Sunday, May 30, 2004
Congratulations to Maude Estwick who received her award from the Mayor OF Lambeth. Maude is chair of the Milkwood Residents Association whose work over the last three years has resulted in a £300K regeneration of the Milkwood Open Space. The opening ceremony will take place at the park on 19th June. all welcome in the afternoon.
Maude has recently announced a further award of £100k from
the Living Space Fund an initiative from the ODPM.
Milkwood RA are the only group in the country to have received this full award.The take up was so great that maximum grants were reduced to £25k to is pays to get in quick. See SLP 28.05 for photo.
Saturday, May 29, 2004
Jean and Martin Bergin are pleased to announce the arrival of a new son born at home 15.29 on 26th May
The baby's name is still to be chosen. He has a sister
BEST WISHES FROM ALL HERNE HILL FORUM
In the SLP of 28th May Clr, Anthony Bottrall, Executive Member for Education laid out the admistration's general strategy to improve secondary schools in the Borough.
Two new secondary schools and two City Academies.
The salient points from Cl. Bottralls letter are
Regonition of underprovision
New school for West Norwood ELMCOURT SITE
New school for Brixton , Somerleyton Road site approved by the Dpt of Education and Skills.
He has also commissioned a study of the Shakespeare Road site- complicated by existing use and mutiple ownership.
He is also exploring the the offers of sponsorship of City Acdemies and have two sites available. The Council is negotiating intensively with the Government to build at least two new scondary schools.
Source SLP 28.05
Next Sunday 6th June 2pm Clock Tower always a good networking event. LAMBETH'S ne May Irene Kimm will be officiating.
Friday, May 28, 2004
See SLP letters page 11 28th May. or check on this site
Saturday when I will post en edited version.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
The consultation process will start shortly. The first meeting will be for shopkeepers at the end of Railton Road an Dulwich Road for 8th June
A special meeting will be convened on 16th June for residents of Hurst Street and Rymer Street.
details will be published shortly.
A letter will be delivered to relevant properties
This has been removed after being hit by a bus!!.
We have asked Lambeth not to replace it as the Victorian canopy affords good shelter and the modern one reduced the field of vision of the security camera.He has agreed.
We have asked that the shelteres in the Dulwich Road be restored ( by Herne Hill Gate
Monday, May 24, 2004
Does anyone know a solicitor who would do a test claim
for uninsured losses for two traders ate Herne Hill.
I have got email confirmation that neither borough was maintaining the Southwark boundary drains so a duty of care claim could be pursued. Clr Peter Oconnell from Lambeth could probably add some useful background.
The Forum has developed a plan to improve pedestrian safety bus movements and quality of life for people living close to the Junction especially Rymer St.
We arelooking for an artist to give us a sketch of our vision for a new entrance to Brockwell Park which will include moving the railings about 10 metres and demolishing existing structures there.
It should be opening shortly after the first of June but watch for details.
Clr Clare Whelan advises that to ensure a trouble free close to the event the Funfair, normally running till 9pm will close at 7.45 the same time as the Cannabis Festival.
Saturday, May 22, 2004
Residents in Fawnbrake Avenue are pursuing a claim
for uninsured losses.
Friday, May 21, 2004
The forum has been approached by several shopkeepers to ask for enforcement of the short term bays currenty used for alll day parking and car sales.
We have asked Parking services to look into this.
I confirmed today that there is no enforcement taking place during the day. This is important now as the short term parking is being used as one of the benefits of trasfering the post office to Costcutters.
The Veterinary Centre at Railton Road has applied to usse the former insurance offfice next door .
Thursday, May 20, 2004
If you witness any incident can you please report it to me on firstname.lastname@example.org
PC Duncan Harris advises us that the incident of dog attack took place in the garages under Herne Hill House
( Tower Block and that the injured dog was brought to the
park and subsequently died there from inhalation of vomit.) The RSPCA have become involved and ther may be something in Fridays SLP>
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
ANOTHER MARATHON ENDING AT 11.40PM
The main meeting again spent disproportionate amounts of time in minor issues such as vehicles in Dulwich Park.
