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Heart Streatham Issue 29


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Welcome to our 3rd year anniversary issue and our first magazine of 2017. We’re looking forward to a fabulous February in Streatham. With the Common looking gorgeous in the chill, it's magical to walk across the frosty grass to the newly-refurbished Rookery Cafe for hot chocolate and see that the trees are already
in bud and spring will soon be here.

With Valentine's Day coming up, there’s no need to leave SW16 to find beautiful gifts and cards for your sweetheart. Even Chanel and Dior fragrances and hand-made chocolates are available on the High Rd, these days- see our centre spread for some Streatham surprises!

We have exciting news about new shop openings in this issue, and several Balham estate agents have set their sights on Streatham. Even the Guardian told its readers about Streatham’s because “the reality is amazing, with homes high on the hill that’d be the envy of Hampstead, but without the snobbery.” Shhhh! We don’t want the secret of how special Streatham is to get out too far!

The stunning cover photograph and the one on this page are by Suzie Pindar, better known as the Naked Artist. She is preparing
for her photography solo show in October 2017! Contact Suzie via

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Heart Streatham Issue 29

  1. 1. What's on New openings All about Streatham ISSUE 29 FEBRUARY 2017
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  3. 3. 3 Heart Streatham is published by Heart Media Limited and is delivered to 17,000 Streatham and Furzedown households. Magazines can be collected from selected local businesses along Streatham High Road and down Greyhound Lane to the end of Streatham Vale. Heart Media Limited has endeavoured to ensure all information published in this magazine is correct at the time of publication but take no responsibility for mistakes or omissions. This publication hereby disclaims any liability to any party for loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Responsibility for the content of advertisements is solely the advertiser's. Reproduction of any part of this magazine is only authorised with the written permission of the publisher. All rights are reserved. Contact us about submitting articles, advertising, press releases, and pictures on 0208 133 4629 We hope you enjoy the magazine. See extended versions of our articles at If you have a story for us, or would like to enquire about advertising, contact or call 0208 133 4629 Add your event to our website for free! Just go to www/ Welcome to our first magazine of 2017. We’re looking forward to a fabulous February in Streatham. With the Common looking gorgeous in the chill, it's magical to walk across the frosty grass to the newly-refurbished Rookery Cafe for hot chocolate and see that the trees are already in bud and spring will soon be here. With Valentine's Day coming up, there’s no need to leave SW16 to find beautiful gifts and cards for your sweetheart. Even Chanel and Dior fragrances and hand-made chocolates are available on the High Rd, these days- see our centre spread for some Streatham surprises! We have exciting news about new shop openings in this issue, and several Balham estate agents have set their sights on Streatham. Even the Guardian told its readers about Streatham’s because “the reality is amazing, with homes high on the hill that’d be the envy of Hampstead, but without the snobbery.” Shhhh! We don’t want the secret of how special Streatham is to get out too far! The stunning cover photograph and the one on this page are by Suzie Pindar, better known as the Naked Artist. She is preparing for her photography solo show in October 2017! Contact Suzie via Join our mailing list to receive our newsletter with the latest info, gossip, and special offers. promotion-0. CONTENTS 5 Streatham Round Up 6 Soap Box - The Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme 8 Parish Pump, latest gossip and new openings 10 A new era for the Streatham Hill Theatre 14 History - Streatham’s Suffragettes 18 The Great North Wood Project 20 Shop in Streatham for Valentine’s Day 22 Business Rates 24 What’s On 30 Police and Crime Update 32 What Makes Sunnyhill Tick? 34 The Rookery Cascade Appeal 36 Directory of Local Trades and Services 38 Useful Numbers.
