A night to remember on 14th November

Saturday 14th November marks 53 years of bingo at the Streatham Hill Theatre. To celebrate, the club is holding a party with Free for All bingo session, complete with bubbly and red carpet reception, gifts, and special guest performances. In honour of the theatre's opening in 1929, the club will fuse Las Vegas style casino chic with a retro London feel, and a few old school bingo surprises to delight new and regular members alike.

Thrale Almshouse update

by Paul Lehmann
Earlier in the year, I wrote about the Thrale Charity’s project to redevelop the Thrale Alms-houses in Polworth Road, which had become very outdated. I’m delighted that after two years on site and £3million, the redevelopment work is completed, 17 residents have moved into their new homes, and in mid-October, we will be celebrating the reopening of the alms-houses with local MP Chuka Umunna.

Parish Pump for September 2015

Preview for London Square Homes, Streatham Hill

We hear Invitations are out for drinks and canapés at the exclusive preview of London Square, Streatham Hill - the Megabowl redevelopment, "creating a new landmark for Streatham Hill (that) puts you in the best possible place for enjoying the fashionable SW2 neighbourhood". A private landscaped courtyard makes for "a gated oasis with a concierge service and residents’ gym". The main launch will be next spring.

The Parish Pump - Issue 14

We have a plethora of new shops that have opened or are about to open that we would like to welcome to Streatham

The Filling Station cafe at 235 Streatham High Road has opened featuring superb Algerian roast coffee. Say hi to Kais & Zizu!

Trio Piizzeria in the former 19 Bar premises. Have a visit when they feature free live jazz during the Streatham Festival.

Photo of Trio Pizzeria on the Streatham High Road

Streatham roundup - Issue 13

It's been a gorgeously bright Springtime since our last issue came out. We've very much enjoyed bright blooms of picture shares on social media of beautiful flowers on the Common, on window ledges and all across Streatham. Streatham is looking truly spectacular in May and we look forward to a great summer. There is much about to happen just this month but first a few things we've seen over the past few weeks...

Streatham Soapbox - Issue 13

A big reason we launched Heart Streatham last year was to support the shops and business in Streatham, to showcase great stuff on our doorstep and encourage residents to visit local shops, sites and open spaces.  This became personally impossible for a week last month when I twisted my ankle badly on paving whilst walking to a local shop. Checking around it seems my experience isn't unusual.

Now I hear many say “Well, that's the council's responsibility and they're slow about things.” But I want to share how it actually works.