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Heart Streatham Issue 40

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Welcome to Heart Streatham’s 40th edition – our 4th birthday! -
no, we can’t believe it either! The frosty Common is looking wonderful in the wintery sunshine these days, and we are fortunate to have a view from the top of Streatham Common to the west painted by local artist Nishad Karim, as our cover this month. Inside CPZs and St. Leonard’s Junction road works in the Soapbox, new shops in the Parish Pump and the definitive guise to giving mum the best Mother's Day and all on the Streatham High Road this month!

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Heart Streatham Issue 40

  1. 1. a Streatham mother's day | What's on all about Streatham ISSUE 40 MARCH 2018
  2. 2. heart streatham | 3 CONteNts marCh 2018 the ImPOrtaNt BIts We hope you enjoy the magazine. see extended versions of our articles at www.heartstreatham.co.uk. If you have a story for us, or would like to enquire about advertising, contact info@heartstreatham.co.uk or call 0208 133 4629 add your event to our website for free! Just go to www/heartstreatham.co.uk/addevent 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. Welcome to heart streatham’s 40th edition – no, we can’t believe it either! the frosty common is looking wonderful in the wintery sunshine these days, and we are fortunate to have a view from the top of streatham Common to the west painted by local artist, nishad karim, as our cover this month. Nishad lives in streatham Common North and was born is trinidad. he studied Visual arts at the University of the West Indies, and has had many exhibitions in trinidad and in London. his latest solo exhibition, ’Perspectives’, was a study on the changing landscapes of streatham Common and the rookery over the year, each season having its own mood, ever changing light and palette. all the paintings are beautiful, and it was very hard to choose one for the cover- we couldn’t resist featuring another one depicting early spring by the rookery here as well. Nishad works with all media with oil being his favorite and enjoys working with textured surfaces. If you’re interested in contacting or commissioning the artist, or learning more about his work, see nishadkarim.co.uk. 4 ROUND UP 6 PARISH PUMP 8 SOAP BOX CPZs and st. Leonard’s Junction road works 12 STREATHAM GOURMET visits talay thai 14 MADE IN STREATHAM Ferris & sylvester 16 HISTORY a mysterious murder in Furzedown 20 A STREATHAM MOTHER’S DAY 22 STREATHAM AT WAR 24 YOGA IN STREATHAM 27 LIVE MUSIC IN MARCH 30 REDHAWKS ICE HOCKEY REPORT 31 WHAT’S ON IN MARCH 34 POLICE REPORT 36 DIRECTORY OF LOCAL SERVICES 38 USEFUL NUMBERS
  3. 3. 4 | heart streatham the lateSt neWS streatham roundup thankfully, at last, the thames Water emergency sewer works are completed, but we spoke to many businesses, who told us they have lost custom because of the disruption. We understand thames Water may be liable to pay compensation, but will this go to local businesses? We will be very interested to see where this money will end up- will it be used to alleviate the business lost by local shops, or is it possible that it will disappear into a Council general revenue pot? huge congratulations to the inStreatham Business improvement district (Bid) board and management for an increased positive tally in the re-ballot of all BID area businesses that ended last month. all BIDs are required by law to re-ballot every five years, and the positive result means the BID will continue to invest in projects to improve the high road shopping experience over the next five years. We look forward to seeing their new plans in future editions of heart streatham magazine. Congratulations to the railway, 2 Greyhound Lane sW16, voted third in the sW London Camra Pub of the Year 2017. First was the trafalgar, 23 high Path, merton sW19,, and 2nd was the eagle ale house, 104 Chatham road, Battersea sW11. And finally, if you haven’t heard yet, there will be local Council elections in may and the campaigning has started to fill up letterboxes already. there have been some extraordinary claims made in the propaganda flyers. Some local councillors have claimed 3,000 fly-tippers were fined last year, and one would have reasonably understood from the context that this happened in Lambeth. But no, a Freedom of Information disclosure by Lambeth Council states that despite all the talk of cracking down on fly tipping in Streatham, only six penalty notices were handed out between 1 October 2016 and the 19th of December 2017 by Lambeth Council, and all were in herne hill. We will leave you to decide in may whether that’s good enough.   Architecture you can trust Call us today! M: 07792 781 971 W: siprojarch.co.uk E: info@siprojarch.co.uk Or visit our iconic red office at 23 Thrale Road, Streatham SW16 1NS Est March 2000 Fly Tipping
  4. 4. Time for some extreme lounging! 82-84 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NR 020 8769 2205 sales@eawates.com eawates.com Limited parking available Enter your own youniverse with the most comfortable bean bags on the planet. From outrageous colour to calm sophistication your extreme lounging is both an indoor and outdoor adventure. Mini bags for kids from just £59.50 and Mighty bags in PU fabric, Faux Suede or Fur add to the insanely snug options. Visit our comfort zone at:
  5. 5. 6 | heart streatham shoppers close to streatham station will be delighted with the results of the recent consumer group Which? National survey which rated aldi and marks and Spencer as the UK’s best supermarkets, nudging previously top-ranked Waitrose down to fourth place. Welcome to the new marks and Spencer Food, Streatham hill, which opened last month. there is a new circus, Circus Zyair, visiting streatham Common 14th- 20th march. the renovation and replanting of the Cascade in the rookery should be complete by early March and water should be flowing again by spring. tfl will be holding an informal workshop on designs for the streatham hill to telford avenue section of streatham high rd. on 13th march at Winkworth estate agents, 45-50 streatham hill 6pm-7.30pm. Cheers to art and Craft, who have now been granted their licence to serve drinks at their new streatham high rd shop in “the Dip”. Welcome Carvalhos Cafe on the corner of Natal rd, offering delicious cakes and great coffee, and nearby elmer Studio, featuring exhibitions by up and coming artists. Congratulations to junior Streatham ice hockey players Jessica Wooding, Dylan holicka, samuel Lyne, Louie White, amy robery, and harry Corkum, selected by the england Ice hockey association for training camp in Bratislava as part of the National team Programme. Finally, doner forget that the orient express in streatham high rd has been nominated for the British kebab awards 2018! Parish Pump marCh 2018 Carvalhos Cafe
