Become a Member of The Trust and help to support the Common!

The Common has a considerable amenity and recreational value, especially to the communities which surround it; surprisingly, however, it is not supported by any regular local, regional or, indeed, national aid, and though its owner - the Monken Hadley Common Trust - does have a small amount of income from things such as rents and wayleaves, this is nowhere near enough to cover the running costs. The Trust is therefore heavily dependent upon the income it receives from its members - and as a charity it is able to reclaim tax on Gift Aid on qualifying membership subscriptions, which boosts this income by up to 25%.

The Common is managed and maintained on an almost wholly voluntary basis, and none of the volunteers are paid for the time spent working there, although from time to time contractors do need to be employed for things like mowing the grass and attending to large trees to keep them safe. The contribution of the many people who give their time and effort running the Common would simply not work without the financial support provided by its members to cover the unavoidable expense of running 74 hectares of public open space.

If you value the Common, and you are not a already a member of the Trust


Membership of the Trust is available both to individuals and to businesses. (If you run a local business and might be interested in your business becoming a member of the Trust and/or becoming a sponsor, please let the the Membership Secretary know at

To join as an individual member please:

Set up an Annual Standing Order using Online Banking or your Mobile Banking App

You will need to enter the following information:

Payee Name:Monken Hadley Common Trust
Sort Code: 51-61-34 (You’re Paying NatWest Bank Plc)
Account number:83664793
Is this a business?(YES)
Standing Order Reference:Please use your surname and initials e.g. Smith P or Brown C A B

Set up an Annual Standing Order using a form

You will become a member when the Trust has received BOTH a properly completed application form AND your first payment by standing order.

If you have any queries about membership, or would like application forms posted to you, please contact the Membership Secretary, Cornelia Dung:


Tel: 08445 004 307

Five-year Management Plan 2024-29

Please find attached the Five-year Management Plan 2024-29

AGM Minutes

Please find attached the AGM minutesof meeting 16/10/2023.

Vacancies corner

  1. Woodlands volunteer - we are looking for someone with expertise on woodlands in general to join either as a volunteer or, possibly, as a trustee. Please contact for more details.