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.


Magpie meet – Thursday 9th January – everyone’s invited

We meet up on the second Thursday of every month for a no strings attached social.

Join us at the Miller & Carter, 1 Windmill Road (next to the Ecology Centre). We’ll be there from 7.30pm near the main bar. Come along, say hello, and make some new friends in a relaxed and friendly setting.

If you want to know more, drop us an email.

Help us keep the Common tidy – join our first litter pick of 2020 – Saturday 18th January

Please join us on one of our regular litter picks on the Common. It’s a great way to meet other Friends, as well as helping to keep the Common tidy for us all.

Where? The Ecology Centre car park, Windmill Road

When? Saturday 18 January meet at 10:00am, finished by 11:30am

What do you need? Nothing but your time! We will provide you with a hi-viz jacket, gloves and a litter picker.

Can’t make it this time? Drop us an email to and we will keep you up to date with the latest news, including plenty of other ways to get involved.

Help us keep Mitcham Common a great place for wildlife!

Season’s greetings from Mitcham Common!

Mitcham Common is a lovely place at any time of year. During the winter time the bright winter sun and crunch of frost under your feet can make it a magical place. Why not explore it for yourself?

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 from this page.

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.


Buy our unique greeting cards!

Would you like to send a unique greeting card for special occasions that show a view of Mitcham Common? You can get them now!

The Friends have worked with photographer Martin Sharpe to develop and print a set of 6 5” by 7” blank greetings cards with views of Mitcham Common. We think they make a terrific present.

If you would like to purchase the cards, please drop a note to the Friends of Mitcham Common email or call 07944 833 605 with the details of the cards that you would like to buy.

Prices are £1.50 per card, or £5.00 for 4. If you purchase 4, you can choose any combination of designs shown below. We can then arrange how we will collect payment and deliver the card(s) to you.


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