The Dulwich Society unveiled its new solar-powered listening post in Dulwich Village. The audio post was funded by a legacy from Mary Boast, a local historian who was librarian at Dulwich Library, and is located next to a bench on the Old College green, near the statue of Edward Alleyn. You press a button on the post and an actor playing Edward Alleyn talks about his life and explains how he came to buy the manor of Dulwich and set up his charitable foundation. Mary Green wrote the script and it was recorded by Will Owen. The Society’s new President, Dr Kenneth Wolfe, did the honours, following which local historian Brian Green gave a talk on the Chapel. Norman Harper then played 18th Century Baroque music on the Chapel organ while Society members toured the Chapel. The celebrations concluded with Bucks Fizz in the Cloisters. Society members commented on the clarity of the audio post’s sound and its ease of use. Attendees included relatives of Mary Boast, Dulwich Estate Chief Executive Simone Crofton, Chairman of the Trustees of the Dulwich Estate Andreas Kottering, and local councillors.
The Society held its AGM on 14th September. We said farewell to President Colin Niven and welcomed new President Kenneth Wolfe. Ian McInnes stepped down as Chairman after 13 years but continues on the Executive Committee as Chair of the Local History Sub-Committee. James Thompson takes over as Chair. The Society’s officers and committee members confirmed at the AGM are as follows:
Chair - James Thompson
Vice-Chair - Sue Badman
Secretary - Heather Stubbs
Treasurer - Russell Lloyd
Membership Secretary - Diana McInnes
Communications & Media - Sharon O’Connor
Journal Editor - Brian Green
Planning & Architecture - Penny Stern
Travel & Environment - Harry Winter
Licensing - Patsy Bramble
Trees - David Beamish
Local History - Ian McInnes
Gardens - Jeremy Prescott
Wildlife Sub-Committee. Peter Roseveare took over as Chair on 7th September 2021. He will join the Society Executive Committee as a co-opted member until the elections at the AGM 2022.
Announcement from Southwark Council Highways: “Thank you to everyone who responded to our consultation on the Dulwich Streetscape Review, conducted between May and August 2021. We have now analysed the responses, alongside monitoring data and an equality impact assessment and have published a report setting out our proposals. The full set of documents can be viewed at www.southwark.gov.uk/...
All supporting documents and the detailed consultation results can be viewed under Southwark Decisions at moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/..
Your comments will inform the formal decision by the Cabinet Member to proceed to consultation on the Traffic Management Orders that permit the changes set out in the report.
We will then launch a three-week consultation linked to the 21-day statutory objection period for the Traffic Management Orders. This will be a further opportunity for residents to have their say on the proposals before any changes come into effect.
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