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Last month, Streatham made headlines with terror on our streets. We are grateful to the emergency services whose swift action prevented carnage, and all three victims are recovering. Thanks also, to those shopping and working near the scene, particularly the staff at Streatham Library, who helped ensure people caught up in the incident were safe. Within a week, people from all parts of our community came together to reclaim our High Road to show that Streatham stands together and will not be divided by evil. Read all about it on page 20.

Please respond to TfL’s consultation on their proposals to improve the A23 Streatham Hill by 22nd March. The plan is published at the back of this magazine, and there are two opportunities to talk to the project team in person.

Spring is in the air, and we’re looking forward to spending Mother’s Day in Streatham – see our suggestions for a lovely local day in this issue.

Help save Streatham’s historic sleeping beauty; the Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre are crowdfunding for a feasibility study to save and reclaim this iconic building for the community.

There’s always a lot going on in Streatham, so check out our guide to local live music and what’s on in March.

LATEST The Pathfield Road traffic calming scheme is scheduled for implementation in March. The road becomes one way in the direction of Streatham Common station.

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Heart streatham-issue-60

  1. 1. ISSUE 60 MARCH 2020 streatham streatham stands together streatham hill Consultation What's On
  3. 3. MARCH 2020 the ImPOrtaNt BIts We hope you enjoy the magazine. see extended versions of our articles at If you have a story for us, or would like to enquire about advertising, contact or call 0208 133 4629 add your event to our website for free! Just go to www/ Heart Streatham is published by Heart Media Limited and is delivered to 15,000 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. 4 | heart streatham Cover illustration by armeet Panasar Last month, streatham made headlines with terror on our streets. We are grateful to the emergency services whose swift action prevented carnage, and all three victims are recovering. thanks also, to those shopping and working near the scene, particularly the staff at streatham Library, who helped ensure people caught up in the incident were safe. Within a week, people from all parts of our community came together to reclaim our high road to show that streatham stands together and will not be divided by evil. read all about it on page 20. Please respond to tfL’s Consultation on their proposals to improve the A23 Streatham Hill by 22nd march. the plan is published at the back of this magazine, and there are two opportunities to talk to the Project team in person. spring is in the air, and we’re looking forward to spending Mother’s Day in streatham – see our suggestions for a lovely local day in this issue. help save streatham’s historic sleeping beauty; the Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre are crowdfunding for a feasibility study to save and reclaim this iconic building for the community. there’s always a lot going on in streatham, so check out our guide to local live music and what’s on in march. LATEST The Pathfield Road traffic calming scheme is scheduled for implementation in march. the road becomes one way in the direction of streatham Common station. The Heart Streatham Team Contact info@heartstreatham. for editorial and advertising CONTENTS 6 The Gen – latest gossip and new business openings 8 Ice Hockey Report - streatham redhawks win the Cup and Kids for a Quid offer. 10 A Streatham Mother’s Day 12 History - maria Dickin, founder of the PDsa by mark Bery 16 Save Streatham Hill Theatre 18 Streatham Action Public Meeting report 20 Streatham Stands Together by hannah may-miller 22 Live Music in streatham in march 24 What’s On in march 27 Brixton Bulls news 28 Directory of Local Services 30 Useful Numbers 31 TfL Streatham Hill Proposals The Rookery Streatham Hill Theatre
  4. 4. Comprehensive Soft Furnishing service including: Tailor made curtains and blinds Measuring, supplying and fitting tracks and poles Top brands of fabric and wallpaper with over 1500 books within our large showroom & fabric studio Little Greene Paint and Interior Design service Loose covers and reupholstery 82-84 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NR 020 8769 2205 Free Limited parking Extensive retail showroom & fabric studio
  5. 5. 6 | heart streatham Congratulations to streatham’s Dave who won the masterCard album of the year at the BrIts for the album Psychodrama featuring the track ‘streatham’. Congratulations to Ferris and Sylvester, local musicians who have won the ‘Whispering’ Bob harris ‘emerging artist award of 2020’ at the UK Americana Awards. Congratulations also to Tooting Bec Lido, voted No 1 in the Cosmopolitan magazine list of the 12 best outdoor pools in the UK. Work is underway for the new Deli and Woodland Cafe coming to the old Chinese Chef unit in streatham. someone has again stolen plants from the Rookery Gardens and anyone not in uniform seen digging up plants should be reported. Mad Bread, opening in streatham hill next door to marsh and Parsons, has recently had an alcohol license granted. Orient Express has been nominated in the ‘Best takeaway in London’ category at the British Kebab Awards, results due 3rd march. there’s a lovely new vegan juice bar, Rac’s Real Juice in streatham mall. The Leigham Well pub is now under new management. Streatham RedHawks have won their first trophy in 38 years with a NIhL south Cup win. Rory Stewart, Independent candidate for mayor of London in the upcoming 2020 election chose a young streatham man as part of #ComeKipWithme. Streatham Common Co-operative is crowdfunding for a project to inspire involvement with the woods and nature reserve, increase wildlife and prevent the decline of woodland. tfL have revealed their proposals to improve the A23 Streatham Hill - full details are at the back of this mag. Please respond to the current Consultation. the Gen Tooting Bec Lido The Leigham WellFerris and Sylvester Rac's Real Juice
  6. 6. • Large choice of doors, worktops & appliances • Less time, money and hassle than a full kitchen re-fit • Installed in 1-2 days by local, skilled tradesmen • The whole process managed from design to completion Why replace when you can reface? Before Why replace when Before EST. 1999 Call Mike For a Free Estimate: 0208 696 9699 Dream Doors South West London 10a Sunnyhill Road, London, SW16 2UH Do You Dream Of A New Kitchen? QUALITY KITCHEN FACELIFTS ® UK’s leading kitchen facelift expert now open in your area!
