Friends Of Streatham Common Annual Public Meeting: 15/03/18

Friends Of Streatham Common Annual Public Meeting: 15/03/18

FOSC public meeting poster 15/03/18We invite everyone with an interest in Streatham Common to our Annual Public meeting.  If you use the common, the rookery for relaxation, pleasure, for sport, for nature – we would love you to join us.

The Friends work to ensure 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. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Thursday 15th March 
7:15pm – 9:45pm 

Venue: Immanuel and St. Andrew’s Church Hall
(at the base of Streatham Common near to Sainsburys)


19:30    Introduction
19:45    A discussion on Lambeth’s music events held on Streatham Common with questions answered by Lambeth’s events team and local councillors.
20:45    The Rookery and SCCoop:  The Streatham Common Co-operative is a not-for-profit social enterprise set up by the Friends, owned by the community, and part funded by Lambeth. They have been running the Rookery since 2015, the Paddling Pool since 2016 and the Local Nature Reserve since 2017.  Find out how it’s going, and tell them your ideas on what should happen next?
21:15    A presentation on what’s happening around the Rookery cascade.
21:30    A summary of what has happened and what is planned on the Common.
21:45    End of meeting


[The original date of this public meeting was planned for 22/03/18, but this clashed with the licensing/planning meeting for the large music event taking place in July. A sub-committee hearing for those wishing to attend will take place at Lambeth Town Hall, Committee Room B6, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RW 22/03/18 @ 7.00pm]

Love Garden Design? We want you!

Love Garden Design? We want you!

As you know the Streatham Common Cooperative who look after the Rookery were successful in their bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund who awarded  them nearly £90,000 to renovate and replant the Cascade. Contributions from SCCoop and Lambeth Council bring the total pot to a fantastic £150k.

Research, Design and Replant the Cascade Gardens – Get involved!

A big part of the project is to replant up to 100m² of the garden. This is where you can get involved too. You will be working with professional designer, Lee Heykoop. Working as a group you will research some of the history and plants that would have originally been used and update these ideas into a modern design for the garden. Your ideas and input on the planting design will ensure the Cascade remains a much loved feature into the future.

All levels of experience catered for! You’ll have to hurry we only have 10 places available!
In the first instance please drop Lee an email –

Construction work has already started on the renovation of the Cascade. As you can see from the pictures below, a huge amount of rubble and sludge has been removed from the pools. Already the original pools have been repaired and rendered. The long process of layering with 3 layers of fibreglass has begun. Construction work to the cascade should be complete by early March and water should be flowing again by Spring. Exciting times!

Heritage lottery fund