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The Dulwich Village, Dulwich Wood and Dulwich Hill Ward Safer Neighbourhood Teams are now based at Gipsy Hill Police Station. Goose Green (formerly East Dulwich) are based in Peckham.
Sergeant Helen Williamson -
PC Olivia Broughton -
PC Tibor Fodor -
PCSO Terence Staples -
Sergeant Jonathan Adams -
PC Jonathan Grantham -
PC Deepa Patel -
PCSO Simon Johnson -
Sergeant Jonathan Adams -
PC Ross Kennedy -
PC lance Sharrock -
PCSO Ediz Mustafa -
Joel Bastable (Dulwich College etc) -
Sergeant Jonathan Adams -
PC Stephen Bush -
PC Daniel McLynn -
PC Grant Seager (Alleyn’s & JAGS) -
PC Thomas Smith (Charter Schools) -
Work started on 16 February and the sign says it will take 8 weeks. Our understanding is, however, that this is just the first phase. Visitors trying to come to Dulwich from Forest Hill are already aware of the potential delays - last week there were tailbacks along the South Circular from the Grove Tavern to West Dulwich Station.
There are continuing reports of water pressure and supply problems in the tall flats in Farquhar Road & Dulwich Wood Park. Thames Water are reported to have had to provide bottled water to some blocks.
The lease is being taken back and the current operator is leaving. Locals are very concerned at what might happen but, given that change of use on pubs in Southwark is covered under an Article 4 Direction, and not allowed under permitted development, it is likely to remain a pub of some sort.
Public Meeting - Getting Around Dulwich - Towards a healthier, safer and more active future. Hosted by The Dulwich Society. Held on Saturday 12th January 2019 at the Herne Hill Methodist Church Hall, 155 Half Moon Lane, SE24 9JG at 2.30pm. Notes from the meeting are now available - click here to download (PDF).
Helen Yemm on “The modern cottage garden”
7.30pm Wednesday 10th April 2019
at Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, London SE22 8SU
This year’s Spring talk will be given by Helen Yemm, who writes the weekly Thorny Problems column in The Telegraph. Helen’s talk, “The modern cottage garden” builds on her experience of establishing gardens in both London and in West Sussex, where she now lives. Helen’s books include the RHS Grow your own flowers and Gardening in Pyjamas: horticultural advice for obsessive dawn raiders. After the talk there will be an opportunity to meet Helen over a glass of wine.
Tickets are £10 each (including a glass of wine) and may be purchased through www.eventbrite.co.uk (search “Dulwich Society”), or by sending a cheque payable to the “Dulwich Society” and SAE to Jeremy Prescott, 142 Court Lane, London SE21 7EB.
Enquiries to Carol Britton
Visit to West Dean Gardens and Woolbeding Gardens, West Sussex
Thursday 20th June 2019
Coach from Dulwich Picture Gallery, College Road, SE21 7AD. 8.30am for 8.45am departure; back around 6.15pm. Early booking advised.
West Dean Gardens, in the South Downs near Chichester, comprise some 100 acres of gardens and parkland surrounding the historic West Dean House. The gardens have been restored since the 1987 storm and include a large working kitchen garden and a cutting garden with 13 Victorian glasshouses. Beyond that, there is a sunken garden, a 300 feet long Edwardian pergola and Spring and Wild Gardens running alongside the River Lavant.
Woolbeding Gardens (National Trust) have been leased to Simon Sainsbury and his partner since 1972, since when they have created a theatrical country retreat with remarkable gardens. Features of these are the extensive Formal Garden Rooms designed by Lanning Roper and the Longwalk, a wooded Pleasure Garden designed by Julian and Isabel Bannerman which includes architectural follies such as a ruined abbey.
We will arrive at West Dean at around 11am. Following lunch (not included) we will move on to Woolbeding. Refreshment facilities are available at both locations, as are plant sales (limited at Woolbeding). We aim to arrive back in Dulwich Village around 6.15pm. Please bring bags for plants.
Tickets, including transport and entrance to West Dean Gardens, are £27 each and may be purchased on through Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.co.uk – search “Dulwich Society”) or by sending a cheque (payable to The Dulwich Society) with a note of your email address and a stamped addressed envelope to Jeremy Prescott, 142 Court Lane, London SE21 7EB. No cancellation refunds will be given.
Entrance to Woolbeding Gardens is not included in the ticket price. Entrance is free to National Trust members so do please bring your membership card. Non-NT members will have to pay £8 for entrance which will be collected on the coach.
Visit to Polesden Lacey and Moleshill House gardens, Surrey
Wednesday 17th June 2020
The visit has been cancelled for Covid 19 reasons, and ticket refunds have been issued
Saturday 12th January. Time: 2.30pm.
The meeting’s aim is to discuss how to move forward and make our area a better place to live. Local MP Helen Hayes, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport Management, & Air Quality, Richard Livingstone, plus Village Ward Councillors and an expert on the health effects of traffic related air pollution will be speaking. The Agenda is:
- National & London Context
- Southwark Council’s current policies
- Potential Dulwich impacts - CPZs & low Traffic Neighbourhoods
- Health effects of traffic related air pollution
- School streets initiative at Bessemer Grange
- Next Steps
Time: 2.30pm. Saturday 12th January
Getting Around Dulwich - Towards a healthier, safer & more active future
Location: Methodist Hall, Half Moon Lane
Potential delays to works at College Road & Dulwich Common junction. TfL are funding and managing these works and they will apparently involve completely shutting College Road (north) for two weeks, together with a series of short-term overnight closure of the South Circular. It now appears that TfL are waiting on the completion of the planned Thames water works at the junction of Lordship Lane & Dulwich Common before starting. TfL won’t allow that section of Lordship Lane to be dug up at the same time as College Road (north) is shut because of the potential major traffic disruption. Our Councillors are extremely frustrated with Thames Water about their delayed works but no date for them to start has yet been confirmed.
The Proud Sow is open and trading. There are no further updates on ‘Simply Fresh’ (though its licence has been granted), or the rumoured Yoga Studio going in the former Park Motors building. The Sari Project, currently in the former Audi Showroom, will remain until April.. The Estate tells us that it is actively looking for tenants but that the empty units will need refitting first. As always there are rumours as to potential occupiers - including a make-up shop and a national coffee shop chain. On the plus side, Hotpod Yoga will be opening their fifth studio in London in one of the new units in the Croxted Road shops and there is a sign in the window about an alcohol licence application for the Dulwich Bazaar restaurant next to Tescos.