Road Schemes – What’s next

We have been promoting our proposed amendments the roads schemes in Dulwich, which we think would be of benefit to all of our residents – in particular to get a permit scheme to allow resident access, and to replace the 24/7 closure at the Village junction with a timed closure, to reduce traffic displacement onto our roads.

You have seen the various representations we have made to Southwark objecting to the closure and suggesting alternatives.  We have also been pressing to be involved in designing the forthcoming ‘community engagement/ consultation’ programme which Southwark have said they are designing, with a view to making sure that our voices are properly heard.

Another strand, (which we have raised previously and discussed at the AGM in November), is to reach out to and work with other groups which share similar goals to us.

To this end your Committee has, on behalf of the Association, agreed that we should join a newly formed alliance, the ‘Dulwich Alliance’, which shares substantially the same goals as us, and was behind the petition which we recently circulated calling on Southwark to ‘End the 24/7 closures around Dulwich Village junction and Melbourne Grove and implement an area-wide, camera-controlled permit scheme that allows fair and reasonable access’.  
This petition has reached 500 signatures so will be debated at the next Southwark cabinet meeting on 19 January.

A leaflet from the Dulwich Alliance will shortly be arriving in your letterbox, reminding you of the petition.  Website is

The Dulwich Alliance currently comprises ourselves, The Dulwich Village Association (representing shops and businesses in Dulwich Village), The Dulwich Sports Club,  Melbourne Grove Traders and One Dulwich.  We expect more groups will join over time.

We will keep you in touch with developments – we feel that being part of a much larger group will help get Southwark to listen to us and make changes to fix the problems you are experiencing.  If anyone would like to get involved our work on this or in the Dulwich Alliance more broadly please let us know – there is much to do!

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