  6. 6. 8 | heart streatham soapbox marCh 2018 What’s going on at St leonard’s Junction? Last year, tfL held a public consultation on proposed changes to the st Leonard’s junction. to our knowledge, the results have not yet been published. Despite this, works have started, hot on the heels of emergency sewer repairs by thames Water. according to what was proposed in the consultation, the controlled crossing at st Leonard’s junction is being relocated to the current “informal” unsignalled crossing point south of the junction to improve safety for all road users. a bus lane is being introduced on tooting Bec Gardens by removing some parking to facilitate the 15 bus routes that go through the junction. Cycling will be allowed in the bus lane. Neil salt of streatham action transport Group comments that “the one aspect of the improvements work that will not be implemented at the same time as the main works is the contentious right turn bans in to, and out of, Shrubbery Road. TfL’s final decision on these will be made a short while after “final switch on” day – Thursday 29 March - for new traffic light phasing. there will be no further consultation on that aspect, with it being left to tfL’s early stage monitoring of traffic movement.” What’s happening with CPZs? Lambeth Council believes residents feel that parking problems in streatham are caused by commuters from elsewhere parking to access public transport, or those who are working in nearby businesses. to gauge the truth of this assumption, the council is surveying the views of residents and businesses on introducing controlled parking measures across st Leonard’s, streatham Wells, and streatham south wards. Unique reference Numbers have been posted to each property in the survey area, with only one response acceptable from each business and household. the survey closes on 12th march at 11pm, so please make sure you have your say at www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/ streatham-area-parking-survey the decision on whether to proceed to a consultation on the terms of CPZs in these areas rests on responses the Council receives to this survey. the introduction of CPZs is contentious because it means that residents and businesses will usually have to buy parking permits to park their vehicles on the streets, as well as visitor permits for traders, workmen, and guests. Currently, resident parking permits in Lambeth cost up to £299 a year, and business permits £630 for a single zone. Visitor permits are £5.25 per day, and trader permits are £20 a day. residents to the east of streatham high rd. in streatham hill have already rejected the idea of a CPZ in the area despite likely increased pressure on parking from neighbouring areas that may introduce schemes. Please let us know what you think by emailing info@heartstreatham.co.uk Campaigners at the St Leonard's Junction "Crossing"
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  8. 8. Dream Doors is a well-established network of some 80 showrooms nationwide. The Company’s services are highly sought after and over 14,000 reviews on Chekatrade give an average score of 9.6 out of 10. They have a unique selling point – providing high quality kitchen door replacements using made to measure, UK manufactured, products. By simply replacing your doors and worktops, your kitchen could look brand new - at a fraction of the cost of a full refit. Michael has brought his extensive knowledge of kitchen fittings as well as his polite disposition into establishing the business and his wife Julie, with previous experience in retail sales, is always delighted to discuss their sought-after service with customers. Michael comments: “Dream Doors offers a fantastic service. Most people aren’t even aware that you can get a brand-new looking kitchen by simply replacing the doors, worktops and other features. All my customers have been delighted at the work we do and I’m incredibly proud to be the owner of this amazing business along with my incredible wife. The experience has certainly been challenging – but in a good way! We have had so much support from friends and family as well as the Dream Doors network. We’re looking forward to a busy future with happy customers and are delighted to be serving the entire area of South West London from our showroom in Streatham.” Julie adds: “The important thing to remember is that we are primarily a family owned business. We offer trust, honesty and expertise in an industry which can be very confusing. We care about every person that walks into the showroom and will always give our very best. We provide the greatest customer care every step of the way towards achieving their dream kitchen space.” THE KITCHEN IS THE HEART OF THE HOME Dream Doors (South West London) is a family business owned by Michael and Julie Mullane providing simple makeovers or fully fitted kitchens all over South West London. The business has a showroom at 10A Sunnyhill Road just off Streatham High Road and has recently celebrated its first year in business offering a bespoke service for doors, worktops, sinks and appliances. The Showroom Glass splashback Neff ‘Slide and Hide’ Oven
  9. 9. Some of the many reasons to consider using Dream Doors (South West London) include: • Less money – on average 40% cheaper than a full refit! • Less time – installation is only a matter of days – not weeks! • Less hassle – we clean up as we go! • Part of an expanding national network • Family run business with an emphasis on professional and friendly service • Made to measure products – any style, size, colour can be covered! • We employ only the best local quality kitchen craftsmen to ensure that your new kitchen refit, be it a makeover or a completely new kitchen, runs as smoothly as possible. • Huge range of products and services – we’re guaranteed to have something that strikes your fancy! • Award winning – commitment to quality, customer care and merchandising. If you are considering a kitchen refurbishment or a complete refit get in touch with Michael and Julie today! The showroom is located at 10A Sunnyhill Road, Streatham, London SW16 2UH 0208 696 9699 | sw@dreamdoors.co.uk 0208 696 9699 Dream Doors South West London, 10a Sunnyhill Road, London, SW16 2UH Blanco sink range
