Restore the Rookery – Sign the petition

The Rookery needs Green Flag status to help protect it for the longer term

Sign our petition at upkeep of this Grade II listed garden has suffered from significant budget cuts over the years and it is now clear the resources currently allocated are no longer sufficient.

Despite the best efforts by Lambeth council and its staff, the hard decisions made in prioritising a shrinking council budget over many competing services has left the Rookery in need of significant investment to restore it to its former standard. To this end the Friends of Streatham Common has been working with the council to put together a plan to restore the Rookery, raise its profile within the council, and look for external funding and help where appropriate.

One hundred years ago Stenton Covington led a campaign of local residents to raise funds and stop the Rookery and Norwood Grove, at the top of Streatham Common, being turned into another housing development. Thanks to the success of this campaign, today we can all enjoy the Rookery with its Old English Gardens featuring a White Garden that predates Sissinghurst’s by twenty years. Now we need to restore the Rookery gardens to the standard that was enjoyed over much of the last century.

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