Friends of Tooting Common
News & Events
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Recent events
FOTC held a very enjoyable quiz night at the Bedford pub in Balham on 25 April.
We held a very successful dog show on Sunday 11 May. [Find the results here]
This is an annual event, and this year's event was one of the best attended, with around 300 people attending
and about 135 dogs taking part.
In conjuction with the Furzedown Festival, we organised the annual Teddy Bear's Picnic on the Common on 22 June,
which was also very well attended.
We have also recently organised two very interesting and informative botanical walks on Tooting Common,
in conjunction with the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI).
The first was a wildflower walk, on 10 June, led by Roy Vickery of SLBI.
The second was a medicinal plants walk, on 29 June, led by Roy and by Claire Choudhury, a local medical herbalist.
Both walks were very well attended.
We also participated with Froglife in the 'Dragon Day' event on Saturday 26 July, organised by Froglife,
which included planting at the new ponds established in the south-west corner of the Common.
Good progress is being made in the development of plants round these new ponds.
Forthcoming events

We are planning a number of events over the next few months.
In particular, on 26 October there will be a 'Fungus foray' at 2pm organised jointly with the SLBI, followed later in the afternoon by our ''Pumpkin Parade".

Also, we are planning an astronomy event, and an event for the Winter Solstice.

More details on these and other events will be available on this website.
Bluebell Walk
  Birchwood Road hybrids Edge of Furzedown Road Native English bluebells
Ecology Pond
    Click on the picture for more information  
Bat Walks Spring, Summer and Autumn
members only
These are organised monthly in the spring, summer and autumn.
They are primarily for members only.
Forthcoming walks are on 11 September and 16 October.
For more information please email
Running Group
Sunday mornings
We are going to restart our running group very soon, now the common has dried out again. Please contact us if you want to join us. Days and times may be negotiable!
If you are not a member and want to join our Running Group please contact our membership secretary -
who will give you details of when and where to meet.
Members only.
Capital Clean-up - Tooting Common Another successful Capital Clean-up - click here to read the the full report on your common  
Update on the travellers' visits
to Tooting Bec Common
Click here for the report  
Cycle Path

Currently the cycle path is divided into two. Pedestrians are allowed on both sides of the path but cyclists are only allowed on their side. The council are currently carrying out a review with the possibility of removing the divide. .

Click here for the
Results of the survey
Photo Gallery
The best one each month will go onto our website and may end up becoming part of a calendar. Send your photos of the common to us at