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Heart Streatham Issue 51

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Spring is here with magnificent magnolias and drifts of blossom on the streets, and Streatham is looking spectacular. Thank you to reader Hester Bates, for our gorgeous cover photo of the Rookery orchard.

Get summer ready and enjoy state-of-the-art treatments at Streatham’s salons and spas – there’s no need to leave SW16 to find top-quality practitioners. Catch up with new openings and local news, find out about local history, and plan your April entertainment with our Live Music and What’s On Guides. May marks the beginning of the Streatham Summer Season, put Kite Day on the 12th May in your diaries, folks, and see you there!

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Heart Streatham Issue 51

  1. 1. Happy Easter! All About Streatham What's on in April streathamISSUE 51 APRIL 2019
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  3. 3. April 2019 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 and in Furzedown. 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. heart streatham | 3 Spring is here with magnificent magnolias and drifts of blossom on the streets, and Streatham is looking spectacular. Thank you to reader Hester Bates, for our gorgeous cover photo of the Rookery orchard. We’re looking forward to Easter and this gorgeous hand- made chocolate Easter egg was specially made for us by Streatham’s own chocolatiers, Chocolates by Eloise. Their award-winning chocolate is on sale at the Rookery Farmer’s market every month, as well as Herne Hill Farmers’ Market on Sundays and the West Norwood Feast. www. chocolatesbyeloise.co.uk. Inside this issue Get summer ready and enjoy state-of-the-art treatments at Streatham’s salons and spas – there’s no need to leave SW16 to find top-quality practitioners. Catch up with new openings and local news, find out about local history, and plan your April entertainment with our Live Music and What’s On Guides. May marks the beginning of the Streatham Summer Season, put Kite Day on the 12th May in your diaries, folks, and see you there! CONTENTS 4 The Gen Local news and info including new business openings 8 Streatham Gourmet London Smoke and Cure pop-up feast 10 Rail Fail Streatham Action Transport Group calls for radical measures 12 History Harold Milford – Streatham’s Great Escape connection 14 History Part 2 Plaques for Women 16 BID Report Team Streatham samples some local salons and treatments 20 Local Hero “Mr. Streatham”, the late John Cresswell 22 Live Music Your guide to the local scene in April 24 What’s On Where to go and what to do in Streatham this month 27 Ice Hockey Report Streatham RedHawks at the end of the season 28 Streatham Directory Listings of local services 30 Useful numbers Numbers you need to keep handy Kite Day
  4. 4. 4 | hearT sTreaTham The Gen The Manor Arms will soon be getting a refit following its takeover by youngs. northwood schools, owners of Broomwood hall and northcote Lodge, are opening a new senior school at its site in Garrad's rd. from september 2020. streatham rapper Santan Dave has topped the UK charts, beating Dido and Foals, with his fearless, emotionally raw debut album, Psychodrama, which has reached no.1 in the charts and includes the autobiographical track, Streatham, which entered the singles chart at number 9. Check out the video and lyrics for a unique view of the old home town! Wandsworth Oasis have teamed up with Transition Town Tooting for a creative arts project. Jellybella, and are collecting unwanted or broken umbrellas in 3 of their shops, amen Corner, mitcham Lane and Trinity road. SlOW (Surviving the loss of your world) has opened a new south London support group in streatham for bereaved parents with meetings every Tuesday. The Association of professional landscapers have announced Kingston Landscaper Group as supreme Winner for their work at the megabowl development at streatham hill. In the year of the 70th anniversary of his death, the memorial to english comedian and top 1930s box office star Will Hay in streatham park Cemetery has been restored and refurbished by the Will hay appreciation society. The Friends of Streatham Common urge you to respond to Lambeth’s survey on parks & open spaces before the deadline of 11pm on 5th may via surveymonkey.co.uk. We are the Fair, organisers of Kisstory on the Common, Santan Dave
  5. 5. Our Mulberry Collection Fine quality sofas, chairs and footstools featuring sumptuous, inspiring Mulberry fabric for those that take interiors seriously. Visit our showroom in Streatham to view this spectacular collection of British made upholstery. 82-84 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NR 020 8769 2205 eawates.com Free Limited parking Extensive retail showroom & fabric studio sales@eawates.com
  6. 6. 6 | heart streatham which attracts c.10,000 people, have applied to Lambeth Council for a 3-year licence. There was general objection to this at a poorly- publicised public consultation meeting last month. Grounds for objection included litter, drug taking and other anti- social behaviour by Kisstory- goers in neighbouring streets, traffic issues, the removal of a large part of the Common from public use for almost 3 weeks and, of course, noise. The FoSC is very concerned that the Common has still not recovered from damage by events held last year and propose a fallow year of non-use for events before it should be subjected to further stress. Lambeth events’ representative at the meeting was asked how much money the organisers paid for the use of the Common, and how much was returned to the Common in compensation. The reply was that the info. is “commercially confidential”, though surely a FOI request will reveal all in due course. The Safer Valley Road campaign’s recent public meeting addressed the problems of speeding, road rage, pollution and increasingly heavy traffic in Valley Road.  