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  5. 5. 5 CUTTING ROOM WE’VE CHANGED OUR LOOK WHY DON’T YOU? WWW.CUTTINGROOMSTREATHAM.CO.UK Heart Magazine ad FINAL.indd 1 13/05/2016 14:28 We had some great news in over the holdiay period. Streatham Wine House released reports that one could lose weight by drinking red wine and the fame of Streatham Rovers FC made it all the way to the Scottish Sun where they were “featured”. There was good fun wassailing in the orchard of the Streatham Common Community Garden and good news that the Leigham Court Road car park now has free parking for shoppers on Sundays. Hat tip to the Streatham Wells councillors who pushed for this. We knew the hols were over when local fellow Ben Kolb spotted Easter goods in Streatham's grocery stores whilst Christmas trees were being collected from pavements. Speaking of Spring, we had a nice chat with Christina Gillett who’s organising the Den Day for children to build nature dens in late Spring. Organisations wishing to get involved should get in touch. Speaking of pavements, one of our readers confronted the Arriva bus depot manager about buses parked across the pedestrian pavements on the High Road in Streatham Hill. When asked about this he ran away without comment. Hideaway had a brush with celebrity as Lesley- Ann Jones signed copies of her new biography of David Bowie at the Wall-to-Wall Bowie show there. Lesley-Ann has also written critically acclaimed biographies of Freddie Mercury, Marc Bolan and Kylie Minogue. We received late-breaking word the South London Liberal Synagogue will be hosting a Syrian refugee family at their expense in a flat they’re refurbishing for this purpose. We spoke to Alex Lyell of Streatham Christian Church, and Nathan McGuire of Streatham Baptist Church and Love Streatham, as well as Aslam Ijaz of South London Islamic Centre, all of whom said the they were engaged on this as well. More on this in our next issue. By LEE alley
  6. 6. Streatham Soapbox our streets NeIGhBourhooD eNhaNcemeNt ProGramme   Siproj  Architecture     Chartered  Architect  At  Your  Doorstep   Get  in  touch  today       Mob:  07792781971   *Winner  of  Houzz  Award  2016  for  Best  Customer   Service       *RIBA  Chartered  Practice   It took three years for Tesco to tear down the Streatham swimming baths, the original ice rink and the bus garage then build the existing leisure centre, flats, the Tesco store and all the various bits around it. The entire development cost around £175m. It’s taken about the same amount of time for Lambeth Council to decide how to spend £750k of Section 106 monies paid by Tesco on projects in three of Streatham’s wards. You see, as a condition of being allowed to do their development, Tesco paid around £2.5m to Lambeth as a Section 106 contribution (now known as community infrastructure levy or CIL) to, amongst other things, compensate for disruption to residents and help improve nearby areas. It didn’t take nearly that long to do way more of that in Brixton, Oval, Herne Hill and Stockwell, where Lambeth spent its own budget money whilst we get only a small slice of the cash Tesco paid to Lambeth for their development in Streatham. So, what does Streatham get for it? At the time of going to press only the St Leonards ward had any scheme details announced. Streatham Wells and Streatham South are still to be updated - Streatham Hill isn’t included. An underwhelming 150 trees will apparently be planted somewhere, with raised beds to be built somewhere else after consultation with the community. Lambeth hired consultants to do this over a year ago, I know because I spent an (unpaid) day with them, you might be forgiven for thinking they already knew. You might also think with all the horticultural expertise and talent keeping the Rookery in fine fettle that Lambeth might think it a great idea to make this a local initiative. In fact, some of the cash will apparently subsidise a company from Brixton to do the work! It seems Lambeth’s preferred plan is to convert the parking spaces in front of the Greyhound pub to cycle parking and benches to relax on. Never mind the diesel fumes, traffic pollution and noise from two main roads converging! It’s bad enough taking so long to get to this point. It’s worse being fobbed off with our “own” money and having outside firms doing the work, but the disappointing nature of the design doesn’t inspire confidence that Lambeth knows where Streatham is, much less that it cares.
