All posts tagged: news

Car Free Day is Coming!

Environment Matters by Sylvie Waudby What would London be like without any cars on the streets? On Sunday 22nd September, the capital will experience its biggest Car Free Day. Billed as “Reimagine” by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London is inviting Londoners to reimagine our city without cars. There will be 20 km of closed roads around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London, with free events such as e-bike rides, pop-up playgrounds, and guided walks. Why have a Car Free Day? This is a great opportunity to reclaim the capital’s streets, moving them away from vehicle domination, giving children the chance to play safely in the roads, to hold a street party, explore London by foot, public transport or bicycle. More importantly, it’s a spotlight on London’s air pollution.  Nitrogen dioxide levels in London are regularly exceeded and every school in London experiences levels of PM2.5 (tiny particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs) above limits set by the WHO.  Vehicles contribute to over half of air pollution. What is Lewisham doing on this …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – September news!

It’s been a perfect start to the season for Gavin Rose and his squad with three wins out of three, sadly this winning start ended with a one – nil away defeat to Hemel Hempstead in mid-August.  However, heading into September, the team sits in the top half of the table and with the squad Gavin has assembled this year supporters should be already thinking about the posibilty of team challenging for promotion at the end of this season. After arranging a four pre-season home fixtures against hgher league oppostition, Dulwich Hamlet’s Women’s team is ready for the challenge of the season ahead and having come so close to promotion last season, they hope to go one better this year.  The team has have already made a big impact on the local community, averaging crowds of 200+ for each of these games, with their home games on Sunday set to become a firm fixture in the diary for many supporters’ and local families. During the summer the Football Club put in a joint planning application …

Around Dulwich – September news!

Well, there you have it. Another (wet) summer is over and I am another year older! I used to hate having my birthday over the August bank holiday as nobody is ever around to celebrate with you, but I enjoy it much more now that I’m older and am very content to share my day with a large glass of rose and a bucket of crisps. Unfortunately, my son – whose birthday falls the day before mine – is still of an age where he expects the whole shebang and it’s a tricky time of year to get people together. This year, we both celebrated our actual birthdays with family in Spain and I have planned a bigger party for my newly turned 10-year old (TEN!!!) with some of his school friends for the first week of September… just before his classmates start to turn 11! As the summer school holidays draw to a close, Dulwich welcomes an exciting line-up of markets, fetes, exhibitions and local fundraising events for all the family! The West Norwood Feast community …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – August news!

During the close season, there have been dramatic changes to the squad at Dulwich Hamlet with only a handful of those featuring last season remaining.  After the pre-season games, the team looks very strong and should be looking to challenge for a top table, in not play-off, finish at the end of the 2019-2020.  Pre-season featured home matches against a Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace XI as well as a mini tour of the North West with games against Chester and Marine (Liverpool). There have also been a number of significant changes off the pitch during the summer period, which included adding to the already existing terracing on three sides of the ground.  Whilst plans have recently been submitted for the clubs proposed new stadium, it has been recognised the importance that these works are needed to be done to ensure everyone gets a great match day experience at the current stadium at Champion Hill. The most exciting pieces of news this summer was the announcement that from this season the club will also be …

August update from Cllr Victoria Olisa

So much has happened in the last year since I have been elected. We have agreed more than £90,000 of funding for local groups and projects; from bicycle hangars in residential streets, water fountains and benches in shopping streets, to funding much needed green screens at Goose Green Primary School, to combat the increased air pollution in the area. The climate issues are very real in East Dulwich, so every small action can help. It’s officially Summer, with blue skies and warm, but the wait will soon be over, not Brexit, but the CPZ! The final decision will be made by the Cabinet member, Richard Livingstone early next month, due to the unprecedented high number of feedback and questions from local people and businesses in East Dulwich. There will be another period of public consultation on his decision, so will be no change, if at all, until the Autumn. Warmer days and nights also bring other issues to our area, an increase in street and home robberies, so please be safe, keep your valuables secure and …