  7. 7. 8 | heart streatham As we enter the final month of the regular season with four home games to go, streatham are currently top of their league and could well lift the league championship trophy if results go their way in march. the redhawks have just ended a 38-year trophy drought by winning the National Ice hockey League south Cup in an emotional two- legged win over Invicta Dynamos in the final. an almost sold-out streatham Ice arena watched as the team despatched their rivals from Kent 6-2 in the second leg and the celebrations went on way into the night. “You could see by the reaction from the fans and the owners how much it meant to them at the end of the game” commented streatham Captain, michael Farn, who is no stranger to winning trophies with his former club mK Lightning. “the locker room is buzzing right now, and we want to use this to spur us on to winning more silverware.. the atmosphere was incredible as it has been at a number of games so far this year, but it was particularly special when that buzzer went.” streatham welcome Bracknell, Chelmsford, Oxford and romford to the high road over the next few weeks. It’s an exciting time to support the RedHawks, so check the fixtures in our What’s On section and get down to the rink and cheer them on! KIDS FOR A QUID OFFER FOR OUR READERS At the game against Bracknell Hornets on Sunday 8th March. Two kids per paying adult pay only £1 when they produce a copy of the magazine at the gate. streatham IhC Win the Cup! MAKING TIME FOR OLDER PEOPLE Abbeyfield (Streatham) Society 28 Conyers Road, Streatham SW16 6LT The Abbeyfield (Streatham) Society provides assisted living sheltered housing for up to 7 people over 55 years old. We are looking for new volunteer Executive Committee members (Trustees)who have a passion for improving the lives of older people. Relevant experiencein finan- cial management, marketing, health andsocial care with older people, building and maintenance, or legal skillswould be desirable. To apply please email your CV, along with a supporting statement that outlines your inter- est in the role and experience to info.abbeyfieldstreatham@gmail.comor call 02086776255/ Mob:07726496883 for more information and to arrange a visit.
  8. 8. 10 | heart streatham mum’s the Word on 22 march Get ready for 22 march in Streatham, where you’ll find everything you need to make mother’s Day special. start her day the traditional way, with breakfast in bed with freshly roasted coffee from streatham roastery Brew Coffee Plus and sW16- smoked bacon or sashimi- grade salmon from London Smoke and Cure (the best we’ve ever tasted). served on Blackbird Bakery’s locally baked sourdough, along with flowers from Luxe Petals London and card and gift from The Indigo Tree or Lark. You could turn breakfast into brunch at one of streatham’s many independent cafes. We all have our favourites, but love to try new places too, like Green Cactus Café or vegan café Tribe. Or you could push the boat out with Bottomless Brunch at The Mere Scribbler or ExhibitB, where mum can take her pick from bubbles, Bellini and Bloody Tribe Avocado Plantain Green Cactus Café
  9. 9. heart streatham | 11 mary to aperol spritz. Later, treat her to a luxury manicure at Regal Nails in streatham hill or a treatment at the gorgeous Emma Wilson Urban Spa. their new branch in West Norwood is bigger than the one in the high rd, so they may still have appointments bookable for mother’s Day. The Leigham Practice has a special offer this month too – buy one facial and get a second for half price, with spa Facials available on the day (£68 for a one-hour treatment, £102 for 2 treatments). For a lively jazz cabaret lunch, head to Hideaway, where Jazzbomb will serenade her with songs from the songbooks of Nat King Cole, James taylor, and ray Charles. Or treat her to a sunday roast. Best book ahead for Hood, The Railway, Pratts and Payne, The Earl Ferrers, The Bull, or The Manor Arms. a stroll on one of sW16’s beautiful Commons after lunch will round off a beautiful afternoon. In the evening there’s a real treat at Streatham Space Project, where Pegasus Opera will be performing as part of the south London music Festival. a streatham mother’s Day: sorted. Streatham Space Project Emma Wilson Spa
  10. 10. 12 | heart streatham maria elisabeth Dickin, 22 september 1870- 1 March 1951 founded The People’s Dispensary for sick animals. The 1901 census records Maria and her husband henry, an accountant, and one servant living at 12 mount Nod road, streatham. the couple had no children and owned a pet dog. maria was a practising spiritualist and became active in the revived movement for religious healing. she began visiting the poor in the east end, where the plight of some of the animals ‘made me indescribably miserable’. at about this time she went through the ‘heartrending’ experience of nursing her sick dog, which eventually had to be put down. She was horrified by the terrible poverty she witnessed and the sick and injured pets in desperate need of veterinary care. Dogs and cats scavenged from the gutters, many raw with mange and dragging broken limbs because their owners simply couldn’t afford to pay for treatment. maria borrowed a 13ft-square basement in Whitechapel to open her first dispensary and recruited an experienced animal practitioner who had attended the pets of royalty. On saturday 17 November 1917, she opened The People’s Dispensary for sick animals of the Poor, providing a free service for pets in need. the day’s patients included a cat with mange, a dog with a broken leg and a limping donkey. Today the PDSA