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Sainsbury’s have now pulled out from taking over the lease assignment from Shepherds. It is not clear why this has happened, whether it was Southwark’s rejection of the proposed signage or concerns over the potential availability of another unit nearby (the S G Smith showroom) which could be taken by a rival operator.
The public consultation meetings over the Dulwich Almshouse Trust’s proposal to build new accommodation next to the Judith Kerr Primary School will be held in the Methodist Church Hall on Half Moon Lane: Wednesday 8 June between 4-7.30pm; Saturday 11 June between 2-4pm.
The next planning consultation event is on Wednesday 8 June 2016 (4.00pm - 7.30pm) at the United Reformed Church (URC), East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 8R - go to the Main Hall (left of the Church entrance). View and comment online at: http://tinyurl.com/CharterSchoolED
The old Village post box was removed from in front of the former post office on 16 May. It was supposed to be relocated outside the new post office but no one had bothered to check whether they could dig the foundations (note patch of new tarmac). The pavement is full of cables so there was nowhere it could go. The Post Office is supposed to be ordering anew box that does not need deep foundations, it may take some time.
The result of the College Ward by-election for Dulwich & West Norwood MP Helen Hayes’ former seat was:
- Labour: 2,258
- Con: 1,024
- Lib Dem: 699
- Green: 371
- UKIP: 118
- All People’s Party: 25
Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, has announced changes to Southwark’s cabinet for the coming year - effective from Saturday 14 May.
- Cllr Peter John - Leader of the Council
- Cllr Stephanie Cryan - Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing
- Cllr Maisie Anderson - Cabinet Member for Public Health, Parks and Leisure
- Cllr Fiona Colley - Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance
- Cllr Barrie Hargrove - Cabinet Member for Communities and Safety
- Cllr Richard Livingstone - Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Financial Inclusion
- Cllr Victoria Mills - Cabinet Member for Children and Schools
- Cllr Johnson Situ - Cabinet Member for Business, Employment and Culture
- Cllr Mark Williams - Cabinet Member for Regeneration and New Homes
- Cllr Ian Wingfield - Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm
There will also be three deputy cabinet members:
- Cllr Evelyn Akoto - Young People/Careers
- Cllr Helen Dennis - Mental Health
- Cllr Octavia Lamb - Cultural Strategy
The new book on the Pubs of Dulwich and Herne Hill will be published next week. Copies cost £9.50 and will be on sale at the local pubs exhibition at Rosebery Lodge on Sunday 15 May 12.00-4.00. Otherwise they can be purchased online through the Herne Hill Society’s online bookshop at hernehillsociety.org.uk.
Planning consent for the shop front was confirmed in April but a decision on the lettering was deferred for further discussion. It is not clear when Sainsbury’s will actually open.
The CPZ in the North Dulwich Triangle and adjacent roads will come into force on 25 April.
Fullers agreed to lease the pub in January and received planning consent for some alterations and the conversion of the first and second floors into hotel rooms in April. The building is listed Grade II* and several of the planning conditions require council approval before work can start on site. Hopefully Southwark’s planning department will try to assist by considering the detailed applications as quickly as possible, but it seems unlikely that the pub will re-open before the New Year.
Following extensive lobbying by the ‘Safer Routes to School’ group, Council officers have agreed to meet it and otherlocal stakeholders including the Dulwich Society and Village Residents Associations, to discuss some of the detailed proposals in more detail on 9 May. The final scheme will be presented to the next Dulwich Community Council meeting on 22 June. There is an online petition against the proposals at www.change.org
It appears that the Council is determined to go ahead with the proposed double yellow lines at all road junctions in the area. The original deadline for comments was 22 April but the Council extended it by a week to 29 April - comments were to be sent to Councillor Jane Lyons. The junctions affected are: