Streatham's magazine - all about Streatham

Heart Streatham is THE quality monthly independent colour magazine all about living and shopping in Streatham. It's written and published by people who live in Streatham, for people who live and do business in Streatham.

Streatham is known far and wide for Polish pierogi to Jamaican jerk chicken to late night Lebanese takeaways, and restaurants catering for every possible taste. We aim to showcase this diverse community by providing you with local information featuring only local restaurants, shops and services. A sense of community is at the heart of what we do.

We want to show you there is no need to travel outside your local area to shop or to eat out when we have so much on our doorstep.

We ❤​ Streatham and we're sure you do too!

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Photo of Lorn Joseph and friend; Lorn will run the London Marathon in memory of her dad

On 22 April this year, 40,000 runners will line up at the iconic start line in Greenwich to begin their 26.2 mile run around the streets of London. Streatham resident, Lorn Joseph, will be one of those runners and we asked her to tell us a little bit more about her training and why she has decided to run this year.

On 1 April last year, I received a phone call to tell me that my Dad had died from an alcohol related incident. Dad had been an alcoholic for most of my life. As a child growing up, we used to say things like “Dad likes a drink” or “sometimes Dad drinks a bit too much”....

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Photo of Cllr Kazantzis at a Streatham flytipping site

 

Last month we published the response we got to a Freedom of Information Act (FoI) request for Lambeth to send us the number of fines and summonses issued from October 2016 to the 19 of December last year. We had two goals in mind: firstly was to request the information as an ordinary resident, not as intrepid investigative journalists, partly to understand the experience you might have in querying your council. The other was to query the claim that Lambeth had issued 3,000 fines to fly-tippers in Streatham. We highly doubted that claim. 

Lambeth replied: “Six summonses were...

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Heart Streatham articles

Image of inStreatham BID banner on Streatham High Road

The Streatham Police Base update – We attended the public meeting on the future of the Police Base and learned some very interesting detail....

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It’s been a busy month already this autumn. Our officers seized another dangerous weapon potentially saving a life. They had responded to an...

Photo of Sherika Sherard with Seal after busking on the South Bank

When you next see someone on the news, in the papers, on Facebook or wherever, launch into a jeremiad about all that’s wrong with the today’s...

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Normally we feature a roundup of local events and happenings we attended in the previous month since the last magazine hit the letterbox. This...

Streatham Police base

We reported some months ago that the Streatham Police Base was under threat. This was disparaged on social media,...

We were very pleased to meet our new area police inspector for the Streatham area Teresa Hubbard this summer. We caught up with her over the...

You’ve probably heard the name “Kardashian” a couple of times if you’ve every picked up a newspaper or checked your social media feeds. After a...

Image of possibly illegally banned right hand turn into Hopton Road

Streatham residents have been forced to take long diversions to get to their homes because Transport for London with the support of Lambeth...

Photo of the So and So Arts Club's presentation of Women at War

The So and So Arts Club is proud to present the Women and War Exodus festival  at the beautiful Streatham Hill Theatre, where we hope to one day...

Photo of the DOLPH Project at Sunnyhill Primary

Last year DOLPH were approached by the staff at Sunnyhill Primary School to come up with a project as part of their Art Week at the end of Term 3...

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Homecooks is a new project to connect Streatham's older residents with their neighbours founded by Streatham resident, Hattie Lambrou.

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Photo of Hannah Northedge in cute blue top she bought at the British Heart Foundation shop on the Streatham High Road

By: Hannah Northedge

I moved to Gipsy Hill from Lewisham five years ago and I've been enjoying exploring the surrounding areas ever since...