The 20mph speed limit is not enforced and speed bumps are ineffective. Sign the petition on change.org to demand measures to slow down and reduce traffic on Valley Road. Lambeth Council have installed new 20mph banners on some Streatham roads including Leigham Court Rd. and Streatham Common North side - these are excellent reminders, and we'd love some more on Valley Rd. please. Wandsworth Council is cutting the funding of Riggindale Rd-based 4th Streatham Sea Scouts’ boathouse in Putney, home to the sea scouts for decades and in constant use by over 100 members throughout the year for training for the regatta season, the Great River Race, and for regular camps, rowing trips, and expeditions. Scout leaders are raising funds by cycling from Chepstow Castle in Wales to the scout hall in Streatham from the 14th to 16th April carrying all their camping and cooking equipment. You can sponsor them at www.gofundme.com We’re excited to hear that Lesley-Ann Jones’ debut memoir, Tumbling Dice, will be published on April 8th. The Sunday Times Bestselling author of Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury has also written biographies of David Bowie and Marc Bolan. We have been lucky to have had anarticle by Lesley Ann (who used to live off Tooting Bec Common) in this magazine, and we can’t wait to read Tumbling Dice! Tumbling Dice is available via amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, and lesleyannjones.com OPENINGS Marsh & Parsons are to open opposite Streatham Hill Station towards the end of the month. TribeV vegan restaurant and work space is set to open on or around 3 April - good luck with the new venture! Lotus and Lavender nail salon have opened at Streatham Hill.  A client of LT Management bought the Crown & Sceptre in Streatham Hill and reopened it less than a week after its closure by Wetherspoons. The pub is believed to date back to 1825 and is referenced by The Clash in Stay Free on their 1978 album Give Em Enough Rope. A Brazilian butcher and deli has opened on Streatham High Rd. opposite the bus standing next to Streatham Station. Prime Opticians have opened at Westburys, 90 Streatham High Rd, SW16 IBS.
  7. 7. 8 | hearT sTreaTham We recently welcomed a new food business in streatham, London smoke and Cure, who held a smoke-themed winter supper club at their smokery in the atmospheric cobbled Gleneldon mews. The “Inside the smokehouse” pop-up offered us the opportunity to try treats from the smoker and get some tips on how to smoke your own food at home. around a dozen diners sampled smoky delights at an evening co-hosted by owner ross mitchell and local chef, forager, and fermenter, rachel de Thample. After a welcoming drink, we indulged in five courses of smoked and cured foods. Tastings included smoked pickles and homemade kraut, followed by a most delicious cold-smoked salmon with dried bergamot, lemon aioli, winter herbs and wild leaves with a lemon verbena dressing. To follow these, ross’ maple fennel bacon accompanied a celeriac and sage carbonara and purple kale as a delicious main course. Feeling replete, we needed a break before indulging in a scrumptious pud of cinnamon meringues with smoked apple and bonfire toffee. The evening was rounded off with a wonderful selection of smoked english cheeses, preserves and walnuts. To encourage us to try smoking produce at home we were given a sample of wood chips. many types of wood are used for smoking including alder, beech, and oak chips as well as fruit woods such as apple, cherry and plum. London smoke and Cure only use locally sourced British ingredients. They have a well laid out website where they offer a wide range of smoked fish and meats, cheeses, gifts, hampers hand-made and prepared to order with a wholesale option. While there is no retail facility in streatham, there are hands-on workshops available at the smoke house where you can learn curing techniques for salami, bacon and cured salt beef. London smoke and Cure features at the Crystal palace Food market and monthly at Catford Food market. london Smoke and Cure, 11 Gleneldon Mews, london SW16 2AZ info@londonsmokeandcure.co. www.londonsmokeandcure.co.uk Mindfulness Course for physical and psychological well-being Learn mindfulness in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. MBCT for Life course starting 1st May 2019 in Streatham Hill. ¥ 8-week course for small groups on Wednesday evenings (7.00pm – 9.00pm) ¥ run by qualified teacher and experienced psychotherapist For further details see: www.southlondontherapy.net/classes.html Contact me on: Tel: 07941-272402 Email: dominique.girardini@lineone.net Dominique Girardini mindfulness training in south london London smoke and Cure
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  9. 9. 10 | hearT sTreaTham streatham action Transport group has sent their damning report on streatham’s Train services and demand for measures to compensate streatham rail users to the Department for Transport, network rail, and GTr. The report captures the extent of problems experienced by streatham’s rail commuters from mid-2018 onwards based on a survey of 500 commuters and data from network rail: · 36% of trains through streatham were either cancelled or severely late after the 20 may first timetable change by GTR · 36% of respondents to the survey were forced to change their route to work from streatham and stopped using GTr services. Despite service improvements towards the end of 2018, streatham is very poorly served and we have asked network rail to bring forward signalling infrastructure upgrades by five years on the south London metro lines. GTr have been asked to reconsider its timetable to ensure that streatham’s commuters return to using their services. The DfT should support this demand and review the current franchise arrangements with GTr again if there is no evidence of improvements by august 2019. see the full report at www.streathamaction.org.uk. We have asked GTr to compensate streatham customers via * A ONE-OFF 20% rEDUCTiON iN THE rENEWAl COST OF SEASON TiCKETS *rEClASSiFiCATiON OF STrEATHAM AS ZONE 2, rATHEr THAN ZONE 3 I will be reporting on the response to these demands in a future issue. streatham's rail Fails NEil SAlT, CHAir, STrEATHAM ACTiON TrANSpOrT GrOUp # Streatham £50 photo competition winner Photo of the Month Competition - win £50! nick Wright, who is a professional photographer, took this gorgeous winning shot of streatham Common at sunset in march. For a chance to win £50 next month, follow @heartstreatham on Instagram and post using #heartstreatham or # streatham. If your photo is our favourite, we'll publish it next month and give you £50! Thanks to everyone who followed us and used # Streatham to enter the competition. There’s another chance to win £50 next month.
