The 57th Annual General Meeting of the Dulwich Society will be held at 7.30pm on 24th September 2020 via Zoom teleconference.
https://zoom.us/j/95666923217 or go to Zoom.com and click on Join Meeting using: Meeting ID: 956 6692 3217, Passcode: 573114
The following nominations have been received:
Role - Name (Proposer, Seconder)
Chairman - Ian McInnes (Paul Butler, Duncan Bowie)
Vice-Chairman - Kenneth Wolfe (Brian Green, Sue Badman)
Hon.Secretary - Sue Badman (David Cianfarani, Ian McInnes)
Hon. Treasurer – Russell Lloyd (Gardner Thompson, Kirsty Gould)
Membership Secretary - Diana McInnes (Patricia Reynolds, Paul Butler)
b) Members of the Executive Committee and Chairs of Sub-Committees where indicated*
Journal Editor - Brian Green (Bernard Nurse, Sue Badman)
Travel & Environment - Harry Winter (Ian McInnes, Sue Badman)
Planning & Architecture - David Roberts (Oliver Probyn, Lesley Gibbs)
Gardens - Jeremy Prescott (Jean Cary-Elwes, Terry Harvey-Jones)
Local History - Bernard Nurse (Patricia Reynolds, Gavin Bowyer)
Trees - David Beamish (Patricia Hole, John Hughes)
Licensing - Patsy Bramble (Hugh Bramble, Sue Badman)
Wildlife - Angela Wilkes (Sigrid Collins, Anne Laver)
Committee Member - Adrian Hill (James Thompson, Catherine Holmes)
*Officers and Members of the Executive Committee are Trustees of the Dulwich Society Charity.
c) Honorary Officer: President: Dr Colin Niven
The Chairman’s and Committee reports are available on the Dulwich Society web site www.dulwichsociety.com. The Rules of the Society are available at http://www.dulwichsociety.com/about-the-dulwich-society.
Never used Zoom before? First-time Zoom users will find the following video useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh50kVaIdAY
Phase 1 - Covid-19 Temporary Highway Schemes Batch 1 Including Permeable Filter at the Dulwich Village Junction and Melbourne/Tell Grove
The Dulwich Society has reviewed the Council's recently published report on its plans for the implementation of temporary emergency measures in Dulwich Village and Melbourne Grove and is supportive of them as a means to improve social distancing to directly mitigate Covid-19. These are part of a Southwark-wide programme financed by public funding, and part of a national response to the Covid-19 pandemic which can be found on this link:
We also note that the proposals reflect much of what has recently been consulted on in the Council’s ‘Healthy Streets Initiative’ and that the measures proposed could have a beneficial impact on promoting active travel and reducing air pollution.
There may be unintended consequences and some areas will be positively or adversely affected more than others. It is essential that the measures are seen as being flexible and easily reversible and/or extendable if need be, and that the Council responds positively to residents' experiences of the schemes in operation. The Dulwich Society expects the full impact on the surrounding area will be properly evaluated and that the changes should not, at the end of the period, de facto stay unaltered or unimproved as a permanent change without a full public consultation.
Phase 2 - Covid-19 - Post Lockdown Highway Schemes Batch 2 Including Permeable Filters at Melbourne Grove, Derwent Grove and Elsie Road
Given the apparent diversity of views among its membership, it would be inappropriate for the Dulwich Society to take a position either for or against the proposed Phase 2 traffic amendments.
Phase 3 - Covid-19 - Post Lockdown Highway Schemes Batch 3 Including Timed Cameras and Bus Gates at Dulwich Village, Burbage Road & Turney Road, Townley Road, Plus Double Yellow Lines in Dulwich Village
Given the apparent diversity of views among its membership, it would be inappropriate for the Dulwich Society to take a position either for or against the proposed Phase 3 traffic amendments. http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=7153
Thursday 24 September 7.30pm. The meeting will be held on line via Zoom. The specialist sub-committee reports are on the website: www.dulwichsociety.com There is more information in the Autumn issue of the Society’s Journal. We will be joined by the new Chair of Trustees of Dulwich Estate, Andreas Köttering. The Zoom link details are: https://zoom.us/j/95666923217 or go to Zoom.com and click on ‘Join meeting’ using: Meeting ID: 956 6692 3217, Passcode: 573114
The decision date for the phase 2 emergency measures has passed & they will be implemented soon. More Info at:
The Phase 3 emergency measures for Dulwich Village have now also been published and include timed closures (with cameras but no permits) and permeable filters (i.e. roads closed to motorised traffic); also, the use of ‘bus gates’ with timed restrictions. The Council are currently proposing implementation in October.
On Wednesday 26 September the Council hosted three online meetings with residents in Area B (roads east of the DV junction), Area C (roads west of the junction) as well as traders. The Society attended these meetings. While there was support for the measures in both Areas B and C from those who attended, several residents were concerned over the impact of ‘bus gates’ on access to their homes and to medical facilities and hospitals in the morning and evening peaks. It was clear to everyone that, to reduce queues of cars north bound in Dulwich village during the day, TfL needs to urgently install a right-turn filter at the Dulwich Village/East Dulwich Grove junction.
Following the cancellation of the planned remedial works a couple of years ago Network Rail has come up with a new repair scheme. It started on 22 August and work will continue until Christmas. Temporary scaffold structures have been built beneath the bridge to provide works access (mainly at night and weekends). These will be constructed in three separate phases which will allow two-way traffic to continue (and existing bus routes to be retained). It will require the removal of the temporary footway widening but there will be at least one footway with provision for enhanced social distancing. These works will not help the current congestion in Herne Hill where residents have been badly impacted by the queues on Herne Hill and Croxted Road.
The Council Cabinet member has confirmed that there will shortly be a meeting with local stakeholders on an agreed way forward. There will be no decision on proceeding with felling the trees until after the meeting and a Council assessment of the alternative approach put forward by the local stakeholder group.
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