  7. 7. Hundreds of clearance bargins along with special sale prices on new orders 82-84 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NR 020 8769 2205 Limited parking available Winter Sale Ends Saturday 25th February 2017
  8. 8. ParishPump The South London Liberal Synagogue, in Prentis Rd. has announced “The Abraham’s Tent Project”, which aims to raise £50,000 to renovate a disused two-bedroom caretaker’s flat to be offered to a Syrian refugee family being resettled in Lambeth. The biblical story of Abraham’s tent describes how he built an open- sided tent to welcome strangers. The Council has promised to accommodate 20 families by 2020, which has resettled 6 families so far, including one at Lambeth Palace in a cottage in the grounds. An article in The Guardian quoted Alice Aphandary, the synagogue chair; “There is a sense that we as Jews have benefited from sanctuary in the past. For example, my father was a refugee in the 1950s. Now we want to repay that welcome to a new generation.” The synagogue will be launching a fundraising campaign in February - keep an eye on www. for more information. Marks and Spencer’s announcement (via a planning application in January) that they plan to open another Food Hall in Streatham at the site of the old Morrison’s to join the one opening at London Square’s Megabowl development is the big news on the retail front this month. The #Streatham twitter feed was ablaze as they confirmed to @heartstreatham that they will open sometime in the third quarter of this year. We can’t wait to welcome them! Joining them at the Morrison’s site is The Gym, with membership from £12.99 a month, the chain is focused on fitness rather than luxury, and offers 24 hour a day opening in other locations. The Streatham site is due to open in September. Costa Coffee has also tipped to have taken one of the Morrison’s units, though they will face stiff competition from our independent favourites surrounding the site, Café Barcelona, Deli Llama, and The Filling Station – love their beautiful fragrant spring vases of freesia and hyacinths on the tables! The Streatham branch of Santander is currently closed for refurbishment (13th January - 8th February). The refurbishments will continue after that, but out of hours to “minimalize customer impact”. We are promised a newly designed customer-centric branch in April with” state of the art digital facilities, and an innovative design to place the customer at the centre”. Gosh! WANDSWORTH OASIS CLEARING OUT YOUR CLUTTER? We gratefully accept furniture, clothing, accessories, books, bric a brac etc to raise money for local people with HIV. Baby & kids stuff urgently needed for our dedicated kids shop FREE COLLECTIONS IN THIS AREA. CALL 020 3759 8802 127 Mitcham Lane SW17 6LY Charity No: 1126061 The Old Print House 2-4 Leigham Court Rd. Streatham
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  10. 10. Beacon Bingo, part of the Praesepe Group, has announced an opportunity to work with businesses to replace Beacon Bingo at the Grade Two listed Streatham Hill Theatre which opened 1928 as one of the biggest theatres outside the West End and has been a Bingo Club for over 50 years - in the 1960’s it was the largest in London. The history of this glorious building is one that Craig White, Manager of the club, has been keen to share with the local community. Anyone who has had the privilege to meet Craig and his team at Beacon Bingo will be aware of their passion for the building and commitment to its continuing survival as an asset for Streatham. For example, at a special event in November last year, guided tours of the building, a roulette wheel and a cocktail bar reprised its old glamour days for guests. A short play written by Craig himself (an award-winning amateur playwright) was performed, marking not only the first professional performance to take place at the theatre for 60 years, but also demonstrating the fantastic acoustics in the main auditorium. Those who attended felt a shimmer of the old atmosphere of excitement and anticipation of audiences past at the old Streatham Hill Theatre that night! Nick Harding, Praesepe CEO paid tribute to the outstanding contribution of all staff at the Bingo Club, but unfortunately, it has been running at a loss, and Praesepe now seek commercial partners, including anyone interested in re- opening the beautiful cocktail bar on the first floor. Theatre groups interested in reviving live performances in the building are particularly welcome. Three floors of offices are planned at the rear of the building and Beacon Bingo is currently consulting with staff to find ways to minimise redundancies. Nick commented, “I am personally determined to breathe life back into this magnificent building alongside all the other exciting building and residential projects currently taking place in Streatham and will be prepared to be as helpful as I possibly can to any organisation that wishes to talk to us.” NEW VISION FOR STREATHAM HILL THEATRE
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  14. 14. History: Streatham’s Suffragette Movement Following the recent Women’s Marches in London and across the world, a global movement for rights, it seems appropriate to recall two prominent women in Streatham from the time of the Suffragettes. The Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) was founded by the Pankhurst family in 1903, and by 1912 was at its height of militancy. Following demonstrations in central London in early March a Streatham resident, Leonora Tyson, was arrested and sentenced to two months of hard labour in Holloway Jail, where she went on hunger strike. Leonora lived with her mother and siblings at 37 Drewstead Road, Streatham. She was a very active member of the WSPU, and Secretary of the Streatham, and eventually the Lambeth branch. She played an active role throughout the Borough attending meetings, speaking at Streatham Library and working with the HQ of the Streatham WSPU at 5 Shrubbery Road. After her release from prison and a speaking tour in Germany she was involved in organising a Suffragette demonstration on Streatham Common in July 1912 attended by almost 5,000. Various meetings continued at Streatham Town Hall throughout 1913 including speeches from Mrs Pankhurst. Disruptive events continued in Streatham LeoNora tYsoN