operates 48 hospitals providing treatment to nearly 500,000 pets a year. In 1943 Maria established the Dicken Medal for any animal “displaying conspicuous gallantry or devotion to duty whilst serving with the British Commonwealth armed Forces or civil emergency services”. The first recipient of the bronze medal, inscribed with the words “For Gallantry” and “We also serve”, was a pigeon called White Vision which had battled bad weather over 60 miles to deliver a message that led to the rescue of a ditched aircrew. to date the “Victoria Cross for animals” has been awarded 68 times to 32 pigeons, 31 dogs, four horses and a cat. streatham has a recipient of the Dickin medal. On the 3 July 1944, Olga, a police horse, was on patrol in Besley street with PC J e thwaites when a bomb exploded 300 feet in front of them. the explosion destroyed 4 houses, killing 4 people and caused a plate glass window to fall directly in front of Olga. PC thwaites, mounted on Olga, administered help to the survivors and diverted sightseers away from the devastation. Maria Dickin died 1 March 1951 aged 80. However, for many years her role in promoting animal welfare was largely forgotten until in 2015 a campaign to honour her work led to the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque by english heritage on the house where she was born in hackney. (Source Brian Harrison and the PDSA) maria Dickin- Founder of ‘the animal Nhs’ MARK BERY, STREATHAM SOCIETY Mary Dickin Olga with collegues Upstart and Regal PDSA Dickin Medal
  11. 11. Over the last year we have seen both the Government and the media recognise the important role that local businesses have in our communities. Not only do our high roads offer retail and leisure opportunities but they act as important hubs that facilitate oppor- tunities for people to meet, share and connect. Luckily for us, on top of paying their business rates, over 500 Streatham businesses choose to pay an addition- al levy which funds InStreatham, a not for profit organisation, that has been making Streatham the best it can be at the heart of its operations. Everything we deliver is additional to the local council and you can learn more about what this business investment has done for your town over the last year below. It’s been proven that by shifting a portion of your spending to indepen- dent locally-owned businesses, you can have a big effect on your local economy delivering benefits such as creating local jobs, improving the quality of the offering and boosting investment. So that’s why we’re asking you to pledge to shop locally this month and support the businesses that are investing in our great community. Our Streatham Local business investment is helping to make Streatham a better place to live, work, visit and do business. By InStreatham INSTREATHAM #INSTREATHAMTOGETHER PLEDGE TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES
  12. 12. • Bringing festive cheer Funding all Christmas lights, Christmas trees, the Streatham Book of Christmas Magazine and our annual lights switch-on event and Christmas Market • Activating the high street Competitions and trails high- lighting businesses from the Hill to the Common and a monthly Saturday market adjacent to Streatham Green as part of our work to reignite the positive use of this little oasis of green. • Street maintenance to give our area a more pleasant and well-kept look The pavements have been deep cleaned and new banners celebrating Streatham’s iconic architecture have been installed as well as colourful hanging baskets and planters along the high road. • Green initiatives to improve Streatham’s air quality Members have access to a free recycling scheme with First Mile reducing the number of waste vehicles on our roads and recently launched an electric cargo bike scheme for home deliveries. • Festivals & events Supporting and growing the fantastic Streatham Festival season offering a whole years’ worth of events creating a vibrant town centre. Play Choose from great leisure offerings from stretching your legs on The Common or hitting the ice rink at the leisure centre. Plenty of comedy and live music options available all day too! Live Invest in your health with the many fitness, beauty, and spa offerings on your high street. Shop With a variety of shopping spots to treat yourself, from clothing to homeware stores and even a zero-waste shop. Eat Streatham is home to an array of interesting cafes and bars with great brunch and dinner options! A voice for business. A vision for the community. Need ideas? Here’s a selection of things to do locally:
  13. 13. Anthony Gold solicitor Imogen Flynn answers some FAQs surounding wills and probate. Wills & Probate FAQs What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is a document used to appoint another person or people to make decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself. These people are known as “attorneys”. There are two types of LPA, one which relates to property and financial affairs and one which relates to health and welfare. An LPA relating to property and financial affairs allows your attorneys to deal with your finances, for example to pay your bills, sell or buy property or investments and operate your bank accounts. An LPA relating to health and welfare allows your attorneys to make decisions about matters such as your medical treatment, your diet, where you live and how you spend your time. There is also the option to give your attorneys the power to make decisions about life-sustaining treatment, but you do not have to give them this power. What could happen if I don’t make a Lasting