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.
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.