The Friends of Bookham Commons

Conserving Bookham Commons

Email: info at bookhamcommons dot org dot uk

News and Events

Spring 2020 celebration evening cancelled

Unfortunately due to the latest government guidance on Coronavirus we have had to cancel our evening event on Wednesday 25th March. Given the uncertainty we can not confirm a future date in 2020, but we will plan for a spring 2021 event.

We do not have a contact list for the tickets sold but if you have a ticket and would like to have a refund we are happy to arrange this. Please contact our treasurer Hilary Nicholls via email at:

Alternatively we would be grateful to receive the ticket money as a donation towards the projects on the Commons this year. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Spring 2020 celebration evening

Autumn Newsletter 2019

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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Newsletter 2019 Spring

Article: The Butterfly Effect by Matthew Oates

Dear Friends

Some of you may have already seen the Summer Edition of the National Trust magazine.  However for those who have not had the chance or who are not NT members the lead article this time is ‘The Butterfly Effect’ by Matthew Oates.

There is of course mention of Bookham Commons.  So I suggest you read the article if you can or alternatively click on the link below.

The Butterfly Effect by Matthew Oates

Happy reading
Paul Gallard


Friends of Bookham Commons now have a Facebook page

2017 Celebration Evening

Wednesday 17th May was the date of the 2017 Friends of Bookham Commons Celebration Evening. More than 100 supporters enjoyed the evening’s presentation from Mr Ted Green who gave a talk on trees and how they have been used on common land down the ages pointing out some interesting facts and sharing the message that there is to be a ‘bronze’ statue of an oak tree placed in London as a reminder of the important part oak trees have played in our culture and society.

The second presentation of the evening was from Mr Ian Swinney, Ranger with the National Trust based at Bookham Commons, who gave an update on progress of the Edge project to save the nightingale and the work that he and the group of volunteers have achieved throughout the year.

The raffle prizes this year were some outstanding wooden products made by the National Trust volunteers.

Thank you to all who attended to support the Friends of Bookham Commons and to Leah Lainchbury and volunteers for all the social arrangements that made the evening a success and finally, a big thank you to Elizabeth Treliving and team for a delicious buffet.

The Edge Project


Life on the edge

Friends of Bookham Commons – Good Friday Membership Drive

This Good Friday morning look out for our committee members in and around the car parks. We are raising awareness of our work on the commons and promoting membership and would greatly appreciate any new members to our cause. The Friends of Bookham Commons supports the work of the National Trust to create a better place for people to visit. Your contributions are valuable in helping us to maintain the pathways, the visitor areas and wildlife viewing spots. Together we hope to make the woodland experience a pleasant one for all.


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