Half Moon Lane – latest on business reopening post Herne Hill Flood

The flood of Wed 6 August was disastrous for Herne Hill, affecting 35 businesses and two residents. Here is the latest news:


McMillan Williams solicitors – open

Shah Kazemi accountants – open, access from Carver Road

Sainsbury’s – open

Intersport – open

Duo Dance – open

Fringe Hair Salon – open

BurnetWare estate agents – open

Kindred Bakery – open

Saz restaurant – open

Herne Hill Service Centre – open

STILL CLOSED (with known possible re-opening dates)

Pizza Express – still closed

RJ Mitchells Electricals – still closed

Half Moon Dental Practice – offering an emergency service via Haynes Dental

Brockwell Pharmacy – open for dispensing, shop later.

Oliver Burn estate agents – operating from Clapham Office

Oxfam main shop and bookshop –  still closed, expecting to open in November.  Books at Herne Hill Market

Lombok  – still closed

Illusioneer – still closed, lost irreplaceable items in the basement

Mary Russell Newsagents  – still closed

Merry-Go-Round   – still closed

Tales on Moon Lane – December. Stall at Herne Hill Market.

Bon Velo – workshop open; shop reopening Nov/Dec

Artemidorus  – possibly Dec

Half Moon pub – will not reopen until 2014

Londis  – still closed, December

Fourways Pharmacy  – still closed, promise update in early October

Pedders estate agents  – still closed, operating from other offices

Mimosa deli  – still closed, early December

Café Provencal – Jan/Feb 2014

Organic Beauty – still closed.

Number 22  – still closed, operating catering service and at Herne Hill Market. Restaurant – poss Dec/Jan

Just Williams toys – still closed, operating from East Dulwich branch.  reopening 21st Oct.

Support the Herne Hill Music Festival 11th -19th October 2013

Herne Hill Music Festival – 11th – 19th October 2013

There’s a fantastic programme spanning jazz, classical, folk and lighter music in venues across Herne Hill.

Features of this year’s Festival include nights of blues and of folk music, two family concerts, a Choral Evensong, a composition competition, and a concluding cafe-style concert of Eighteenth-century music with dancing from the period.

Show your support for Herne Hill!

Details are http://at.orpheusweb.co.uk/Festival/?page=home

Improving Safety at the Dulwich Village roundabout junction with Burbage Road

Local residents have been concerned for some time about the safety of Dulwich Village roundabout esp with regard to the junctions with Burbage Road and Gallery Road.  There have been a number of incidents and near misses on the roundabout, and there are concerns for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.   At last some action seems likely as funding for a pedestrian island has been secured.  Southwark Council has painted some white lines on Burbage Road to show two possible locations for a new pedestrian island (see below).  They have now gone away to investigate the technical feasibility of each option and all being well intend to conduct a formal local consultation in October-November with the results being reported back to the Dulwich Community Council for a decision.  In the meantime, take a look at the outlines at the junction. There would have to be some loss of parking places to accommodate the crossings and sightlines as well as additional tactile pavement.    If residents have any feedback, please pass on to Burbage Road or Turney Road chairs or comment below.

Option 1 Crossing – offset a few metres from the junction with the roundabout

Burbage Road - Pedestrian island crossing option 1   20/9/13
Burbage Road – Pedestrian island crossing option 1 20/9/13

Option 2 – on the crossing  near the junction with roundabout

Pedestrian Island in Burbage Road at the crossing by the roundabout. 20/9/13
Pedestrian Island in Burbage Road at the crossing by roundabout Option 2. 20/9/13

(Published SB incl photos (S Badman) 21/9/13)

Hepworth replacement – Have your say on a new art work for Dulwich Park 14/15 & 21/22 Sep 11am-5pm

Following the theft of the Barbara Hepworth sculpture from Dulwich Park in 2011, a steering group made up of council representatives and members of Dulwich community groups and organisations was set up to oversee the commission of a new artwork for the park. The steering group has been working alongside the Contemporary Art Society, which was appointed to manage the artist commissioning process.

Four artists have been shortlisted and have developed design proposals for the new artwork, these artists are:

• Anya Gallaccio

• Conrad Shawcross

• Eva Rothschild

• Ryan Gander

Visit the park on 14th & 15th Sept and 21st & 22nd Sept from 11am – 5pm and see the exhibition at the Francis Peek Centre.

At the consultation you will be able to view models, watch films and read the artists’ statements about the proposed artworks. You will then be able to have your say and tell us which design you prefer.

For more information or if you are unable to attend the consultation event you can view the proposals and have your say online from 14 September 2013 at


There will only be one artwork for the park and the winning proposal will be decided by the steering group taking into account public views given to us.

More details at New art work consultation

Photos of works and artist videos: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200438/dulwich_park_art_commission/3119/shortlisted_artists


Stirling Moss launches the new Dulwich Picture Gallery Artmobile Tues 10 Sept

Sir Stirling Moss launched the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s “Artmobile” Tuesday 10th September and drove the van round the gardens.

