We are delighted to announce that the application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Rookery Centenary project was successful.
The project is costed at £60,000 with £10,000 of matched funding including our own centenary fundraising, therefore the HLF grant will be £50,000 (approx). This enables the relaying of paths, signage & boards, some workshops & an event, further restoration of the White Garden and Old English Garden, and employment of a part-time project co-ordinator.
https://twitter.com/Rookery100 will give you the latest information on events that celebrate the Rookery’s Centenary this year.
In the run up to the Rookery’s Centenary Events, water is at long last cascading again, a commemorative sundial is in place, the Covington shelter has been repaired and repainted, a centenary flower bed has been installed and various other repairs have been carried
The Friends have produced a set of four notelets. Each features one of the images of Streatham Common shown below. The inside is blank. They are sold either in mixed packs of four or in a pack of four of one design, together with envelopes.
A pack costs two pounds plus 50p for postage. They can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be purchased on our stand at events on the Common or by telephoning Katherine Forster on 8764 6060. We hope soon to have them on sale at various local points.
The photographs were generously given to the Friends by local photographer, Nick Wright, whose work can be seen at http://www.nickwright.biz/
Believe it or not, the water cascade in the Rookery is running again! A number of other repairs / renovations are under way, so the Rookery should be in fine fettle for its centenary celebrations.