The Dulwich Society Executive Committee have great pleasure in inviting you to a party at St Barnabas Parish Hall, Dulwich Village on Saturday 8th October 2016 at 8pm. All Society members and partners are welcome.
There will be music and entertainment throughout the evening, and wine, soft drinks and canapes will be served. The cost is £10 per person.
Residents will have been surprised to see that there are two concurrent surveys on their views of the Scheme of Management, one organised by the Dulwich Estate www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Dulwich_SOM and one by the local Liberal Democrats https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/dulwichsom
McCullogh Homes have confirmed to us that they are currently preparing the supporting documentation for submission to sign off the planning conditions. Their target date for a start on site is currently January 2017. They have met with Council Officers and are fully aware of the restricted delivery hours at school times in the morning and afternoon. We have also asked them to make sure that the weeds and planting on the site is properly controlled over the next few months.
On the Showroom, the Estate has now taken back the lease on this property from S G Smith. The idea of a ‘pop’ up’ shop has proved difficult to implement without substantial alteration costs and It is likely that McCullogh Homes will take the ground and first floors as temporary offices.
At the Dulwich Community Council meeting on 28 September, the chair read out a statement from Ian Wingfield. It said that “The cabinet member requested officers, following feedback at the last community council meeting, to reconsider various aspects of the design and related issues. In particular officers were asked to conclude the Foundation Schools Coach service study (working in partnership with the Foundation schools) and this work has now been completed and an action plan around the high priority issues has been developed. It is expected that this will lead to significant improvements in the impact of the service on the local community, including the removal of 10 of 11 coaches from Calton Avenue each morning and significantly less coach congestion on Townley Road in the afternoon
He has also secured a commitment from TfL to attend a stakeholder meeting in Dulwich in the coming weeks, and if the Quietway proposals are to proceed, the cabinet member is committed to continued working with TfL and the community on a holistic study of traffic issues in the Dulwich area over the next year.”
The School Coach Study report, jointly funded by the Foundation Schools and Southwark Council, was published on 12 September. It is available on Southwark’s website.
From 1 October Southwark residents will no longer be able to use the Lambeth recycling centre there. There are local recycling facilities in the Belair Park carpark, large items will have to be taken to the main Council centre at Devon Street off the Old Kent Road.
It has now been confirmed that the Crown and Greyhound will not re-open until mid-January. While the front ‘pub’ building is complete there have been further delays on the ‘hotel’ block at the rear. The Dulwich Estate has not been able to reach agreement with Mitchells and Butler over a partial handover.
The good news is that, on the Half Moon, Fullers have now completed the lease and the building work began on Monday 12 September.
Paul Highman, the Park Manager is taking redundancy from the end of September. The new manager is Will Walpole who is also responsible for Peckham Rye Park. The Council is cutting back on funding to parks, understandably perhaps in these more stringent times. There is currently a government survey on the future of parks at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HO3PU/
There is still no confirmation that the new tenant for the Dulwich Park Café will be in place when the current one leaves at the end of October.
Following a further safety audit, some posts are to be installed to provide a clear separation between the cycling and car lanes.
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