Over the last three months, three issues of the society's eNewsletter have been sent out to all those members whose emails we have. The response has been very positive and, if you have not received yours, please send your email to address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that your name can be included on the distribution list.

Progress is being made on the Dulwich Archive at Rosebery Lodge and we are looking for members who would like to be part of a team to organise and run it. If you are interested please also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Dulwich has been a busy place over the last two months. The works to the railway bridges in Croxted Road, Rosendale Road and Village Way have caused an amount of traffic chaos, not helped by the unexpected closure of the latter at the end of January when a leak was spotted in a water main under the bridge.
 
There has been a serious outbreak of graffiti in Dulwich Village. Southwark Council's graffiti removal team has been dealing with it and the local safer neighbourhood police team have changed their shift patterns in response. Report graffiti on the 24 hour hotline 0207 525 2000 or online at http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200089/street_cleaning/422/graffiti Please also contact the police on 101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please take photos of the graffiti and send details of the location with your report.
 
Complaints about Gail's bakery are growing, particularly over the number of cycles and motor cycles being parked illegally on the pavement while their owners go inside to buy their coffees. There have also been problems over the outside tables affecting on the width of the pavement left for pedestrians.
 
Some members are also becoming increasingly concerned over the future of the local sports grounds and playing fields. While there have been successes like the Herne Hill Velodrome where a planning application for the new club house is imminent, there are queries over the future of several other areas where the existing tenant either wants to leave or is having problems paying the rent. A current case is the future of the Southwark Community Sports Trust sports ground, backing on to the southeast side of Turney Road, where residents' objections are now appearing to be impacting on the proposed flood alleviation scheme in the area.

To try and find out how members feel about sports grounds the Society will be holding a public meeting on the 18th March at the Crown and Greyhound in the Village at 7.30pm. More information will be available nearer the time in the eNewsletter and on the Society notice board in the village.

The restoration of the traffic island at the Burbage Road junction with Gallery Road is expected to happen in the shortly. The consultation was completed in December.

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