Garden Opening in aid of the Dulwich Helpline on 7th September 2014

Come and visit the lovely garden at Howletts Meade, 48 College Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7BA on Sunday 7th September from 2-5pm.

This is a stunning garden in the heart of Dulwich with spectacular herbaceous borders, magnificent mature trees, wild flower area, and a soft fruit and vegetable garden.  It also has a pool, a  Monet bridge and a fascinating bog garden with lots of dragonflies.

Tea and homemade cake on offer, and music from the SE London Folk Orchestra 2.30pm – 3.30pm.  Adults £3.50, under-16’s free.

Further details at DHSCC Open Garden 7 Sept 2014





Published on 26 August 2014

Turney Burbage Party 2014

The Burbage and Turney Summer Party is in its glorious 15th year

We look forward to seeing you and your family on Friday, 20th June from 6pm.


It’s great value, the whole family, included extended family, is welcome for a ticket of £15 with discounts available for smaller households. ( Tickets on the door will be £20.) Just bring along a plate of food to share. The welcome fizz is provided by Pedder this year and every ticket will be entered into the draw with hampers and jewellery , books, flowers and bespoke cakes among the prizes donated by local businesses. The cheeky Ukulele band is back as are Bare Groove, who get everyone dancing, and there’s continuous entertainment for children including a bouncy castle, face painting, organised sports from Football Magic and Micky and his rabbit. The Edward Alleyn Club always provide a wonderful welcome and Ian McInnes kindly joins us again with a talk especially for us about the Crystal Palace and its effect on local housing. Unmissable.  

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Party Programme Party programme 2014

Party Sponsors Turney and Burbage Party Sponsors 2014

Tickets will be sold door to door from early May but if you would like a ticket,  please send details to us via this link




Published 13 May 2014

Have your say on making our Dulwich streets safer for all users – 11th June, 8pm

Sustrans, a leading sustainable transport charity, is coming to Dulwich to discuss how we can share our roads in ways which respect the needs of all users, making our streets safer and more pleasant for us all. Hosted by The Dulwich Society and Safe Routes to School, the meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11 June at 8pm at the Methodist Church Hall, 155 Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU.  Come and have your say on how you’d like Dulwich and Herne Hill to respond to the challenges of the increasing demands on our roads.  ALL WELCOME



May is National Walking Month – join in by walking to Work and School

National Walking Month 2014 - Walk to Work and School
National Walking Month 2014 – Walk to Work and School

May is National Walking Month, so look out for inspiration from Living Streets, the British Heart Foundation  and Walk England to help us enjoy more of our everyday journeys on foot.

Dr Michael Mosley said on the radio the other day a 20 minute walk would improve our lifespan by 40 minutes so it’s a no-brainer – get walking.

Join in Walk to Work week  from 12th-19th May.

During Walk to School week 19th-23rd May, many of our local schools, teachers and parents will make a special effort to encourage all children to walk at least some of the journey to school.

Dulwich Safe Routes to School are promoting Walk to School Week – please encourage your local school to participate.  For more see Living Streets

As well as enjoying the mental and physical benefits of an active journey, leaving the car at home means everyone can benefit from better air quality, less congestion and calmer streets.

If you have lots to carry, are travelling a longer distance, or find walking difficult, why not ride a bike sometimes too?

Try the Green Chain Route – part of the Green Chain starts at Dulwich Park.

Follow all the latest on safer, greener, healthier everyday journeys on DULWICH SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL  and

@DulwichWheels on Twitter.




London Cycle Sportive – 11th May 2014 – Message from the organisers

The London Cycle Sportive is taking place on Sunday 11th May 2014.   Organisers are anticipating a total of 1800 riders on the day.

The route has been tweaked this year to make it a safer return to the Velodrome so the medium and long routes (the vast majority of riders) will now return along Rosendale Road and Turney Road then turning left into Burbage Road and the Velodrome.

The organisers have written to all participants suggesting that they do not park on Turney Road or any of the residential streets but instead make use of the facilities arranged at Dulwich College and in Peckham at the NCP.

We can expect Turney, Burbage and Rosendale Roads to be very busy with parked vehicles and cyclists on May 11th.   Take care when exiting from driveways.

Please see the following Message to Burbage and Turney Residents from Kirsty Wilde, Event Director of the London Cycle Sportive

The Financial Times London Cycle Sportive in aid of Access Sport on Sunday 11th May 2014

I am writing to inform you of the above event that will be starting in Dulwich Park and ending in Herne Hill Velodrome on Sunday 11th May.

