'PERSPECTIVES' - Art Exhibition of landscape paintings and drawings of Streatham Common and the Rookery.

The exhibition,'Perspectives', aim to capture the changing landscape and its many transformations from Winter through Summer. The change in colour, mood and atmosphere and the effect it has on our outlook and perspective on life! It is also about the natural beauty surrounding the Common from the many perspective viewpoints. Whether resident, photographer or Artist this is an exhibition not to miss!

May Fete - Celebrating all things May

On Saturday May 6th between 1pm and 5pm, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses invite you to come and celebrate the start of May.
There will be Maypole dancing, folk music, cob oven pizzas, home made cakes and biscuits, traditional games and crafts.
Maypole dancing will be on at 2pm and 3.30pm. All are welcome to join in.
There'll be acoustic music on throughout the afternoon scattered throughout the lovely gardens.

The Great North Wood

by Sam Bentley-Toon

Stretching from Deptford to Croydon, the Great North Wood was a vast tract of woodland and wooded commons that was implemental in the development of London It provided a source of charcoal for bakers and blacksmiths, tannin-rich oak bark for the tanning industry and timber for construction and ship-building. As the industrial revolution rendered these products obsolete the economic value of woodland waned, leading to destruction and urbanisation.

The Rookery HLF Bid

The Rookery at Streatham Common is a Grade 2 Listed Garden on the register of Historic England. It was from redevelopment through a fundraising campaign led by local resident, Stenton Covington in 1912. It was presented to the London County Council, redesigned, and opened to the public as a lovely municipal garden in 1913.  As some of our readers might recall, a centenary event in 2013 commemorated these efforts and 100 years of enjoyment of the garden by the public.