Volunteer Oppoerunity on the Cascade Restoration Project

Research, Design and Replant the Cascade Gardens

As you know we were successful in our bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund who awarded us nearly £90,000 to renovate and replant the Cascade. Contributions from SCCoop and Lambeth Council bring the total pot to a fantastic £150k. Take a look below at how work is progressing.

Newsletter Winter 2017

2017 Rookery Christmas Fair and Market

Plans are well underway for our annual fund raising Christmas Fair to be held this year on Sunday 17th December. The fair will be open from 11.30am to 4.00pm.

Located within the grounds of our beautiful Rookery, this is the third year for the event and is a brilliant day out for adults and kids alike. What better way to spend the last Sunday before Christmas with some traditional cheer and grab that last minute gift!

Cascade to flow again


January 2018

The Rookery gardens at the top of Streatham Common will receive a National Lottery grant of £84,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to restore the cascade water feature and rockery gardens to their former glory. People from the local community will be central in designing, planting and celebrating the garden.

Playground Update

Playground Update 2017

We are delighted that the new playground is now open at the bottom of the common.

The playground was opened by the Mayor of Lambeth, Marcia Cameron on Saturday 16th December 2017.

read all about it at

Planning permission for a small kiosk next to the playground to serve drinks and snacks has now been applied for. 

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.