Electronic vehicle charging points

The March meeting of the Society’s Traffic & Transport group had a presentation from Source London, the London-wide installer of vehicle charging point, on its plans for Dulwich. There is currently planning consent for charging points in Dulwich Wood Avenue, Crescent Wood Rd, Hunts Slip Rd, Pickwick Rd, Eastlands Crescent, Half Moon Lane, Ruskin Walk, Elmwood Rd, Ashbourne Grove, Underhill Rd, and Cyrena Rd. There are no confirmed dates for the installation, however, as Southwark has yet to apply for the necessary Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) and may be looking at alternatives such as putting charging points in lamp posts.

The long term aim of course is to facilitate the ownership of electric cars; the argument being that unless these points are introduced in a larger numbers people will not buy electric cars as they can’t run them. The counter argument is that there are very few electric cars at the moment and the points reduce parking space for residents - it’s the chicken and the egg situation.

There are several electric car owners in Dulwich - though they all appear to have off street parking and can thus charge their cars via their house’s electrical power. The Society is interested to know both how many members actually have electric cars and how many would buy one if more charging points were available. Please respond to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New route for Foundation school coaches

The Council have consulted on the planned changes to the College Road/Dulwich Common junction to facilitate the introduction of the revised route through Dulwich Village for the Foundation Schools Coach Service. Work should start in the summer holiday and the amended layout will allow coaches to turn left into College Road. They will stop at the first bus stop to drop boys for the College and then continue north through the Village turning right into East Dulwich Grove. After dropping for JAGs, they will then turn right into Townley Road to stop for Alleyns - and then drive to Lordship Lane.

The benefit of the new route is that coaches will no longer come down Calton Avenue and there should be fewer coaches parked in Townley Road or Gallery Road - subject to the planned temporary coach park in the Grove Tavern car park being operational.

Brockwell Park event

The newly formed Society licensing committee led by Patsy Bramble has been doing excellent work to query both Lambeth and Southwark Councils decisions to promote large scale events in local parks without proper consultation or regard for the potential impact on other park users’ enjoyment or the trees and wildlife.

Dulwich Estate not to appeal on Almshouse decision

The Estate has now confirmed that it will not be appealing against Southwark’s rejection of the planning application for the Judith Kerr School playground site. For the full press release. see www.dulwichsociety.com.

Dulwich Society Privacy Policy

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on May 25th. The Dulwich Society has taken this opportunity to review its privacy policy and the handling of the data it holds on its members. The Society has a right to process members’ personal data as, by taking out membership, a contract has been entered into between the Society and its members. The Society holds very little data on its members and it is only used to fulfil its obligations to members e.g. sending out the quarterly Journal, monthly eNewsletter etc. The privacy policy is reproduced below and can be found on the Society’s website.

The data provided by members will be retained by The Dulwich Society (“the data holders” or “the Society”) in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and related legislation. A minimal dataset is kept by the Society which covers each member’s title, name and address, and email address and telephone number if provided, together with the method of payment of subscriptions (no bank details are held by the Society), in order to enable the Society to meet its obligations to its members, including communication with them. Communication may be by letter, telephone, email or by other means. The full dataset is held by the membership secretary of the Society and is not shared with anyone else. The data will not be provided to anyone not directly connected with the Society and will not be sold.

We take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information provided to us by members.

If any member would like to access, correct or update any information or would like information deleted from our records, please contact the membership secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0208 6936313.