The Society hopes that all its members and their families are keeping well. Meetings of the Society’s sub committees are cancelled for the time being but monitoring continues on local planning and alcohol licence applications, traffic consultations, and licence applications to the Dulwich Estate. The Society participated in an online ‘Zoom’ conference hosted by the London Forum about local councils’ approach to public participation and consultation in planning during the lock down. The Society also attended Southwark’s first virtual planning sub-committee. The Council intends to run future planning committees virtually until further notice. See our Twitter feeds for more info: @dulwichsociety / @dulwichhistory / @dulwichgarden
Many local convenience stores, food shops, butchers, bakeries, post offices and chemists remain open for business. A new website, https://dulwichdelivers.com/ has been set up by a number of local shops to take orders and deliver to your door. It includes several restaurants, butchers, local craft beer producers, a children’s shoe shop, a book shop, a stationery & toy shop, a picture framer, gift shops and clothes shops.
The Estate has moved to remote working, stopped or reduced some of its services in line with public health guidance, and has contacted local businesses and traders who have been affected. There is a Q & A section for queries on its website www.thedulwichestate.org.uk or contact the switchboard on 020 8299 1000. The Estate is also keen to move from relying on the post to sending information by email. You can update your contact details on their website or at www.thedulwichestate.org.uk/paperless-campaign
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