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St John the Evangelist Church war memorial receives a funding boost from Grants for War Memorials scheme

The Calvary War Memorial in the grounds of St John the Evangelist Church, East Dulwich will benefit from a grant of £7,730 from Grants for War Memorials scheme supported by the First World War Memorials Programme and Historic England. The money will enable them to repair the braces that hold up the memorial, which have suffered from rot, and to sand and finish the memorial to ensure it remains weatherproof. The work will be conducted by Dolmen’s Construction Ltd and has been organised by the Parish Church Council of St John the Evangelist. Frances Moreton, Director, War Memorials Trust said “War memorials are a tangible connection to our shared past creating a link between the fallen and today. It is vital we ensure all our war memorials are in the best possible condition for their age and the charity is delighted to support this project. The centenary of World War I is a wonderful opportunity for local communities across the country to protect and conserve their war memorials. If anyone knows of any other war …

SE22 Councillors – September news

Hello. My name is Victoria Olisa, one of your three councillors for the new Goose Green Ward, with James McAsh (who wrote last month’s article) and Charlie Smith. It’s been a busy three months since our election in May, but here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been doing. Vale Residents’ Association   We met the organisers of the VRA, which represents residents living near East Dulwich station, to hear about innovative ways of engaging their neighbours to improve their area, which we will continue to support. As ward councillors we are committed to supporting residents to set up their own tenants’ and residents’ associations – especially for those living in street properties and small housing complexes – so that they can have an active voice. What do you think about residents’ associations? Northcross Road Business Group    We’re listening to the concerns of local traders who are working together and discussing how best to support the vibrant business district that is Lordship Lane. If you would like to find out about getting advice and funding to set …

Dads Don’t Babysit

James Millar is a political journalist and author living in East Dulwich with his partner and two primary school-aged children. His latest book, Dads Don’t Babysit, published on September 14, looks at why men don’t take on more of the childcare in most families despite saying that they want to and what can be done to change that. East Dulwich appears a bastion of parental progressiveness. Go to any of the many rhyme time or little swimmers or baby gym sessions and there’ll be a dad there with his little one. But only one dad. Or at best a handful, compared to many more mums or even grannies looking to entertain their offspring. That’s because women are better suited to childcare. Or just like doing it more than men. Right? Cobblers. Men want to spend more time with their families and the weight of evidence shows that they are just as capable of parenting as their female partners. But there’s a ‘paternity gap’ – a difference between what men say they want and what actually …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – September news

It has been a mixed bag of results so far in the league for Gavin Rose’s team.  However, the performances so far have shown that Dulwich will be competitive in this division.  Stepping up a league, we knew it would take time for the squad to find the consistency that saw them promoted last season.  However, the quality of the squad looks to be at the same level of the teams we have played already.  The opposition generally have just been a little more streetwise on the pitch. The first few home games in the Vanarama National League have seen good crowds at Imperial Fields, but since the move from Champion Hill they have so far not reached the sort of attendance figures we once recently enjoyed. For the first time in recent history, Dulwich Hamlet sold over 400 season tickets, which is an amazing achievement, but we seemed to have lost a few supporters since the enforced move away from East Dulwich. Although currently homes games are being played only 8 miles away, the journey is not easy …

Retired? Bored? Lonely? Want to do something different?

  “U3A provided me with opportunities to use and develop skills which I had acquired earlier in my life, and that does wonders for one’s self-esteem.” “Being part of a group which is learning and interacting, gives me a lot of satisfaction”. “I found coming to U3A I met people who had been in a similar situation to me.” These are just a few of the comments made by members of U3A. For many people U3A has been a life-changing experience, particularly when they retired, or perhaps at a difficult time in their life, or when they were bored or lonely, or just wanted to do something different. U3A began in the UK over thirty years ago and there are now a thousand groups throughout the country with a membership of over 400,000 older people. There is a small fee for membership, which in D &D is £25.00 a year. The groups are all run by members who are volunteers. They learn together (and play together) in subject groups. No qualifications are expected or given. …