  10. 10. 12 | heart streatham Streatham Gourmet Songkran in Streatham-Talay Thai Chinese New Year may have passed, but Thai New Year is set to go off with a bang in Streatham! Songkran, as the festival is known, is celebrated as a national holiday from April 13th to 15th this year, and Talay Thai restaurant is celebrating with special set menus throughout April. Talay, whose name means “Thai sea”, celebrates its 20th year on the High Rd during the Songkran festival. I took a friend along to sample some of the dishes on offer in this beautiful family-run restaurant. We began with impressively presented butterflied king prawns and gorgeously tender ribs. The prawns offered smoky, garlicky flavours, accompanied by a sweet chilli sauce with fresh coriander. I admit I was apprehensive about the ribs. I’ve ordered them from Thai restaurants before and had a tense time trying to tear gristly meat from the bone. But not at Talay Thai - the ribs had been marinated in a rich sauce, and the meat fell off them cooked to perfection. Feeling slightly adventurous, I opted for papaya salad as my main, which, the manager told us, is popular with diners who have tried it in Thailand. The salad was wonderfully colourful – packed with tomatoes, dried shrimps, green beans, carrots and peanuts. I ordered mine medium spicy, and it was at the upper end of my spice palate, but you can request less spice. It was deliciously tangy and vibrant – but it can only be made with green papaya which are hard to import before they ripen, so get it while you can! The salad was served with sticky rice, which perfectly complemented it. Although a safer option, my companion’s Thai green curry was a far more interesting affair than the average chicken and green sauce offering, and bursting with vegetables including peppers, aubergine, green beans and mangetout. The smooth and creamy aromatic sauce and tender chicken were delicious and came with a generous portion of coconut rice. Although Talay Thai offer takeaway, I would recommend the experience of eating in. Dishes are served in beautiful blue and white ceramic bowls and the decor in the restaurant is gorgeous– there are ornate multi-coloured parasols hanging from the ceiling, silk scarves arranged along mirrored walls and, as my dining companion put it, ‘Buddhas galore!’ A small but important detail - the fact Talay Thai is full of soft furnishings means it’s not too loud, so we were able to chat despite dining alongside a large birthday party. As well as special Songkran menus next month, Talay Thai will soon be launching a new menu based on requests from diners, and there will be more vegan dishes. It would also be remiss not to mention just how friendly Kittaya, the manager is. If you are lucky enough to be served by her, you are sure to have a relaxed evening! 64 Streatham High Rd SW161DA 020 86960854 By Remema Figueirdo
  11. 11. 14 | heart streatham made In streatham WWW.FerriSandSylVeSter.Co.uk many singers and musicians have hailed from streatham. Composers sir arnold Bax, Carl Davis and Peggy Cochrane, hyacinth hazel O'higgins, star entertainer of British revues and musical theatre; Vanessa Lee, actress and singer and an Ivor Novello leading lady; Bill Wyman of the rolling stones; Pat Collier, bassist with the punk band the Vibrators, and singer Daniel Bedingfield. Now we have a 5-track eP named after us, Made in Streatham, by Ferris and Sylvester. Described as ‘one of the most promising bands in Britain’, Issy Ferris and archie sylvester were named top 10 New Country artists to Watch by rolling stone magazine in 2017. made in streatham was written and recorded in their South London flat, detailing their life in streatham hill. In early 2016, Ferris & sylvester caught the ear of legendary producer Youth (Paul mcCartney/the Verve/ Crowded house) and recorded their first EP ‘The Yellow Line’ with Youth in his space mountain studios in spain. The combination of Archie’s blues influences and Issy’s soft folk tone makes for a distinctive genre of Brit folk-pop, described by the Guardian as ‘alt simon & Garfunkel: dreamy pop with spiky sentiments’ they were nominated for Best songwriter and Best Folk/Country act at the Unsigned music awards 2018, and last month made in streatham was No 1 on the itunes singer songwriter Chart. the duo performed a live session with richard madeley’s BBC2 sunday radio show last month. It's no surprise their upcoming dates are selling out fast. the next time to catch them in London is at the Garage, 20-22 highbury Corner, N5 1rD, supporting Justin Nozuka on 23rd april.
  12. 12. Please register by contacting admissions@northwoodschools.com Tel: 020 8682 8830 www.broomwood.co.uk L OW E R S C H O O L O P E N DAYS B R O O M W O O D H A L L BOYS & GIRLS 4-8 YEARS 3 Garrad’s Road London SW16 1JZ 9.00 – 10.15am Presentation starts at 9.45am 192 Ramsden Road SW12 8RQ 50 Nightingale Lane SW12 8TE Wednesday 7 March 2018 Thursday 15 March 2018 GARRAD’S ROAD SW16RAMSDEN ROAD SW12 Presentation starts at 9.25am
  13. 13. 16 | heart streatham Specialist in Vintage • Collectables • Jewellery • Trinket & Treasure boxes vintage arts and decorations We buy and sell Free gift wrapping service and vintage greeting cards are available 0203 632 5108 a most mysterious murder In 1871, a young wife, Florence ricardo left her violent alcoholic first husband, alexander, with the help of family friend, Dr. James Gully, whose patients included Dickens, Florence Nightingale and Darwin. she moved to Furzedown in 1871 as the guest of her solicitor, henry Brooke, and his wife. When alexander died, she became a wealthy widow but caused a scandal in Furzedown when she was caught in a compromising situation by the Brookes with Dr. Gully, who was a married man. Dr. Gully performed an abortion when Florence found out she was pregnant. she was nursed back to health by her friend Jane Cox, governess to the Brookes’ children, who introduced her to her next husband, barrister Charles Bravo. Unfortunately, Bravo turned out to be a mean bully and a jealous fortune hunter. Only four months after their marriage in april 1876, his untimely death became a mysterious murder case. the couple had argued bitterly over their evening meal and the household was woken by Charles’ cries for water that night. three days later he died, poisoned by antimony. there was a hypothesis that Charles had mistakenly taken the very poison he had been slowly using to kill Florence, jealous of her relationship with Dr. Gully, and eager to gain control of her estate. he regularly took laudenum for toothache, and may have taken the antimony in error. so who was responsible? Was it Florence the discontented and resentful wife? Governess Jane Cox who had been threatened with dismissal? Or was it a groom, George Griffiths, who had recently been dismissed? Or was it accidental suicide? two inquests were held at the Bedford (now the pub in Balham). The first returned an open verdict, the second a verdict of wilful murder but no one was ever arrested or even charged. Florence moved to southsea and died an alcoholic recluse in 1878, and Jane Cox died in Lewisham in 1917. the Bravo mystery remains a case unsolved and was included in the 2004 tV series, Julian Fellowes Investigates. Charles Bravo The Inquest at the Bedford
