Forthcoming event 2-5 July 2020 ‘Pub in the Park’

Southwark Events have received an application for a ‘Pub in the Park’ event in Dulwich Park with the chef Tom Kerridge, it would be on the West Lawns (ie the football pitches nearest the car park), and would include food, alcohol sales and live music.  Attendance 3,500 for each of 4 sessions. The ‘event build’ will commence 28 June and be cleared by 8 July.
If you wish to object there are two applications – 
1) Event License – consultation period expires Wednesday 11 December; objections can be on any grounds (increase in traffic,  parking problems , noise, damage to park , residents prevented from using large area of park for at least 10 days etc); e-mail objections to quoting the event reference SWKEVE000303
2) Premises license – consultation period ends Friday 13 December, objections on grounds of prevention of crime, public nuisance, protection of children from harm; e-mail objections to quoting License Number 870949.  Application can be viewed at

Further details of the proposed event as circulated by Southwark Events are as follows:

Dear all,

I would like to draw your attention to an event application we have received for Dulwich Park.

Event Name – Tom Kerridge presents ‘Pub in the Park’ 
Location – Dulwich Park

Event description;

The event is ‘Pub in the Park’ (PitP), presented by high-profile celebrity chef, Tom Kerridge. The Dulwich Park event will be one of a series of PitP events held at various locations across the country, including Chiswick House in West London. 

The event would take place over the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July 2020 

It is run in AM and PM sessions and each session can accommodate up to 3,500 ticket holders.

Event activity includes chef demos, food and drink tasting and trading stalls and a programme of music. More information can be found in the supporting documentation and on the event website:

Event Officer comments;

This consultation will run for a period of 28 days, finishing on Wednesday 11th December.

Please note; The event will require a premises licence and in line with this requirement, the organisers of the event are expected to submit a premises licence application this week. The Blue notices advertising the premises licence application will be displayed around the park within a 24 hour period of the application being submitted. The premises licence consultation will also run for a period of 28 days.

If you have any concerns, or questions about the event application, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you have any questions, or concerns about the premises licence application, please adhere to the instructions on the Blue notices, or the Licensing web site:

Yours sincerely,

Southwark Events

Annual General Meeting

Dulwich Village, College Road and Woodyard Lane Residents’ Association

Annual General Meeting

4 November 2019, in the upstairs room of the Crown and Greyhound, Dulwich Village, at 7pm.


Convenor:   Bridget Furst

This meeting follows an informal meeting at the same venue on 24 September 2019 when a number of local residents confirmed the need for a Residents Association. This street is a central road of the neighbourhood and is conspicuous by its lack of a residents’ association.


Clive Rates
Bridget Furst
Katharine St John-Brooks
Sue Fish
Richard Raeburn
Vivian Bazalgette
Jayne Oram
Ann Rutherford
Andrew Rutherford
David Thompson
Elizabeth Thompson
Jane Lyons
Rose Bagley
Martin Bagley
Patricia Brown
Richard Cail
Lindsay Rosser
Patricia Miller
Dawn Taylor
Frank Lawton
Jennifer Brunicki
Kaz Brunicki
Linda Bird

  1. Agenda: Apologies:

Caroline and Noel Annesley
Brian Gosschalk
Tom Scott
Anita and Mishal Al Sabah
Lisa Kerr Muir
Abigail Crinion

2. Adoption of the draft Constitution : the Constitution was adopted. The structure is copied from other local residents’ associations. The streets currently included in the association are Dulwich Village, Woodyard Lane and College Road

3. Should an annual fee be payable? It was felt that there was no need for a membership fee at this time

4. Election of Committee members:

The following were proposed, seconded and elected:

Chairman: Clive Rates
Vice Chair: Bridget Furst
Secretary: Lindsay Rosser
Treasurer (not thought necessary at this juncture)

Committee members (minimum of five)
Richard Cail (special role – website and email)

Jane Lyons (special role – adviser on contacting other organisations)
Others to be co-opted as required

5. Any Other Business

Chairman’s remarks

  • The Chair welcomed the inception of the website proposed by Richard Cail

This will be a valuable reference and repository of documentation. The initial cost was said by RC to be minimal and would be borne by him personally.

  • Membership- membership looks to be well distributed across the span of the current streets in the association.
  • An email address for the association will be provided by virtue of the website and members emails will be data protected. (Of note, there is one member who is not on email.)
  • Debate about the role of social media ensued. It was felt there was no current need for, say, Twitter, but it could be of use in the future (a useful contribution from the floor highlighted the way a Twitter comment could galvanise a quick reaction from public bodies).
  • Southwark Council and Dulwich Estates Governors will be informed of the formation of the association, which will give access to planning and other information. Other local bodies such as the Dulwich Society and the Police will also be informed.

Issues that might require attention

The Chair invited suggestions

  1. Street lighting is quite dim and felt by some to be unsafe.
  2. On street parking and blocking of entrances is an issue for many. The possibility of a Controlled Parking zone was mooted.
  3. Relationships with local traders should be nurtured.
  4. The unreliability and irregularity of the BT electronic supply network is a major problem for many. Some residents have already taken action. There is scope for an approach by the association.
  5. School Coaches and Healthy Streets: this is a major issue covering Foundation Schools coach traffic, pollution issues and heavy through traffic and there was lengthy discussion. Bridget Furst agreed to coordinate a response from the association, starting with requesting an update from the Foundation Schools coach liaison.
  6. Crime and police liaison – Bridget is currently the neighbourhood watch coordinator for a larger area including the RA, agreed to keep this separate for now, given the level of crime in the area this is clearly an issue of concern to residents
  7. Planning and licensing issues: it was raised that some other residents associations are represented on, for instance, the Dulwich Estate planning committee so this is an area to explore going forward

Summary of Actions

Establish website and email address and related security- Richard Cail and Bridget Furst

Welcome letter to all members – Chair

Inform Southwark Council, Dulwich Estates of the formation of the association – Chair

Consider developing links with local bodies such as local Councillors, Dulwich Traders, the Police/ Safer Neighbourhoods, Dulwich Society

Reach out to Emma Marks who is already in discussions with BT about upgrading our internet service, with a view to using the new residents group membership as a way to expand the pool of ‘takers’ and thus increase the likelihood of BT actioning/ decrease the cost per user – Chair

Contact with Foundation Schools and Healthy Streets and Councillors about traffic and pollution issues – Bridget Furst