Plenty to do on Streatham Common this spring

15 April 2016

Written by: Friends of Streatham Common

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There are many events taking place, including a barn dance fundraiser, bat walk, bird survey and the popular Streatham Kite Day.

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Plenty to do on Streatham Common this spring

The Friends of Streatham Common is a voluntary organisation, run by local residents.

We work with Lambeth Council and the Streatham Common Co-operative to ensure that Streatham Common and the Rookery are well kept and have facilities for all sections of our community, providing community views of the maintenance and development of the area in a way that balances the needs of diverse groups of users.

Friends of Streatham Common Barn Dance Fundraiser

Saturday 30 April, 7pm to 11pm.

Live music, entertainment, a great atmosphere and BBQ food (including vegetarian option).

Please see the attached Barn Dance flyer for more information. Tickets must be purchased in advance, buy ticket.

Bird Box Survey

Sunday 8 May, 9:30am till around 11am.

Help us with our annual survey of which nest boxes on the Common are occupied and by which birds. Meet by the Rookery cafe at 9.30am. We will also be looking for other birds around the Common. Children welcome. Sturdy footwear recommended.

Streatham Common Kite Day

Sunday 15 May 2016, 11am to 5pm

The Friends of Streatham Common’s annual event for all kite lovers. Come and fly a kite, buy a kite, watch expert kite displays. Community stalls, children’s activities and food/drink all available, too.

Bat walk

Friday 20 May, 8:30pm

Dr Iain Boulton will be hosting one of his popular Bat Walks. Bat detectors provided. Children welcome.

Booking is essential so please email

Moths Close-Up

Friday 28 May, 9:30am

Meet by the Rookery cafe at 9.30am to take a close look with an expert at the moths that have been trapped overnight in the Streatham Common Community Garden.


Get involved

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 7.45pm.

Please join us at our public meeting on local issues, including the paddling pool and plans for the cafe, and accompanied by an entertaining and informative talk on the Dinosaurs in Crystal Palace. To be held in the Rookery Cafe.

Find out more

Visit the Friends of Streatham Common website for the latest news and events.