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  15. 15. 18 | heart streatham Over the last two decades an increasing number of well conducted clinical trials have looked at the effects of acupuncture for a wide range of health matters, including pain, fertility and women’s health. Often the health issues women face may be powerful in effect but subtle in their origins. Yet available medication can sometimes be blunt, and side effects can cause more issues than the problems they were trying to address. Susana Pires has been helping women with a wide range of health matters at the Leigham Practice in Streatham for over 10 years. Of her experience with clients with fertility and other issues, she says, “It’s been my lifetime passion to help women at every stage of their journey. I’ve been privileged to have had extensive post-graduate training on the subject of fertility and pregnancy from Jill Glove and Debra Betts and worked alongside affiliates of the Zita West network for several years, and my own acupuncture and IVF journey have given me a tremendous appreciation of the journey travelled” Many still believe acupuncture is painful, yet Susana says “When practiced by a qualified practitioner acupuncture is safe. Most people say it is painless and the only side-effect is relaxation, feeling calm, peaceful and energised.” Acupuncture is also effective - while Susana uses it to assist couples conceiving before IVF is even considered, it can also be a relatively inexpensive treatment during IVF. A study in 2002 found that acupuncture almost doubled the rate of conception for women receiving acupuncture during their IVF cycle than those who did not receive acupuncture. Acupuncture is also helpful at regulating monthly cycles- important in fertility and many other issues, such as PMT and Menopause. “It’s deeply satisfying to see women with debilitating symptoms associated with irregular cycles and menopause, such as anxiety, mood swings, hot flushes and pain, get relief and some to normality”, says Susana. The British Acupuncture Council holds a register of qualified and recognised members like Susana, together with evidence based research from around the world. When asked what her top tip would be, Susana advised,” keep talking and asking. Become the expert on your own condition. Healthcare is simply about bumping into the right person. That’s why in the first instance I offer to talk to people informally for free. If I’m not the person who can help, I can probably point someone in the right direction” Susana attends the Leigham Practice, Streatham, 020 8769 7409, and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. AdvertoriAL LeighAm PrACtiCe FOCUS ON: ACUPUNCTURE, FERTILITY & WOMENS HEALTH
  16. 16. Foot problem?Relax Leigham Practice has it covered Five foot experts treat a full spectrum of family foot problems throughout the week:  Medical Pedicures  Ingrown nail correction  Hard skin removal  Thick nail reduction  Gait analysis and orthoses  Advanced verruca treatments  Foot surgery (or how to avoid it) Visit leighampractice.com/foot-health/ or call us now and ask how we can help Leigham Practice Advanced Therapies Streatham High Road SW16 1DR 020 8769 7409 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK & FOUR LATE EVENINGS FOR A FREE TALK with our team in March call and quote ‘HEART’ JOINT PAIN, SCIATICA, BACK PAIN, WHIPLASH, RSI, CHRONIC PAIN, FOOT PAIN, SPORTS INJURIES, ACCIDENTS, INSURANCE CLAIMS, POST-SURGERY RECOVERY, RETURN TO WORK, REHABILITATION & MANY MORE Physiotherapy+Osteopathy+Acupuncture+Podiatry+Biomechanics+Massage Come and visit our services and team at: leighampractice.com/painless/ OR CALL LEIGHAM PRACTICE ADVANCED THERAPIES TODAY 020 8769 7409 There’s NEVER a good time to be in PAIN That’s why we’re here 7 days a week
  17. 17. 20 | heart streatham mother’s Day, or mothering sunday, has traditionally been a celebration of the mother Church, generally in Christian liturgical traditions. Nowadays it’s more of a celebration of motherhood and a day to honour our mothers. We like that, and we have many ideas on how to do it really well right here in streatham, and we think mums deserve it. so, here’s what you want to do... Grab the kids and start in streatham hill early on. mum must have breakfast in bed made for her, so stop by Batch and Co and get a loaf of their award-winning sourdough bread. to go with that, nip into the new marks and Spencer’s Food hall for more fixings, including a packet of their 6 free-range duck eggs then head back home in time to make it all up for her to eat in warm, decadent luxury. After she’s finished breakfast, you’ll have a session at the leigham Practice booked for her for a deep tissue massage (or acupuncture if she prefers) to get the endorphins going and start the pampering. the Practice, which is on streatham high rd., is open from 10am on sunday, so you know a nice leisurely day is available. after the Leigham Practice it’s just across the street to the award-winning emma Wilson urban Spa, where mum can have a choice of facial and pedicure, or a body wrap (or all three) with top pampering by emma’s staff. Now, you have a bit of time to kill before lunch (already booked, see below), so your next stops are two of streatham’s independent boutiques, first indigo tree where, among other things, she can find a wonderful selection of lovely gifts and keepsakes, then off to my Vintage J Box on sternhold avenue to peruse the vintage and antique jewellery, art and quality classic objects for sale. Both accept credit cards, necessary as mum may see quite a few things she’ll cherish forever. By now it will be time for lunch and entertainment booked at another of streatham’s venues with national awards – hideaway Jazz Club has a sunday roast dinner waiting for you, and has booked the amazing Jazzbomb, led by the charismatic sam Chaplin, for an afternoon’s great entertainment just for her! the kids are welcome too, but be sure mum wears shoes she will want to dance in. alternatively, head to the leigham Well in sunnyhill rd. to take mum for a full-on sunday roast and enjoy a free glass of prosecco. By this time, the kids will have had about enough but mum’s just getting going. For the win, you will be taking the kids home, but you will have invited her friends to meet her at el Chico’s on streatham high road for cocktails and will have put enough for a couple of drinks each behind the bar to cover it. mother’s Day in streatham Sunday 11th marCh Gifts from Indigo Tree
