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Sustainable Streatham Energy Group Launch

In its growing and continuing quest to work with local residents to help Streatham become a greener community, Sustainable Streatham (SuS) has organised a new group dedicated to domestic and commercial energy reduction.  The launch of SuS’s Energy Group will take place on Saturday, 13th and Sunday, 14th March between 1pm and 4pm at St Leonard’s Church,
Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham, London SW16 1RB
. Private companies, Not For Profit organisations, community groups and key speakers will attend the event.

Streatham Hub Public Meeting #1 - so what did we learn?

So Council officers and Tesco came to Streatham to report on the Hub status. Streatham Action hosted a public meeting at the and both sides presented the side of things they wanted us to hear, and were asked questions. We will be uploading a redux of the minutes taken (there were pages and pages) as soon as a copy is available, but in the meantime, what did we learn?

NEW DATE - Public Meeting: Streatham Hub development

Streatham Action invite the residents of Streatham, those who work here and those who otherwise have connections to the area to a public meeting on the current status of the Streatham Hub development including the promised report by Tescos and the council on the revised proposal by Tescos presented to the council almost three months ago.

The Streatham Action chair is contacting Tescos to send suitably senior and informed personnel to present Tescos side and the council has been asked to send the new head of Regeneration plus team to present the council's side of things.

In the bleak midwinter... STREATHAM HUB UPDATE

As many of you will be aware from the local press, Lambeth Council and Tesco failed to respond within their original eight week deadline from our Novermber public meeting with their updated proposals for the Hub site. 

We are being assured that something wil be announced in the New Year. 

Streatham Action are planning a public meeting on Leisure in Streatham to discuss both the closure of the Leisure Centre, and the ongoing uncertainty about the longer-term plans for the hub.


UPDATE: 18 December

Sustainable Streatham film screening: HOME

You are warmly invited to a screening of the film 'Home' by Yann
Arthus-Bertrand at the Streatham Business Centre (1 Empire Mews,
Stanthorpe Road, Streatham, SW16 2ED) on Friday 4 December at 7.30pm.

Home is a visually-stunning 90 minute documentary that takes us on an
aerial view of over 50 different countries, displaying some of the most
breathtaking imagery our planet has to offer. Narrator Glenn Close
explains how our planet’s borderless ecosystem is an endangered
species, and that the resources we’ve been continuously farming

Christmas is coming to Streatham!

Santa (Father Christmas) will be arriving in Streatham for an early visit on Friday the 4th of December powered by reindeer cunningly disguised as a double decker bus. He is expected to pull up outside the Odeon Cinema on the High Road and greet children and parents for some time on the plaza in front of the cinema.

Come and join us in front of the Odeon for early Christmas celebrations!

Bringing the Tube to Streatham

This is a belated post to include a link to the new website set up by a local resident, Kent Martin, to campaign to bring the tube to Streatham
There is a blog at:
In a frenzy of social media activity, Kent is also Twittering at:
and there is a facebook page at:

***UPDATED*** All change at Streatham Hill Station

On Sunday I wrote:

"After a blissfully simple fortnight at Streatham Hill station since the bridge linking the new stairs to the ticket office reopened, I understand that from Monday 23rd November everyone is back to the temporary entrance on Drewstead Road.

Apparently, access from the booking hall to the platforms needs to be closed to allow the reconstruction of the ticket office to take place and to allow the installation of a barrier gate line (which as some point in 2010 might actually accept Oyster PAYG!).