  15. 15. 15 right up until the outbreak of war in August 1914, and Leonara remained active for the cause. Attitudes changed dramatically after the war and all women over 21 eventually won the right to vote in 1928. Leonora died in East Sheen in 1959 aged 75. Christina Broom (1862 –1939) was a photographer credited as the first female press photographer in the UK. Around 1901 she and her husband opened a stationers’ shop at 87 Streatham Hill in what was regarded then as middle-class suburban south-west London. At first, they sold postcards (a fast- growing business at that time) by acquiring copyright to other photographers’ pictures. But in 1903 she became the family breadwinner by teaching herself to be a commercial photographer and would take images of street scenes and sell them as postcards. The couple eventually moved to Chelsea and photographed the Royal Family, was appointed official photographer to the Household Division, had a darkroom at Chelsea Barracks and a stall the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace from 1904-1930. Christina took many photographs of local scenes as well as events such as the Boat Race and top racehorses and their jockeys. In the ‘20s and ‘30s her photographs were often featured in the Illustrated London News, Country Life and The Tatler. She also took some of the best photographs of Suffragettes' campaigns in the lead up to the First World War, very ably assisted by her daughter Winifred. Christina Broom’s photographs are a vivid visual record of London and the Suffragette movement. Many prints are at the Museum of London. David Wright
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  18. 18. 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. Streatham Common, once used by landless locals for grazing cattle, sat on the eastern boundary of the great wood. The site is now a designated Local Nature Reserve and the secondary woodland, which covers the eastern part of the common, is an important part of the matrix of woodland sites which forms the contemporary Great North Wood Living Landscape. These woodlands continue to support a rich ecosystem with rare dead- wood dwelling insects and a multitude of fungi, birds and small mammals, as well over 200 species of trees and plants. Unfortunately a lack of management in some of these woodlands has led to critical threats to wildlife and to the continued existence of the woodlands themselves. Amongst these threats are erosion and trampling, encroachment by invasive plant species, fly- tipping and vandalism. London Wildlife Trust’s new Heritage Lottery funded project: The Great North Wood will seek to address these threats by enlisting local people in efforts to manage woodland for wildlife. Working alongside the five borough councils which the project area encompasses as well as the Forestry Commission, the Greater London Authority and numerous Friends groups and community groups the project aims to make significant improvements to south London’s woodland environment. An extensive programme of community engagement events will allow a diverse audience to learn about and experience the woodland and remind people about the largely forgotten landscape of the Great North Wood. Streatham Common Woodland is one of our 13 project sites. Throughout the four year span of the project we’ll be running public events on the common as well as working alongside Streatham Common Cooperative and Friends of Streatham Common to help better manage the woods for biodiversity. To find out more about the project and how to get involved contact Sam (Project Development Officer) - sbtoon@wildlondon. 599288 or visit the Great North Wood online: Twitter @GreatNorthWood The Great North Wood By SAM BEnTLEy-Toon
  20. 20. Not only has Streatham got the longest High Street in Europe, it is also packed full of hidden treasurers and delights that are perfect for surprising a loved one thisValentine’s day. So, we have put together a selection of gifts that will help impress that special someone that can all be found on your doorstep… so why go anywhere else? Keep it local… shop in Streatham CARDS Streatham has two dedicated card shops on the high road, both offering great value cards for all tastes; Premier Collections and the Card Factory are set right in the centre of the high road if you're just nipping up to get a pint of milk, why not stop in and getValentine's sorted? The Frame Factory on Gleneagle Road has a beautiful handmade selection, as well, of course, as The IndigoTree for those looking for something extra special. Don’t forget WH Smith has a great range of cards as well as books and gifts too. CHOCOLATES If you’re after the handmade variety than why not contact local chocolatier Chocolates by Eloise www.chocolatesbyeloise., on sale at Deli Lama, Estate House Coffee or the Coffee Cabin at Streatham Hill Station, or they will deliver locally. If MilkTray or Ferrero Rocher is the answer to your sweetheart’s desires, supermarkets Co-Op, Tesco and Sainsbury’s stock boxes from £3 along with a range of heart shaped delicacies for your darling.
