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The new science building won both national and regional awards in the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) design awards.
Following local residents’ concerns over the potential dangers of the ongoing trial excavations, the developer has now installed security fencing around the site. At the consultation committee meeting on 16 June it confirmed that the earliest date that work would start on site was likely to be February 2018.
For current information see https://southwark.gov.uk/peckhamryedulwich The Woodwarde Road RA recently met Council officers to discuss their plans in more detail. It remains unclear whether Court Lane is also part of the plans. There are also suggestions that TfL may object because of the impact on the No 12 bus at the end of Barry Road. Further information is required.
There appears to be no further progress on sorting out the new pedestrian crossing on the South Circular to enable the coach routes to be amended. TfL have so far been unhelpful and local MP Helen Hayes is pressing them hard.
The Council is planning some slight reduction to the diagonal parking spaces in the Village as part of the Calton Avenue/Court Lane junction works. It will prevent cars being parked on the pavement and reduce the arc on the left hand turn as part of plan to reduce vehicle speeds when turning left.
Royal Mail is consulting on plans to close the sorting offices in West Norwood and East Dulwich and move collection of undelivered letters and parcels to Anerley or Peckham.
The consultation on the planned cycling Quietway along Woodwarde Road closes on 31 May. Go to https://southwark.gov.uk/peckhamryedulwich for more info and the opportunity to comment.
The branch in West Dulwich was listed on 100 branches to be closed this year. Residents have received a letter saying it will close on 4 September.
The building has now been taken over by tenant Mitchells & Butler and fitting out works have started. The projected ‘soft opening’ date is 16 June.
The Village paper shop has been robbed five times since the middle of March. The installation of a security grille is a priority.
On Thursday, 27 April, there was a major incident near the Court Lane gate in Dulwich Park. The police were called at just after 1.00pm and a 31 year old man was found at the scene with a stab wound in his head. Both the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance attended. The man was taken to hospital and his condition was described as critical. The stabbing followed the robbery of a woman by a third party a short distance away. A suspect has been arrested. The victim remains in a critical condition in hospital.
The Dulwich Society invites members to Summer Drinks at the Dulwich Picture Gallery Pavilion on Monday 26th June from 6:30 to 9:00pm. This is a special event to enable members to visit the Gallery’s temporary pavilion and enjoy the surrounding gardens on a summer evening. There will be two walks starting at 7.0pm (the Gallery Garden Trees with Daniel Greenwood of the London Wildlife Trust) and 7.30pm ( a walk around the outside of the Gallery looking at the history of its development by Society Chair Ian McInnes). Wine and soft drinks will be served in the pavilion.
If you would like to attend, please click on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dulwich-society-summer-drinks-tickets-34137801082 to reserve your place at the event.
Alternatively please email