New Councillors in Thurlow Park Ward, Lambeth

Part of Turney Road is in Thurlow Park Ward.

Our new Thurlow Park Ward, Lambeth Councillors are:

  • Anna Birley (Labour)
  • Fred Cowell (Labour)
  • Max Deckers-Dowber (Labour)

Congratulations to our new councillors!

We say farewell and thank you to Clare Whelan, John Whelan and Ann Kingsbury for their service to the ward, and wish them well for the future.

The new Southwark Dulwich Community Council

Following the May 2014 Local elections, our new local Southwark councillors are:

Village Ward – Anne Kirby (Labour); Jane Lyons (Conservative); Michael Mitchell  (Conservative)  (where Turney and Burbage Roads are located).

College Ward  – Jon Hartley (Labour); Helen Hayes (Labour), Andy Simmons (Labour)

East Dulwich Ward –  James Barber (Liberal Democrat); Rosie Shimell (Liberal Democrat); Charlie Smith (Labour)

These nine councillors form the Dulwich Community Council (DCC) and unless there are any changes the new DCC will next meet in July 2014 (see for further details).

We congratulate our new councillors on their election.

We say farewell to Toby Eckersley who has served Village Ward as our local councillor for over 30 years and we all wish him well for the future.  He has given tremendous service to the Dulwich area and helped fight our corner.   Many thanks, Toby, from Turney and Burbage Roads.

We also say farewell and thanks to long standing councillors Lewis Robinson, Jonathan Mitchell and Robin Crookshank Hilton.


Published 28 May 2014

Turney Burbage Party 2014

The Burbage and Turney Summer Party is in its glorious 15th year

We look forward to seeing you and your family on Friday, 20th June from 6pm.


It’s great value, the whole family, included extended family, is welcome for a ticket of £15 with discounts available for smaller households. ( Tickets on the door will be £20.) Just bring along a plate of food to share. The welcome fizz is provided by Pedder this year and every ticket will be entered into the draw with hampers and jewellery , books, flowers and bespoke cakes among the prizes donated by local businesses. The cheeky Ukulele band is back as are Bare Groove, who get everyone dancing, and there’s continuous entertainment for children including a bouncy castle, face painting, organised sports from Football Magic and Micky and his rabbit. The Edward Alleyn Club always provide a wonderful welcome and Ian McInnes kindly joins us again with a talk especially for us about the Crystal Palace and its effect on local housing. Unmissable.  

Party Flyer  Turney_Flyer_2014 (4)

Party Programme Party programme 2014

Party Sponsors Turney and Burbage Party Sponsors 2014

Tickets will be sold door to door from early May but if you would like a ticket,  please send details to us via this link




Published 13 May 2014

Have your say on making our Dulwich streets safer for all users – 11th June, 8pm

Sustrans, a leading sustainable transport charity, is coming to Dulwich to discuss how we can share our roads in ways which respect the needs of all users, making our streets safer and more pleasant for us all. Hosted by The Dulwich Society and Safe Routes to School, the meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11 June at 8pm at the Methodist Church Hall, 155 Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU.  Come and have your say on how you’d like Dulwich and Herne Hill to respond to the challenges of the increasing demands on our roads.  ALL WELCOME



May is National Walking Month – join in by walking to Work and School

National Walking Month 2014 - Walk to Work and School
National Walking Month 2014 – Walk to Work and School

May is National Walking Month, so look out for inspiration from Living Streets, the British Heart Foundation  and Walk England to help us enjoy more of our everyday journeys on foot.

Dr Michael Mosley said on the radio the other day a 20 minute walk would improve our lifespan by 40 minutes so it’s a no-brainer – get walking.

Join in Walk to Work week  from 12th-19th May.

During Walk to School week 19th-23rd May, many of our local schools, teachers and parents will make a special effort to encourage all children to walk at least some of the journey to school.

