Statement from The Dulwich Estate:
Simone Crofton, the new Chief Executive of The Dulwich Estate, together with the Board of Trustees, has considered all advice and options relating to the planning application for a new almshouse at 62-68 Half Moon Lane.
The Dulwich Estate, working closely with the Dulwich Almshouse Charity and the full range of partners, including Southwark Council Planning Department, will be seeking an alternative site.
There remains a real need for fit for purpose, accessible, lifetime homes for elderly people in the area. The current Dulwich Almshouse, which provides sheltered homes to those in need, does not have lift access and cannot be adapted due to its listed status.
The Dulwich Estate is committed to helping the Dulwich Almshouse and its residents relocate to suitable accommodation.
Statement from CfBT Schools Trust:
CfBT Schools Trust welcomes this decision and that parties have come to a mutual agreement about a way forward. We are very pleased the land adjoining Judith Kerr Primary School will be available for the children to use as a playing field.
A Freedom of Information request a local resident elicited the following response:
The cost for design and project management along the entire Quietway 7 route for 2017/18 is £200,550. It is not possible to provide a breakdown of costs for Court Lane, Carlton Avenue and Dulwich Village. For the Dulwich Village junction, the cost for 2017/18 of civil works is £268,639 and the estimated cost of resurfacing is £50,000-55,000.
Most of the current works in Calton Avenue and Woodwarde Road are supposed to be finished by 28 March but the junctions at Woodward and Townley Road will remain closed until 5 April. The website to offer feedback on the junction performance The link to the online form is: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/transport-and-roads/roadworks-and-highway-improvements/street-improvements/quietway-7-monitoring-and-evaluation-of-dulwich-village. Here you will also find a report summarising the outcomes of site visits and road safety audits carried out so far – this includes recent responses to safety concerns from TfL. This report will be continually updated as further monitoring is undertaken. There is also an updated design drawing showing further changes to signage and road markings at Dulwich Village to address some of the initial concerns.
There was a large demonstration in East Dulwich on Saturday 17th March when 1200 people marched from Goose Green to the locked football club’s gates. Meadow Residential, the developer which owns the club’s Champion Hill ground, has locked the club out. Meadow also registered the name “Dulwich Hamlet” as a trademark – though its spokesman said this would be handed over to the club for free.
The developer has rejected a £10million offer to buy the ground from Legacy Foundation, a firm set up by former England captain Rio Ferdinand, which wants to redevelop a part of the site to build social housing. Southwark Council has agreed to try and acquire the site from Meadow at a fair market rate. A compulsory purchase order for the land being one possible outcome.
The candidates are:
Dulwich Hill (2 seats):
Conservatives: Edith Okparaocha & Rachel Wolf
Labour: Maggie Browning & Jon Hartley
Liberal Democrats: Michael Bukola, Jonathan Mitchell
Green Party: Myrtle Bruce-Mitford & Jamie Vincent
Dulwich Village (2 seats):
Conservatives: Jane Lyons & Michael Mitchell
Labour: Richard Leeming & Margy Newens
Liberal Democrats: Brigid Gardner & Ruth Gripper
Green Party: Gulnar Hasnain & Bill Chidley
Dulwich Wood (2 seats):
Conservatives: John Cope & Lindsay Chathli
Labour: Catherine Rose & Andy Simmons
Liberal Democrats: Steven Gauge & Andrew Mackay
Green Party: Chris Glenn & Dale Rapley
Goose Green (3 seats):
Conservatives: David Bradbury, Alan Broomhead & Michael Poole-Wilson
Labour: Charlie Smith, Victoria Olisa & James McAsh
Liberal Democrats: James Barber, Claire Donachie & Michael Green
Green Party: Alexander Howard & Michael Millar
Women’s Equality Party: Claire Empson
The most recent meeting of the Society’s Traffic & Transport group had a presentation from Source London, the operator. They currently have planning consent to put charging points in Dulwich Wood Avenue, Crescent Wood Rd, Hunts Slip Rd, Pickwick Rd, Eastlands Crescent, Half Moon Lane, Ruskin Walk, Elmwood Rd, Ashbourne Grove, Underhill Rd, and Cyrena Rd. There are currently no confirmed dates for the installation as Southwark has yet to apply for the necessary Traffic Management Orders. (TMOs)
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.
DULWICH SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 30 April 2018
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORTS for the year 2017
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