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SE22 Councillor Jon Hartley

By Jon Hartley, Dulwich Hill Ward At the most recent Dulwich Community Council meeting, my fellow Dulwich Hill Councillor Maggie Browning and I were able to assign funding to local projects via the Cleaner Greener Safer fund, Neighbourhood Fund and Highways Capital Investment fund. These snappily titled local council budgets are a really important way for us as your representatives to be able to support good ideas from the community and protect and enhance some local services that are under increasing pressure. This year we were able to provide funding towards improvements in Goodrich School playground and St Clement’s orchard, support the Plastic Free Dulwich initiative, and resources for the local Police team. We also reserved funds to deal with any extra street cleaning that’s required in the area, supported developing local resident groups, promoting links between different generations and funded traffic speed restrictions. Adding to an initial grant last year, we were glad to be able to fully fund improvements to the pathways in Dawson’s Hill park, making them safe and accessible. The need …

Education news: Computer Whizz Kids

Robert Payne, teacher of ICT at Alleyn’s, on how to bring on our child’s knowledge of ICT. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” (Benjamin Franklin) Knowledge and experience of using computer systems is important in an ever-changing information society. Our children use a variety of computer-based technologies ranging from tablets, phones and games consoles and while they often seem to teach themselves some of the core computing skills, it is important to encourage them to use these tools effectively, creatively and most importantly, safely. Here are a few ways that may help to develop ICT knowledge in older primary school age children up into the early years of secondary school. Computer literacy Children can develop their creative skills through software applications, and if you follow your child’s particular interests in choosing how they do this they will engage fully. They might choose to design animated stories, games or scientific simulation using software such as Scratch, remix music using GarageBand, or use PowerPoint to create animated presentations …

Girls are Equal to Boys Collaboration

From the empowering rhyming words of Thea Chops Books, and the creative screen printing talents of Flat 102, comes a collaboration to help spread the message that girls are equal to boys. The Girls are Equal to Boys range was launched last week by the two mum-run companies, with their 100% natural cotton, unbleached and undyed tote bag. Flat 102’s home and lifestyle products are hand printed using bold colours to create an uplifting dose of cheerfulness. Thea Chops Books write rhyming children’s stories with messages of equality and acceptance. This is their first collaboration. While discussing the project, Steph Orr, Flat 102 founder and mum of two commented, “Having long been a fan of Thea Chops Books I was so excited when Suze got in contact to discuss a collaboration.  As a mum myself, the message that girls are equal to boys is so important to me and I’m really proud to be playing a part in spreading that message.” When asked, Suzanne Hemming (East Dulwich local), the writer and publisher behind Thea Chops Books, and mum of one daughter, …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – April news!

Crowds continue to flock to Champion Hill, with league attendances averaging over 2,000 since the club’s return to East Dulwich last Christmas. The Hamlet enters the final month of the season outside of the relegation zone. The team’s place in the National Conference South as not yet been secured, but the club and supporters are confident that we will be traveling to cities like Oxford and Bath again next season. The Supporters’ Trust recently celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) and many thanks must go to all those supporters’ who purchased our limited edition IWD scarf at our recent home league fixture against Dartford.  The sale of which also raised £900 for two chosen organisations.  It was a pleasure, for the Trust, to be able to present Red Box SE London with a ‘big’ cheque for £450 during the half time break at a recent fixture. Red Box Project who are a community-based, not-for-profit initiative.  They aim to support young people throughout their periods by providing red boxes filled with free period products to local schools …

Amatsu Awareness Month

East-Dulwich based Amatsu practitioner, Lorna Clansey, will be taking part in Amatsu Awareness month in April by offering new clients the opportunity to experience the treatment at a discounted rate. Lorna specialises in working with clients who are suffering from pain or rehabilitating from an injury, particularly those who have tried several other approaches before. Amatsu is a gentle and highly effective physical therapy originating in Japan that does not involve any cracks or crunches and can be given through clothing, so is suitable for almost anyone. Get details of the special offer here or follow the conversation at #AmatsuAwareness2019 and read case studies of satisfied clients throughout the country on #AmatsuHelpedMe Follow @lorna.clansey on Instagram and visit her Facebook page