The Dulwich Society has reviewed the Council's recently published report on its plans for the implementation of temporary emergency measures in Dulwich Village and Melbourne Grove and is supportive of them as a means to improve social distancing to directly mitigate Covid-19. These are part of a Southwark-wide programme financed by public funding, and part of a national response to the Covid-19 pandemic which can be found at moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/.. We also note that the proposals reflect much of what has recently been consulted on in the Council’s ‘Healthy Streets Initiative’ and that the measures proposed could have a beneficial impact on promoting active travel and reducing air pollution.
There may be unintended consequences and some areas will be positively or adversely affected more than others. It is essential that the measures are seen as being flexible and easily reversible and/or extendible if need be, and that the Council responds positively to residents' experiences of the schemes in operation. The Dulwich Society expects the full impact on the surrounding area will be properly evaluated and that the changes should not, at the end of the period, de facto stay unaltered or unimproved as a permanent change without a full public consultation.
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.
Dulwich Society Reports for Annual General Meeting - 27 April 2020
(Delayed Due to Covid-19)
Executive Committee Reports for the Year 2019
The health centre houses a range of health and community services, including a GP surgery, mental health and children’s services, blood testing, kidney dialysis, physiotherapy and some other hospital clinics. Patients who were registered at the Melbourne Grove Medical Practice and the Hambleden Medical Practice will now be registered at the health centre.
Greg Hands MP for Chelsea, has set up a petition and is asking for support to ban all night flights while the current Covid-19 situation remains. Plane Hell Action is firmly behind this initiative and if you are affected see: www.greghands.com/..
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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