  21. 21. 21 JEWELLRY and GIFTS With one if the most extensive collections of Silver Jewellery IndigoTree really are the go-to gift shop in Streatham, as a finalist in the Great Gifts Retailer Awards 2016.With a full range from scented candles to clothes, pop in and discover all the treasures it has to offer. There’s a special section with gifts for guys too! Of course,Argos also stocks a good range of gifts and jewellery, including some top brands such as Pandora, and Maplin has a great selection of toys for grown-up boys too. FLOWERS Bill’s Flower Stall outside Lloyd's Bank at the top of Becmead Avenue is legendary. Selling a beautiful array of bunches and bouquets as well as plants for all budgets he's the one stop shop for thisValentines staple. OpenThursday to Saturday, so plan ahead forValentines which falls on aTuesday this year’s otherwise you have Doris' Florists in theVale or Lidl have some surprisingly beautiful flowers that are unsurprisingly good value. FRAGRANCE Chanel at Westburys, Nina Ricci at the Streatham Hill Pharmacy and Issey Miyake at Savers, just some of the surprise fragrance purchases for both sexes you might have thought you needed to go into town to pick up. There’s no need to venture out of Streatham when the High Road is full of wonderful Valentines treats like these, and independent pharmacies spread along its’ full length. Shacklock andTouchwood pharmacies also stock a full range including Cerruti and Dior’s J'adore with Boots and Superdrug stocking some of the more well-known celebrity brands such as Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and SJP. If your beau prefers to be au natural Maitri Health stocks organic perfumes and high end cosmetics such as Dr Hauschka.
  22. 22. Hundreds of local businesses are set to see dramatic changes to the amount they pay in business rates from April after the government published the new ‘rateable values’ of their properties in September 2016. All businesses in the UK pay a tax on their premises based on the value of the property they occupy. Every five years the underlying value of properties is assessed to determine its "rateable value", which broadly represents the yearly rent for which the property could be let. Rates were last revalued in 2010 (the 2015 revaluation was cancelled due to economic uncertainty) but the underlying property values used are always from two years previously, so the rates set 2010 were based on property values in 2008 before the recession. So, are the changes fair? On 30 September 2016, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) published the new rateable values of every non-domestic property in England. Streatham businesses can check their new values using the VOA website: www. Initial discussions with local businesses indicate that at worst, revaluation could mean closures, redundancies and other negative impacts will affect Streatham. The InStreatham Business Improvement District is keen to hear from businesses who may be affected by a rise in their rateable values, and is working alongside other business groups in London to campaign on its member’s behalf for a fairer deal. Rates represent the third biggest outgoing for many small businesses after rent and staffing costs, but what do the costs cover? Payment is collected by the local authority then sent to central Government to be distributed back to Boroughs to cover ‘statutory services’ but it can be difficult to see any tangible returns. With residential Council Tax, waste collection services are included, and many businesses owners feel they should receive services such as commercial waste removal, licenses for outdoor tables and chairs and special treatment licenses in return for the high rates they pay. To help businesses adapt, a transitional relief scheme will be applied, capped at a 5% increase for small businesses, 12.5% increase for medium businesses and a 42% increase for large businesses. Conversely. for those benefiting from the revaluation a stepped scheme will be in place reducing their rates payments over the next five years so the benefits won’t be felt immediately either way. Whilst there is still a lot of uncertainty around the Government’s policy commitment to give local authorities the power to retain business rates by 2019 in London - not least in terms of how this plays out with GLA’s financial “take” through this arrangement – now is the time for BIDs to start working through the financial, operational and political issues and opportunities. The amount of business rates raised in Lambeth’s BID areas is very significant, and this is set to grow because of the 2017 Revaluation, and as Lambeth develops - hence there is a focus on “Inclusive Growth” in the Future Lambeth Plan. How can you find out more? A business rates briefing event will take place early next month led by Streatham BID with representatives from Lambeth Council, the Valuations Office and independent Business Rates advisors focusing on: how Business Rates are calculated and what they cover, how to appeal your increase if you think it’s incorrect, what transitional and small business reliefs are available and what will happen in 2020. Please see or @ instreatham for more information. Business owner Angela Gordon of Charles Carter Hair whose rates are set to increase in April: Image by Suzanne Hakuba Business Rates Briefing By LouiSE ABBoTS