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  11. 11. 12 | hearT sTreaTham harold John milford was born in streatham and brought up at 67 medora road in Tulse hill. he married marion heather in 1940, the same year he joined the raF, and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer on 9th August 1941. He became famous for being part of The Great escape from nazi prisoner of War Camp stalag 111 in sagan, poland,immortalised in a 1963 hollywood blockbuster starring steve mcQueen, James Garner and sir richard attenborough. milford arrived at stalag 111 in october 1942 after his bomber was shot-down while attacking a power station at Chocques on september 22nd. The crew bailed out, buried their parachutes and split-up. The pilot evaded capture and returned to england but milford and the gunner were pulled from a haystack and imprisoned in the camp. on the night of the 24/25th march 1944 milford was one of 76 men who escaped. he survived freezing weather and blizzards but was recaptured in the afternoon of the 27th march. early on the morning of 6 april 1944 he was murdered by the Breslau Gestapo - 50 of the escapees were shot by the Gestapo. originally cremated and buried at sagan, he is now buried in part of the poznan old Garrison Cemetery. The photograph of the prisoners of War at the camp is thought to include harold milford, second from right sitting at the table. (source extracts from The True story of the Great escape: stalag Luft, march 1944 by Jonathan Vance and Images of War Stalag Left 111 by Charles messenger. photograph provided by mediaDrum) AFTER SCHOOL CLUB STREATHAM HILL OFSTED REGISTERED We collect children from local schools We are open until 18:30 We provide a home-cooked meal Activities: drama, street dance, martial arts, tag rugby, multi-skills games, maths and English tuition, homework club, languages (Spanish & French), music (choir, piano & string), arts club, debating society, life skills OfstedregRP559346 Emailinfo@acebaseclubs.co.uktoarrangeavisit Orvisitwww.acebaseclubs.co.uktofindoutmore harold milford of The Great escape MArK BEry, THE STrEATHAM SOCiETy
  12. 12. 14 | heart streatham Since 2016 English Heritage has been asking the public to propose women to feature on blue plaques - only 14% of London’s blue plaques are for women. Lambeth’s shortlist includes several names with Streatham connections: Ursula Vernon Eason (1910-1993) BBC radio broadcaster, television producer, and administrator. A pioneer of television programmes for deaf children in the 1950s and 60s, she lived at 83 Mount Nod Rd. Joyce Lankaster Brisley (1896-1978) Writer and illustrator of the Milly-Molly- Mandy series of children’s books. Her sisters Ethel and Nina were also illustrators - all studied at the Lambeth School of Art and lived with their mother at 108 Lewin Rd. Dorothy Louise Meiha (1876- ). Suffragette. The family lived at “Limatburg” around 1884 at 34 Ambleside Ave. Leonora Tyson (1883- 1959) Suffragette. Lived with her mother and siblings at 37 Drewstead Rd. Angela Carter (1940- 1992) was a novelist who wrote The Magic Toyshop, Nights at the Circus and Wise Children. She attended Streatham and Clapham High School and apparently English Heritage have considered and agreed a Blue Plaque. Hannah Barlow (1851- 1916) The first woman artist to work for Doulton in 1871 - sister Florence followed in 1873, and sister Lucy also worked there. They lived at 55 Loughborough Park from 1880-1893. Henry Doulton lived at “Woodlands” in Streatham on the edge of Tooting Common Christina Broom (1862 –1939) The first UK female press photographer, noted for pictures of the suffragettes. Circa 1901 she and her husband opened a stationers’ shop at 87 Streatham High Road and sold postcards made from Christina’s photos. Patricia Hayes (1909- 1998) Actress and RADA Gold medal winner, she lived with her parents at 129 Pathfield Rd. Lambeth will shortly be considering a borough plaque scheme which allows the public to put-forward names for a plaque (outside the aegis of English Heritage). Wandsworth’s scheme has resulted in several plaques recognizing individuals and historic events in the Borough. The scheme will add to the single blue plaque for Sir Arnold Bax in Pendennis Road and other plaques placed by the Streatham Society. Plaques for Women Mark Bery, The Streatham Society Leonora Tyson Christina Broom
  13. 13. Leigham Practice, 8 Leigham Hall Parade, Streatham High Road, SW16 1DR Do you feel like a medicine cabinet? Ever wondered if Acupuncture could help? Come and find out for free in April* *During April ,‘Heart Streatham’ readers can come and talk informally and for free with our Acupuncture Team, Susana Pires and Cindy Britton. We’ve an area-wide reputation over 30 years and have a special interest in acupuncture for fertility & IVF support, women’s health, facial rejuvenation, chronic health problems and pain relief. We’ve only a limited number of places, so visit us today at Leighampractice.com/april19/ or call us on 020 8769 7409
