Streatham Common

Lambeth council is looking for new ways to manage our open spaces. The Friends of Streatham Common are delighted to support proposals to establish a new local co-operative to manage the Common and the Rookery. Our vision is to have a dedicated manager for the Common and the Rookery with dedicated staff that are easily identifiable and always based on the Common. We want to secure a dedicated budget and create a structure that can attract funding for exciting projects in the future. We want to get better value for money by taking away the big company profit motive and having the flexibility to avoid borough-wide contracts that often don't represent value for money locally, and to be able to work with local businesses. We want a more accountable structure that ensures local people have a real say, but also keep the democracy and ultimate accountability that the council provides as the owner. We hope you will read more and register your support. You can read more about our proposals at