About the Friends



We are a Registered Charity (1166961), run by local residents.

We work to ensure that Streatham Common and the Rookery are well kept and have facilities for all sections of our community, providing community views of the maintenance and development of the area in a way that balances the needs of diverse groups of users.

We also run a number of popular public events each year which, among many others, include Streatham Kite Day, Bird Walks, Open Air Theatre in the Rookery and the Fun Dog Show.

Among the projects we run, we have campaigned to restore the Rookery Gardens and won funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  We have funded and installed a nature trail, and organised events to mark the Rookery Centenary.  We are supporting SCCOOP in its bid for making a case for HLF funding to restore the cascade in the Rookery and rejuvenate the planting in this area. We were instrumental in the development of the case to renew the playground and continue to be represented on the playground development group now being project managed by Lambeth Council.

Friends of Streatham Common has trustees, elected officers and currently about 350 members, who help to make our activities and initiatives possible and available to all users of the common.  For a very modest annual fee, members also receive a newsletter three times a year and the opportunity to play a part in directing the charity’s activities.  We hold a number of public meetings every year on relevant community issues that are open to anyone and an Annual General Meeting to report back to our membership on the year’s activities and to present the accounts.

Membership is open to any individual, family or business. Click here for more info.