Dulwich Safe Routes to School are promoting Walk to School Week – please encourage your local school to participate.  For more see Living Streets

As well as enjoying the mental and physical benefits of an active journey, leaving the car at home means everyone can benefit from better air quality, less congestion and calmer streets.

If you have lots to carry, are travelling a longer distance, or find walking difficult, why not ride a bike sometimes too?

Try the Green Chain Route – part of the Green Chain starts at Dulwich Park.

Follow all the latest on safer, greener, healthier everyday journeys on DULWICH SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL  and

@DulwichWheels on Twitter.




London Cycle Sportive – 11th May 2014 – Message from the organisers

The London Cycle Sportive is taking place on Sunday 11th May 2014.   Organisers are anticipating a total of 1800 riders on the day.

The route has been tweaked this year to make it a safer return to the Velodrome so the medium and long routes (the vast majority of riders) will now return along Rosendale Road and Turney Road then turning left into Burbage Road and the Velodrome.

The organisers have written to all participants suggesting that they do not park on Turney Road or any of the residential streets but instead make use of the facilities arranged at Dulwich College and in Peckham at the NCP.

We can expect Turney, Burbage and Rosendale Roads to be very busy with parked vehicles and cyclists on May 11th.   Take care when exiting from driveways.

Please see the following Message to Burbage and Turney Residents from Kirsty Wilde, Event Director of the London Cycle Sportive

The Financial Times London Cycle Sportive in aid of Access Sport on Sunday 11th May 2014

I am writing to inform you of the above event that will be starting in Dulwich Park and ending in Herne Hill Velodrome on Sunday 11th May.

The London Cycle Sportive is a cycling event raising money for Access Sport, a charity whose mission it is to give more children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, access to a wide range of quality local sport.   They look to harness the proven power of sport to tackle such things as social exclusion, inactivity and obesity in areas where help is most needed (

The ride will start from Dulwich Park at 7.30am; the riders will head out to the Surrey Hills before returning to finish at the historic Herne Hill Velodrome.  There are three different distances: 48km, 104km and 166km.  The riders get spread out throughout the routes with first rider finishing at approximately 11.15 and the last at 15.35.

Participants will start to arrive from approximately 06.30 onwards.  We have arranged some parking at Dulwich College and highlighted some places to park which will have the least impact on the area.  All participants have been asked to be respectful of residents and to park with care and attention.

We will also have a PA system in place at both Dulwich Park and Herne Hill Velodrome which we need to have for health and safety reasons.  However the operation of these will be closely monitored and consideration for residents will be taken into account at all times with the positioning of the speakers and to keep the sound levels as low as possible.  The PA will be used at Dulwich Park from approximately 07.00 – 09.30 and at Herne Hill from approximately 11.00 – 16.45.  At Dulwich Park the PA is required in order to purely give important health and safety messaging to the riders; at Herne Hill low level background music will also be played.

There are no road closures in place for this event and all the relevant councils have been liaised with, as well as other relevant agencies such as Transport for London.  The event will have its own dedicated medical support from British Red Cross.

At all times we hope to minimise the impact on any residents in the surrounding areas, the venues used are some of our most ironic and this is one of the most successful events in our cycling series, helping us to continue to support the fantastic work that Access Sport does.

We are all really excited about the event and hope to gain your support!


If you would like any further information about the event please visit, email or call 020 8391 3913

Kind regards


Kirsty Wilde

Event Director




Impact of flood works in Turney Road and Dulwich Sports Ground (SCST)

The flood alleviation works will start in May 2014 until late autumn 2014 in the Southwark Community Sports Trust ground, on Turney Road, and also in Dulwich and Belair Park. There is a web site for the project at which will be updated regularly with project highlights and construction milestones.   Information will be posted up at the work sites. An SMS alert facility is provided, more at

LATEST (24/6/2014)  – Work is now starting on the SCST ground.  If residents have any queries, please contact Kaye Hargan of MGJV via 0845 641 0011 quoting your address and Ref No CAP5\BB967779.  Email:

UPDATE (May 2014): Phase one of the construction work has now commenced within Dulwich Park and park users may have noticed the site team out in the park erecting the fencing around the bowling area and the play park.  Over the coming weeks, there will be an increase in construction vehicles entering the park via Rosebery and Queen Mary gates and exiting via the Court Lane gate.