  18. 18. heart streatham | 21 When she arrives back home, the kids will be all prepped to meet her bearing gifts. they don’t know this, but one will have a gorgeous organic facial products basket from natural origins, another some nice potions or essential oil products from our local arbonne distributor (see the Directory in the back for both), and a voucher good for any treatment from Brigstock Skin and laser. But you aren’t finished yet…. as a nod to the origins of mother’s Day, your last stop will be at St Peter’s Church just up from Valley road on Leigham Court road for choral evensong. sit in the middle towards the back or in one of the corners of the balcony for some superbly heart-warming choral acoustics. Close your eyes and you’ll feel taken up into the music in an ethereal experience. take a deep breath and enjoy. You’ve just delivered a streatham mother’s Day to remember. Natural Origins Gift Basket
  19. 19. 22 | heart streatham Bishop Thomas Grant Legacy 100 Project To mark the centenary of the end of The Great War, we are publishing extracts from Bishop Thomas Grant School’s commemorative Legacy 110 project in which BTG students researched the Fallen of Streatham working in collaboration with Professor Richard Grayson of Goldsmiths, University of London since 2015. John Edward Murray and Leslie Stephen Newton Doble, 1st/5th London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) John Murray was from Wavertree Road, Streatham Hill, while Leslie Doble was from Leigham Vale, Streatham. In August 1917 their Battalion, the 1st/5th London Regiment, was stationed in the Ypres area. On 15th August, the enemy shelled Wellington Crescent, causing the battalion HQ to be moved forward, up to the Hooge Tunnel. On 16th August, at 1:45am, the Battalion formed up on its position of assembly for attack. The Victoria Rifles were attached to the Battalion, along with the 1st Queen Victoria Rifles, who followed the Battalion in support. At 4:45am, the Battalion assaulted the German positions, meeting with very little opposition, until the eastern edge of Glencorse Woods was reached when they faced counter attacks from the Polygon. The Battalion got mixed up with other units, causing them to fall back from the line, a short distance from inside the Western edge of Glencorse woods, back to the original British front line. Both men were killed at some point on 16th August. Murray’s body might have been found, but it was not identified if it was, so he is commemorated on the Menin Gate which remembers the missing of the battles of Ypres, while Doble is buried at the New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium. By Janea, Year 12 The Menin Gate
  20. 20. 24 | heart streatham “I can’t do yoga, I’m so stiff, I can’t even touch my toes!” If you can’t touch your toes, then you’re a perfect candidate for classes. As our lifestyles continue to be sedentary our bodies stiffen, and the range of movement in joints, necks, shoulders and hips becomes limited. Muscles shorten, and posture deteriorates. Even with an active life at the gym, running, or playing sport, we often don’t sufficiently stretch muscles and mobilise joints to release stiffness and increase mobility, which may result in injury. Yoga complements other sports by increasing mobility, agility, balance and flexibility, and can be adapted and modified for pregnancy, recovery from illness and injury, and for children and older adults. Qualified yoga instructors complete at least 200 hours training, and styles vary from flowing posture classes to more focus on holding poses, breathing, and meditative techniques. Yoga retreats here and abroad make relaxing holidays and can combine with tennis, hiking, and other activities. Fenella Lindsell, Yoga For Ever There’s a wide range of yoga available- here’s a round up of some well-established classes in Streatham. Yoga For Ever Fenella Lindsell has been teaching yoga for 28 years and runs classes in SW16 and SW12 plus wonderful yoga holidays in the UK and Europe. Hatha Flow classes are held in Hopton Rd on Tuesday and Friday mornings and Hoadly Road on Thursday mornings. Hatha Flow classes - single class £15. Book 10 classes for £150 and get an extra one free. www.yoga-forever.com Streatham Ice and Leisure Streatham Ice and Leisure centre has a new Hot Yoga studio with classes on Tuesday evening, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and Sunday afternoons. It also has yoga classes for all abilities on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings, plus Iyengar Yoga classes on Friday evenings. The Leisure Centre offers a wide range of membership options, many with classes included, and classes are available for non- members for £8.85 for adults. www.streatham@gll.org Yoga With Chris Chris Holt takes a gentle approach to yoga and meditation with classes at her studio in Wyatt Park Rd. on Thursday and Friday mornings. She also offers yoga holidays, retreats and workshops plus yoga and relaxation CDs. Chris’s classes apply modern therapeutic techniques to the ancient wisdom of Hatha Yoga. Drop-in £12. 5-week course £45 www.yogawithchris.co.uk Yoga Embodied Anja Brierley Lange incorporates Ayurveda, aromatherapy and flower remedies into her practise. Yoga Embodied holds Vinyasa Flow and Pregnancy Yoga classes above Barclay’s Bank on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. 10 classes: £100 1 class/drop in: £14 www.yogaembodied.com Kathleen’s Yoga Kathleen’s Yoga offers general yoga and prenatal and postnatal yoga. She is a Shiatsu Practitioner, and offers classes from her studio In Stanthorpe Rd. Kathleen’s teaches Scaravelli-influenced Hatha Yoga. £72.00 for 6 classes or £15 drop in. www.kathleensyoga.co.uk Yoga in Streatham established classes
  21. 21. Here at MW Solicitors, we pride ourselves on being local, approachable, knowledgeable and competitive. Being CQS accredited (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) means our clients can rest assured that they will be in the safest possible hands from start to finish during the buying or selling process. With over 25 high street offices, we aim to be accessible and convenient with experts on hand to assist you, every step of the way. BUYING & SELLING PROPERTY Pam Dhillon Partner - Property Law - Streatham 020 8653 8844 www.mwsolicitors.co.uk Solicitors
  22. 22. heart streatham | 27 Live music In streatham Café Barcelona (cafebarcelonalondon.co.uk/whats-on/) 344a streatham high road, sW16 6hh 2nd March Los amigos Band – spanish/Latin music. £10.00. Doors 7.00pm, music 8.30pm 16th March stefanos tsourelis and band– jazz improvisation and great rhythms. £5.00. Doors 7.00pm, music 8.30pm 23rd March Lanterns - slovakian & London- based singer-songwriter and her band. £5.00. Doors 7.00pm, music 8.30pm deli lama (the hidden gem) (www.deli-lama.co.uk) 241 streatham high rd, London sW16 6eN 11th March robert mitchell – solo performance from Jazz piano genius and poet. additional music from Gordon Wedderburn and Odette mysterion. £8.00. music and poetry from 1.00pm 30th March the roves, Joe eakins (Baron Four), the Lancashire Bombers + guests. Free. Doors 8.00pm hideaway (see www.hideawaylive.co.uk for tickets) 2 empire mews, stanthorpe road, sW16 2BF 1st March a portrait of Cannonball adderley with Tony Kofi – 8.30pm 2nd, March s.e.L.soul – 9.00pm 3rd March si Cranstoun – 9.00pm 4th March Down for the Count – 2.00pm 8th March reed’s school Jazz Orchestra – 8.30pm 9th & 10th March tony momrelle – 9.00pm 11th March Jazzbomb; mother’s Day special – 2.00pm 15th March alleyn’s school Jazz Night – 8.30pm 16th & 17th March Drizabone soul Family – 9.00pm 18th March Vince Dunn Orchestra – 2.00pm 22nd, 23rd & 24th March aretha: soul Diva – thurs 8.30pm, Fri/sat 9.00pm 25th March Diz & the Doormen: Diz’s 70th birthday special 2.00pm 29th March Fever: Jo harrop sings Peggy Lee – 8.30pm 30th March atlantic soul Orchestra – 9.00pm 31st March andrew ashong – 9.00pm
  23. 23. 28 | heart streatham St Leonard’s Church (www.streathamchoral.com) St Leonard's Church, Tooting Bec Gardens, London SW16 24th March Streatham Choral Spring Concert Join conductor Calum Fraser and members of Streatham Choral for an evening of music from our Gallic neighbours. Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine Duruflé Notre Père Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge Noire Villette Hymne à la Vierge Franck Psalm 150 DurufléRequiem Tickets: £10.00 (£8.50 concessions). Available online at WeGotTickets, on the door, or from members of the choir. Please note there is a booking fee of £1.00 per ticket (£0.85 concessions) for online booking. The Earl Ferrers (www.earlferrers.co.uk) 22 Ellora Rd, SW16 6JF 2nd March Joe Corbin – Soulful Blues 8.00pm 10th March Black Elvis 8.30pm 17th March St Patrick’s Day Jam Session 8.00pm ‘til late The Five Bells (www.fivebellspub.com) 68-70 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1PH All music starts at 9.30pm until midnight 3rd March Black Elvis - the UK’s original Black Elvis 10th March Debbie Hall (Play Something Country) celebrates Country and Western Music at its best 17th March Farli - songs, from the fifties to the seventies, Tammy Wynette to Sister Sledge 24th March Emmet Scanlan & What the Good Thought - Folk, Rhythm n Blues The Leigham Well (www.facebook.com/leighamwell) 1-3 Wellfield Rd, London SW16 2BT 4th March Jami Hilton – live blues 7.30pm The White Lion (www.whitelionsw16.co.uk) 232 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1BB Open Mic nights Every Monday 8.00pm Trio Pizzeria (www.triopizzeria-uk.com) 19 The High Parade, Streatham High Rd, SW16 1EX. Music starts at 7.30pm 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March Adrian Reid 3rd March Ben Odei 10th March T.J Johnson 17th March Micheal Storey 24th March Ben Odei 30th March Jenny Green and special Guests 31st March T.J Johnson Every March Sunday 2.00pm-6.00pm T.J Johnson Duo and special guests live music continued
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  25. 25. 30 | heart streatham 5th march – the Streatham Society Streatham at Westminster 8.00pm Parliamentary stories by the rt. hon. Keith hill the Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court road, sW16 www.streathamsociety.org.uk 13th march - Streatham hill a23 Workshop 6-7.30pm tfL display and discuss design ideas for the a23 between streatham hill station and telford ave. Winkworth’s estate agents, 46-50 streatham hill. 13th march – Streatham theatre Company, hamlet on the Street a read-through of shakespeare’s hamlet. 7.00pm for 7.30pm adapted by Liz Burton for their streatham Festival show. streatham is, of course, the ‘hamlet on the street’. members Free, others £3.00. Vinters studios, 1b sunnyhill road, sW16 2UG. 16th march – dulwich Picture gallery gallery lates: Colour take a trip through the shades and hues of this intriguing subject. 6.00pm-10.00pm £12.00 standard, £10 friends/concessions. www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk 18th march – Concert- St John’s Passion by Bob Chilcott st Peter’s Church 6.30pm Free entry. Leigham Court road, London sW16 2sD 19th march – the Streatham Society the John gent Postcard Collection 8.00pm a talk by John hickman & Carole roberts the Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court road, sW16 www.streathamsociety.org.uk 24th march – French Connections Streatham Choral Spring Concert 7.30pm Durufle Requiem and music by Franck, Faure, Villette, & Poulenc. tickets: £10.00/£8.50 concessions from WeGottickets/on the door st Leonard’s Church, tooting Bec Gardens, London sW16 www.streathamchoral.com 25th march – Friends of tooting Common Bat Walk email fotcinformation@gmail.com for confirmation of your place. www.friendsoftootingcommon.org.uk in streatham
  26. 26. heart streatham | 31 Streatham enter the closing stages of the National Ice Hockey League season expecting to finish between 4th and 7th. The higher the placement, the easier their play-off opposition (on paper) so the final three games are of the utmost importance. The RedHawks must play Invicta Dynamos twice and the Peterborough Phantoms once before the knockout finale of the season begins on the weekend of 17/18 March. "We are going into these last three games with a must-win attitude" said coach Jeremy Cornish. "We need the points desperately… anyone that knows me, knows that the play-offs are my favourite time of year. Anything can happen and it’s where you really see what your team is made of." Recent victories over London Raiders and Invicta on home ice have added to the upbeat mood around the club and with defenceman Adam Wood the only injury doubt in the squad, the RedHawks are hoping a clean bill of health and a play-off charge are ensured. Crowds have been steadily increasing, with the local community discovering ice hockey and embracing it as an affordable and exciting sport to watch. "It's been great to see the guys skate out to a busy arena" continued Cornish. "No one should underestimate what a boost it gives the players to look up and see the seats full. For many of them, that’s what attracted them to come and sign here in the summer, so we need to keep it going and send people home feeling they’ve had a good night out." EXCLUSIVE KIDS GO FREE OFFER Streatham RedHawks v Invicta Dynamos 11th March. Present a copy of Heart Streatham Magazine at the gate. Maximum 3 children per paying adult. Ice Hockey Report Streatham Redhawks 27th March – Furzedown Community Network Open Meeting To discuss litter and fly-tipping problem in Furzedown St Alban’s Church Hall, Pretoria Road, SW16 6RR. 19.30-21.00pm. www.furzedown.net. 28th March - Ghosts down the Well A presentation from Ghostec Paranormal Investigations on new findings from observations at The Leigham Well, 1-3 Wellfield Rd, SW16 2BT  8.30pm 30th March – LOVE STREATHAM – Good Friday Easter celebration Join in for a time of singing, smiles and conversations on Streatham Green FREE face painting and hot cross buns. 11.00am-12.30pm An event for all ages and everyone welcome.
