Fair Funding for all Schools

It looks like the Government’s cuts to our schools in Turney Road are going ahead.  This poster on Turney Road School announces a ‘Carnival Against the Cuts’ on Sunday 16 July.

This seems a strange time to be reducing education provision with rising school roles and a need for the country to become more productive and efficient.  Our schools are taking the plans seriously and are every worried.

Turney Road AGM tonight – volunteers needed!

We are holding our AGM on Wednesday 21st September 2016 at 8pm in the downstairs room at the Edward Alleyn Club. We hope that residents will attend. The bar will be open for drinks!

It is an important time for the Association as a number of committee members have left the Road and others need to step down due to family and work commitments. We therefore desperately need committee members to take the Association forward and ensure its continuation.

The commitment is not great as committee meetings are held once every few months unless there is a major issue that needs coordinating. We do ask members to take on responsibility for attending certain meetings such as the Dulwich Community Council or Police Meetings.

So please come to the AGM on the 21st to discuss the latest issues facing the Road and the Dulwich area and become part of taking the Association forward.

The Turney Burbage Summer Picnic 2016

TurneyBurbage Party 2016

The Turney and Burbage Roads Summer Picnic on 12th June not only had a great deal of fun but also raised £160 for Link Age Southwark.

This year, to coincide with the Queens 90th birthday celebrations, we changed the format and the timing of our annual summer party to an afternoon picnic with entertainment for the children and music provided by the Rosendale Steel Band.

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To celebrate the theme of the Queen’s special birthday we filled 90 red, white and blue envelopes with small donations for Link Age Southwark, our local charity for older people. Children undertook arts and crafts with a royal theme and some even dressed up in red white and blue, crowns and ermine and other royal paraphernalia!

Though the format changed for this year, the objective was the same: meet your neighbours, relax while the children play and make the most of being a resident in these two roads at the heart of Dulwich Village.

Save Lambeth’s Carnegie Library – Demo Saturday 9th April 2016, 11.30am Carnegie Library

8th April 2016

Many of you will be aware of the issues relating to the Carnegie Library and Lambeth’s plans to reconfigure their library services.   Campaigners have been occupying the library for over a week and Lambeth is now taking steps to force the campaigners to vacate the library.

The following web sites and articles provide some background:



Follow @hernehillforum,  #carnegieoccupation for latest news

Lambeth news release on Carnegie Library

Toby Litt in The Guardian on why the fight to save Lambeth Carnegie Library continues.

Series of tweets from Lambeth Council today 8th April 2016:

To be clear: We are NOT closing libraries – there are ten libraries in Lambeth now, and there will be ten libraries in the future.  Overall, Lambeth libraries will be open longer and book stocks will be protected.  We have committed to 2 new libraries in the coming years & have recently built a new Clapham library and refurbished Streatham & Brixton. Carnegie will reopen with a library service that will remain free and open to all.  The new gym at Carnegie will be housed in the currently unused basement of the building.  The rest of the building at Carnegie will provide at least as much community space as now, including a library service.

Statement from local Turney/Roseway resident:

“As an old member of the Dulwich Society and a Friend of the Carnegie Library I should like to say a few words on the subject.

The Carnegie Library, as everyone will know, is just over the border in Lambeth, but is used by many Dulwich residents, and those who do not use it may well hold it in some regard.

We are all aware of the threat to libraries and the situation in Lambeth is no exception. However, the librarians and the Friends of the library have devised  financial proposals which, they believe, will enable the institution to continue as initially intended. Up to this moment, the council have not been willing to discuss these solutions. Instead, they have devised a scheme which involves closing the library and inviting  a private company to change the building into a fee paying gym.

To my knowledge, as well as providing the normal services, the library serves a variety of valuable social functions in the neighbourhood. The local people do not want a gym. Yet the council has now closed the building, prior to expensive reconstruction work. No plans have been made available.