  14. 14. The Remedie Rooms 6 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1DB, 0208 677 5771 @theremedierooms one of the longest- established day spas in streatham, the remedie rooms is owned by French entrepreneur mariama Diallo-souare, who has created a series of signature treatments in association with a marine laboratory in Brittany. after months of wind and central heating I wanted a facial. mariama recommended the phytomer hydra- Blue plumping moisturising Facial. This one-hour treatment is designed to treat dehydration and nourish the skin. Therapist alba took me downstairs to the phytomer Treatment room, which is one of four beautifully designed spaces in a subterranean oasis under our bustling high street. The treatment began with a deeply relaxing back massage and the application of self-heating mud to the spinal column to detoxify the system. It was an incredibly indulgent and luxurious treatment which is £66.50 for a single session or can be booked as a course of 5 for £270. I floated back to work with my skin feeling younger and my mind calmer. is an organisation created by local businesses to help make Streatham an even better place to live, work and do business. part of that role is to encourage all of you lovely readers to get out and explore what our fabulous high road has to offer. This month we at the BID team have collaborated with our colleagues at heart streatham to road test some of the top beauty spots across our town – it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it! From hill to the Common, streatham has an array of spas, salons and wellbeing centres to put a spring in your step. so, ditch the DIY this easter bank holiday, and read on to find out how to look and feel fabulous with local businesses instead… Emma Wilson Urban Spa 108C Streatham High Rd, SW16 1BW 020 8769 9764, @emmawilsonurbanspa I chose a 60 minute Fusion stone massage at the spa and was fortunate enough to have emma herself. The massage room was a calming space and emma talked me through the treatment and made me feel very comfortable. The massage was thorough, invigorating and de-stressing - all at the same time and emma ensured I was enjoying it throughout. she used a vegan VOYA organic oil which smelled divine. I was given 15 minutes at the end to just be in the moment and enjoy the benefits of the massage. after dressing I was offered a lovely green smoothie shot and again there was no rush to vacate the spa. I was also given a little goodie bag with some sample products. That night I had the most amazing sleep in a long time! emma Wilson Urban spa thoroughly deserves their many awards, including south east Boutique salon of the Year at the 2017 and London Day spa of the Year 2018 at the professional Beauty awards for their outstanding professionalism, skill and customer service.
  15. 15. Lotus & Lavender 51 Streatham Hill, SW2 4TS, 020 8671 7006 @lotus_lavender_ after such a glamorous refurbishment, we couldn’t help but visit Lotus & Lavender, previously known as american Top nails. I booked for a Gel manicure appointment over the phone, £28. The staff were welcoming, and my manicure was done by Tommy, who’s taken over the business from his dad. he was friendly and attentive – I’m quite particular with my nails and he was more than happy to grant my requests. The refurbished salon looks lush and vibrant – fitting for their clientele. They’re hoping to have a spa downstairs soon – watch this space! S.Spa @ Wellbeing95 95 Streatham Hill, SW2 4UD, 020 8674 7814, @SliqueSpa s.spa is one of only two spas with an infrared sauna in streatham. I tried their Bronze spa experience package - 30 minutes in the infrared sauna, a 30-minute massage and a 30-minute facial. Infrared saunas use light to heat the body without warming the surrounding air - perfect if you can’t stand hot air from a regular sauna. I usually last about 10 minutes in a sauna but did this session without a struggle. The heat has a meditative effect and prepares the mind for the massage. Therapist ayshia is a muscle magician who really cares about her clients. her new meditation massage is getting great reviews too – perfect for depression and anxiety. Finally, I had a Vino Perfect Claudalie facial. By this point, I was half asleep! my skin was soft and super-glowy, I felt rested and as light as air, and a week on, still feel refreshed. For £65, that’s a win! Her Definition 135 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1HJ – 020 8677 3700 @herdefinition This sleek and spacious salon has a luxurious feel to it. The reception was warm and welcoming, and the service was great. at £45 I was very happy with my wash, cut and blow dry which included a mini treatment and straightening. Her Definition has a huge Instagram following and have created some amazing styles for some of the hippest names in fashion and celebrity. This is a salon based in streatham but with an international clientele. They regularly do bridal makeup and makeovers and are part of a creative scene with fashion vloggers and photographers using the base as a venue for photoshoots. The Leigham Practice 8 Leigham Hall Parade Streatham High Rd. SW16 1DR 020 8769 7409 www.leighampractice.com an established and advanced multidisciplinary therapy centre with award- winning health professionals, The Leigham practice offers podiatry, physiotherapy, osteopathy, massage, acupuncture, aesthetics, and laser therapies. I’m having a course of Laser Facial rejuvenation - £75 a session with 10% off a course of 4, or 7 treatments for the price of 6. True to Leigham practice form, their beauty therapist, elena, has worked with both the Vaishaly Clinic and Eve Lom. she explained that low level laser therapy reverses visible signs of ageing and slows the ageing process of the skin – I should begin to see results after four treatments. I’ll be giving you a full report and reveal the before (scary!) and after photos at the end of the course.
