The Herne Hill Velodrome Trust is seeking new trustees and is particularly keen to see applicants from the local community. After rescuing the famous velodrome from dereliction and threat of closure, some trustees are retiring and the team needs strengthening. The Trust has done a fantastic job. As well as a new track which is increasingly heavily used by both top cyclists and locals including children, a new Pavilion will open soon.
For further information see below:
Herne Hill Velodrome Trust is a charitable and not for profit trust which maintains and develops the Herne Hill Velodrome on Burbage Road as a sustainable and vibrant community-based facility for healthy recreation, principally, but not limited to, track cycling and mountain biking, accessible to users of all ages, capabilities and abilities from a wide and diverse range of backgrounds.
The Trust is looking for additional Trustees as it moves to take responsibility for the operation of the site now the new pavilion is nearing completion.
All Trustees share collective responsibility for delivering the objects of the Trust, working in line with the requirements of the Charity Commission. The Trust will operate through two bodies – a Trading Company, to oversee the operation of the Track, and a Fundraising Committee to plan a long-term and sustainable financial future for the site.
The Trust is looking for local residents to join the Trust. it needs people with significant relevant skills, in particular in the operation of a charitable Trust and in fundraising.
More details about the Velodrome are available at www.hernehillvelodrome.com.
If you are interested or want to discuss what is required, please email our Secretary Trustee, Simon Burton, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our worries about speeding vehicles in our roads is shared across the borough. Nationally dangerous driving is a big problem and has led to the introduction of the 20mph limit on local roads.
However drivers are having difficulties understanding the issue and continue to drive at higher speeds. Even in our roads, with their multiplicity of schools and nurseries and the many children and older residents, vehicles travel at dangerous speeds.
Southwark Police’s Safer Transport team has been running the Community Roadwatch speed monitoring campaign across the borough. Since launching the scheme at the beginning of this year there has been a lot of roads identified with speeding problems. For the team to cover the roads with speeding problems it needs volunteers to attend the events.
A recent operation carried out on East Dulwich Grove recorded 80 vehicles travelling at speeds over 26mph with one travelling at 71mph. Warning letters were issued to the drivers. A very mild sanction for dangerous driving!
The Roadwatch team needs volunteers for monitoring in Village ward (our ward), where a speeding problem has been identified. Anyone who could volunteer should contact Southwark’s ST team. The contact details are: STT.Southwark@met.police.uk.
Our Village Ward councillors wrote on Monday 23rd May to the new Mayor, new GLA Transport Committee Chair and the new Southwark Cabinet Member responsible for cycling requesting pause and reconsideration of the Quietway 7 route.
From: Lyons, Jane
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 12:34 PM
To: ‘email@example.com’; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’; Wingfield, Ian
Subject: Reconsider Quietway 7 route through Dulwich Village
We are writing as ward councillors for Village Ward in Southwark as you are new in post and with responsibility for transport.
As you may be aware Village Ward is currently targeted as part of the Quietways 7 route from the Elephant and Castle to Crystal Palace, running along Calton Avenue, through Dulwich Village junction, and then down through Turney Road.
This section has caused an outcry amongst residents and businesses alike. The route was visited upon us with no prior consultation or option to change it; and £000s have been spent in consulting at speed with an unwilling but engaged community in an attempt, so far failed, to make the proposed route an acceptable one.
Key points of objection from within the community are the ineffectiveness of consultation, loss of parking spaces, and the unnecessary redesign of the main junction in the village, with no apparent or evidenced gains or improvements for cyclists – just a worse deal for everyone else.
As you are new to post we are writing now to ask that Village Ward section of the route of Quietways 7 be reconsidered. You will have this opportunity to reconsider because we currently await an outstanding traffic survey of the impact of coaches on a key part of the route and the potential impact of the proposed arbitrary introduction of double yellow lines on every junction in Dulwich.
Finally our understanding is that £600,000 has been allocated specifically for the Quietway route through the ward. We believe that this money could be much better spent developing an holistic overview and solution to the traffic demands in Dulwich which would be of benefit to all road users including pedestrians.
Cllr Michael Mitchell, Group Leader, Southwark Conservative Group, Ward Councillor, Village Ward
Cllr Jane Lyons, Deputy Group Leader, Southwark Conservative Group, Ward Councillor, Village Ward
19th March 2016
This is the final reminder about the Southwark and Lambeth Consultations on Quietway 7. If you haven’t already responded to the consultation there is still time to respond to this important local consultation.
The closing dates and times are:
Southwark – TOMORROW Sunday 20th March 2016 Midnight
Lambeth – TOMORROW Sunday 20th March 2016 11pm.
The consultations are available online at Southwark Turney Road Quietway Consultation
Looking at how the decisions were made on the first Quietway in Southwark, individual responses are critical so please encourage all members of your family and local friends to respond. It is very important that you make a clear YES/NO answer. A qualified YES or NO with a list of comments will simply be counted as FULL agreement or as a FULL objection in the final stats of numbers of supporters or objectors. The comments will be listed separately with a narrative response.
Plea from Lambeth resident Dawn on behalf of the Dalmore Road Safety Group who have created a petition requesting Lambeth to consult fully through an open meeting and not to proceed with the Quietway 7 route without taking steps to reduce traffic speed and volume on adjacent roads. Her petition is open till 27 April 2016. Dalmore Road Safety Group Petition (Technically, the petition is for those who live, work & study in Lambeth but it has been accepting signatures from Southwark residents. Ignore the live/work/study in Lambeth question if that is not the case & the signature is still accepted.)
An interim consultation report was published at the Southwark Dulwich Community Council last Tuesday InterimQuietwayupdate15Mar16001
We have opened up a page of local responses to the Quietway on our web site: Local Quietway Responses
Many thanks to all those who have already responded.
Turney Road Residents’ Association
We will be posting up responses to the Quietway 7 consultation on this page:
You can read the Sustrans Community Engagement Report at Sustrans Consultation Report
Sustrans spent several months meeting residents at workshops and meetings, and their conclusions regarding potential changes to Dulwich roads can be found in the report.
Most of the changes will be at the Dulwich Village junction.
What does this mean for Turney Road?
There are a number of potential changes proposed but nothing is yet set in stone, and there will be a formal consultation on potential changes in early 2016. In the meantime, this is what we have gleaned from the Sustrans report. There won’t be any painted or segregated cycle lanes but there could be:
- closure of the Croxted Road end of Turney Road to non-resident motor traffic for a) some of each day, or b) all day;
- removal of all or some of the pedestrian islands and their replacement by a smaller number of zebra crossings, without island refuges mid-way;
- removal of white lines in the centre of the road;
- reduction of ‘pinch points’ where they interrupt cyclists;
- reduction of on-street parking;
- a rule (or at least encouragement) that all cars should be backed into front drives.
What do you think? Please let us know via “Contact us”
Published SB 16/12/2015