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  24. 24. 4th February – Streatham Choral Come and Sing Faure’s Requiem St Leonard’s Church, Streatham High Road. Conductor Calum Fraser and members of Streatham Choral have a workshop at 2.00pm singing Fauré’s serene and peaceful Requiem followed by a performance at 6.00pm at which family and friends are welcome. Tickets: £10.00, music is provided subject to a £5.00 deposit and entry to the performance is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Streatham Choral. 4th February – Furzedown Community Network AGM 6.00pm at The Furzedown Project. 5th February – Streatham Common Community Garden Fruit Tree Planting and Pruning Workshop, 11.00-3.00pm. Expert Paul Richens will be looking at the yearly fruit tree cycle; recognising and protecting against some common fruit tree diseases; understanding and caring for pruning tools; and finally practising the ‘perfect cut’. 6th February – South Bank Engineering UTC Open Evening, 56 Brixton Hill (entrance via Horsford Road) London SW2 1QS 5.00- 7.00pm for those in Year 9 or Year 11 who are looking for an exciting and hands on curriculum for the next phase of their educational journey. 6th , 13th , 20th and 27th February – Streatham Library Digi buddies offer help and advice for surfing the internet and other computer skills. Entrance is free every Monday between 1.00 and 5.00pm. 8th February – Dulwich Picture Gallery, Vanessa Bell. An exhibition of the modernist painter Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf’s sister, widely acclaimed as a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group. There is also a special display of her photographs and those of the American writer, artist and musician Patti Smith. Both run until 4th June. Further details at www. COME & SING WITH STREATHAM CHORAL! Fauré’s Requiem Saturday│4th February 2017 2.00 - 5.30 pm Workshop 6 pm Performance Music: provided (subject to £5 deposit) Entry to performance: free Retiring collection in aid of Streatham Choral Conductor CALUM FRASER TICKETS £10 (for singers) booking fee of £1.00 online St Leonard’s Church @StreathamChoral Streatham SW16 1HS Tickets available online (, or on the door Registered charity: 802195
  25. 25. ‘BOOK YOUR TURF!’ WATCH THE SIX NATIONS AT THE BULL! @BullStreatham #youngswinevsbeer Join us for an exclusive paired dinner hosted by Sarah Joll Cockburn & Campbell Wine Merchants Andy Thornburn Charles Wells and For just £35 you can enjoy 5 courses paired with selected beers and wines, with full education on pairings from our Guest Speakers. Raise your hops or grapes following each course, and decide the ultimate winner at the close of the evening! You’ll also be in with the chance to win a magnum of Crianza or a case of Cuvée to take home on the night! £10 deposit to secure your booking. Wednesday 9th September 2015 From 7pm Places are limited so for more information or to secure your spot please call 0208 764 4003 or email LET YOUR TASTE BUDS DECIDE The Bull | 498 Streatham High Road | London | SW16 3QB Tel: 020 8764 4003 | Email: | | Twitter: @BullStreatham WILL IT BE THE HOPS OR THE GRAPES? LET YOUR TASTE BUDS DECIDE VS BEER WINE Free pint of Guinness for all bookings of 4 and over. 10 screens in the garden and 2 inside. We also have a canopy covering the back garden offering full protection from the weather. Saturday 4th February Scotland v Ireland at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2:25pm England v France at Twickenham Stadium 4:50pm Sunday 5th February Italy v Wales at Stadio Olimpico, Rome 2:00pm Saturday 11th February Italy v Ireland Stadio Olimpico, Rome 2:25pm Wales v England Principality Stadium, Cardiff 4:50pm Sunday 12th February France v Scotland Stade de France, Paris 3:00pm Saturday 25th February Scotland v Wales BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2:25pm Ireland v France Aviva Stadium, Dublin 4:50pm Sunday 26th February England v Italy Twickenham Stadium, London 3:00pm Friday 10th March Wales v Ireland Principality Stadium, Cardiff 8:05pm Saturday 11th March Italy v France Stadio Olimpico, Rome 1:30pm England v Scotland Twickenham Stadium 4:00pm Saturday 18th March Scotland v Italy BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 12:30pm France v Wales Stade de France, Paris 2:45pm Ireland v England Aviva Stadium, Dublin 5:00pm
