Streatham Action - The Streatham Civic Forum

Welcome to the Streatham Action website. Streatham Action is a local community forum established to give a voice to residents and improve life, work and play in the area. We do this by supporting and working with local groups, residents and businesses to turn good ideas into reality, as well as providing opportunities for discussion on issues affecting the local area and sharing information across Streatham’s communities. It's a place for residents and local groups - like neighbourhood watches, residents associations, action groups, forums and individual campaigners  - to share ideas, news and get their voices heard. And it's a focus to urge local service providers to do what we want, not what they think we want.

The forum is a volunteer led organisation that is part of the Lambeth Forum Network and receives some funding from Lambeth Council. As well as using this to help run the organisation we provide grant opportunities to Streatham community groups and projects to fund activity that will benefit local people.

If you are interested in learning more about the work of the organisation or potentially joining us through general volunteering or becoming a Committee Member, please contact Streatham Action on 

Streatham action aims to connect the people of Streatham with the various civic interest groups and networks so that they can take action as individuals, and as a whole, to make Streatham a better place to live.

What people are saying about bringing Crossrail2 to Streatham

Streatham high road is geared for buses coming in from all areas around streatham. This will make it easier for people to get to the proposed area for the cross rail station, compared to the heavily congested junction and Tooting Broadway.
Crossrail 2 would be a huge benefit to Streatham, much more so than Balham or Tooting which are already serviced by main line links as well as the Northern Line. The very simple question, do Balham and Tooting need their infrastructure improved to the same extent as Streatham? I think that facts would suggest not. Streatham residents currently have the choice between 3 very overcrowded mainline train stations, or catching a bus to Tooting/Brixton to join the tube network. (I am in the latter category). If the goal is to alleviate congestion on these two main tube lines (Northern & Victoria), then Crossrail 2 in Streatham would achieve that. If the goal is to alleviate congestion on Streatham's three main line stations, Crosrail 2 in Streatham would achieve that as well. Streatham has seen a huge increase in residents over the last 5 years, with multiple developments across the high street due to deliver dozens of new homes over the next few years to add further to this. Streatham has not received (so far) equal attention to its transport links to support this growth. Crossrail 2 in Tooting/Balham would add no *significant* benefit, the transport links in those areas are already very strong. Crossrail 2 in Streatham would bring much needed relief to the already overcrowded local transport links, as well as relief to the adjacent transport links which Streatham residents are forced to use through lack of their own. Streatham is currently so close to 21st century London life, but all the while so far. Crossrail 2 in Streatham would close this gap and secure it as a successful and thriving suburb.
It would mean less time spent commuting, an improved customer journey with less crowded buses, trains and tubes, less stress and more qualitative time with my family.