletter

‘The Magpie’ is the official newsletter of the Friends of Mitcham Common. It brings our members up to date with the work of the Friends, including up and coming events and walks on the Common.

Click on the Magpie above to view the latest edition. You can also download each Magpie edition in PDF format.

The Magpie is over 30 years old and we’ve made every edition available on the website so people can see the history of the Friends and how we have addressed the issues of the Common.

How to get to Mitcham Common

Lying in South London straddling the boroughs of Merton, Croydon and Sutton, Mitcham Common is a 182 hectare (460 acres) site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.

It is also part of the Wandle Valley Regional Park