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The BBC filmed the memorial plaque ceremony at the junction of Park Hall Road Road and Acacia Grove on Sunday 8th July and a short section on it was featured on the BBC Local London News on Monday. The plaque was unveiled by one of the survivors.
The Society reviewed the planning application for the new free school at a consultation meeting on 3rd July. While welcoming the school in principle it shares local residents’ concerns over the traffic and parking implications. Although the plans suggest that parents will drive in and out of the site, the proposed gate is not wide enough to allow two vehicles to pass. Traffic will back up along Half Moon Lane and impact on cars coming down Holmdene Avenue directly opposite. It is likely that the new access will lead to changes in the layout of Half Moon Lane, including moving the adjacent pedestrian crossing, and the introduction of a 20mph zone complete with raised tables and footway build outs.
This plant hire business which operates from the northern Network Rail railway arches in Burbage Road is seeking to expand its operations. Local residents are concerned over the number of trucks parking illegally in the road and the amount of noise and disruption that they are experiencing early in the morning. Questions are being asked as to whether this is an appropriate type of business in a residential area.
There is growing local opposition to the SCST’s proposals to construct a new building on its site and let it to Nelly’s Nursery. Unfortunately the SCST did not consult neighbours properly and started building work started before planning consent was achieved. There will now be two public consultation, tonight and next Wednesday, at the clubhouse to let residents know exactly what is planned.
The use of sports ground buildings for nurseries has happened elsewhere in Dulwich – it provides an income for the clubs and helps maintain their financial viability, but the main concern in Turney Road is the impact on traffic and parking.
The Hepworth Steering group saw a more detailed presentation from the four selected artists at a meeting on the 18th. The public consultation remains on course for late September and will be held over two weekends at the Francis Peak Community Centre in Dulwich Park.
The green painted hoarding around the site is now complete. Demolition of the existing buildings has started but any lorries/vans are restricted to using the section of College Road between the site entrance and Dulwich Common. There should be no site vehicle parking on College Road or Pond Cottages.
The Dulwich Society will unveil a commemorative plaque to World War II victims of Wood Vale on Saturday 6th July 2013 at 12 noon (near the junction with Lordship Lane)
In commemoration of those killed by a V1 flying bomb on 6th July 1944
Elsie Bayles 62, Jessie Bayles 59, Edwina Burbury 71, Theresa Chalmers 15, Arthur Clements 78, Mary Foulkes 67, Grace Gardner 19, Madeline Gardner 45, Alicia Lavinia Hawken 77, Alicia Pauline Hawken 47, John Kinsella 65, Selina Kirkland 63, Albert Smith 51, Louisa Smith 66.
A press report of this explosion which destroyed a tenement named White Gables at the Lordship Lane end of Woodvale in the early hours of Thursday 6th July 1944 says that because of the precarious state of the building which was partly collapsed, eleven of those killed were trapped in the semi-basement of the block and rescuers were unable to reach them until the following day.
The Dulwich Society will unveil a commemorative plaque to World War II victims of Park Hall Road on Sunday 7th July 2013 at 12 noon at the corner with Ildersley Grove.
In commemoration of those killed by a V1 flying bomb on 4th July 1944
Marjorie Brown 15, Robert Brown 49, William Brown 14
The Dulwich Society will unveil a commemorative plaque to World War II victims killed in Lordship Lane on Sunday 4th August 2013 at 12 noon (at the junction with Shawbury Road)
In commemoration of those killed by a V1 flying bomb on Saturday 5th August 1944
Walter Ball 61, Annie Bentley 62, Elsie Bull 47, Margaret Bull 16, Ivy Canes 22, Ruby Coates 20, Edward Coates 20, Maggie Greenaway 59, Kathleen Marshall 27, Robert Marshall 2, Stanley Matteson 14, Emily McGregor 82, Beryl Mengell 8, Dorothy Mengell 39, Margaret Rollins 64, Edward Rose 46, Stephen Salter 29, Mabel Sayers 34, Dorothy Shields 38, Adelaide Skinner 46, Walter Sturt 64, Alice Trampleasure 69, Violet Turner 31
The Society was featured on the BBC Local News on Monday 23 June in an article about the war memorial plaques from Christchurch East Dulwich recently found at Wellingborough Prison. Brian Green from the Society described the importance of the plaques and our wish to return them to their original location.
The Hepworth Steering group saw a more detailed presentation from the four selected artists at a meeting on the 18th. The public consultation remains on course for late September and will be held over two weekends at the Francis Peak Community Centre in Dulwich Park
A planning application has been submitted to construct a temporary classroom block on the site while the existing laboratories are converted into the new school. There will be a consultation meeting on 3rd July for local residents who live near the site. The plans currently show off-street parking and a turning space for parents to drop their children off.