The AGMs – a record attendance at Bell House

The AGMs of our two streets on 16 November had a strong attendance from residents, local Councillors and neighbours.

Highlights of the joint meeting included reports on the successful year-long Exit:Burbage celebrations, Dulwich’s Healthier Streets, brown bin changes, Belair licensing application, implementation of the Quietway, the probable extension of the Croxted Rd CPZ (Controlled Parking Zone), a possible CPZ in the Lambeth stretch of Turney Rd and the new Village Orchard.

Priorities for 2020 are dealing with the escalation in crime, updating Codes of Conduct with neighbouring sports facilities, participating positively in ‘Healthier Streets for Dulwich’ and improving communication using Mailchimp and WhatsApp.

There was much interest and resident participation in the discussion of traffic and parking.  The Associations had carried out a survey which revealed that parking pressures were being caused by non-residents including builders, commuters and people leaving cars while on holiday and that speeding cars were a concern.

In a discussion of CPZs, Councillor Leeming pointed out that there were trade-offs to be taken into account but he supported CPZs as a way of deterring freeloading parking and it was pointed out that our position at the end of TfL (Transport for London) Zone 2 makes commuter parking attractive.

The Healthy Streets initiative is funded by TfL to take traffic off roads.  There has been a 83% increase in the volume of traffic over the last 4 years and air pollution data is showing unacceptably high levels.  TfL has been consulting on residents’ views about this and will report later.

Representatives at the meeting gave reports from SCST (Southwark Community Sports Trust) which runs the sports ground backing onto Turney Rd south-side, DSC (Dulwich Sports Club) behind Turney & Burbage Rds north-side, EAC (Edward Alleyn Club), behind Turney & Burbage Rds and the Dulwich Society.


Herne Hill Velodrome Trust – new Trustees wanted

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

If you are interested or want to discuss what is required, please email our Secretary Trustee, Simon Burton, at


Herne Hill Velodrome Trust – Trustees and Chair Wanted!

The Herne Hill Velodrome Trust has helped deliver a huge amount of success in securing funding for, and regenerating the velodrome with the redevelopment of the track facilities and the construction of a new pavilion. This historic South London landmark has once again become a focal point for both the local community as well the ever growing population of cycling enthusiasts.

To maintain this momentum, the Trust is looking for new trustees to help oversee the running of the velodrome and ensure that it is run on a sustainable basis. In particular, the Trust is looking for enthusiastic residents or cyclists (or both!) with a finance & business background to help with the oversight of the Trust and the track activities. If you have this sort of background and are interested in being involved with the Trust Board in running a fantastic site then please contact Hillary Peachey and Javier Faiz (copied herein) for further details.


Have your say on the future of Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and Champion Hill site

Dulwich Hamlet FC and Hadley Property Group are proposing a new state-of-the-art stadium for the club, in addition to an enabling development of 155 new homes and new leisure facilities for the use of the whole community.  Have your say at a public exhibition on Saturday 27th February 11am – 2pm at the Dulwich Hamlet FC Ground (adjacent to Sainsbury’s, Dog Kennel Hill).

Further details at:

DHFC Future Plans and DHFC Feedback Form

Calling Accountants, Bookkeepers – can you help the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust? (remunerated role)

The Herne Hill Velodrome has enjoyed a great renaissance over recent years with participant cyclists at an all time high. Building on this, the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust has secured funding and is about to reinvigorate the pavilion at the track in order to safeguard this historic site and help develop the Bradley Wiggins of tomorrow.

To support this increasing activity, the Trust is looking for someone with accounting and book keeping experience to help the Trustees run the track’s operational activities whilst the pavilion is re-built, due to complete Jan 2017.

The role would involve working with the Trust’s Treasurer and would include helping to manage the books and records of the Trust, closing the month end accounts and making associated filings.

The time commitment is flexible and would require between half a day and a day per week.

The role would be paid and terms will be discussed with interested candidates.

The successful candidates will require a background in book keeping and / or have a relevant accounting qualification.

If you are interested in this then please contact Hillary Peachey on 07917 688373 or email

Visit the Herne Hill Velodrome and have your say on the new pavilion, 4th April (10am -1pm) and 8th April (6pm – 8.30pm)



Good news on the latest development at the Velodrome.


Herne Hill Velodrome Trust hopes local residents will be interested to hear that the Planning Application for the new Pavilion at the Velodrome, to replace the derelict Grandstand, has just been submitted to Southwark Council.


The Trust is holding an Open Public Consultation on the plans, at Herne Hill Velodrome, 104 Burbage Road, London SE24 9HE, on Easter Saturday 4 April 2015, 10am-1pm, and also on Wednesday 8 April 2015, 6pm-8.30pm (both wheelchair accessible).


All those interested are invited to come to HHV at those times to see, discuss, and comment on the plans, which we hope will meet with approval.

I attach a copy of the plans, the Consultation poster and invitation letter.



HHV_Planning Application – Design Drawings

Thank you so much for your help and all best wishes

Charmian Hornsby and Alastair Hanton, HHV Trustees


The Planning Application is on the Southwark Planning Register at

Redevelopment of existing pavilion to provide a new two storey pavilion (approx. 293 sq.m); recon…


Ref. No: 15/AP/0790 | Received: Thu 05 Mar 2015 | Validated: Thu 19 Mar 2015


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