Playground Update

Playground Update

For those that follow the playground re-development, there has been some significant progress over the last few weeks, the money is in the right place and we now have the project schedule from Lambeth.

So assuming the appointment of the consultants who will deliver the project goes ahead on schedule, the design should be completed by this Christmas. Work will start in March 2017, and be completed a few months later.

New Planting in the Rookery

Southern circular sundial, and northern circular beds a modern approach

May 2016

In the next few weeks we are planning to update the planting in the former beds which have for some years been planted with annual bedding laid out in geometric patterns.

Crowd Funding Campaign to Save Our Paddling Pool

Following 50% cuts to parks budgets, Lambeth Council is closing Streatham Common’s very popular Paddling Pool.  Thanks though to funding from The John Horseman Trust, if we raise a further £7,000 locally, the Streatham Common Co-operative can take over management of the Paddling Pool and open it as usual this Summer.

Spring 2016 SCCoop Update; Taking over the Common & Paddling Pool Update, Budget Cuts, A new Playground

Making progress

Next month marks the two year anniversary of the formal establishment of the Streatham Common Co-operative (SCCoop), coming after two years of planning by local residents.Right now things feel a little hard to get to where we want, but before we look at that,  it's worth taking a step back and looking at some of what we've achieved.

New Cafe Lease Update

So if you've been up to the cafe this week you'll have noticed that San Remo's lease has now ended. However, the new cafe lease hasn't been finalised (due to technical delay rather than fundamental we understand).

Anyway, while the lease is being sorted out, the new operators have agreed to keep a temporary service going. Clearly a bit rough and ready at the moment and not at all what they are planning longer term, so please bear with them as they took things on at very short notice and we're glad there's not been a temporary closure.

Rookery Cafe to Close

Rookery Cafe Lease to be out to Open Tender

Cllr Jane Edbrooke announced at SCCoop's AGM last night at the Hideaway that the council and the current Rookery Cafe tenants have been unable to reach an agreement on the terms of a new lease.