  26. 26. 11th February – Come and Sing Choral Evensong at St Peter’s Church, Leigham Court Road. Rehearsal 2.00pm, Evensong 4.30pm. £5.00 for singers includes score and refreshments. Places available through www. choralevensong.eventbrite. com. Contact music@ 07979191246. 14th February – Café Barcelona Samba and Bossa Nova evening with music from Brazil and guest musicians. 344 Streatham High Road. Free entry. 14th February – Wandsworth Oasis Grand Opening. After a few months of trading at their newest shop in Streatham Hill they have their official Grand Opening at The Old Print House, 2-4 Leigham Court Road any time between 5.30 and 8.30. Networking | Drinks | Nibbles | Tombola and there’s a raffle for the original of South London Artist Dan’s picture of Streatham Hill. 17th February – Turnstyle Records Jazz Fusion at 227 Streatham High Road, 7.30 onwards, admission free. There will be drinks, a raffle, and the customary friendly vibe. 19th February – The Hideaway. The Cadillac Kings drive into town to let the good times roll with their fantastic mix of blues and swing. Doors 12pm, Show 2pm £10.00. To view What’s On throughout February visit 25th /26th February – Streatham Redhawks. Apart from their regular league matches in February there are two semi-final Cup legs against Invicta Dynamos. More information at www. 26th February - British Light Music at the British Home The Mark Fitz-Gerald Orchestra concert in aid of The British Home. Piano Soloist, Stephen Dickinson. 3pm, £7 & £5 The British Home, Crown Lane SW163JB 0208 670 8261/www.thebritishhome. what's on continued
  27. 27. HIDEAWAY FRI 10TH FEB Payback bring their energy packed soul and funk set for a welcome return to Hideaway. Get ready to soak up soul and funk classics from the 60s and 70s through to the current day, from a band that delivers authenticity and passion in live sets that are guaranteed to pack any dancefloor... time to get on the good foot! SAT 11TH FEB TUE 14TH FEB THE ACES&CIYO BROWN SOUNDS & PRESSURE The Original Aces, one of the most iconic vocal groups in Jamaican musical history, has reformed and joins forces with guitar man Ciyo Brown and his band to bring us Sounds & Pressure - a celebration of Rocksteady, the rhythmic bridge that spanned ska and reggae. A Lovers Rock Valentine’s Day special bought to Hideaway by our good friends Fig Tree Entertainment and featuring a rare reunion show for Tradition (‘Gambling Man’, ‘Movin’ On’ and ‘Breezin’’) plus a very special headline performance from the legendary Sandra Cross (‘Country Living’ and ‘You’re Lying’). VALENTINE’S DAY LOVERS ROCK SPECIAL A night saluting this unique British Jazz talent with a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Tubby Hayes - A Man In A Hurry’ plus a live set from the Simon Spillett Quartet performing a stunning showcase of Hayes’ music. TUBBY HAYES “A MAN IN A HURRY” THU 16TH FEB FILM SCREENING PLUS THE SIMON SPILLETT QUARTET THIS IS JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF OUR EVENTS AT HIDEAWAY. FOR FULL LISTINGS, TICKETS, SHOW DETAILS AND PRIVATE HIRE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE.
  28. 28. THE SOUL OF LIVE MUSIC IN THE HEART OF SOUTH LONDON FRI 24TH FEB The man behind the album that shook up the soul scene in 2015 with some of the hottest Stax and Atlantic inspired sounds to be heard in decades returns to Hideaway. “I’m so glad this album has seen the light of day, I’ve been playing this a lot”. Craig Charles, BBC Radio2/6 WAYNE HERNANDEZ FRI 17TH & SAT 18TH FEB Two nights of stunning soulful vocals from the charismatic Wayne Hernandez plus incredible vocal harmonies and infectious energy from Wayne’s band that are guaranteed to get the room moving! WAYNE HERNANDEZ REUBEN JAMES RICHARDS SAT 25TH FEB London’s top afro-reggae-dub-funk band Soothsayers joins forces with producer/bassist Wu-Lu and electronics wizardry by Hector Plimmer, to create a unique must-see collaboration. Soothsayers meets Wu-Lu and Hector Plimmer Join us at Hideaway for a night of celebration as we explore the musical genius of Stevie Wonder with a super-funky band led by Janette Mason, featuring the stunning vocals of Mary Pearce and Lex Cameron. STEVIE WONDER THE LEGENDARY MUSICAL GENIUS Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2BF • Tel: 020 8835 7070 THU 9, FRI 10 & SAT 11 MARCH
  29. 29. StreathamPoliceUpdate LEE ALLEy After attending a Data Journalism course at the London College of Communications, I’m using these shiny new skills for a different approach to our Police Update to report crime and the results of our local police team. The police results figures are current up to the end of November, and I have been able only to isolate the figures for Lambeth so far, but see this article on our website for a map of all offences committed in Lambeth in September, October and November 2016. One thing I can say is that our police officers cannot be accused of being lazy. Having logged 11,485 offences over the period, we bring you the following top line results from their efforts. 5724 cases were investigated but resulted in no suspect being identified. 1005 suspects were charged and are awaiting trial 133 were tried and found not guilty. 7 suspects were sent to Crown Court, probably on more serious charges 32 court cases were unable to proceed for various reasons. 111 people were sent to prison 199 accepted a caution in lieu of being charged 64 were given community sentences, 56 were given suspended prison sentences 33 were given conditional discharges. 