The feelings of the local people are so strong on this issue that, following a meeting on April 1st, some 40 people remained behind, now locked inside, determined to occupy the building until the council agrees to discuss the whole situation.

I hope that many local residents will wish to support the librarians and Friends of the Carnegie Library in their struggle for what they believe is right.”

Join the big march on Saturday April 9. Gather outside Carnegie Library, 118 Herne hill Rd., SE24 at 11:30AM. The march will go to Brixton via the threatened Minet Library. 

Saturday’s Big March from Carnegie to Brixton

There is also a Save the Archives event and March at the Minet Library on Saturday April 9 – see Save Minet Library Poster 11am – 1pm  which will join up with the Brixton March

Picture: REX/Shutterstock

Published: 8 April 2016

Act now! Have your say on the proposed cycling Quietway through Dulwich. First Workshop 23 Sept 6.30 Dulwich Sports Ground, Turney Road

Whether we like it or not, a cycling Quietway is proposed for Dulwich Village.   The first Sustrans-led community engagement workshop is on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 6.30pm at the Dulwich Sports Ground (SCST) pavilion on Turney Road.  More details on this PDF file   HAVE YOUR SAY ON TURNEY QUIETWAY  or below

Quietway on Turney Road
                     Quietway on Turney Road

Great Dulwich bake off at the Turney and Burbage Summer Party, Friday 19th

Why don’t you take part in the Turney and Burbage Great Dulwich Bake Off challenge?

All you have to do is bring as your contribution to the Summer Party your showstopper cake or dessert or tart or pie or biscuits.

Entries will be judged on their show stopping appeal and deliciousness.

Prizes will be given for the winning entries.


Small print

1               There is  no charge to enter the Great Dulwich Bake Off

2               Nothing ventured – nothing gained and you could win a fabulous prize and the envy of your neighbours.

3               The entries  must be delivered to the Bake Off table at the Party at -30pm   labelled with your  name and  contact details   ( and age if you wish to disclose this )

4               The entries will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges  and their decision  which is final  will be announced at 8pm

5               After judging  the entries will be  eaten by the party guests ( Yes! Us!)

6               Any  questions contact Linda Eales on  eales@lindaeales.orangehome.co.uk.


Don’t forget – Turney and Burbage Summer Party – Friday 19th June from 6pm

Dear neighbours

The Archers Summer Fete may be under threat, but ours is certainly going ahead next Friday so we hope to see you at The Edward Alleyn Club from 6pm onwards.

As well as chilled fine wines on the lawn as the sun sets, there will be a fascinating local history talk, live music and dancing and plenty of activities for the children. Come and meet your neighbours and bring the extended family –  and don’t forget a plate of food to share or a showstopper cake (dessert, tart, pie or biscuits whatever takes your fancy) for the bake off competition.

If you don’t yet have a ticket they are £15 in advance per family group ( £20 on the door)  with concessions for smaller households.   Email us via Contact for tickets.

Look forward to a lovely evening and thank you to everyone who has been helping with the planning and donated marquees and chairs, we really appreciate it.


Welcome drink & buffet – 6pm – 8pm

Pay bar, Clubroom & Terrace – 6pm – 11pm

Bouncy Castle – 6pm – 8pm

Face Painting – 6pm – 8pm

Micky the Magician (in the bar) – 7pm – 8pm

The Relatives Ukelele Band (in the bar if wet) – 6.30 – 7.30pm

Children’s games (Jenga, Twister, and Chalk Art) – 6.30 – 8pm

Football Magic (Playing Field) – 6.30pm – 9pm

Talk by Robert Holden – Story of a Lambeth Midwife – 6.30pm – 8pm

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Raffle,  Picture Quiz & bake off challenge winners on display in bar – 8pm

Baregroove – Live Band in the clubroom bar – 8pm – 9pm, 9.30 – 10.30pm

The Turney and Burbage Residents’ Associations

Further details at  Turney_Flyer_2015