Power of Attorney? If you don’t make an LPA while you have capacity and you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself or manage your finances then someone will need to make an application to be appointed as your Deputy. The process is more expensive and takes longer than making an LPA yourself, as someone is making the application on your behalf at the Court of Protection. The Court will take a number of factors into consideration when deciding if the person who has made the application is a suitable Deputy. Why do I need a Will and what happens if I don’t have one? By making a Will you can make sure your assets pass to the people (or charities) you want. You also appoint executors in a Will, that is, the people you want to deal with your estate. Broadly speaking, that involves applying for a Grant of Probate and settling any inheritance tax, setting liabilities and collecting in the assets (which could include selling property) and distributingtheestate.IfyoudonothaveaWill,thenyour estate will be divided according to the intestacy rules. How do I choose an executor? It is important to choose executors carefully. It is advisable to appoint two executors (or more, but no more than four), or include a substitute appointment, should something happen to one of them before you and you don’t have a chance to change your Will. You should ensure the people you choose have the right skillstodealwiththeadministrationof yourestateand are capable of dealing with paperwork. Dealing with an estate can be time consuming, and the process can take a long time, especially if there is property to sell or inheritancetaxtopay.If executorsmakeamistakethen they can incur personal liability, so you may wish to consider appointing a professional, such as solicitors. You can appoint Anthony Gold as your executors. Is a Grant of Probate always required? If the person who has died has assets in their sole name then a Grant will be required to collect these assets in order to distribute them under the terms of the Will or intestacy rules. A Grant may not be required if the estate only consists of jointly owned assets which pass automatically by survivorship or if there is only small amounts of cash in the deceased’s bank accounts. It is important to note there may still be inheritance tax to pay, even if the assets pass by survivorship. What are the current rules on inheritance tax? There isn’t any inheritance tax to pay on the first £325,000, the nil rate band. Anything over this is taxed at 40%. If you own a qualifying residence at the date of your death and this passes to direct descendants, such as children or grandchildren, then your estate will also benefit from the residence nil rate band. This is currently £150,000, but is increasing to £175,000 in April. Assets left to a spouse or civil partner are exempt from inheritance tax, and the nil rate band of the first spouse to die is carried forward to the second death, provided this is not used up on legacies or residue left to other beneficiaries. The residence nil rate band is also transferable between spouses. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us! 020 8765 2700 496 Streatham High Road, SW16 3QB (between Sainsbury’s and The Bull)
  14. 14. heart streatham | 17 Save Streatham Hill Theatre The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre have launched a crowdfunding campaign to save this magnificent building for the community. The theatre was granted a Grade 2 listing in 1994 and it is near the top of the Theatres’ Trust Theatres at Risk list. In 2018, Lambeth Council approved The Friends’ nomination of Streatham Hill Theatre as an Asset of Community Value (ACV), which was then appealed by the owners. After a flashmob demonstration of support by over 1000 people in November 2018, ACV status was confirmed in early 2019. Friends’ Chairman, David Harvey, says “There is no local creative hub on the scale that could be created by reawakening this amazing empty theatre – it’s the only building left in Streatham large enough for the community to come together.” The Theatres’ Trust has given Streatham Hill Theatre its highest ranking for community value and potential use for performance. The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre propose a multi-use arts and cultural centre by re-opening the auditorium, bringing back live performance, and activating ancillary spaces to create a vibrant and sustainable venue. The first step is to fund a viability study developing proposals and options. It will include revenue, modelling, and restoration and reopening costs. Lambeth Council’s Investment and Growth Strategy for Streatham commits the council to “exploring opportunities for Streatham Hill Theatre” The Spacehive crowdfunding page is at save. The Streatham Society has published a book about the theatre by John Cresswell
