Author Archives: The Chair
Bid to repair the Cascade

SUPPORT SCCOOP’S HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND (HLF) BID  FOR THE ROOKERY CASCADE AND ROCK GARDEN The cascade, built in 1912, needs to be repaired and brought up to modern environmental standards.  It is essential to the character of the Rookery and its Grade II listed status.  Please show your support for our bid. The Friends of Streatham […]

Biodiversity Offset

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson launched an innovative biodiversity offset project on Streatham Common  on 17th December 2013. Biodiversity offsetting aims to ensure that new natural sites are created or enhanced as compensation in a measurable way for sites that undergo unavoidable damage or loss due to development. The project will see native species of trees, […]

Youth Facilities

Last month, we held a public meeting on youth facilities on the common (one of four public meetings we held this year). We recognise that there’s been little investment in Streatham Common facilities over the years, and some of the facilities we have are either reaching the end of their life or are already derelict. […]

Rookery Project Update

A meeting was held on Wednesday 9th October to discuss the next steps for the Rookery Centenary project. Following an introduction from the Chair (Richard Payne) about the latest work of the friends,   Barbara Wright from the Friends gave an update on the Green Flag Award, and what that means going forward.  Among many aspects […]

New Rookery Co-ordinator Appointed

The Friends of Streatham Common is pleased to announce that it has appointed Charlotte Dove as Project Co-ordinator to manage the delivery of the Rookery Centenary Gardens Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Rookery, one of the London Borough of Lambeth’s premier parks, opened formally to the public in 1913 and has obtained […]

Assault on Streatham Common

You may have heard the news of the incident on the Common on Monday 9 September. Mondays incident is very unusual and because of the nature of the crime Lambeth Parks have offered to help police with the appeal for witnesses.  Many local people regularly use the common and we hope that sharing this appeal […]