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The Dulwich Estate has Southwark’s agreement to the removal of these two trees on the grassed areas south of Gails. Recent tests by the Council have confirmed that they are largely hollow and could pose a potential danger to passing pedestrians. The Estate proposes to plant two copper beeches as replacements.
The official launch of the three perpetual chords by Conrad Shawcross is on Saturday 18 April but they are now already in place if you want to look at them.
The AGM will be held at 8:00pm on Monday 27 April at the St Barnabas Church Community Suite at the rear of the church on Calton Avenue. The formal meeting will be followed by a short programme off pre WW1 silent films made by the Gaumont Studio when their studio was on Dog Kennel Hill.
The Society is actively seeking members to join both the Traffic and Transport sub-committee and the Trees group. If you are interested, please contact
Meet your parliamentary candidates
- Sunday 9 April (12-2pm) - Portico Gallery, 23A Knight's Hill, West Norwood
- Thursday 16 April (7-9pm) - Herne Hill Forum - location tbc
- Monday 20 April (8-9.30pm) - St Stephen's Church, College Road
- Thursday 23 April (7-9pm) - East Dulwich - location tbc
It was announced on 16 March that the Herne Hill & Dulwich Flood Alleviation Scheme was the winner of the Environment Agency Project Excellence Award (Partnership Category). Southwark did consult and engage extensively with the community on this project and the Council is pleased that officers’ efforts have been recognised.
The old stocks sign in the small garden at the end of the run of shops in Calton Avenue was listed on 6 March. English Heritage’s justification for listing said “The C18 plaque in the garden adjoining 1d Calton Avenue, Dulwich, dated 1760 and originally part of the village lock up, is listed for the following principal reasons; Historical interest: as a tangible and evocative reminder of crime and punishment during the Georgian period; Rarity: as a rare and particularly early example of an ‘improving’ biblical text used to embellish a now demolished village lock up; Survival: the plaque survives in a very good condition with crisp lettering.”
While the Society welcomes the listing, English Heritage has partly based its decision on an incorrect secondary source. The Society has written to them pointing out the error and referred the organisation to the correct primary source.
The planning application for new pavilion has been submitted to Southwark. The existing pavilion will be demolished, the existing cycle stores will be reconfigured with provision of new external roof and associated landscaping. The planning reference is 15/AP/0790.
There will be two open public consultations on the plans, both at the Herne Hill Velodrome, 104 Burbage Road, London SE24 9HE, on Easter Saturday 4 April, 10am-1pm, and also on Wednesday 8 April, 6pm-8.30pm (both are wheelchair accessible).
The plan, outlined at the recent Dulwich Community Council, is for Southwark to open an adult residential service at the Holmhurst in Half Moon Lane for about 10-12 adults (in 18-50 age range). The adults will have a range of mental health and learning disabilities and Southwark will be partnering Optima Care to provide a service of supported living at Holmhurst. All the adults are already known to Southwark and Optima Care but currently are living away from London because of the lack of facilities in Southwark itself. The opening of the new centre will enable these adults to come back to Southwark and live near their families. The intention is that they will be integrated into the community and will build a life as part of the Herne Hill community.
There will be three ‘community conversations’ on the proposal as follows:
- Wednesday 15 April 6:30-8:30pm
- Saturday 18 April 2:00-5:00pm
- Saturday 24 April 2:00-5:00pm
Location: Methodist Church Hall, 155 Half Moon Lane SE24 9HU
Along with more than 150 other local residents, the Society has objected to the planning application to install a radio base station at this junction.
The Dulwich Society will host a public meeting on Saturday 14 March to discuss local traffic issues. The purpose of the meeting is to make residents aware of the number of current traffic initiatives in the area and to hear their views on them prior to the Dulwich Community Council meeting on 17 March. Council officers will not be present. Location: St Barnabas Community Hall, Calton Avenue. Time: 2:00-4:00pm
The Society is objecting to the planning application to install a radio base station at this junction. It comprises a 25 metre high ‘Monopole’ with dual stacked antennas within a shroud between 20 and 25m up, 4 equipment cabinets and 1 slim line meter pillar located to the rear of wide pavement. There is a similar application on Champion Grove.