  16. 16. You are a commercial tenant running a business from premises and you now want your landlord to grant you a written lease for a fixed term. You may have been paying rent monthly or quarterly for some years, but your landlord has still not given you a fixed term lease. What can you do to force the landlord’s hand? rights under a periodic tenancy It is likely that you are a periodic tenant and if you have been in occupation of business premises paying rent for more than 12 months, you will have become a protected business tenant with the rights granted by the Landlord & Tenant act 1954 part 11. as such the landlord cannot simply terminate your lease by giving you one month’s notice. They would need to serve you with a statutory notice under the 1954 act giving you not less than 6 nor more than 12 months’ notice and you will then have the right to apply to the court for a new lease on terms to be agreed or decided upon by the court. Can you require the landlord to grant a new lease? If the time has come that you need the certainty of a fixed term lease, perhaps in order to grow or sell your business, you will not be able to serve on the landlord a notice under section 26 of the 1954 act requesting a new lease. The right to do this only applies to tenants whose tenancy was granted for a fixed term exceeding one year or for any term and thereafter from year to year. so, what should the tenant do? Negotiate with your landlord a periodic protected tenant should be in a strong position to negotiate a new lease with the landlord who would be keen to regularise the position. Without a lease, the landlord cannot unilaterally increase the rent, or regulate the use of the premises or prevent the tenant from sharing occupation or assigning its tenancy. It is unlikely that the landlord could easily sell its interest in the property while a protected periodic tenant continues in occupation for an indefinite period. Taking legal advice It is best to seek legal advice first before finalising terms with your landlord to ensure that the terms of the new lease are not onerous and reflect the terms of your existing oral tenancy. Where there is a dispute with the landlord taking steps to terminate the tenancy without offering acceptable new lease terms, it is important to seek legal advice to your rights and how to protect your position. The full version of this article can be read here https://bit. ly/2CtCk0s if you need expert legal advice, contact Alan Zeffertt on aze@anthonygold.co.uk or call our Commercial property Team, telephone 020 7940 4000. 18 | promoTeD ConTenT Can a periodic business tenant in occupation of premises obtain a lease from their landlord? AlAN ZEFFErTT OF ANTHONy GOlD SOliCiTOrS
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  18. 18. 20 | hearT sTreaTham mr. streatham John Brian Cresswell MArK BEry, THE STrEATHAM SOCiETy John Cresswell, known as “mr. streatham” passed away peacefully on 20th February 2019, aged 79. he was a stalwart of the streatham society and involved in every aspect of streatham's local history and conservation. John joined The streatham society in 1978 and later became secretary, a position he held up to the time he retired to Bournemouth in 2000. he organised the exhibition on the 175th anniversary of the death of William Dyce, local history at pendennis road Church, and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of VE Day. he was instrumental in establishing streatham’s Conservation areas, the palace road nature reserve, and the listing of the Beehive Tavern (anthony Gold solicitors), norwood Grove, and 4 tombs in st Leonard's churchyard. he organised plaques at streatham park (home of the Thrales) and Tommy Trinder (Entertainer) in Wellfield road as well as arranging streatham's only english heritage Blue plaque for sir arnold Bax in pinfold road. his publications included the first edition of "Streatham; Pictures from the Past". He researched and wrote "The Story of a Suburban Theatre" on the streatham hill Theatre and with Colin Crocker and Bob Jenner, the 50th anniversary edition of Kenneth Bryant's "Streatham's 41"- an account of the German V-1 bombs’ impact on streatham. John campaigned for streatham against Litter, to keep streatham Baths from closure, was the motivating force behind the streatham arts Festival (now the streatham Festival), and Kite Day was established from John's "Wind Day" festival. John will be fondly remembered. his achievements are many and his legacy great.