  15. 15. 18 | heart streatham streatham action Public meeting The horrific terrorist attack of 2nd February in our beloved Streatham has left many in shock and seeking answers. streatham action held a Public meeting at the Hideaway on 19th February chaired by Charles Hymas, home affairs editor of the telegraph and local resident. Panel members were Superintendent Ian Howells of Lambeth met Police, Bell Ribiero-Addy MP, Kilvinder Vigurs, Divisional Director of the National Probation service (NPs), London; Mary Pilgrim, head of Public Protection; Annie Hudson, Lambeth strategic Director for Community safety and Cllr Mohammed Seedat, Lambeth Cabinet member for Community safety. the seniority of people on the panel is testament to how seriously residents’ concerns are being taken by the organisations involved. the meeting was well-attended and calm, with plenty of opportunity for members of the public to ask questions. With investigations ongoing, particulars of this incident could not be discussed. While no new information was revealed, it emerged that Councils are not necessarily informed when dangerous criminals are placed in their areas because they are not statutory participants in the multi-agency Public Protection arrangements (maPPa). Jack hopkins, Leader of Lambeth Council, has written to home secretary, Priti Patel, asking why streatham residents “were put in harm’s way” because a very dangerous convicted terrorist was placed in approved Premises in Leigham Court rd. the other Lambeth approved Premise is in tulse hill (Lambeth has 2 out of the 12 in London), and both are run by a charity, hestia Ltd. The incident has raised many crucial questions and prompted rapid reforms; the Terrorist Offenders Bill is being rushed through Parliament as we publish. Charles Hymas and Panel
  16. 16. 20 | heart streatham Streatham locals took to the High Road on Saturday 8th February to demonstrate love, hope and unity less than a week after the terror attack which shook our community. Immediately after the incident on Sunday 2nd February, news of the attack and shocking images of our High Road headlined national and international media. Social media channels were busy with Streatham locals checking in on loved ones and sharing their shock at the events that had unfolded. What was unseen by the world’s media, was the instant desire to come together and show that this act of terror would not fracture our community or breed hatred for others. Over coffee, on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, local people were beginning to plan their stand against hatred. Here was a beautiful, organic response; that grew quickly through the strength of community and networks that already existed. Around 150 people met at St Leonard/s Church to learn songs led by choir directors Zoie Kennedy and Xenia Davis, before processing up the High Road, singing, “peace, there’s only peace, there’s only peace”. Ann-Marie Lugay, who took official photographs of the event said, “I felt emotional, I had to hold back tears as we all left the church singing.” One local resident posted on social media, “Proud to be in Streatham this morning. ♥️ procession of singers ‘reclaiming’ the high street. Thank you. Very moving.” Throughout the day, hundreds of messages were written in chalk outside the Odeon, creating a visual symbol of the love that is found in Streatham. Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, arrived, thanking attending police officers for their tireless work following the terror attack. Speaking to the crowd, he praised the spirit of the day, “You set an example to other parts of our city, other parts of our country, and other parts of the world, because you are a beacon, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart… There are some people around the world who think diversity is a weakness, I think the opposite, I think diversity is a strength, and Streatham you have shown the world that.” Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP also delivered a moving speech praising the police and the community spirit. Streatham showed a united front as the public bowed their heads and were led in prayer by leaders from Jewish, Christian and Muslim congregations. A community spokesperson Umar Mahmood said, “This was an amazing show of community solidarity.” Organiser Georgia Ladbury summed up the day: “it was a great opportunity to show that Streatham Stands Together no matter what.” Streatham Stands Together
  17. 17. heart streatham | 21 Many local people came together and contributed to making this happen. Sorry we can't list you all. Thank you to everyone who played a part or came along to show that Streatham Stands Together Clare Timmins, Robbie Levine, Hannah May-Miller, Alex Fisher, Zoie Kennedy, Xenia Davis, Umar Mahmood, Simi Solomon, Ann-Marie Lugay, Mark Hambelton, Amanda Taylor- Purchase, Georgia Ladbury, Mhairi Grealis, Alan Gadd, Diana Bernasko, Loida Solla Ramos, Rosie Townsend, Laura Lock, Adrian Lock, Nooruddin Abdi, Canon Anna Norman-Walker, Father Gregory Verrisimo, Rachel Waitt, Neil Nasser, Rabbi Nathan Godleman, Imam Mohammed Ijaz, Olu Oseni, Manager Hung at Odeon Streatham, and his staff.
  18. 18. 22 | heart streatham Live music Post, Parcel & Print Centre Tel: 0208 677 3566 email: 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 Café Barcelona 344a streatham high road, sW16 6hh 6th March Brazilian Night feat. Bossa Nova and samba music, with Gabriela Kozyra on vocals, Walter Lopes on guitar and Isaac alves on guitar. Doors 7.00pm, music 8.30pm. £10 adv, £12 on door 20th March Lola Rueda Music Quartet presents Flamenco dance with Carlos Otera, Demi Garcia and Jorge Bravo. Doors 7.00pm, music 8.30pm. £12 adv, £14 on door 27th March Near East Collective - world music ensemble performing folk music of asia minor, Istanbul, the Balkans and the aegean sea. Doors 7.00pm, music 8.30pm. £10 Adv, £12 on door Hideaway 2 empire mews, stanthorpe rd, streatham, sW16 2BF 20th March Folkaway, neo-folk & acoustic sounds featuring rising stars from sW16 and beyond headline act rainy Day Woman with support from singer/songwriter George Diaz. 8.30pm Perfect Blend Streatleigh Parade, 8, SW16 1EQ 6th March Richard O’Gorman (tootawl) playing his brand of bustling indie/folk. 7.30pm. Free 27th March Steve Boniface 7.30pm. Free Pratts and Payne 103 streatham high rd, sW16 1hJ 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month Queenstown Sessions. 