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A welcome addition to the shops in the village, Dulwich Vintners has a wide range of wines as well as a comprehensive selection of beers from several local micro-breweries
There is good news about the Conrad Shawcross statues. The first is complete and work is well underway on the other two. An installation date in March 2015 was hoped for but this may be delayed a month or so.
Negotiations are ongoing between the Estate and Southwark. The planning application was submitted in late August but no committee date has yet been set.
The Dulwich Estate has confirmed that architects have been appointed to prepare a planning application for a ‘mixed development’ of residential and retail uses on the site.
We have heard nothing recently about Chinese developer ZhongRong’s proposed development for some months but two articles in recent issues of Private Eye suggest that the scheme is not yet dead and that negotiations around exclusivity agreements are still ongoing.
At the same time the GLA has hired sports advisory firm CSM (run by Lord Coe) to prepare alternative redevelopment schemes for the existing sports centre and stadium. All the options show the sports centre being retained and refurbished (yet again) but the stadium is to be demolished and the site used for a school. Understandably athletes and local residents are less than impressed and there have been a raft of objections.
The London Assembly has called on London City Airport to re-consult on its plans to concentrate its flight paths. The LCA is planning to concentrate its flights paths in and out of the airport but has refused to leaflet or hold public meetings in the areas affected, it has simply put technical information on its website. Dulwich is amongst the areas that will be affected.
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Wednesday 24 September: The annual Tree Group visit is to Kew Gardens. Meet at Kew at the Victoria Gate. We will have a Group Ticket for entry, the use of the 'Hop on/hop off' Explorer Train during the day, and a specialised Guide for about an hour, with particular attention to their ZELKOVAS.
This will be a small group and the cost will be £17.50.
Entry tickets and information will be posted in advance
0208 693 6313
Or write to 18 College gardens, London SE21 7BE
Work is now underway as of 10th September. Completion hopefully will be by the end of the week.
The pub will close for refurbishment on 21 September and will remain closed for 15 months.
The planning application was submitted to Southwark on 26 August. It has now been registered under ref: 14/AP/3104 and comments or objections should be sent in to Southwark by 12 October.