Environment Officer. Stephen Rudd.

Successful Saving of Pewley Down Fields

The “Saving Pewley Down Fields team” are absolutely delighted by the fantastic result of the recent auction for the fields. Thanks to the incredible generosity of local people, who were quick to pledge substantial amounts to give us a war chest for the auction, we managed to put in the highest offer and this has been accepted by the vendor.

The Thames Basin Heathlands illustrated talk given by Ruth Shelton & Michael Jones from Natural England.

19 May 2021 Removal of invasive “Perfoliate Alexanders” from Brown Down (to West of Guildford Golf Club)

“Dear Andrew and Stephen,

I would just like to thank you both for letting MRA members know about the task this morning.

I was really heartened by the response and at least half of the volunteers this morning were from MRA or Merrow residents who have helped before. I was  also heartening to see other volunteers  (from Surrey Botanical Society and Butterfly Conservation) some from as far away as Ewell and Betchworth, who have helped over the last 8 years, come yet again this year. Thank you for coming to help this morning, Andrew. I have attached 2 photos which you are welcome to use on the MRA website if you would like.

Best wishes


Merrow Downs: flora, butterflies and conservation’, a talk given by Gillian and Ken Elsom for MRA Autumn Meeting on Zoom, 19/10/2020. View a selection of photographs.

 Rewilding your garden for butterflies,
“I have put together some useful information (references & websites) arising from this meeting for interested MRA members. I have a little Kidney Vetch seed (original source ‘wildflower slope’ on Merrow Downs with permission from the Golf Course) for anyone who lives on chalk in Merrow & who may like to grow it in their garden for Small Blues.”
Gillian Elsom 21/10/2020 

Environment Report Spring 2020
YouTube video of presentation at AGM.

Guildford Environmental Forum Newsletters
At GEF we are convinced that massive changes are needed in our future priorities. We need to agree on a much healthier and more sustainable way of life.

Clean Air Research
University of Surrey: To realise our collaborative global vision of ‘clean air for all’ by understanding the impact of air pollutants on life quality, developing internationally-validated engineering-driven solutions and underpinning regulatory strategies.

Help prevent air pollution causing Health Issues to our children.

Wildlife in Merrow
Recent images of wildlife in Merrow. Please submit your photographs.