8.30pm Improvised evening of jazz, soul and funk from the house band with a second set open to musicians who would like to jam. Free. Streatham Space Project sternhold ave, streatham, sW2 4P March-April South London Music Festival some of the best sounds south of the river. tickets from £5.00. See their website for details. The Five Bells 68-70 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1PH All music starts at 9.30pm 7th March Lee Weller, Reggae, Ska covering Bob marley, the specials, madness, Bad manners, UB40.... to name but few! 14th March Elton Towers, elton John tribute 21st March Black Elvis – Colbert Hamilton the UK’s original Black elvis. The Leigham Well 1-3 Wellfield Road, SW16 2BT 28th March Ken the DB5’s - 60’s covers including the Beatles, rolling stones etc. From 8.00pm The White Lion 232 streatham high rd, London sW16 1BB Every Monday. Open Mic nights. 8.00pm Café Barcelona The Five Bells
  19. 19. Saturday, 18 April 2020, 19.30 Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ Tickets £20 Use code STREAT15 for £5 discount per ticket Tickets available from Cadogan Hall website: streathamchoral Charity no. 802195 The jewel in the crown of our 2019-20 season, we will perform Handel’s triumphant oratorio Messiah together with one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras. Streatham Choral presents Handel’s Messiah With Brandenburg Sinfonia Conductor Calum Fraser Soprano Susanna Fairbairn Mezzo-soprano Lauren Young Tenor Joseph Doody Baritone Thomas Humphreys Photo © Paul Zoetemeijer
  20. 20. 24 | heart streatham March – April South London Music Festival streatham space Project hosts some of the best sounds south of the river in their first music festival. Including Julia Biel, Ferris and sylvester, and Pegasus Opera Company. Tickets from £5.00 and some workshops are free to attend. for full details of artists and events. 2nd March – The Streatham Society, ‘The Paint Detective’ the research required to match the historic colours of historic buildings. an illustrated talk by Patrick Baty 8.00pm - Woodlands Centre, 16 Leigham Court road, sW16. 3rd March – Streatham Space Project, Cineshots a screening and networking event for up-and-coming London- based filmmakers 7.45-9.25pm. 4th March - TfL A23 Healthy Streets Scheme Drop-In Session Part of the ongoing public consultation. View the proposals, speak to members of the project team and ask questions. 3.15pm – 8.30pm streatham space Project, sternhold avenue 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March – St Leonard’s Church, 60 Minute Singing Sessions a free event, open to all - no previous skills required. 10.30-11.30am Info - 7th March - TfL A23 Healthy Streets Scheme Drop-In Session Part of the public consultation. View the proposals, speak to members of the project team and ask questions. 1.15pm – 4.15pm streatham tate Library, 63 streatham high rd 8th March – Streatham Ice Hockey v Bracknell Hornets Puck Drop 6.45pm. Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre. 9th March – St George’s University Hospitals, ‘Question Time’, Public meeting tell them what you think about the hospital and the services provided at st George’s. Streatham Library, SW16 1PN. 5.30-7.30pm. All welcome. 9th March –Dulwich Picture Gallery, ‘Play Misty for Me’ (1971) the psychological thriller, directed by and starring Clint eastwood Bar opens 7.00pm, screening at 7.30pm. £10, £8 friends and concessions 14th March – Bike Market at Streatham Common Purchase a second-hand bike at a decent price. Bring along bikes no longer in use to sell and put back into use. 14th March – Brixton Bulls RLFC Open Day Free rugby Open Day, boys and girls, reception to Year 9, Woodmansterne Playing Fields, SW16 5XE. 10.30am in march Juila Biel at Streatham Space Project
  21. 21. heart streatham | 25 15th March – Streatham Ice Hockey, RedHawks v Chelmsford Chieftains Puck Drops 6.45pm. Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre. 16th March – The Streatham Society, ‘Stretcher bearers in the Great War’ An illustrated talk by Emily Mayhew 8.00pm - Woodlands Centre, 16 Leigham Court road, sW16 21st March – The Rookery Farmer’s Market special mother’s Day market streatham Common. 9.30am-2.30pm 22nd March – Streatham Ice Hockey, RedHawks v Oxford City Stars Puck Drop 6.45pm. Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre. 25th March – Plastic Free Streatham ‘The Man who planted Trees’ 1987 Canadian short film – the story of a shepherd who repairs a ruined ecosystem by cultivating a forest. Followed by talks from local groups involved in planting trees in streatham. Doors 6:30pm Film 7:00pm Woodfield recreation Ground & Pavilion, abbotswood road, sW16 1aP The Living Room Place Tales March 27 - The Living Room Place Tales storytelling sessions hosted by alison royce. aiming to create a community of story lovers, listeners, and tellers in a relaxed home from home setting. £12 including a glass of wine or a hot drink. 7.30pm for 8pm. the Living room Place, 19 Thrale Rd SW16 1NS thelivingroom. 28th March – Eco Church at St Leonard’s Church 1.30-3.30pm award scheme designed to motivate and resource churches to care for God’s earth. all welcome. 29th March – The Orchids of Tooting Guided Walk. Discover the site of tooting’s exotic nursery, learn about the area’s orchid collection and celebrate Nellie roberts, orchid illustrator, who worked with the royal Horticultural Society for 56 years. starts King edward V11 statue, tooting Broadway 2.00pm 29th March – Streatham Ice Hockey, RedHawks v Romford Raiders Puck Drop 6.45pm. Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre. Cuppa with a Copper 6th March - 9.00am – 10.00am, Big Bad Wolf Coffee, 12 mitcham Lane, sW16 11th March – 11.00am – 12.00pm, Café Barcelona, 344 streatham high road, sW16 16th March - 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Brooks & Gao, The High Parade, 28 Streatham High Road, sW16 22nd March - 3.00pm – 4.00pm, Estate Office Coffee, 4 Greyhound Lane, sW16 Lento of London at the Rookery Farmers Market