Again an rapid presentation of a proposal with inadequate visual aids to rush through the sale of the Darrell Road COMMUNITY CENTRE. The DCC supported a deferral but the decsision is being made by the Executive.
No one was there fromn the Administration to take questions or make a statement on the devastation in Herne Hill. NOR did the DCC have anything to say.I was was allowed to raise it under Soap Box, without any comment from Councillors
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
This event is taking place at the same time as the Funfair.
Through the Friends of the Park we are ensuring that appropriate stewarding/ policing takes place.And that the issue of finishing time is addressed
Cannabis to finish at 7.45 Funfair advertised time 9pm.
In a nasty incident by the Lido Monday about mid-day two young men with a stafforshire bull terrier ordered it to kill a passing dog. This happened and they ran off. A major police operation took place with up 15 officers searching the area.
Lambeth Council have now agreed to consider claims for uninsured losses. Clr.Peter O'Connell reports. Claims to the Borough Solicitor.
The Forum is asking Southwark to accept claims for traders immediatleyon the junction in view of the non maintenance of the gullies.
Monday, May 10, 2004
Southwak confirms that theri Highways department will attend to the Gullies by Cafe Prov and the Junction.
THE ADULT SECTION IS REOPENING TODAY.
The children's section and art gallery remain closed.
Damage to the drainage nad roof was more extensive than
first thought. The computer system that serves all nine libraries is operational.
Informatiuon from Councillor Peter O@Connell.
With the probable closure of the current post office at 132 Herne Hill one possible contender for the site must be Sainsburys.
At the same time the Three Monkey Lease is up for grabs.
........and new Auction signs have appeared on the building in the last week or so.'
Plans are to move the present post office at 132 Herne Hill to COSTCUTTERS AT 31 NORWOOD ROAD. LESS THAN .4 MILE.
The premises will offer level access and access for prams and disabled. It will be a new modern purpose built Post Office branch. There will be three positions plus an open plan counter and a wider range of goods.
The formal consultation period ends 8th June and the move is planned for July- a trul ambitious timetable.
Stuart Eade, Retail Line Manager,Post Office Ltd
c/o National Consultation Team
POBox 2060 Watford WD 18 8ZW 08457 22 33 44
Saturday, May 08, 2004
11th May 7pm at the Sports Changing Rooms in Alleyns School
open to all residents
ASSEMLY HALL Lambeth Town Hall Acre Lane.
Joe Negrini will talk about the exciting proposals for a new Brixton Central Square to be one of Ken Livingstone's new city spaces
To night the Residents are holding their first meeting. Last year a few got together to address concerns over the derilict lodges in Brockwell Park. Recently Wendy Bevan-Mogg raied the issue of dangerous driving along the Nowrood Road between Trinity Rise and Brockwell Park Gardens and has been successfull in getting this on the Council's agenda thanks to support from Clr. Clare Whelan.
The Forum was pleased to facilitate a visit yesterday by Tessa Jowell MPand Val Shawcross chair of the London Fire Authority and GLA member for Southwark and Lambeth.
Jim Dickson arranged visits to several households in Dulwich Road and several impromptu meetingsa took place. There has been extensive damage to all basement properties and several families have had to move out.
Tessa Jowell will be arranging a joint meeting with Lambeth and Southwark, Thames Water,Police and Fire Brigade to assess the responses to the disater and what remedial action can be taken.
Tessa and Val visited several of the businesses in Half Moon Lane,
Cafe Prov, where traders were invited to attend, Mimosa, Bolands, Kindred Bakers ,Moon Lane Book Shop and Artemidorus. a large part of the visit was spent in basements.
The Forum has asked Lambeth to clear all gullies in Brockwell PARK
AND THE 25 BLOCKED ONES IN DULWICH ROAD
Southwark have been asked to do a systematic check of all gullies in the area oif the Junction/ Half Moon Lane.
This is the new date . Todays' event postponed due to ground conditions in the park
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