The London Cycle Sportive is a cycling event raising money for Access Sport, a charity whose mission it is to give more children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, access to a wide range of quality local sport.   They look to harness the proven power of sport to tackle such things as social exclusion, inactivity and obesity in areas where help is most needed (

The ride will start from Dulwich Park at 7.30am; the riders will head out to the Surrey Hills before returning to finish at the historic Herne Hill Velodrome.  There are three different distances: 48km, 104km and 166km.  The riders get spread out throughout the routes with first rider finishing at approximately 11.15 and the last at 15.35.

Participants will start to arrive from approximately 06.30 onwards.  We have arranged some parking at Dulwich College and highlighted some places to park which will have the least impact on the area.  All participants have been asked to be respectful of residents and to park with care and attention.

We will also have a PA system in place at both Dulwich Park and Herne Hill Velodrome which we need to have for health and safety reasons.  However the operation of these will be closely monitored and consideration for residents will be taken into account at all times with the positioning of the speakers and to keep the sound levels as low as possible.  The PA will be used at Dulwich Park from approximately 07.00 – 09.30 and at Herne Hill from approximately 11.00 – 16.45.  At Dulwich Park the PA is required in order to purely give important health and safety messaging to the riders; at Herne Hill low level background music will also be played.

There are no road closures in place for this event and all the relevant councils have been liaised with, as well as other relevant agencies such as Transport for London.  The event will have its own dedicated medical support from British Red Cross.

At all times we hope to minimise the impact on any residents in the surrounding areas, the venues used are some of our most ironic and this is one of the most successful events in our cycling series, helping us to continue to support the fantastic work that Access Sport does.

We are all really excited about the event and hope to gain your support!


If you would like any further information about the event please visit, email or call 020 8391 3913

Kind regards


Kirsty Wilde

Event Director




Come and have your say on Dulwich Open Spaces on 18th March, 7.30pm at Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village

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Public meeting

 The Dulwich Society is sponsoring a public consultation meeting to discuss the future of open spaces and sports grounds in the area

following the recent planning consent for a development on a Metropolitan Open Land

sports ground behind Turney Road

 The meeting will be held on the first floor of

The Crown and Greyhound  






Invitation to Herne Hill Velodrome Public Consultation from 19 March – Replacement Pavilion


Charity no. 1140128
Charity no. 1140128

INVITATION :  Public Consultation on proposed plans for replacement of Herne Hill Velodrome’s derelict Grandstand with a new Pavilion

Herne Hill Velodrome Trust should like to invite all who may be interested in the Velodrome (HHV), and future cycling there, to see and comment on our proposals for this third Pavilion Phase of its renovation, before preliminary submission for planning consent.

The plans will be on display at St Barnabas Church Hall, Dulwich Village, SE21 7BT, in the Back Room, on Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Wednesday 26 March, 7pm-9pm, and in the Main Hall, (wheelchair accessible session), on Saturday 22 March, 10am-2pm.  And we shall be there to answer questions and hear your views.

The HHV track was resurfaced in 2011 – Phase 1.   A junior track, multiuse games area and track lighting were added in 2013, thanks to Southwark’s Olympic Legacy Project – Phase 2, providing cycling facilities for all ages and abilities.

This, Phase 3, is for a new Pavilion, much the same size and height, and in almost the same place, as the existing, condemned, Victorian Grandstand.  We are very privileged to have it designed by Mike Taylor, of Hopkins, architects of the Olympic Velodrome.  On the lower floor, are changing rooms, showers, toilets, physio and office rooms.  A lift and stairs give access to the upper floor’s club and facilities rooms, kitchen and a veranda cafe, framed by the Grandstand’s iconic, 1891 cast iron pillars (reused), trackside.

Cycle storage remains in the containers on their present site, with a tented canopy over the central area to provide protected space in bad weather.

The added facilities allow the Velodrome site to be used for more of each day, for more of the year, and the Pavilion will improve the HHV experience greatly, without significantly increasing intensity of use or the need for an additional vehicle access.

Please come and tell us what you think.  There will be visitor survey forms at St Barnabas Church Hall.

The Pavilion plans will also be on the website with links to FAQ’s and an electronic form for you to submit any comments.  Alternatively email us at or write to Hillary Peachey at 118 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD.

Yours sincerely

Hillary Peachey

Chair of Herne Hill Velodrome Trust                                                                                                                                     21 February 2014

(Published: 28 Feb 2014 SB)