Streatham Roundup - Issue 28 December 2016 and January 2017

After lots of Halloween fun from our local sports stars on ice – the Streatham Redhawks and Streatham Supremes – we got to see some exciting hockey and figure skating competitions with the Streatham teams doing superbly.

The fun continued on (mostly) solid land with the Tooting Common pumpkin parade whilst Herne Hill Harriers took many medals and did the area proud in national cross country stakes.

Both of us at Heart Streatham got our hands dirty with the folk who feel the rules apply only to everyone else. Construction companies who block off roads and pavements without permission and drivers who are happy to run over people to save a few seconds on a one way street were put on notice.

We had a cracking time on a chilly Sunday morning as lines of vintage cars chugged, steamed and putted by on their annual run to Brighton. And as we were so well endowed with such a fabulous plethora of quality places to take breakfast or brunch afterwards, we were truly spoilt for choice. Props to Alper at El Chicos who put on breakfast menu and a vintage car mechanic for the car runners!

We spoke to the Lambeth Engagement team in Brixton about the rumour of a Lambeth app for reporting fly-tipping, littering, dumped cars, etc. It’s still unclear as to whether they will be doing something similar to the superb Wandsworth app. However, Lee is to pitch to the Lambeth Forum Network a plan for them to build one for the borough similar to the clean Up Streatham app. Watch this space.

The sharp-eyed might have seen Streatham Hill on the telly, as one of the Apprentice teams tried to procure an item at 11pm on a weekday. Not sure they were successful but it brought Streatham to the masses.

Finally, we remembered the fallen of Streatham at the annual Remembrance Day civic service. We are reliably informed that this service was only the second time in UK history that an Imam has led the service.

Photo of Remembrance Service 2016 with Rabbi and Imam taking the service together.

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