London’s first Natural Health Service launches in Croydon, using nature to reduce demand on NHS

Posted on October 27th, by Beth Collier in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Health will be getting a lot more green with this first-of-a-kind London programme

The Natural Health Service launched in Croydon this autumn, encouraging residents to use nature to improve their wellbeing. The new initiative, the first in London, will provide and promote activity in the natural environment to support residents’ emotional, physical and social health, and by working with GPs, seek to reduce demand on the NHS.

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Five of the best… Croydon parks to walk your dog

Posted on February 23rd, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 1 Comment

In the first of her new series, ‘five of the best’, Bernadette Fallon offers her pick of Croydon’s parks

We’re very fortunate in Croydon to have so many parks and green spaces – 127 to be precise, so get your walking shoes on and grab the dog. If you haven’t got one, borrow the neighbour’s, because if there is one thing better than getting outside to enjoy … Read More »

Why Croydon should be inordinately fond of its stag beetles

Posted on June 10th, by Andy Ellis in Culture. 4 comments

Andy Ellis encourages Croydonians to overcome understandable feelings of alarm and to take care of our local stag beetle population

Around the middle of May I spotted a familiar shape bumbling its way across my lawn. Closer inspection revealed a female, probably in the first days or even hours of her life. This year’s stag beetles have emerged!

Stag beetles are Britain’s largest insect, … Read More »