  27. 27. 34 | heart streatham streatham Police Update By: inSPeCtor tereSa huBBard the streatham teams have been conducting parking enforcement operation at st andrews Primary school to ensure the safety of children and to discourage parents from parking in unauthorised areas when dropping off. the Officers also conducted a traffic operation outside st Leonards Primary school, where many vehicles were stopped for minor traffic violations, but I am pleased to say all were insured. All our Officers have been out on foot near bus stops after school, following recent robberies targeting school children, and they have visited Bishop thomas Grant school to give personal safety advice. We had a very sad death of a 19-year-old in streatham last month in an isolated incident, and a man has been arrested and charged. though nobody else is sought regarding this incident, we want to highlight the seriousness with which we are taking knife crime and possession, and have made arrests and have continued weapons sweeps as part of Operation sceptre. Local teams have addressed anti-social behaviour in Streatham hill to deter begging and guide people to relevant agencies for support. they arrested a male who was seen to be dealing drugs. We have seen a linked series of thefts from motor vehicles in the thornton/streatham hill area. see the article on the heart streatham website for links on keeping your vehicle safe. We have seen an increase in residential burglaries in/near riggindale road. these appear to be daytime and entry gained via side gate. With these in mind please see the links in this article on the heart streatham website for preventative measures. One of our teams took part in a mobile phone operation with Police Cadets in which 8 offences were spotted. Drivers were spoken to by the cadets, who gave advice around legislation, penalties and dangers of driving whilst using a phone. 2 weeks later, 12 offences were spotted, predominently by males aged 35- 45 years according to the cadets’ data.
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  29. 29. 36 | heart streatham16 | HEART STREATHAM New Build/Building Extensions Full drawings prepared and submitted with good local authority planning approval rates. 07961 407067 ralph@cadspaced.com Becmead Avenue Welcoming family home, bedrooms with private bathrooms, free parking, frequent buses, two stations to central London close by. katherinetg@tiscali.co.uk 07752 473861 Waterlife Swim School Specialising in baby, toddler and pre-school swimming. 020 8947 2149 www.waterlifeswimschool.com Party Faces London Make your party truly memorable, book a professional face painter to add sparkle to your party. Caragh 07984 619076 caragh@partyfaceslondon.com www.partyfaceslondon.com Clip Theatre Quality affordable drama groups for little stars aged 5 - 11 with experienced vetted staff. Book 1st session FREE. 07564 847314 fun@cliptheatre.com www.cliptheatre.com Right Stuff Design A local independent graphic design company helping clients tell their story and influence change. Think. Create. Inspire. 020 8696 0101 therightstuffdesign.co.uk Natural, Vegan, Anti-aging Skincare range for Women & Men by Arbonne Also Hair, Makeup and Healthy Nutrition. Call 07904 521694 for discount code to buy online. 45 day Money Back guarantee South West London Beauty Experience spa treatments at home. Spray tans, shellac, pedicures, eyelashes & more. 07599 668204 swlondonbeauty@gmail.com @swlondonbeauty www.swlondonbeauty.com Eczema, Dermatitis, Dry or sensitive skin? NATURAL ORIGIN use the finest ingredients derived from nature to care naturally for your skin. 020 8099 6513 www.naturaloriginuk.com Mediworld Visit our store or website for a full range of mobility, first aid, medical & surgical equipment. Serving Streatham since 1973 444-446 Streatham High Road 020 8764 1806 www.mediworld.co.uk Expert Family Foot Care Major or minor 7 days a week, 4 late evenings. 020 8769 7409 wwwLeighampractice.com/feet Fertility Acupuncture Professional and personal IVF experience. Naturally supporting couples for over a decade. 020 8769 7409 www.leighampractice.com/ fertility Just Ask The Masters Osteopathy & Physiotherapy to Masters Level. Open 7 days with 4 evenings 020 8769 7409 Leighampractice.com/masters Registered Dietitian In Streatham Weight loss, heart health, diabetes and more. Tailored nutritional advice. Meal planning. 07960 686435 ella@diethelp.co.uk www.diethelp.co.uk French Polishing & Antique Repair Complete repair and restoration service from antiques to mid- century furniture. Hand and spray polish service. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 eawates.com Caning, Rushing & Gilding Antiques or mid-century furniture including Danish cord. Oil & water gilding to paintings and mirror frames. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 eawates.com Reupholstery & Loose Covers Traditional & modern work from members of the Assoc. of Master Upholsterers with the best fabric library in S London. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 eawates.com E&A Wates Emma, our interior designer works alongside clients to create beautiful rooms using fabric, wallpaper, paint, lighting, carpets, furniture and inspiration! 020 8769 2205 eawates.com Maple and Rook Ltd Locally based Interior Design firm offering a range of refurbishment and styling services for beautiful living. info@mapleandrook.com www.mapleandrook.com DESIGNERS BED & BREAKFAST INTERIOR DESIGN CHILDREN’S SERVICES HEALTH & BEAUTY FURNITURE RESTORATION HEALTH SERVICES STREATHAM DIRECTORY YOUR LOCAL SUPPLIERS Advertise your business to over 50,000 people here from £10 a month. Contact david@heartofmedia.co.uk ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