  19. 19. 22 | hearT sTreaTham Live music Café Barcelona (cafebarcelonalondon.co.uk/whats-on/) Doors 7.00pm, music 8.30pm. 5th April Danny pelt, known as the “human Jukebox”, Danny is an interactive musician who plays music spanning from the 50s to current pop. make live requests with your phone during performances! Wine and tapas, Free. 12th April Flamenco with Josie ‘La Galesa’. an evening of spectacular flamenco music & dance, with this group from the heart of seville. £14 26th April The Latin Bridge + special guest. romantic boleros, traditional son Cubano, and Brazilian music, with the sergio marciano duo. With guest Sax and flute player Giuliano Pereira from Brazil. Free. Streatham Space project (www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk) 4th April Tracksontap Live 8.00-10.30pm The fastest growing music network in London showcasing the best upcoming artists from the @Tracksontap network The Five Bells (www.fivebellspub.co.uk) all music starts at 9.30pm April 6th adele Tribute. a remarkable tribute to the one and only adele. With exquisite vocals, this is one tribute act that really stands out from the crowd! 20th April mel harris 60’s show. a tribute to the most exciting era of music ever. mel’s show features many of the best loved songs from those halcyon days. April 27th meatdiva as seen on Britain’s Got Talent. Featuring songs from meatloaf, Freddie mercury, Tina Turner, Bjork and many more!! The Hamlet (www.thehamlet-village.co.uk) Live piano. Every Thursday from 8.00pm The White lion (www.whitelionsw16.co.uk) Every Monday. open mic nights. 8.00pm Trio pizzeria (www.triopizzeria-uk.com) music starts at 7.30pm 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th april TJ Johnson - solo guitar and vocals 6th and 20th April adrian reid, solo piano 13th April Ben odei, solo piano 27th April michael storey, piano, vocals and harmonica Café Barcelona
  20. 20. 24 | hearT sTreaTham • Companionship • Meal Preparation • Light Housekeeping • Personal Care • Transportation & Errands • Specialist Dementia Care • Post Operative Support • Holiday & Respite Cover • Managed Live In 24 Care as an alternative to a Care Home QUALITY CARE IN YOUR HOME FROM HOURLY VISITS TO LIVE IN CARE Delivering exceptional quality care, making a difference every day to our clients and your loved ones. 020 8004 9644 www.rightathomeuk.com/mitcham in april 27th March – 11th August – Tate Britain Van Gogh and Britain Celebrating his life when lodging in Brixton. he painted streatham Common, but the original has been lost. 1st April – The Streatham Society “The Waterways in and around london” a talk by philip emery of the Canal and river Trust 8.00pm. Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court road, sW16 www.streathamsociety.org.uk 2nd April – Streatham Space project Cinema: Kills on Wheels. 7.45 – 9.30pm If you see one film about a hungarian hitman in a wheelchair this year, make sure it’s this one. sternhold avenue, sW2 4pa. www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk 2nd April – Dulwich picture Gallery Contextual lecture: Judaism: What the future holds With Dan Cohn-sherbok, professor emeritus of Judaism at the University of Wales 10.30am £12.00, £10.00 www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk 2nd – 13th April – Sprout Arts Jane Campion – 2019 work. she will be painting in the Gallery throughout the solo exhibition 11.00am – 5.00pm. 74 moyser road, sW16 6sQ www.sproutarts.com 5th April - lambeth Autism Action Forum Part of World Autism Awareness Week. Gracefield Gardens health & social Care Centre sW16 medwardsdrayton@lambeth.gov.uk 6th-14th April and 22nd-27th April West norwood Free Film Festival Two weeks of free movie screenings and events- for details see www.facebook.com/WestnorwoodFFF 7th April – Friends of Streatham Common Spring Bird Walk. meet at the rookery Café at 9.30am. ends around 11.00. Children welcome, dogs not so. Free but donations welcome www.streathamcommon.org
  21. 21. heart streatham | 25 9th April – Streatham Space Project: Comedy 7.30–10.00pm Come to the best comedy night Streatham’s ever seen! All to raise as many pennies as we can for the Anthony Nolan Trust.. Sternhold Avenue, SW2 4PA www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk 11th/12th/13th April – Pantomime: Alice in Wonderland Streatham Theatre Company. 7.30pm plus matinee 13th April 2.30pm £10 Adults, £8 concessions, £5 children under 16 The British Home, Crown Lane, Streatham SW16 3JB www.streathamtheatre.org.uk 11th – 14th April – The Jungle Book High energy family theatre packed with adventure, comedy, puppetry and original music Streatham Space Project, Sternhold Avenue, SW2 4PA. www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk 12th April – Comedy: The Bangers. 8.30- 11.00pm Featuring Toju (Britain’s Got Talent), Will E, Axel & Junior Brooker (Dave Chappell UK). Streatham Space Project, Sternhold Avenue, SW2 4PA. www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk 15th April – The Streatham Society Talk by Kath Church A talk on cherishing history and nurturing wildlife at Streatham cemetery. 8.00pm. Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court Road, SW16 www.streathamsociety.org.uk 15th – 27th April – Sprout Arts Peter Solari – Observation and Imagination Etching, painting, photography and drawing 11.00am – 5.30pm. 74 Moyser Road, SW16 6SQ www.sproutarts.com 19 April Good Friday Churches Together in Streatham Procession & Celebration Meet at 10.15am at 20/22 Lewin Rd or 276 Mitcham Lane to take part in the procession or join in on Streatham Green at 11am for the celebration and worship. Free hot cross buns, face painting, dance, and music. 20th April Rookery Farmers Market The Rookery, Streatham Common with free mini harp taster classes from Little Harp Social 11am - 12 noon, and a live performance at 1pm. 23rd April – Belmont Bowling Club Open Day – 10.30 until dusk. Food and drinks will be available through the day. Wear flat shoes without heals - a pair of trainers usually fit the bill Broadlands Avenue, Streatham SW16 1NA. www.belmontbowls.uk 26th April – High Street Summit In partnership with Chuka Umunna MP, the InStreatham BID invites local businesses to discuss the future of the High St. at Streatham's first High Street Summit. With guest speakers, light lunch provided. FREE tickets via Eventbrite. 11am-2pm Streatham Space Project, Sternhold Avenue, SW2 4PA 29th April – Streatham Choral Society Open Rehearsal Join conductor Calum Fraser and members of Streatham Choral at the first rehearsal for their summer concert. You can try them out for two sessions before signing up for the term. 7.30-9.30pm. St Leonards Church, Streatham High Road SW16 1HS. www.streathamchoral.com To ask about getting an event listed contact david@heartofmedia.co.uk
  22. 22. 26 | heart streatham Outings For Older South Londoners www.oosl.org.uk For further details and a membership pack please contact Steve Perry, Project Coordinator: Tel: 020 8769 1564 (office hours) Email: outings@oosl.org.uk If you have family or friends in South London who are over 55 and might be interested, why not pass this information on to them? r South Londoners (OOSL) 55’s get out and about eigham Court Road, London, SW16 2NF 564 (9am-6pm with voicemail) outings@oosl.org.uk www.oosl.org.uk Eltham Palace London Transport MuseumWestminster Abbey We are a small South London charity organising social events and outings to places of interest, for example museums and gardens, for people over 55.
