The Southwark Planning Sub-Committee meets to consider proposals to add flood lighting and to build a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) and an Inner Track at 7pm on Tuesday 12th February – full details will be issued in due course. THIS IS A REFERRAL FROM THE ORIGINAL DATE. BRRA and TRRA will be represented at the planning meeting.
In advance of the planned developments, Burbage, Turney and Village Way residents met with representatives of the Velodrome’s management team to agree a Code of Conduct which will cover the times of use of the site for cycling, lighting, security, traffic and noise limitation. This code is attached. The code will be fine-tuned over the coming year and subject to regular review, as is the case with the guidelines which are in place for our other neighbouring sports facilities. Any comments are welcomed by the Chairs of BRRA or TRRA.
A number of additional specific residents’ concerns have also been addressed and the Friends of the Velodrome have offered to pursue tree screening for residents who back on to the site (with the kind support of the Dulwich Society); to improve the safety of the entrance to the Velodrome (through a bid for a Southwark Cleaner Greener Safer Grant) and to investigate alternatives to the use of the Derney Pacer Bikes.
The HHVT have commissioned a prototype of the new lighting which will be set up for us to see on site very shortly and details of this will follow. If you would like to see the actual lighting in current use there is an example visible at a car park at Heathrow airport and details are on the map above.
In the meantime the Velodrome extends a warm welcome to residents wishing to use the facilities: http://www.hernehillvelodrome.com The HHV Track Event calendar 2013 is a schedule of all the key events planned for this forthcoming season so that you are aware of when noise, parking and other disruption is likely to occur.
HHVT with residents, Code of Conduct, 10th January 2013 PDF
HHVT Status of residents’ concerns at 10th January 2013 PDF
Heathrow Car Park pdf
There is a continuing shortage of primary school places in our area rising to up to 90 primary places (equivalent of 3 forms) in Dulwich by September 2016. Shortages affect our neighbouring wards and boroughs such as Lambeth too. It’s a London wide issue. What is Southwark doing about it?
Southwark Council assessed every primary school in the borough and have identified 21 primary schools that are capable of being expanded to provide permanent additional places. These so-called longlisted schools include Dulwich Infants, Dulwich Hamlet and Langbourne (in College Ward). Southwark is discussing funding options with the Department for Education and the intention is to explore expansion possibilities with each of the schools (from Jan 2013). Any changes to individual schools will be subject to consultation.
In the meantime temporary expansion classes will be set up at 10 schools to meet the forecast pressure across the borough for places in September 2013. In our area, Langbourne in College Ward, Dog Kennel Hill in East Dulwich and Bessemer Grange at Dylways near Sunray Avenue will each take an additional 30 reception pupils.
On top of that, new free schools are being explored to create extra places. There is a proposal for a free school in Southwark – the Judith Kerr Primary School – which could be located in East Dulwich. Full details are at http://www.jkps.org.uk/ Parents may apply for a place in the September 2013 entry by 15 January 2013. Note there is no final decision as yet for the location of this school.
There has also been a campaign for a new school in East Dulwich and the Harris Federation were asked by councillors whether they will consider applying to open one or more Free Schools in the area to meet the rising demand for primary school places. Discussions continue and if you want to know more please speak to your local councillor, contact details here
Best wishes for Christmas and New Year from the Friends of Belair Park & New Leaf.
The December Newsletter includes arrangements for groups using the park, flood works, Brain of Lambeth, the AGM, the playground.
Belair newsletter, December 2012
The Herne Hill Forum Public meeting on 5th December will address concerns regarding local policing changes, the proposed Thameslink service suspension and primary school places.
The Herne Hill Forum Public meeting takes place on Wednesday, 5th December from 6.55pm at the Herne Hill Baptist Church (at the Corner of Half Moon Lane and Winterbrook Road). The meeting provides residents with the opportunity to hear and lobby our senior police representatives about the planned changes to local police provision (the loss of a local Police station in East Dulwich and the lack of ‘ring fencing’ of provision, which means that our teams can be diverted to local crime hotspots). Chief Superintendent Sutherland will be attend for Southwark (and Superintendent McLaren for Lambeth) to address public concerns about the planned changes to our police teams.
The meeting will also be attended by Val Shawcross (London Assembly Member for Southwark and Lambeth) who will talk about the suspension of the Thameslink through service beyond Blackfriars, and by Councillor Jim Dickson, who will be updating us on responses to residents’ concerns about Primary School Places.
Please see attached newsletter from Dulwich Park Friends with updates on:
- Replacement of Hepworth Statue
- Ash trees in the park
- Bulb planting for spring
Friends of Dulwich Park Nov-Dec 2012