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Ashtead Rye Meadows made the decision it would not be represented at Village Day in September and as it turned out the decision was taken by Rotary to cancel the event this year anyway. We look forward to attending the 2021 event.

However, we took the decision to participate in the Heritage Open Days from 11th September to 20th September from 10am to 4pm each day and in addition would be present on Sunday 13th September to explain who we are and why we work on the Meadows, plus to undertake guided walks through the meadows.

This latter open day has been very successful with over 56 people coming along, taking our literature and more importantly buying our merchandise. We took over £250 in sales of tea towels, mugs and cards.These mugs or tea towels can still be purchased if you missed out on the day, but the only design of mug still available is that one with the purple teezle plants. You can purchase tea towels and mugs (all priced at £5 each - Christmas is not that far away!!) by contacting us by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leaving a message on 07802 221898. If you wanted to make a donation - all amounts are welcome, large or small - please also contact us and we can provide bank or address details. Unfortunately, gates and fences still need to be mended, trees and bushes trimmed, the brook cleared of debris and litter and there is a cost involved in all this. Funds are still very much needed.

Here is an example of our relaxed selling technique! Sadly it didn't work as this couple came out without cash or card!

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The meadows will still be open to anyone for walks, pinics etc from Monday 14th through to Sunday 20th September. Take this opportunity to explore those meadows not normally open to the public.

Buying stuff online during lockdown has become the new "normal" and you can make a FREE donation to Rye Meadows that costs you nothing at all - yes nothing! To do so just follow this link. You still buy your stuff but give money as well for FREE! Feel virtuous without it costing you.