Welcome to the
Friends of Keston Common
(incorporating Ravensbourne Open Space and Padmall Wood)
Our Aims are:
- To help promote the conservation and protection of Keston Common.
- To support its use as a place for quiet, informal enjoyment, recreation and study.
- To help with practical conservation under the supervision of the London Borough of Bromley and its professional officers.
- To assist in providing an educational experience for the general public in the history, natural history and biodiversity of Keston Common.
Supporters give what time they can spare and all gifts and talents are appreciated, from work on the common to helping with publicity material and fund raising. There is no annual subscription but voluntary donations from families, who wish to receive regular briefings, are most welcome.
Next Public Meeting Our next public Meeting will be on Wednesday 16th July 2014, at 7.30pm, in the Jubilee Room, Keston Village Hall. All are welcome.
Countryside Day at Keston This ever popular event returns this year on Sunday 29th June, starting at 2pm. Free entry and all are welcome.
Walk Programme 2014 This ever popular activity will now be extended throughout the year. Walks will be scheduled for 2pm on the first Wednesday of every month (except January, when it will be the second week). For full details click here.
Heritage Lottery Fund The Friends of Keston Common are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a £9.6k grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This grant will be used to design and erect four all-weather interpretation boards to inform visitors of the natural heritage and man-made landscape that can be seen throughout the Common. They will be located at strategic sites across the Common and will include subjects such as Caesar’s Well, the Timber Yard in Padmall Wood, the Ravensbourne Boating Pond and more. The boards will be supported by a series of walk and talk events and illustrated leaflets which will be available for download from this website. In collaboration with Keston Primary School children we will be planting a commemorative tree to mark the occasion and celebrate 150 years of Ravensbourne Lodge.