There are now reports of at least 35 recent mail thefts from Burbage Road, Dulwich Village, Gilkes Crescent, College Road/Woodyard Lane, Court Lane Gardens, Calton Avenue, Pickwick Road, and Desenfans Road. Local MP Helen Hayes is taking it up directly with the Police and Royal Mail on behalf of everyone who has suffered a loss. She has a map showing the locations, plus an anonymous list of those who have experienced cards or bank accounts being compromised.
Those reporting back to her should include people who have missing statements, usually John Lewis credit card statements, as this has been the precursor in some instances, to having a card issued to a third party, unknown to the account name. But please make it clear you have not suffered a loss at this time but have told JLP a statement is missing.
Your email should be headed Royal Mail in the subject line. You should then give your full name, address and the customer complaint number given you when you reported the loss. If for some reason you did not report this to Royal Mail would you please still report what happened to your post/credit cards/bank loss to Helen so that she has a full picture of the situation in our pretty small area.
Here is a very useful advice list prepared by Lovelace Road Residents Group:
F M Conway and AECOM have now said that the previously advertised dates for returning to site after the Christmas break, have been revised. It appears that work has accelerated to such an extent that they fully expect the junction works to be largely complete by the week beginning 18th December. All barriers will be removed and the temporary traffic lights will be replaced with the new and permanent signals, presently being commissioned. This will mean there will be no need to return to site until 12th February 2018, when the final resurfacing will take place. Residents will be notified nearer the time regarding exact;y what will happen then.
It is highly likely however that you will see a few of their team members completing small snagging tasks throughout January. There will only ever be a small team of perhaps two or three operatives with one small site vehicle. Large construction vehicles and extensive barriers will not be required for this type of work.
The site owners, McCulloch Homes, have formally submitted a draft Construction Management Plan (CMP) to Southwark council for approval (Ref 17/AP/4454). This is required under their planning approval and sets out how they will manage the construction process and covers all site works, including deliveries. The Local resident’s group, chaired by local MP Helen Hayes and Village Ward Councillor Jane Lyons, met on the 14th December and will be responding in detail with its concerns.
Despite assurances from the Dulwich Estate that action would be taken to tidy up the site and make it more secure, nothing appears to have happened. The Society has reminded it that something does need to be done urgently.
On a more positive note, the pub’s car park has been identified as a potential holding area for the Foundation School coaches. The Dulwich Estate has agreed in principle and details are currently being sorted out.
Many will be aware of the work of the Herne Hill Forum. Now there is an emerging neighbourhood forum in Dulwich. The group held an initial meeting in October and is setting up a working group to take it forward. For further info see dulwichvillageforum.org.uk. If you would like to be involved in the working group, please use the contact form on their web site. Anyone who lives and works in the Dulwich Village area is very welcome.
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