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Membership only costs £5 a year per household.

Join your local community to help make this an even greater place to live and work.

Membership Benefits

As a member you will

  • Meet others who are passionate about Forest Hill

  • Receive a regular newsletter and updates on news and events by email

  • Have the opportunity to make real improvements to our community

  • Be eligible to join one of the Society committees and take active part in organising activities


Join Now!

Joining the Forest Hill Society is cheap and now even easier than ever. There are four ways to pay; by standing order, by cheque, by credit or debit card or by PayPal.

We would encourage you to use a Standing Order as it means you don't have to worry about renewing on time, since your bank will sort it all out for you. It's also more convenient for us and marginally cheaper in the long run. However, we realise that many people prefer to deal online, so we have added PayPal (and you can choose to pay a bit extra to cover the charges).

You can also make a donation if you would like.

Paying by Standing Order

If you want to pay by Standing Order, please fill in the membership form and send it to us by post. Don't pass it to your bank, as we won't have any idea that you have joined and won't know where to deliver your newsletter to. Your subscription will renew on 5 September each year until you cancel the standing order.

Pay by Cheque

If you want to pay by cheque, please fill in the same membership form and send it to us with a cheque for £5. Your subscription will last up to 16 months, expiring on 31 December.

Pay by Credit Card, Debit Card or using your PayPal account

If you want to pay by credit or debit card, simply click the button below and follow the simple instructions. You may need a PayPal account to use this method as you are signing up for an annual subscription which will renew automatically after 12 months. If you want to cancel, you will need to do so through PayPal, just as you would contact your bank to cancel a standing order.

If the postal and email addresses you use for your PayPal account are the ones you want us to use for your contact details, it's as simple as that. If they are different from the details you want us to use, please send us a separate email with the correct details to

Once you have completed the PayPal process, you should receive an immediate email from PayPal, acknowledging the payment. We'll also send you an email within a day or two. 

Click here to pay £5 via PayPal or via credit card

If you are happy to also cover the cost of the fees, then click below to pay £6 (the membership is the same)

Whichever method you choose, you will receive a welcome message from us including other useful information. We do reserve the right to refuse membership and, in the event that we cannot accept your application for any reason, we will refund your payment. We may have to deduct PayPal charges, especially if multiple applications have been sent by that route, as we will have incurred charges for each attempt.

Make a donation

Some people like to pay more than the £5 membership. If you would like to, you can make a donation at any time.


Simply send it to Forest Hill Society, c/o Belinda Evans, 2 Perry Rise, LONDON SE23 2QL or click on the donate button below. Although we receive your donation via PayPal, this method does not require you to open a PayPal account

Notes on PayPal:

Paypal cancelled my membership. What do I do now?

PayPal will automatically cancel subscriptions if your credit or debit card information changes (i.e. the expiration date has changed). This only means that your renewing subscription via PayPal has been cancelled; your membership will expire the following December. If PayPal has e-mailed you a cancellation notice because it was unable to automatically renew your membership, simply sign up for a new subscription.


How do I cancel my PayPal subscription?

If you would like to cancel your subscription, you will need to log in to your PayPal account. A subscription can be cancelled at any stage, up until the day of the next scheduled payment.
To cancel an Active Subscription:

  1. Click on the Unsubscribe button above

  2. Log in to your PayPal account

  3. Click on the Cancel link (just above your postal address)

  4. You will be warned that "You can't reactivate cancelled customer profiles. Do you still want to cancel it?"

  5. Cancel the profile and you are done



  • Log in to your PayPal account

  • Click on the History tab

  • Choose Basic Search

  • Just above the list of transactions, click on "More Filters" and select "Subscriptions and Agreemenets", "Recurring Payments", "My Profile"

  • To view the details of a specific Subscription Creation, click Details in the Details column

  • At the bottom of this page, click Cancel Subscription

  • On the confirmation page, click Cancel Subscription again

  • Once you have cancelled your subscription through Paypal, you will continue to receive a newsletter until the following December.

Important - Terms and Conditions

By subscribing and giving us your email and postal addresses, you are granting permission to the Forest Hill Society to contact you with information relevant to your membership and to the Society's business. Your details will not be passed to any third party, but will be used to administer your membership of the Society and will only be disclosed within the Society, and only in connection with that membership in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This is in line with our key objectives of providing relevant information and offers to our members, and keeping membership subscriptions as low as possible. Membership subscriptions are non-refundable.


Full privacy policy can be viewed here.

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