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The introduction of charges in Dulwich Park is likely to be during October but there is no further information on the position at Belair Park where the Dulwich Estate has objected to the proposed charging on the basis that the original lease required the Council to give free access to the park all times.
The latest information is that the new Foundation School coach routing will start after half-term in November. The alterations to the Dulwich Common/College Road junction are complete and work is currently ongoing on sorting out the traffic light phasing.
Transport for London will be carrying out works at the junction of College Road and the South Circular in July to enable eastbound school coaches to turn left into College Road in the future, thus avoiding Calton Avenue. The work includes the relocation of a pedestrian crossing, the installation of new traffic signals and the construction of an enlarged pavement area, and will be conducted in TWO phases
Phase 1: This phase will be undertaken between 8 July and 22 July 2019 and requires a full road closure during this period. The works include the demolition, relocation and construction of the traffic island northbound on College Road, and there will also be changes to the kerbing, footway paving, fencing, line markings, and a new traffic signal on College Road southbound.
Phase 2: This work will be undertaken in early to mid-December and include the demolition, relocation and construction of the traffic island eastbound and westbound on the A205 Dulwich Common (South Circular). There will also be changes to the kerbing, footway, carriageway paving, line markings and new traffic signals.
TfL will write to residents in November 2019 to confirm in more detail any temporary road closures that are needed to facilitate this second phase of work. We have been told that the break in the work phases is a result of close liaison with Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark councils who all have planned street works taking place. The works are being phased to avoid any potential conflicts.
PHASE 1 - UPCOMING CLOSURE, 8 July 2019 - 22 July 2019:
TfL will need to close the northern part of College Road in both directions. The aim is to minimise disruption. Work will largely be undertaken between 08:00 – 17:00, though some work will take place at night during the weekends when the roads are less busy - TfL will ensure the noisiest work is completed by midnight.
- College Road will be closed 24 hours a day.
- Access for pedestrians will be maintained throughout works.
- Buses will be diverted during this work phase. Routes P4 and P13 will be temporarily diverted and bus stops between Dulwich Common and Dulwich Village will be closed. TfL will place notices at affected stops to guide customers to the nearest alternative stop.
- Temporary traffic signals will be in place for duration of the works 24 hours a day
- TfL will signpost local diversion routes during these closures, and local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times.
TfL have said that they will make every effort to finish the works on time, although poor weather conditions may mean they need to reschedule at short notice. Visit tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter for live road travel updates.
The Estate is holding two exhibitions on its plans to improve some aspects of the existing shopping areas. For West Dulwich it is Thursday 4 July (5-8pm) at 88 Park Hall Road and, for Dulwich Village, it is Saturday 6 July (12.30-3.30pm) at 27 Dulwich Village.
This local community group based on the Kingswood Estate in SE21, has been awarded over £200,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work helping vulnerable and isolated people in Southwark and Lambeth. The group, will use the cash to continue their project for the next three years, and to develop their organisation in order to reach out to even more local people.
It has been confirmed that the new facility in East Dulwich Grove is due to open in April 2020.
The decision on the Council’s plans to charge for parking in parks is now scheduled for the end of July.
Ms Moyà Greene
Royal Mail Group plc
100 Victoria Embankment
London EC4Y 0HQ
20th September 2018
Dear Ms Greene
Urgent Royal Mail service failure, SE22 postcode area
I am writing to you on behalf of thousands of my constituents living in the SE22 postcode area who are suffering as a consequence Of serious service failures by Royal Mail.
As you will be aware, in the face of fierce opposition from the local community, you recently closed the SE22 delivery office on Silvester Road, requiring customers from SE22 to travel to Highshore Road in Peckham in order to collect parcels and registered post. SE22 deliveries are also now being made from Highshore Road. The closure has resulted in serious service failures for SE22 customers, including very long queues at Highshore Road, with some customers having to wait as long as an hour - and many giving up on the attempt; and staff shortages resulting in the Highshore Road office failing to open on time. In addition, my constituents across the SE22 postcode area are reporting that deliveries have become erratic and infrequent and. Have received reports that local managers have told commercial customers that delivery delays are a result of staff shortages.
Concerns about the impact that closing the SE22 delivery office would have on Royal Mail services were raised with you on many occasions prior to the closure, including repeated calls for Royal Mail to establish a replacement collection facility in the SE22 area. These calls were ignored, and it appears that your organisation has utterly filed to put in place arrangements to ensure the continuation of reliable high-quality service for SE22 customers following the closure. Staff at the Highshore Road report that no additional staff have been allocated to the collection desks from the former SE22 office to service the additional workload from a whole postcode area.
The current service failures are critical, and cannot be allowed to continue. Please could you provide urgent confirmation of the immediate steps you are taking to address the staff shortages and service failures at Highshore Road and across the SE22 postcode area. Further, I ask once again, that you reconsider the request that I have made on many occasions for a new collection facility to be established in the SE22 area to ensure that my constituents do not have to face long journeys and lengthy queues to collect their post. I look forward to hearing from you.
Helen Hayes MP
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) -