  30. 30. heart streatham | 3716 | HEART STREATHAM House Clearance, Distribution, Transportation, Shipments You have tried the rest now try the best. 07957 158080 srg_mg@yahoo.co.uk Fix. The IT & Watch Repair Centre Apple, PC, Mobile, Consoles, Watch, Jewellery & clock repairs to manufacture specification. 58 Streatham High Rd SW16 1DA 020 8769 3510 SignLondon Exterior signs, interior signs, vinyl banners, vehicle graphics, menu design and print, 07785 755758, 020 8773 5978 pete@signlondon.uk www.signlondon.uk Curtains & Blinds Beautifully made using fabric from major brands with service including measuring, fitting, tracks & poles. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 eawates.com TRADES SOFT FURNISHINGS Martin Haughey Electrics Domestic Rewiring, Repairs, Fault Finding, Inspection & Testing, Electrical Condition Reports PAT Testing. 07961 433801 martinhaughey4@gmail.com English and Maths KS1 & KS2 Qualified teacher & language graduate offers individual tuition. Also advanced French & German 07931 931969 svgiles@talktalk.net French Tuition Qualified tutor from France. Tailored lessons for all levels and ages. Beginners and improvers, KS2,3 GCSE, A Level. Call Steph on 07951 795464 www.thefrenchpractice.com French Tuition Qualified French teacher. Engaging tuition GCSE/A level or brushing up the Language. Effective & enjoyable lessons, all levels. 07731 396285 jurgen46@btinternet.com KITCHENS SIGNS, BANNERS, PRINT (STREATHAM) Welcome to your new address At Mail Boxes Etc. Streatham we provide a secure, private address for all your mail Rent a Mailbox for 12 months and get an extra 3 months free Virtual office or Mailbox address is ideal for Startups or Small Businesses Professional address for a fraction of the cost of renting an office Tailored to keep your business and home life separate Visit - www.mbestreatham.co.uk for further information Post, Parcel & Print Centre Tel: 0208 677 3566 eMail: info@mbestreatham.co.uk FANTASTIC STUDIO/DESK SPACE Available in Streatham Hub. Ideal for a creative sole trader sharing with designer and illustrator. Great transport connections. £250 plus VAT p/month. For more details please contact Brigitte on 07771 860 263 / 020 7182 2023 design@indeliblecreative.com Dream Doors From a simple door swap (wide variety of styles & colours to suit) to a complete new kitchen installation. 10A Sunnyhill Road SW16 2UH 020 8696 9699 www.dreamdoors.co.uk Dr Doolittles 2 Pet Shop & Grooming Studio Only shop in Lambeth licensed to sell live pets including aquaria. 57-59 Streatham Hill London SW2 4TX 020 8671 6760 www.drdoolittlespetshop.co.uk Nick Wright Photography Bespoke Website Photography Portraits - Product Photography Affordable Professional Photography. 07753 640397 www.nickwright.biz Marc & Van Logistics, Removals, Deliveries, PHOTOGRAPHY REMOVALS REPAIRS PETS TUTORS @streatfestStreathamFestival SF A0 poster 2016.indd 1 22/06/2016 14:32 Streatham Festival 2018 Needs You! Have fun and get involved with the biggest festival in Streatham happening this autumn.. Social media whizzes and admin help especially welcome. Contact chair@ streathamfestival.com 18
  31. 31. 38 | heart streatham National Childbirth Trust (Streatham NCT) 0208 752 9125 Chuka Umunna MP (Local surgery) 020 8835 7062 JobCentrePlus 020 8465 2500, 020 8465 8876 Streatham Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team 07920 233842 Streatham Wells Safer Neighbourhoods Team 020 8721 2823 Streatham South Safer Neighbourhoods Team 020 8721 2628 St Leonards Safer Neighbourhoods Team 020 8721 2621 Streatham Out of Hours GP 020 8693 9066 Streatham Out of Hours Dentist 020 8299 5509 Ambulance non-emergencies 020 7887 6678 Thames Water (Water leaks) 0800 714 614 Citizens Advice Bureau 0800 254 0298 Lambeth Law Centre 020 7737 9781 Transport for London 020 7222 1234 Streatham Business Improvement District 020 8835 7067 Lambeth Victim Support 020 7820 0007 Fly-tipping, dog fouling, graffiti and abandoned vehicle reporting 020 7926 9000 streetcarecallcentre@lambeth.gov.uk Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 lambethvawg@refuge.org.uk Domestic Violence Refuge, Domestic Violence 0207 733 8724 Council website: www.lambeth.gov.uk Council Services 9am – 5pm: 020 7926 1000 Council Services (Emergencies only) 5pm – 9am: 020 7926 1000 Housing Management Services – including tenancy issues and repairs – 020 7926 6666 Because we you, here’s the contact list to keep by the phone – important numbers in the area for emergencies, plus ones that you’ve always wanted to have to hand. Do feel free to request numbers you think should be here, so we can add to the list. Useful Numbers
  32. 32. Blue-Chip Buyers and Tenants Are Waiting For Your Property. Martin & Co have corporate clients that want to move their employees into London’s best properties. We can bring those blue-chip buyers and tenants straight to your door. Ready to get going? Then talk to a real Estate Agent at Martin & Co today. Martin & Co Streatham 0203 621 3215 e: streatham@martinco.com w: streatham.martinco.com 11 Leigham Hall Parade, Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1DR
  33. 33. Savills now covers Streatham and Tooting I’ve put on a few pounds Call us for the best advice and results, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or let. Savills Streatham and Tooting Carrie Scott 020 8018 7700 | 07807 999160 carrie.scott@savills.com

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