Street Party Sun 16 June Burbage Rd

All the world’s a stage

Burbage masks, juggling, the Cake Appreciation Barbershop players, Punch & Judy and Qigong (like Tai Chi) to start the day and Van Rouge Disco to close

Games for throngs 

Real life fire engines, a Burbage themed treasure hunt and games in the street – chalk art, table tennis, skittles, quoits, chess, boules, hockey and much more..

Enjoy all the benefits of a traffic free Burbage Road

Bring your bikes for the slow bike riding, or a deck chair to relax…

Ready, steady cake off competition

Tea and cake tent, trestle tables provided –  just bring your own chairs and your favourite picnic

No need to make Father’s day plans

Bring your fathers, sons and grandfathers along

Leave your mark on history

With our own time capsule and group photo.

…. and meet your neighbours

The most important thing remains the same,  to meet your lovely neighbours..

Family tickets are £20, including a specially commissioned Exit:Burbage gift (concessions available for smaller households)

Burbage Road will be closed from the viaduct to the Village all day, Turney will remain open and the activities will mostly take place at the Village end of Burbage from 12-6pm.

Qigong, led by Katie Hudson, will be free for everyone at 10am near the entrance to the EAC.

Tickets must be bought before the day.

If you’d like a ticket and haven’t heard from us, email  exitburbage2019@gmail.com

Richard Burbage 1568 – 1619

Residents of Burbage Road are proudly commemorating the life of Richard Burbage – one of England’s greatest actors and close friend of William Shakespeare – with a series of activities throughout the year.

Burbage dominated Shakespeare’s roles in a swaggering style imitated by many.  With a fantastic dominating voice he captivated audiences.

Full details of Richard Burbage’s life and the commemoration 400 years after his death are on the dedicated website.

Carol singing tonight in Burbage Road!

Please do come and join the Burbage Road carol singing tonight!


All ages and abilities welcome; singers, musicians and shepherds.

Dress warmly and festively!

Last year we raised £320 for St Christopher’s Hospice and this year we are proposing to collect for School Home Support. Their aim to is get children into school and ready to learn. http://www.schoolhomesupport.org.uk

School Home Support’s aim to is get children in school, ready to learn.  Education has the power to change lives and transform children’s futures, but every week thousands of our children miss out on their education through no fault of their own. Domestic violence, desperately poor housing, basic poverty and other complex issues all create barriers to learning for disadvantaged children.  Last year more than 104,000 children (10% of all pupils) in London were persistently absent from school – meaning they missed at least half a day of school each week. For many of them, it was much more than that. The picture is similar in South East London; 9% of pupils in Southwark were persistently absent and as many as 10.7% of pupils in Lewisham. The statistics are similar across Bromley, Croydon and Lambeth.  School-Home Support works in partnership with schools and with families to tackle pupil absence as well as pupil behaviour and engaging parents with their children’s learning.  By getting to the bottom of why a child is not attending school regularly, SHS can help break the cycle of underachievement and transform the lives of our most disadvantaged children.

We are planning to meet at 6.30pm at the Herne Hill end of the Road, and work our way up the road, finishing at 131 for a drink and a mince pie at around 7.30pm.  

If you’d like to join us, could you email charlesnewman@yahoo.co.uk so we get a feel for numbers and if you’d particularly like us to sing at your door, then please also let us know!
Merry Christmas!

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

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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.