Mayors from Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham, local councillors, Gallery staff, press and children from Dulwich Hamlet Junior School gathered to watch artist Humphrey Ocean RA and former resident artist at the Gallery sign the van he had designed.

After Stirling cut the ribbon, the children made short work of “unwrapping” the van.

The fully equipped van will be taking art out to residents, schools and community groups, and has already had a trial run at a local community fair.

Look out for more information on http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/default.aspx

Humphrey Ocean signs the Dulwich Picture Gallery's Artmobile 10/9/2013
Humphrey Ocean signs the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Artmobile 10/9/2013
Sir Stirling Moss cuts the ribbon on the Artmobile on Tues 10th Sept
Sir Stirling Moss cuts the ribbon on the Artmobile on Tues 10th Sept
Sir Stirling Moss launches the Artmobile at the Dulwich Picture Gallery Tues 10th Sept
Sir Stirling Moss launches the Artmobile at the Dulwich Picture Gallery Tues 10th Sept

(by SB published 10/9/2013)

NHS Southwark CCG approve significant health hub at Dulwich Hospital site.

The outcome of the public health consultation in Dulwich is now available via


Report at:


The recommendations were approved by the Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body on Thursday 12th September. 

The major recommendation is that the Programme Board propose the development of a larger health centre with a preferred location on the site of the Dulwich Community Hospital.  The next steps will be to work with NHS Property Services on a formal Business Case for that development.  The alternative option considered was a smaller health facility with more services devolved to general practice.

(By SB 10/09/2013 20:05, updated 12/9/2013 18:20)

Herne Hill Forum hosting traders meeting at The Florence Wed 11th 7pm

To all Herne Hill traders,
You have all been affected by the flood – either directly by having your businesses devastated or indirectly through a reduction in takings due to the lower footfall coming into Herne Hill.
There will be a meeting of all Herne Hill traders in The Florence at 7 pm on Wed 11 September to swap experiences, ideas and plans on how to get Herne Hill thriving again. …
Options to promote Herne Hill and increase footfall to the area Group negotiations with Thames Water and their loss adjustors A possible Christmas relaunch event for Half Moon Lane
We look forward to seeing you there,
Charlotte Ashworth Projects’ Coordinator Herne Hill Forum www.hernehillforum.org.uk

Half Moon Lane News: Mimosa Deli reopens in November but needs your help

Mimosa Deli hopes to reopen in early November and plans to use this opportunity to redesign the shop.  Mimosa want to hear from you if you have got any brilliant ideas.  Enter their competition – details below.

From Mimosa – Twitter @Mimosa_Deli  and Facebook:

We are refitting our entire Herne Hill shop due to the flooding which occurred in August. As a result we are looking for design ideas to improve the layout and design of our shop.

We need your help!

The best design idea will WIN LUNCH FOR TWO WITH COFFEE AND DESSERTS at our newly reopened Herne HIll Shop.

So get you thinking caps on and come up with some ideas! Perhaps you have always thought our tills were in the wrong place or that there could be a better natural flow or that we should have a shelf below the tills for your bags?

Email your ideas to jan@mimosafoods.com by 30th September 2013 at 9am stating your name, telephone number and idea.

Entries after this time may be read and perhaps incorporated into the new design but will not be entered into the competition. There is no limit on the number of ideas you can send. The final decision on who has won the competition will be decided by Jan Peacock. The entrant with the best idea wins- Lunch for two people including a soft drink and hot drink, plus our plat du jour or equivalent and a choice of desserts up to a £30 value. The voucher can only be used once, has no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for any other goods. By entering our competition you agree to the publication of your name and photo in our newsletter and any future Mimosa publicity.

“Last Man Stands” Cricket Competition hosted in Dulwich

As you may have read, the world-wide finals of “Last Man Stands” are being held 26th Aug – 4th Sept with Dulwich Cricket Club and the Southwark Community Sports Trust as key partners. Last Man Stands is an eight-a-side national cricket competition which has been running on an annual basis since 2005. For the first time, we have an International series of finals starting with an opening ceremony at Lords on Monday August 26th and culminating in a grand finals day at Lords on Wednesday 4th September. The winners receive a cash prize of £10,000.

All the qualification and pool games take place in Dulwich – at Dulwich Cricket Club (Dulwich Sports Club), Southwark Community Sports Trust, Dulwich Preparatory School and Belair Park over the week from 27th August until 3rd September. It will be a huge cricket festival with lots of games and lots of cricketers!

Over 120 teams are taking part from all over the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand in addition to composite side representing India, West Indies, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. A particular highlight of the competition will be the appearance of a Maasai Warriors team from Kenya who play good cricket in traditional Maasai attire. In addition to hosting the cricket matches, TV streaming and highlights packages will be screened each evening. This promises to be a unique event which is fully supported by the English Cricket Board, Surrey County Cricket Club and the cricketing organising bodies from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The rules of the competition state that all 8 wickets are needed to bowl a cricket team out. When the seventh wicket falls, the Last Man Stands on his own! The game has been promoted in the UK by the England & Wales Cricket Board to stimulate more take up of cricket by office workers, men and women and others wishing to play.