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  23. 23. heart streatham | 27 Brixton Bulls rugby League Club are preparing for the new season. the club is one of the fastest growing rugby clubs in London and was awarded joint Community Club of the Year by the London rugby League Foundation in 2018. The Bulls enter their 5th season with men’s open age teams and for the second year running, will be entering two teams, meaning more game time for all. the first-grade play in the Southern Conference League, the 4th tier of rugby league in the UK, and the top level for amateur teams in the south east. the second team compete in the London men’s Premier League and made the semi-finals of their league last year. training is at midday near the Lido in Brockwell Park. sessions are open to all abilities and are run by Kieran robertson, who coaches at London›s professional club, the London Broncos. Both teams will play 12 matches during their season, starting in april. meanwhile, the minis/Juniors are holding an Open Day for new players at 10.30am on 14th march at Woodmansterne school, streatham. the mini Bulls have been training hard through the Winter and are recruiting new players ahead of the summer when they will play in regular festivals against clubs across London. there are teams/players for boys and girls from Reception to Year 9 and all are welcome, no experience required. email, or get in touch via twitter: @BrixtonBullsrL, Facebook: Brixton Bulls rLFC and Instagram: brixtonbullsrugbyleague. Or simply turn up and join in! Brixton Bulls rugby Club gear up for new season
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  27. 27. heart streatham | 31 a23 streatham hill healthy streets scheme Transport for London (TfL), together with Lambeth Council, would like to know your views on proposals to transform the road network and public environment at the A23 Streatham Hill, between Sternhold Avenue and Holmewood Road. Full information on the proposals are available on our website at uk/streatham-hill and the consultation is open for comment until Sunday 22 March 2020. the proposed scheme will make it easier, safer and more pleasant for people to cycle and walk and would provide benefits for all street users in the area. Our proposals are an important part of the mayor of London's transport strategy, are guided by our healthy streets approach, and are an important part of our Walking and Cycling action Plans. they also directly contribute to our Vision Zero target to stop people from dying and being seriously injured on London’s road network by 2041. We have worked with local stakeholders and communities in the area to develop proposals which provide benefits for all street users in the area and are proposing a number of features along the route to make it safer and more pleasant for people who cycle and walk, whilst keeping buses running on time. to complement this scheme, we have been working with Lambeth Council to investigate creating a low traffic neighbourhood in the residential areas to the east of the a23. this will protect local streets from being used by through traffic. Further details will be available to view and comment on from the 22 February when the webpage goes live. the scheme includes some significant changes and various small changes to the street layouts such as: • High quality segregated cycle lanes throughout the extents of the scheme to improve safety and encourage more to cycle • Straight-across pedestrian crossings relocated to where people want to walk and cross the road, including 2 new pedestrian crossings and zebra crossings to cross the cycle lane to signalised pedestrian crossings across the main carriageway • Bus lanes maintained or implemented, and operational hours extended to between 7am-7pm monday to saturday throughout the scheme • 20mph speed limit to improve safety for those who walk or cycle, and to reduce traffic dominance in the area • Relocation of some bus stops and the introduction of bus stop bypasses • Changes to side road access including restrictions and closures, redesign and resurfacing. this is to assist in both the relocation of the pedestrian crossings and to reduce conflict between those cycling and vehicles turning New coloured surfacingd
