St Leonard’s ward lies in the centre of Streatham. It takes its name from the parish church that still sits in the heart of the old Streatham village. The ward stretches along the High Road from Drewstead Road in the north to Greyhound Lane in the south. It is well connected to the centre of London, with three railway stations, Streatham Hill, Streatham and Streatham Common and many bus routes. There is a wide variety of housing offering good value accommodation.
The busy High Road is lined with every type of shop and restaurant including the latest development known as the Streatham hub. This is currently in its early stages of construction but will eventually house a new ice rink, a swimming pool and a large supermarket as well as adjoining apartments. This will create employment and housing within the ward and improve the look of Streatham as you first approach from the south.
There are two primary schools and one independent secondary school in the ward, also some nursery schools. There are several churches of differing denominations, a synagogue and a mosque. Streatham police station is situated in the ward, also the Spires centre – a refuge for the homeless.
Streatham Green and easy access to Streatham and Tooting Commons offer some open green space for families, dog walkers and joggers.