  23. 23. heart streatham | 27 Streatham RedHawks Ice Hockey Report David Carr Streatham ended the NIHL South 1 season in sixth place after a rollercoaster year in which Alex Roberts and Andreas Siagris were standouts. Roberts was the fifth top scorer in the league, while Siagris was selected to represent GB Men’s University hockey team in the Universiade in Russia, where he scored a goal in a win over the Swedes. It was an experience he will never forget. “It was a great event”, explained the 21-year- old student, “The welcoming and opening ceremonies were wonderful as were the athletes’ village, ice rink and the competition excellent…” Streatham has also announced a change in coach for next year as incumbent Jeremy Cornish has decided to step down for personal reasons and will be replaced by current captain Adam Carr. "Adam has a wealth of hockey knowledge and has been working closely with Jeremy over the past two seasons", explained General Manager Graham D'Anger, "I feel he will make a great coach and will endeavour to give him the same support I've given Jeremy. With his experience on and off the ice, Adam knows what it takes to win, and we are looking forward to challenging for, or indeed adding to some long awaited silverware next season." Streatham will begin their season again in September so keep an eye out over the summer for details of fixtures and ticketing. Post, Parcel & Print Centre Tel: 0208 677 3566 email: info@mbestreatham.co.uk 10 Streatleigh Parade, Streatham High Road Authorised Ship Centre Sameday UK and Express International Service We take extra care of your urgent and valuable items *Pack and Send service
  24. 24. 28 | heart streatham28 | 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 Ali’s Car Service Mechanical repairs, accident repair, MOT tests, bodywork & painting, servicing, tyre fitting, air conditioning & more. 12-14 Gleneldon Mews SW16 2AZ 020 8677 6618 Angella’s Kitchen Cooking School 5* Food Hygiene Exploring workplace challenges Team Building Caribbean Style Private Groups welcome 020 8133 5126/07979 777862 www.angellawilliams.co.uk No1 Gardens Garden Maintenance & Soft Landscaping, Services include Maintenance, Fences, Artificial Lawns & Planting 07941 056759 info@no1gardens.co.uk www.no1gardens.co.uk Personal Stylist - Colour me Beautiful Too many clothes, nothing to wear? Discover your best colours and clothing lines. Reveal yourself! Gift vouchers available. www.juliacalliano.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 Need Physiotherapy or Osteopathy? Or get the best of both from one person. Visit our experienced team 7 days with 4 evenings www.leighampractice.com/msk/ Call us now 020 8769 7409 Fertility, IVF, Women’s Health, Menopause Susana Pires, British Acupuncture Council Member, provides special interest support www.leighampractice.com/acu/ Call today on 020 8769 7409 Total Foot Care 7 days a week From basic foot care to complex problems and advanced solutions. We treat feet. Complete. www.leighampractice.com/feet/ Talk to the team 020 8769 7409 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 For sale GRAND PIANO dark walnut 54” width Stroud 1928 and matching duet stool, excellent quality and condition. £1,500 or near offer. Collect Streatham Park. 020 8769 6129. 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 Imagine Harmony Manage your thoughts & feelings, gain clarity & achieve your goals. Uniquely tailored sessions with Amna Book a consultation at www. imagineharmony.co.uk or 07494 589534 Prioritise and achieve your goals for self, family, home, career and business. Book your taster session for £20 today! mum@snmanagement.co.uk Call: 07534 507 397 www.organisingmum.com The Rookery Café Our leafy location is the perfect spot for a celebration or social! Delicious party menus, drinks list, & friendly staff. Find out more at www.therookerycafe.co.uk Dr Doolittles 2 Pet Shop & Grooming Established shop with advice on all aspects of pet care! Licensed to sell a variety of live pets inc. aquaria INTERIOR DESIGN HEALTH & BEAUTY FURNITURE RESTORATION HEALTH SERVICES STREATHAM DIRECTORY YOUR LOCAL SUPPLIERS GARDEN MAINTENANCE PETS ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES ORGANISING MUMS AUTO MECHANICS KITCHENS COOKERY SCHOOLS ITEMS FOR SALE PARTY/EVENT VENUES LIFE COACHING/COUNSELLING
