All posts tagged: news

Dulwich Charity lunch raised £2,100 for Link Age Southwark

This year the Dulwich Charity lunch raised a fabulous £2,100 for Link Age Southwark. The lunch, now in its 18th year, is held every December and is a fantastic way for local business men and women to meet up and get in to the festive spirit. This year the lunch was held at The Lordship for the first time.  They kindly closed the pub for the event. Around 50 local business men and women got together and had a great Christmas party. The organisers enjoyed great support from local businesses who donated prizes for the raffle and came along and enjoyed the day.  The next lunch will be Thursday 10th December 2020! A big thank you to: AA Graphics, Acorn Estates, Around Dulwich, Aquarius Golf Club, The Clipper, De-stress Digital, Dolce Vita Catering, Dulwich Energy Assessors, Fig & Honey Box, Franklins, Glazer Delmar,  House of Colour, House of Tippler, Little Blue Fish, MAC Support, Michael O’Mara Books, On the Dot – PA Services, Ooidal & Bourn, Patrick Myers Photography, Portrayed Photography, Property In, Push Studios, QualitySolicitors Amphlett Lissimore, …

2019… End of Year Review!

2019 has been another year of noise, way too much of it. But that’s enough, for now, about all the roadworks seemingly all round SE22 and beyond. In fact, the whole decade has been one massive cacophony of deafening alarm bells. I suspect that the general election will have done nothing to change that as we head into the 2020s. Whatever one’s view on the general result, I think there is one point of consensus up and down the land – no more December general elections please, it’s really affected the mood I think. Anyway, congratulations to Harriet Harman, Helen Hayes and Ellie Reeves, for holding onto their seats with still sizeable majorities. The election did expose the lack of faith in large swathes of the political class. One person who is still held in high regard in these parts is longtime MP Tessa Jowell, who sadly passed away in 2018. Her memory will live on in Dulwich as the new NHS health centre will be named after Tessa following a public vote. The Tessa …

The Colour Palace to transform into 150 planters for local schools and community partners

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s 2019 Pavilion ‘The Colour Palace’, created in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture, will be repurposed into over 150 vibrant outdoor planters through a cross-school and community partner project. The iconic structure, designed by Pricegore and Yinka Ilori, featuring over 2,000 slatted timber louvres in bright, striking colours, has been deconstructed for distribution throughout Southwark, Lambeth, and beyond, to participating schools and community sites. The timber will be provided free of charge along with an easy flat-pack instruction kit. Schools will be encouraged to maximise the learning opportunities by integrating the construction into Design Technology provision or through collaborative events with parents and pupils. The modular planters have been designed through making sessions between architecture studio alma-nac and pupils at Dulwich Prep London. The initiative started with pupils taking part in a playground journey to explore what spaces would be suitable for planters. Participating schools will be encouraged to take a similar site-specific approach. alma- nac will lead a workshop demo during a launch day at the Gallery in early spring …

Forest Hill Society Environment Committee

Forest Hill Society Environment Committee Environment Matters by Quetta Kaye Eleven members of the Forest Hill Society form the Environment Committee – aided by occasional volunteers. Activities vary from chasing telephone companies about dirty, broken junction boxes, washing the walls of the underpass, organising group litter picks, arranging for solar powered lights in the trees outside the station, persuading local businesses to sponsor tubs of plants, and planting activities in the town centre. Planting: Our planting efforts are concentrated around the railway station and town centre in an effort to add colour and brighten the streets for locals and commuters. Plants create a sense of well-being and mental health, but also counter pollution and provide much needed sustainable niches for bees and other insects. This year the Forest Hill Society received its seventh “Outstanding” award from the RHS’s In Bloom “It’s Your Neighbourhood” category and, in addition, we were awarded a National Certificate of Distinction. In October, over a hundred mixed tulip and daffodil bulbs were planted outside the station’s entrance and the platform planters given …

Two community groups aiming to reduce carbon emissions have been awarded grants from the new Lewisham Community Energy Fund

The fund – part of Lewisham Council’s commitment to making the borough carbon-neutral by 2030 – provides grants of up to £15,000 to groups looking to generate renewable energy, increase uptake of renewable energy sources or to cut fuel consumption by adapting equipment already in use. Sydenham Garden in Wynell Road uses its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people recovering from mental and physical ill-health. Their successful application to the fund will cover the installation of solar panels and a heat pump. Steve Prowse, Business and Premises Manager, said: “The protection and preservation of the environment is at the heart of our organisation. Being able to generate our own electricity will allow us to reduce our overall energy consumption while achieving our aim of creating an environmentally sustainable centre for our community activities.” A second grant was awarded to Evelyn Parents Forum which runs Deptford Park Play Club. Started in 2008 by local parents and carers, it now supports more than 650 families all-year round. Moira Kerrane, the forum’s Chair, said: “We don’t …