What is The Streatham Common Co-operative?
We are the Streatham Common Co-operative; a new community run social enterprise managing Streatham Rookery. Many of you know us as 'SCCoop'.Currently, we are the only community group with direct responsibility for a Lambeth Park. From the third quarter of 2016, we hope to take over the management of Streatham Common from Lambeth Council.
By removing layers of management and being directly accountable to the local community, SCCoop is more efficient and responsive to local needs. All profits are put back into
services on the common. In 2016, parks budgets have been slashed by 50%, so our fund raising activities are vital for our Rookery and Common.
We use the income and assets that come with managing a public park to provide services that go beyond just grounds maintenance to benefit the community at large including the
disadvantaged, young and elderly. Our objective is to enhance this resource to benefit all segments of the Streatham community.
Our vision is to have a dedicated manager for the Common and the Rookery with dedicated staff that are easily identifiable and always based on the Common. We get better value for money by taking away the big company profit motive and having the flexibility to avoid borough-wide contracts that often don't represent value for money locally. We want to create partnerships with the community and local businesses which can be of mutual benefit.