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It has now been confirmed that the new post office counter will be located in Shepherds, next door to the current Post Office. A public consultation began on 15th November and will run to 6th January. The main questions on the survey are:
- How suitable you think the new location and premises are and how easy it is to get there
- Are the new premises easy for you to get into and is the inside easily accessible?
- Do you have any concerns about the new location?
- If so, do you have any suggestions that could help us make it better for you?
- Any local community issues which you think could be affected by the proposed move
- Anything you particularly like about the proposed change
There is a large poster in the Post Office telling people how to respond and information can also be found on:
- FREEPOST Your Comments
- Customer Helpline: 08547 22 33 44
- Textphone: 08457 22 33 55
The final public meeting on the Council’s flood alleviation proposals for Dulwich Park, Belair Park, the SCST Sports ground and Turney Road, will be held at 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Southwark Community Sports Trust pavilion, SE21 7JJ off Turney Road on 19th November.
The new delicatessen in the Village is almost ready and we are still waiting to know who will take the former Biff unit nearby. The Dulwich Estate has confirmed that the arrival of a new tenant is imminent.
There is a rumour that a new bakery will be opening in the parade of shops at the far end of Half Moon Lane opposite the new Judith Kerr Free School.
An important piece of London Street Art by artist Stik has been stolen from a Dulwich location. It was one of three panels situated on the side of Mrs Robinson, a homeware shop on the corner of Lordship Lane and Blackwater Street. The shop owner had turned over the space on the side of the building as a place for street artists to exhibit their work. The painting by Stic was an interpretation of ‘Mrs Moody and her sons’ by Thomas Gainsborough and was a part of the Dulwich Festival and Dulwich Picture Gallery’s ‘Baroque the Streets’ programme earlier this year.
The last public consultation was held on 14th November (16.00-19.30hrs) at the Montessori School in Half Moon Lane. The sections of road by the railway bridges in Croxted Road and Rosendale Roads will be closed to all vehicle traffic from Saturday 11 to Sunday 26 January (with a pedestrian walkway except for the actual construction works on the weekend of 17/19 January).
The last public consultation will be held on 14th November (16.00-19.30hrs) at the Montessori School in Half Moon Lane. Some initial enabling work on underpinning the abutments started in September and the actual renewal works will take place in January and February.
The sections of road by the bridges in Croxted Road and Rosendale Roads will be closed to all vehicle traffic from Saturday 11 to Sunday 26 January (with a pedestrian walkway except for the actual construction works on the weekend of 17/19 January).
Village Way bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic from Saturday 8 to Sunday 23 February – the actual construction work will take place on the weekend of 15/16 February.
There is no confirmed news yet about the new post office counter but there is a strong rumour that it will be located next door in Shepherds. Members who have lived in Dulwich a while will remember the old counter in the wool shop and it will probably be a similar arrangement. The Herne Hill Post Office moved to a counter in the local ‘Costcutter’a few years ago.
Increased competition has meant that Sergio’s, the delicatessen in the Village, is no longer. However, all is not lost as the lease has been assigned to another deli operator and the new shop should open in the next few days, a team of shopfitters are working to make it ready sometime this week.
A new butcher, Dugard & Daughter has opened at the south end of Milkwood Road, just a few steps from Half Moon Lane. This is a very welcome addition to the area.
The shops in Half Moon Lane affected by the recent flood are gradually reopening and it is essential that those that are open receive our support. Not surprisingly footfall has reduced since the flood and it needs to return to its former level.
To help things along Southwark traffic wardens have been banned from issuing tickets outside the shops. A local shopkeeper tweeted: “Why does Southwark council send traffic wardens to Half Moon Lane all day. We’re trying to recover from flooding.” Later he added: “Traffic warden patrolling Half Moon Lane from 8.30 gonna [sic] be a busy day not, thank you Southwark”, and “another day of parking gestapo, and guess what no customers after 12 o’clock”.
Southwark Council saw the tweets and agreed not to issue any more fines in the bays until further notice. Local Village Ward Councillor Robin Crookshank Hilton was supportive and said “The traders need to be allowed to get on with the renovations.”
A new tenant has taken over the restaurant at Belair House. Local residents will be pleased that the former name Beauberry House has been dropped and name returned to the original. The new restaurant opened on Saturday. www.belairhouse.co.uk.