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The next meeting is on Tuesday 17 March 2015, 7:00pm at the St Barnabas Church Community Suite in Calton Avenue. The main theme is Traffic, transport and parking.
Other agenda items include:
- Townley Road/East Dulwich Grove junction
- North Dulwich parking
- Proposed Rehabilitation service location in Half Moon Lane
- Dulwich Helpline
- New sculptures in Dulwich Park
- Neighbourhoods fund 2015/16 decisions
The Charter School Educational Trust has confirmed that it has been given the go-ahead by the Department for Education (DfE) to take the next steps to establish a new Free Secondary School to serve the East Dulwich and South Camberwell communities. The site is not confirmed but it is assumed that it will be on the East Dulwich Community Hospital site on East Dulwich Grove.
The school will be an inclusive, non-selective, non-faith, mixed school for 11-18 Year olds. Its press release says that it aims to provide an outstanding education to pupils from the local community, regardless of their starting points. It is intended that the new school will open to its first Year 7 in-take in September 2016.
This will run from Monday 23 February to 8 March. Several retailers in the Dulwich area taking part including Shepherds in Dulwich Village.
Picture House Cinemas have confirmed that the new cinema in the old St Thomas More Hall on Lordship Lane will open on Thursday 23rd April.
MINUTES OF THE 49th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE DULWICH SOCIETY held on Thursday 28th April 2014 at St. Barnabas Centre, Calton Avenue SE21
DULWICH SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 27 April 2015
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORTS for 2014
The local residents who attended a public meeting on Thursday 12 February were overwhelmingly in favour of a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in the NDT. The implementation of CPZs from Holmdene Road westwards and by Lambeth Council from Herne Hill Road/Denmark Hill westwards has resulted in many more non-residents parking in the NDT area. The council also proposes to implement double yellow lines on all the junctions in the NDT to prevent unsafe parking – this will reduce still further the space available for parking.
The council has intimated that it will confirm at the next DCC meeting on 17 March that they will start a formal consultation process about introducing a CPZ in the area.
The Council are now consulting on a revised scheme for this junction - see
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200308/current/3729/townley_road_junction_scheme_re-consultation. The consultation proposal is No. 8A.
The Council has also confirmed that it will hold a drop in session at St Barnabas Church Hall in Dulwich Village, on Saturday 28 February, 11am-2pm.This will provide the only opportunity for local residents and stakeholders to view the plans, and to directly engage with council officers to discuss the proposed changes in detail and/or obtain answers to particular points of detail.
Read more: East Dulwich Grove/Townley Road/Green Dale junction scheme
Southwark Tree Officers have confirmed that they will plant the Tai Haku Cherry chosen by the Dulwich Park Friends to commemorate Stella Benwell’s life by the end of the month. There will be short dedication ceremony on Sunday 8 March 2015 at 2pm (meet by the nearest shelter to the Pavilion Cafe by the Lake at Dulwich Park).
At the last DCC meeting it became clear that Southwark’s new Streetscape Design Manual (SSDM) is no longer going to allow single white lines to be painted in front of dropped kerbs. The Council will now paint double yellow lines instead but this policy is not retrospective.
While white lines were not enforceable it did offer the benefit of allowing house owners to let visitors to park in front of their drives if there was no other parking available. This will no longer be the case and would seem to imply an extension of the length of Enforcement Officers’ rounds. This can only add to the Council’s costs and residents will be stuck with the aesthetic consequences. Is this another change that the Council have forgotten to consult residents on?
North Dulwich Triangle - Controlled Parking Zone consultation?
An upcoming residents meeting will discuss parking in the NDT, which is now becoming an urgent concern for many residents. This will be in the Methodist Hall, on the corner of Half Moon Lane & Beckwith Road, on Thursday 12th February at 7:30pm. Village Ward councillors will be represented.
The residents of Holmdene Avenue and the streets to the west voted in favour of a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in 2010 while the NDT voted against. However, the implementation of CPZs from Holmdene westwards and by Lambeth Council from Herne Hill Road/Denmark Hill westwards has resulted in many more non-residents parking in the NDT area. The council also proposes to implement double yellow lines on all the junctions in the NDT to prevent unsafe parking – this will reduce still further the space available for parking.
The Council consultants recently surveyed all the streets concerned on weekdays, evenings and weekends. The council has intimated that it will confirm at the next DC) meeting on 17 March that they will start a formal consultation process about introducing a CPZ in the area.
Saturday lunchtime saw a protest at the entrance to the Gallery over possible job losses amongst gallery assistants. It was led by the Unite Union.
Southwark Have confirmed that they will freeze council tax for the seventh year. This is welcome news.