  28. 28. 32 | heart streatham • New traffic signals at the telford avenue junction to enable buses to safely exit the bus garage and to allow for the introduction of 2 new signalised pedestrian crossings. this will provide people with a safe place to cross and allow those cycling to move through the junction while any conflicting traffic is held • Improvements to public urban realm throughout the route, unlocking areas by removing central brick build planters and planting of new trees and landscaping • Changes to some parking and loading provision. We have sought to provide adequate parking and loading to match demand, however in order to deliver the scheme, and promote sustainable transport usage whilst retaining bus lanes, we are proposing to reduce the number of loading and parking bays Please check the map attached and visit our website, for full information on changes to side road access from the a23 and details of changes to parking and loading provisions. the website also includes information on traffic modelling, our ‘Healthy streets’ check and equality impact assessment. You will also find on the website useful information such as alternative suggested routings where access changes are proposed We will be holding public drop- in sessions where you can view the proposals, speak to members of the project team and ask questions. Details are as follows: Thursday 27 February, 10:30 - 18:45 streatham tate Library, 63 streatham high road Wednesday 4 March, 15:15 - 20:30 streatham space Project, sternhold avenue Saturday 7 March, 13:15 - 16:15 streatham tate Library, 63 streatham high road We would like to know what you think about our proposals and invite you to respond to our online survey which is open for comment until sunday 22 march 2020 on our website, at If you require paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form, copies in Braille, large text or another language please email uk or writing to FreePOst tFL CONsULtatIONs. Or call us on 0343 222 1155* *Service and network charges apply. Visit for details
  29. 29. TURN LEFT BUS LANE BUS LANE BUS LANE BUS LANE STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS STERNHOLDAVENUE STREATHAM HILL AMESBURYAVENUE BARCOMBEAVENUE ARDWELLROAD Ardwell Road closed. Cycle access only New raised pedestrian and cycle crossing Loading bay shortened from 27 to 14 metres New with traffic flow cycle lane One parking space removed New bus lane Mon - Sat, 7am to 7pm New bus stop bypass New with traffic flow cycle lane Existing loading bay removed Existing bus lane operation time changed to Mon - Sat, 7am to 7pm throughout scheme Amesbury Avenue now one-way left out New speed ramp New raised area New road marking - White New road marking - Yellow New cycle lane New coloured surfacing Key: Existing pavement Existing road Existing landscape Existing road markings Existing tree New pavement / traffic island New tactile paving Potential new landscaping Signalised pedestrian crossing Bus stop Streatham Hill Improvements Sheet 1 of 7
  30. 30. TURN LEFT BUS LANE BUS LANE TURN LEFT STOP BUS STOP BUS DOWNTONAVENUE BARRHILLROAD ARDWELLROAD CRICKLADEAVENUE STREATHAM HILL TURN LEFT TURN LEFT STOP BUS BARRHILLROAD Zebra crossing across cycle lane New two-way cycle lane Footpath widened Relocated pedestrian crossing Parking bay relocated from opposite side of Streatham Hill Existing loading bay removed Zebra crossing across cycle lane Three existing parking spaces converted to loading bay Barrhill Road now one-way left out Streatham Hill Improvements Sheet 2 of 7
  31. 31. BUS LANE TURN LEFT STOP BUS STOP BUS WYATTPARKROAD BUS LANE BUS LANE TURN LEFT STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS WYATTPARK ROAD WAVERTREEROAD STREATHAM HILL Edith Cavell Surgery New bus lane Mon - Sat, 7am to 7pm Parking bay retained Loading bay retained Loading bay extended from 12 to 32 metres Wyatt Park Road now one-way left out Relocated pedestrian crossing One parking space removed New bus stop bypass New two-way cycle lane Zebra crossing across cycle lane New speed ramp New raised area New road marking - White New road marking - Yellow New cycle lane New coloured surfacing Key: Existing pavement Existing road Existing landscape Existing road markings Existing tree New pavement / traffic island New tactile paving Potential new landscaping Signalised pedestrian crossing Bus stop Streatham Hill Improvements Sheet 3 of 7
  32. 32. BUS LANE BUS LANE BUS LANE STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS TELFORDAVENUE WAVERTREEROAD BUS GARAGE STREATHAM HILL BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS New signalised junction including pedestrian crossings New bus stop bypassTelford Avenue now one-way out Streatham Hill Improvements Sheet 4 of 7
  33. 33. LANE BUS LANE BUS LANE BUS LANE BUS LANE BUS BUS LANE STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS STOP BUS TIERNEYROAD STAPLEFIELDCLOSE STREATHAM HILL New bus stop bypassNew bus lane Mon - Sat, 7am to 7pm Seven parking spaces removed Relocated pedestrian crossing and additional cycle crossing New bus stop bypass Zebra crossing across cycle lane New speed ramp New raised area New road marking - White New road marking - Yellow New cycle lane New coloured surfacing Key: Existing pavement Existing road Existing landscape Existing road markings Existing tree New pavement / traffic island New tactile paving Potential new landscaping Signalised pedestrian crossing Bus stop Streatham Hill Improvements Sheet 5 of 7
  34. 34. BUS A205 S'CIRC BUS LANE A23 S'HAM STOP BUS STOP BUS CHRISTCHURCHROAD BRIXTON HILL STREATHAM PLACE STREATHAM HILL BRIXTON HILL New signal phase to protect cyclists Streatham Hill Improvements Sheet 6 of 7
  35. 35. A205 S'CIRC A23 S'HAM STOP BUS HOLMEWOODROAD MORRISHROAD BRIXTON HILL Five parking spaces removed Loading bay retained New two-way segregated cycle lane Footpath narrowed Existing pedestrian crossing to be raised Parking bay on Morrish Road extended by one space Zebra crossing across cycle lane New speed ramp New raised area New road marking - White New road marking - Yellow New cycle lane New coloured surfacing Key: Existing pavement Existing road Existing landscape Existing road markings Existing tree New pavement / traffic island New tactile paving Potential new landscaping Signalised pedestrian crossing Bus stop Streatham Hill Improvements Sheet 7 of 7
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