The Friends of Streatham Common [FoSC] is a voluntary organisation involved in mounting public events on the Common and in providing community views of the maintenance and development of the area in a way that balances the needs of diverse groups of users.
With your support we can continue to publish the regular newsletter, Common Knowledge, run events (such as Kite Day, Shakespeare in the Rookery, the Fun Dog Show, the Christmas Carol singing and Party, bird walks, bat walks, treasure hunts) and put pressure on Lambeth Council to maintain and improve facilities and nature conservation on Streatham Common and in the Rookery Gardens.
Annual membership can be paid either by cheque or online, using your bank or PayPal. Membership can be paid by Standing Order (our preference), by Cheque or Online. Unless paid by Standing Order, memberships run from January to December.
Green space everywhere is under attack. From development, from budget restrictions, from environmental impacts, from vandalism, from privatisation. We need our green spaces, for play, for peace, for health and for future generations to enjoy. The Common belongs to us all.
All sorts of skills are needed to keep on top of the work that the volunteers of the FoSc provide. Our Kite day is run entirely by volunteers and attracts people from all over the country, and some even travel from abroad to attend, such is the professionalism of the event and those who play apart in it. Bird walks and nature trails are great fun & educational for the volunteers and attendees alike. It brings you closer to the common. But have you got something you know about? Do you see something missing that could enhance and sustain the Common through into another century? A transferable skill…a particular knowledge…..something that you think the community might enjoy?
Come and talk to us.
We need to think outside the box on how we raise funds, on how we preserve, on how we educate others on how special this place is. New ideas are welcome. Especially from young people. You are the future of this common and it needs safe hands to pass it into. You are not expected to give up a lot of time, just now and again when we need a spare pair of hands or a voice where we need to be heard. But if you want to give more – we would love that!