Attached are details of two proposed large events that are being planned for Brockwell Park next summer. Those who use the park and live closer than we do are concerned for the following reasons:
Together with other planned events, such as the Lambeth Country Show and the world Cycling Revival ( http://cyclingrevival.com ) this will form a virtually continuous stream of large scale outdoor events in this firmly residential area.
The noise from existing events in this Park ( including an electronic music festival last summer) causes considerable upset as it carries across gardens and into homes, especially in the summer months when people are enjoying being outdoors most.
The events include music into the late evening (11pm). Again this is entirely inappropriate for a residential area. Many children will be undertaking public exams and school work during the proposed June event. The increased pressure on parking in residential streets and public transport will be considerable. Local trade in the Herne Hill area will be adversely affected as locals stay away. Traders are already adversely affected by works around Herne Hill Station. The pressure on policing and safety will be unacceptable. Of particular concern are personal safety and drug availability. The disruption to roads during the setup, festival itself and clear up will put immense pressure on busy routes through Herne Hill, Brixton and Tulse Hill. The limitation on access to significant parts of this public amenity in the light spring and summer months for local families seems to be against the public interest, especially the young and those who do not have access to gardens or green spaces of their own.
Should you wish to have a voice on these events, the planning applications are under consideration by Lambeth and you can influence the outcome in several other ways:
- Email as part of the community engagement process BrockwellParkCommunityPartners@gmail.com
- Sign the change. org petition:
- Sign the Brockwell Tranquility pledge http://www.brockwellstreets.org
- Lobby Lambeth Councillors – SWinifred@lambeth.gov.uk also Cllr Freda Cowell and Cllr Anna Birley
- Lobby Dulwich Councillors – Jane Lyons, Michael Mitchell and Anne Kirby: http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=WARD&VW=TABLE&PIC=1
- Join the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/797965553719266/about/
- Lobby Herne Hill Forum, Herne Hill Society and The Dulwich Society
This year we are holding a September Sundowner a great chance to catch up with neighbours on the terrace of the Edward Alleyn Club as the summer draws to an end. (Or maybe it will finally start? )
James Freeman, the Club Manager has been picking local blackberries to make homemade blackberry gin for the welcome cocktails. Micky the magician will be performing at 6.30pm for the youngsters and local legend, Amanda Greatorex will be at the turntables for a family disco as dusk falls.
Bring a light picnic or take advantage of the pay BBQ.
Tickets are being sold door to door currently. Please support us if you possibly can: £15 for family (extended family most welcome) or £10 for couples and £5 for singles.
Nelly’s Nursery have kindly funded children’s dance prizes and entertainment and Pedder Properties have also continued their support with the complimentary welcome cocktails. We’re really grateful to them both.
This may come across as a curious question and you may wonder whether it matters. It is a question that is troubling some locals as they are being asked to decide one or the other.
This all comes about because the Government is insisting that local neighbourhoods are defined and that they are to have neighbourhood plans setting local guidelines and policies.
Government guidance explains what factors need to be considered in drawing up a boundary for neighbourhoods but the main point about being in one area or another is money. Neighbourhoods with approved plans are entitled to twice the amount of money from Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) than if there were no plan. The sum of money is unknown. It may not be much – especially if there is little development.
Each borough has its own CIL policy. Herne Hill is shared between Lambeth and Southwark councils.
The Herne Hill Forum has been around for over 10 years and is busy identifying its neighbourhood boundaries. Members of the Dulwich Village Forum are trying to do the same for the Dulwich neighbourhood. Thankfully they are talking to each other so a sensible outcome is likely.
Current proposals would put the Lambeth part of Turney Road in Herne Hill neighbourhood and the rest in Dulwich. The boundary between Herne Hill & Dulwich in Burbage Road appears to be moving, as discussions take place, from an earlier proposal for the railway viaduct to the junction with Turney Road. The Herne Hill Velodrome wants to be included in the Herne Hill neighbourhood, not in Dulwich.
If all this seems confusing or you’re asking ‘what does it matter?’ more will come clear as the discussions become more and more public…..we hope!
Do let us know your views.
Local charity expanding services for over-60s
Link Age Southwark is recruiting new volunteers to organise social activities for over-60s in Southwark. The charity, which has been based in East Dulwich for 23 years, offers activity groups, befriending visits, transport to social activities and light DIY help around the home and garden for older residents of Southwark.
All services are volunteer-led and the charity is always looking for new volunteers to help older residents maintain their social life and prevent isolation.
Richard, 53, who visits two older gentlemen weekly, says, “They both appreciate my company and the chance to talk to somebody. They look forward to my visits, and I look forward to them too. I’ve made two new friends.”
If you’re over 60 and would like to find out more about Link Age Southwark’s 23 activity groups ranging from singing to bridge to yoga, or about the befriending home visit service, please call 020 8299 2623, email firstname.lastname@example.org or look at www.linkagesouthwark.org
If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Link Age Southwark, please call 020 8299 2623, email email@example.com or look at www.linkagesouthwark.org Link Age Southwark has volunteers of all ages, ranging from 18 to 91!
The next Dulwich community council meeting is happening on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, SE24 9HU.
This meeting will happen in two parts. The first consists of a formal decision making meeting followed by the themed community meeting. So…
At 7pm: Dulwich Community Council – Decision making meeting
Decisions announced for the successful Cleaner Greener Safer Fund 2017/18 projects
At 7.30pm: Dulwich Community Council Forum meeting
The meeting will be hearing from Cllr Johnson Situ – Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, Employment and Culture giving an overview on the theme.
The committee wants to hear from you all – local business owners and residents!!
So come along, let it know who you are, what service you provide (business owners) or what you like/want to see improved in your area.
There will be community announcements and also an item on Road Junction Safety through proposed double yellow lines and more!!
So get involved in the discussion about Business in Dulwich at the Dulwich community council on Wednesday 1 February from 7pm.
Lambeth council is introducing green wheelie bins for recycling, to replace the current clear recycling sack service. The new green recycling wheelie bins will start to make an appearance on Monday 16 January, and the delivery is scheduled to take approximately six weeks.
In the Southwark end of the Road, Southwark Council has provided BLUE wheelie for recycling for some years. We welcome the bins but hope that this is not another confusing difference in waste collection between neighbouring boroughs: the Southwark GREEN bin is for NON-recyclables. Just yards away in Lambeth, in the same road, GREEN is FOR recyclables!
Lambeth Council is holding a briefing for Street Champions at 6pm on Tuesday 10 January. Perhaps the Street Champions can ask about this.