Who is undertaking the project?  Contact details?

  • Morrison Galliford Joint Venture will be undertaking this project on behalf of Thames Water and Southwark Council. (Thames Water have contracted MGJV for the renewal and enhancement of water supply mains and sewer networks across South London and surrounding areas).   MGJV have been closely involved with this project since its inception and the team are very familiar with local water supplies and drainage systems.  More details on MGJV at
  • Should you have any queries regarding its execution, please do not hesitate to contact Kaye Hargan of MGJV via 0845 641 0011 quoting your address and Ref No CAP5\BB967779.

Key dates?

  • May 2014 (date to be confirmed) – MGJV portacabins and welfare units will be delivered to SCST ground and will be located at the back by the railway line to serve the SCST and Belair projects for the duration of the project.


  • May 2014 – start of work on SCST.


  • Sept 2014 (tbc) – start of drainage work on Turney Road highway.


  • Oct 2014 – completion of construction work in SCST.


  • Nov 2014 (tbc) – completion of drainage work on Turney Road.


  • 2015 – Any remaining landscaping completed.

What works are being done at SCST and Turney Road?

  • A temporary track will be laid running behind 82-100 Turney and then along the edge of the railway line to enable vehicles and plant to enter the ground and into Belair Park.
  • The works area around the proposed storage tank and the site compound will be fenced off.
  • Work will start on building the bunds/walls along the edge of the SCST and around the projected space for the proposed nursery
  • The underground storage and other works will then be done
  • Pipework will be laid underneath the SCST access road (first section up to field edge) which will operate as a one-way carriageway while this is being done.
  • Drainage grids will be laid on both sides of the Turney carriageway between the bridge and the sports ground (approx. 82-100/108 and 29-55 Turney). An additional traffic table/hump will be laid in front of the sports fields gates.  One side of the carriageway will be closed during this work.


  • NEW – a discrete sewer upgrade project will take place on Turney Road between Dulwich Village and Boxall Road later in 2014 to increase sewer capacity at this point.  Details and dates not yet confirmed but it will mean this section of the road is likely to be closed and/or operate as single carriageway for several weeks.

 Will there be parking controls?

  • Yes, there will be parking controls outside the SCST gates to enable construction lorries to access the Dulwich Sports Ground without risk of damaging cars and gates. It is expected that these will be single yellow lines operating Monday to Friday for the duration of the construction project. Details are to be confirmed. The contact for yellow lines is Dave Peace at FM Conway 020 8636 8822

How will construction be managed?

  • Construction hours will be 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday – no weekend working.
  • MGJV will manage construction teams – meals on site, litter management, no radios, contractors will park onsite near the site compound not on Turney Road.
  • Movement of plant and lorries along the SCST access road and temporary track.  Details of lorry movements are to be advised. but soil/earth will be moved between SCST and the parks, following a set route around Croxted Road and Dulwich Common.

What will happen to SCST ground and pavilion during construction?

  • SCST will continue to operate the unaffected parts of the ground and pavilion as usual.

What about residents’ access to the field during construction work?

  • This is still to be confirmed with SCST and MGJV.  The site compound and works areas will be fenced off with signs and out of bounds at all times.  Please check with onsite MGJV and SCST managers.
  • Access from Turney back gardens is likely to be restricted during construction hours due to the temporary track and lorry movements.  Please check with the onsite MGJV and SCST managers.

What is happening with the nursery build?

  • Details to be confirmed but it is likely the nursery will be built in parallel with the flood works to minimise disruption to residents.

We will keep you informed and post information on our website at and twitter @turneyburbage    Please look out for site notices and take particular care if you are cycling or walking in the area due to lorry movements.