New on the Common

Good to see two new benches replacing a missing and damaged pair, new tarmac on a footpath and in the car park, and new manhole covers to replace broken ones. All paid for by income from events on the Common last year.

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 […]

George Tuson

In memory of George Tuson by Barbara Wright George Tuson, who some of you may have know, sadly passed away in December 2016. As many people know, Streatham Common had considerable protectionist intervention over the years, however by the 1990’s the Streatham Common area was a little ‘tired’ and under resourced. It is against this […]

Paddling Pool

The paddling pool at the top of Streatham Common was being filled on the morning of Saturday, 23rd May, ready for the Bank Holiday Weekend? Sadly, on Bank Holiday Monday the pool was dry again…

Tavellers’ Return

Ten days after a small group of travellers parked their vehicles on the Common but were persuaded to leave on the same day, another small group has arrived. The police were in attendance within an hour. later the council removed three caravans but they were moved back by the travellers in the evening. Next morning, […]

Spring Gardening Activities

Spring is nearly upon us and there’s plenty to do in The Rookery. Join us for Volunteer Mornings on the 3rd Friday of every month or Community Planting Days later in spring…      

Rookery’s new information boards

Four new boards containing historical and botanical information are in place in the Rookery. The content for the boards was developed by the Rookery Design Group as part of the Centenary Project (funded by Heritage Lottery Fund). The design was created by south London designer Michiko Nitta –

MPGA show support for the White Garden project

The Friends are delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA) to support the purchase of plants for the White Garden. The MPGA has provided funding to purchase all of the new roses for the garden – Rosa ‘Iceberg’, Rosa spinosissima ‘Double White’ and Rosa ‘Little White Pet’. Some of the […]

Trees, shrubs and pumpkin soup!

The first Community Planting Day took place in the White Garden on Saturday. We were delighted with the progress we made. Over 20 volunteers came along to help – some old friends and many new faces as well. We concentrated on planting trees and shrubs to create the framework for the garden. If you take […]

Feeding the soil

Have you noticed a funny smell in the White Garden recently? You may have done as we have added over 20 tonnes of mushroom compost to the beds in the last few weeks in preparation for the new plants. Mushroom compost is a rich source of organic matter and is an excellent material for improving […]