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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
The branch in West Dulwich was listed on 100 branches to be closed thus year. It is programmed to close in September.
Early in the morning of 6 April thieves on a moped smashed one of the shop windows to steal cigarettes. The shop was robbed only a few weeks ago and the front door was still boarded up.
A large number of people attended the official opening of the new Exodus Travels Pavilion on 30th Marc. A public launch will follow in the summer. Both the current MP, Helen Hayes, hand her predecessor, Dame Tessa Jowell were there there, along with Val Shawcross from the GLA.
At the last Dulwich Community Council meeting on 25 March the Council announced that they would be consulting on another new designated cycle route from Barry Road and Lordship Lane down Woodwarde Road to meet the proposed Quietway 7 running down Calton Avenue into Dulwich Village. Work on Quietway 7 is due to start in the summer.
There is still no confirmation of an opening date. There have been further delays on the handover of the base building and we now expect the pub to re-open sometime in June. The continuing delays reflect very badly on the Dulwich Estate.
Following some delay by Southwark Council, the planning application for the proposed new almshouses in the current school playground has now been officially registered. The planning reference is 17/AP/0118
The Council has agreed an immediate Article 4 direction to withdraw the permitted development rights granted by the General Permitted Development Order 2015 "for changes of use, demolition and alteration of public houses in Southwark. This means that any proposals to change local pubs to other uses will have to go through the planning process.
Both the Society and the Council objected to the loss of a large oak tree in this garden in Eastlands Crescent. The application went to appeal and the planning inspector has upheld the council's decision to refuse permission for it to be removed. Even though the inspector accepted that it had caused some minor damage to the house he stated that there were reasonable and preferable alternatives to felling it.