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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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Image of Homecooks Project Logo

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...

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Image of 19th century David Cox painting of Streatham Common

No doubt you have looked westward from Streatham Common to view the expanse of the Wandle Valley and the misty shapes of the North Downs beyond....

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Image of houses in Streatham

By: Alexander Vine of Divine Property Search

Chaos, destruction... a mess. Words that described the election, depending...

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Image of Hillsdie Gardens Park in Streatham on a sunny day

Wow, what a month! May started pensively; a bit chilly but by Kite Day things really hotted up! In fact so much that the ice rink melted for a day...

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We at Heart Streatham see it as our job to bring out the detail on local issues affecting Streatham, as regards the facts as we know them and as...

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We are very fortunate to have a wide variety of retailers, supermarkets, restaurants, coffee shops and bars in the High Road with many being...

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Image of Streatham Central Church splash logo

It may surprise you to hear that Alex Lyell, pastor of Streatham Central Church (SCC), will be baptised into his own church on Sunday 11 June. The...

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Image of local resident working with the police to monitor speeding on the A23

By: Chris Holt, Safer A23 Campaign

A 90-minute speed limit enforcement operation by police during UN Road Safety Week in May caught eleven...

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There are a select few people called upon to serve with Her Majesty’s Secret Service. An even more select and rarified bunch have represented...

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Image of Save Chestnut Avenue campaign to save Chestnut trees on Tooting Common from an ill conceived scheme to replace them unnecessarily by Wandsworth Council

Wandsworth  Council  recently  carried  out  some “emergency”  work  on  eight  trees  on Chestnut Avenue, as part of their plan to cut down  and...

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We were very honoured to have been invited to the opening of the new Mere Scribbler pub on the site of the old Waterfront bar and restaurant and...

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Image of Streatham hustings in Streatham Baptist Church

It’s all over the news, you’ve seen it in the papers, Parliament will be dissolved and we get to elect our MPs to represent us anew. Many say, “...

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Image of children enjoying Forest School with Nature Vibezzz in the woods on Streatham Common

More and more we become familiar with the concept of Forest School in Streatham. Schools offer it as a complement of classwork or after school...

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Image of dragon kite in the sky at Kite day on Streatham Common

Kite Day is a wonderful family event. In between marvelling at the displays or kite flying, children can go on the bouncy castle or get their...

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Image of a small wren on Streatham Common

By; Peter Newmark

Take a stroll around Streatham Common at any time of the year and with luck, and...

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Image of family home in Streatham Hill

Last month the Evening Standard reported that Streatham’s house prices are growing faster than Brixton’s, and asked, “is SW16 set to be south-west...

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Tommy Trinder was born on 24 March 1909 at No. 54 Wellfi eld Rd. Streatham. The son of a tram driver, he was to become one of the most famous...

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Image of bookcover for Fascinating Streatham, a new book on the area by John Brown

Have you ever seen what seems to be a huge Hindu temple on the train outside Streatham Common station? Have you wondered why the hilly bit of...

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Image ofthe serious About Tennis kids and their parents at Hillsdie Gardens Park for the Quorn Tennis Open Day

The Friends of Hillside Gardens Park and Streatham’s newest tennis club run by Serious About Tennis are planning the 3rd annual Great British...

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Image of Jaden Kennedy of Streatham on the winners platform at English Schools Cross Country Competition 2017 in Norwich

We’ve had great news in  – the Inkspot Brewery has been granted planning permission to open their brewery in the old barn in the Rookery on...

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Image of Safer A23 Camaigners including Chris Hilt, Jonathan Bartley of the Green Party, caroline Pidgeon of the LibDems and various local Streatham councillors and campaigners

Campaigners and survivors of road crashes presented a petition to the London Assembly on 8th March calling for action from Mayor Sadiq Khan to end...

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Stop the chop image, protesting cutting down Chestnut trees on Tooting Common

Collecting conkers along Tooting Bec Common’s historic Chestnut Avenue has been a family favourite for generations. 

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