The Tea – Issue #74

herrie-Ann Powell is making headway in racing at various kart circuits. She lives in Streatham Vale with her family, and has the ambition is to be a world champion in motorsports.

Posted On: 1st Jun 2022

Category: The Tea

Jane Wroe-Wright


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Support Sherrie-Ann

12-year-old Sherrie-Ann Powell is making headway in racing at various kart circuits. She lives in Streatham Vale with her family, and has the ambition is to be a world champion in motorsports. In 2019 she joined the Daniel Ricciardo Series UK, where she’s achieved outstanding results.. Race karts can reach up to 70 mph, driver weight is important, as is proper race gear, slick tyres, a bigger chassis, and rear axle etc. Motorsport is extremely expensive, and as an ordinary local family, the Powells work hard to provide for Sherrie-Ann’s sporting talent. Now they are looking for partners to help achieve Sherrie-Ann’s huge potential and share her future success. Local company, Premier Sheds and Fencing are supporting her this season, but she needs more sponsorship for next season and the future. Please contact [email protected] for more information..

St Leonard’s Recitals

Music at St Leonard’s Church is going from strength to strength with a new programme of Saturday recitals. Last month, St. Leonards’ choral scholars, Andrea Manuel (soprano), Mark Bautista (tenor), and Andre Soares (baritone), accompanied by pianist, Rho Akagi, got the audience of 80 to its feet in a standing ovation. The repertoire ranged from Bernstein to a wonderful roof-raising rendition of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma. Save Saturday 9th July at 5pm for the next recital by soprano, Mary Fraser, accompanied by Travis Baker on the piano. 

Plant Sale Success

Anthony de Grey asked us to pass on his thanks to all who went to his annual plant sale last month. The sale was a great success with everything sold out by 2.45 on Saturday afternoon, raising over £6,200 for Brain Research UK! 

Craftivists strike in Streatham

You may have noticed some wonderful post box toppers around our area, like this one on Sternhold Avenue. This is the work of Craftivists, who use their love of craft to create art works that engage the public to inform or campaign. Streatham’s Craftivists are always happy to greet new members and meet every Thursday evening from 6pm-8.30pm at the Woodfield Pavilion on the edge of Tooting Bec Common, 16a Abbotswood Road, SW16, normally with a glass of wine as they chat and craft. Contact Kate  [email protected] or just pop along on a Thursday evening.

The Walking Post

The Walking Post is a new website offering inspiring walking routes around London and the Southeast created by keen local walkers Lucy Maddison and Emily Morrison. All walks free to use and come with maps, directions and are accessible by public transport. We highly recommend having a look at the walks on their website.

New businesses

Pure Gym Streatham open 21st June

Welcome to the new Pure Gym team, opening soon next door to Barclays Bank on Streatham High Rd. The team promises state-of-the-art facilities with free weights, a functional training area, and classes included in no contract gym membership, with 24/7 access. 130-132 Streatham High Road, SW16 1BW

Mad Break

Mad Break opened during the pandemic as a café, but owner, Carlo Polli, and his team always had a vision for it as a place for the evening. Now open from 5pm, Mad Break is a gem serving lovely quality food at reasonable prices. Check out their burgers and home-made Italian desserts – the Mad salmon burger and tiramisu are irresistible, and the customer service is great. This is friendly place to eat well and drink good wines, cocktails, and draught beer right opposite Streatham Hill Station. Have you seen their secret walled garden? 111 Streatham Hill, SW2 4UG

Clementine Loves

Local French mum, Clémentine loves to share the joy of preloved fashion and helping to save the planet in the process. Of course, unearthing preloved treasures takes time – this is where she can help. She sells preloved fashion selected from charity shops, markets, and private wardrobes. Mainly high street, with a pinch of designer and vintage. She is constantly on the lookout for new preloved treasures, so get in touch if you want to make some wardrobe space and earn some cash, and she can collect locally.

Japanese Restaurant

Welcome to chef Bipin and the team at Streatham’s new Japanese restaurant. This is a great addition to Streatham Hill, especially if you love sushi! Top quality, super fresh sashimi, bento boxes, gyoza, curry, and ramen and super-friendly service means this place already has a following. 75 Streatham Hill SW2 4UB