73 were fined 57 were ordered to pay penalty charge notices 4 were ordered to pay compensation 217 people were given drugs possession warnings 78 issues were resolved locally without formal citations or, presumably, paperwork. All in all, we can say our people in blue are putting in a good day’s work! StreathamPoliceUpdate British Light Music at The British Home The Mark Fitz-Gerald Orchestra is holding a fundraising concert in aid of The British Home. Piano soloist Stephen Dickinson. 3.00 pm - Sunday 26th February 2017 Concert Hall, The British Home, Crown Lane, SW16 3JB Tickets: £7.00 and Concessions £5.00 to include tea and coffee. Tickets are limited please call the Home on 0208 670 8261 to purchase your tickets or visit the website at The British Home is an independent charity that cares for people with disabilities and long term medical conditions. Charity Number 206222
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  31. 31. When the children of Sunnyhill Primary School unanimously requested more art, the staff listened and ‘Art Week’ was born. This term the school have developed a visual arts project working with DOLPH, a local artist-run initiative. Since 2014 DOLPH has been staging a programme of exhibitions and talks from its space behind Sainsbury’s Local in Streatham Hill. Over the years. DOLPH’s Natasha Kahn and Paul Cole have worked with both prominent artists, as well as emerging talents, and the project at Sunnyhill will see them working with their youngest artists yet. The DOLPH project focuses on artists’ ideas and motivations. All artists are set a brief, which asks them to put together an exhibition based on what makes them tick. The result offers an insight into their creative process. Keeping the core, emotional focus of the DOLPH brief intact, the Sunnyhill children will be tasked with making a new artwork that communicates their feelings and emotions. The project, called ‘What Makes Sunnyhill Tick?’ will take part over the term and the children will each produce an artwork about something that is important or inspires them - an object, person, activity or an ambition. That’s the easy bit. The hard part of the brief is that the artwork should not only communicate what that ‘thing’ is, but also needs to tell the audience how they feel about it. At the end of term the school will become a gallery, complete with maps and guides made by the children for family and friends to visit and view all the finished artworks. DOLPH’s Natasha Kahn and Paul Cole will be working with classes and doing workshops with the children aided by Sunnyhill staff, who have not only led the project, but wholeheartedly embraced it. The school gallery will be limited to parents and carers, but DOLPH will be organising a public exhibition of selected works at venues along Streatham High Road later in the year. DOLPH would like to thank both the children and staff of Sunnyhill Primary School for their enthusiasm and commitment to this project, which shows there is plenty of artistic talent in Streatham. Next DOLPH exhibition in March features Paul McDevitt. DOLPH, ASC Studios, 47c Streatham Hill, London SW2 4TS DOLPH ‘What makes Sunnyhill Tick?’ By Tash Kahn
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  33. 33. 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. As part of the centenary activities, a successful Heritage Lottery bid allowed for the redesign the renowned White Garden in The Rookery, plus some ancillary works such as to the paths. Much has changed since then. The Streatham Common Co-Operative has taken over the running of the Rookery and despite cuts to the Council budget, SCCoop has generated income from fundraising events, donations, sponsorship and the new Café, so the Rookery is looking very good these days under SCCoop management. However, the small waterfall at the top of The Rookery known as the Cascade, and integral to the ‘watery’ and tranquil character of this special garden is often silent these days except on special occasions because it leaks and uses too much water. It is expensive to replace. SCCoop is applying to the HLF for another grant of approximately £100k to renew and renovate the cascade and the Rock Garden, to replant the area surrounding it with plants influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and the exotic plants arriving back in Britain from plant hunting exhibitions in the Himalayas during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. It is hoped that SCCoop will provide match funding to this bid. A stage 1 bid has received positive comments and SCCoop hope to submit by March 2017, and if successful have a start on site by September 2017. As part of the bid the project team needs to show public support so we are hoping that you will sign the on-line petitions at http:// This is also to be found on the SCCoop website In addition, the project group putting the bid together are also are looking for any memories the public may have of the Cascade. You can email them to info@ and we will send them onBarbara Wright SCCOOP and The Friends of Streatham Common The Rookery HLF Bid
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