  25. 25. hearT sTreaTham | 29 57-59 Streatham Hill, SW2 4TX 020 8671 6760 Isabella Panattoni Photography Local mum and photographer that specialises in family and commercial photography. Beautiful images that will last forever www.isabellapanattoni.com Anthony Gold We specialise in many different areas of law. Our solicitors are experts in their fields committed to doing whatever is best for our clients. 020 7940 4060 www.anthonygold.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 Curtains & Blinds Beautifully made using fabric from major brands with service including measuring, fitting, tracks & poles. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 eawates.com Martin Haughey Electrics Domestic Rewiring, Repairs, Fault Finding, Inspection & Testing, Electrical Condition Reports PAT Testing. 07961 433801 info@haugheyelectrics.london 16 | HEART STREATHAM Welcome Translation Experts Translations for the Courts, Home Office and government agencies Free quotations 020 7091 0491 info@welcometranslationexperts. co.uk 1 Empire Mews SW16 2BF Thriftys Retro A professional upcycling company specialising in beautiful bespoke vintage and retro furniture. We also collect unwanted furniture 07944 271148 Thriftysretro.com TRADES STOP SMOKING START VAPING Specialists in electronic cigarettes. Recommended by the NHS, illy Coffee bar, smoothies, milkshakes & soft drinks Caffe Vape. 13 Leigham Hall Parade SW16 1DR YogawithSigita Yoga in Daily Life is a traditional holistic system, offering ways to attain and improve health and suited to everybody. 07825211927 www.yogawith.com/streatham PHOTOGRAPHY REPAIRS VAPE CAFÉS/SHOPS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFT FURNISHINGS TRANSLATION SERVICES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to over 50,000 people here from £10 a month. Contact david@heartofmedia.co.uk UPCYCLING SERVICES YOGA Would you like to advertise in Heart Streatham Magazine and reach over 50,000 readers with a monthly circulation of 17,000 throughout SW16 and SW2? To contact us please call on 0208 133 4629 or email info@heartstreatham.co.uk. Local, reliable, domestic and commercial building company. All types of work undertaken including extensions, loft conversions, general building, electrical, plumbing and decorating. Call or visit us in Greyhound Lane for free advice and estimates. Tel: 020 8265 2061 Mob: 07500 220 020 E: admin@mdbespokesolutions.com 1 Sanders Parade, Greyhound Lane Streatham SW16 5NL MDBESPOKE SOLUTIONS Building - Electrical - Plumbing - Decorating
  26. 26. 30 | hearT sTreaTham Police (non-emergency) 101 Water (24 hrs) 0800 714614 Gas (24 hrs) 0800 111999 Electricity (24 hrs) 0800 316 3105 Lambeth Council Emergency 020 7926 1000 Train information 03457 484950 Streatham Business Improvement District 020 8835 7067 Streatham Job Centre Plus 0345 604 3719 Streatham Library 020 7926 6768 Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre 020 8677 5758 Age UK Lambeth 020 7346 6800 Citizens Advice Bureau – One Lambeth0800 254 0298 Samaritans 08457 909090 Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 Chuka Umunna MP (local surgery) 020 8835 7062 Childline (Freephone) 0800 1111 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 Lambeth Law Centre 020 7737 9781 Lambeth Victim Support 020 7820 0007 St George’s Hospital 020 8672 1255 Kings College Hospital (KCH) 020 3299 9000 St Thomas’ Hospital 020 7188 7188 Maudsley Hospital 020 3228 6000 Guy’s Hospital 020 7188 7188 Streatham High Practice 020 3049 4850 Streatham Hill Group Practice 020 3049 5120 Valley Road Surgery 020 8769 2566 The Exchange Surgery 020 3049 4888 National Childbirth Trust (Streatham NCT) 020 8752 9125 Streatham Out of Hours GP 020 8693 9066 Streatham Out of Hours Dentist 020 8299 5509 Ambulance non-emergencies 020 7887 6678 Council Switchboard 020 7926 1000 Housing Benefit/Council Tax Enquiries0345 302 2312 Noise Nuisance 020 7926 5000 Families Information Service (childcare) 020 7926 9558 Environment and Streets 020 7926 9000 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
  27. 27. hearT sTreaTham | 31 Put the hearT sTreaTham | 31 Put the Sales · Lettings · Property Management · Financial Services Contact us today for a free, no obligation sales or lettings valuation on 020 8768 6373 and advertise your property throughout our branch network of 28 offices across South London & Kent! Put the Streatham property experts to the test! Nuts about Streatham 4 Streatham High Road, Streatham, London SW16 1DB streatham@acorn.ltd.uk · 020 8768 6373 acorn.ltd.uk
  28. 28. Stunning Telford Park house House with spectacular views Caroline Kennaway Savills Clapham 020 8673 4111 ckennaway@savills.com Drew Zendra Savills Clapham 020 8673 4111 dzendra@savills.com Kirkstall Road, SW2 Hill House Road, SW16 Streatham Hill Overground Station: 1.0 miles Streatham Station: 0.7 miles 2 reception rooms, kitchen, dining room, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, loft, cloak room, garage, 53ft West-facing garden and off- street parking. EPC = E Reception Room, kitchen/dining/family room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utility room, guest cloak room, summer house, 59ft garden and planning permission for loft conversion. EPC = C Freehold | 2,328 sq ft Guide £1.550 million Freehold | 1,989 sq ft Guide £900,000

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