The archived pdf Newsletters (1 to 81) were edited by Dr Martin Heath as superviser of the Belair Project, and include attributed contributions by others. Some have been reconfigured here as blog posts for ease of browsing and viewing. (An archive of the original PDFs is available here.) More recent newsletters are posted below.
Full marks to the London Borough of Southwark for promoting this major green initiative – which is both exciting and much needed. Now you can play your part.
The plan is to transform Green Dale fields in Camberwell into a new park for the community.
Southwark’s parks newsletter requested public input: “This big area of open space, just behind Dog Kennel Hill Open Space and Sainsburys, is full of potential and we want to hear your views on what can be done with it. If we did create a new park here, what would you like to see in it?”
THE FRIENDS OF BELAIR PARK URGE YOU TO REGISTER SUPPORT FOR THIS PLAN ONLINE AT:
The deadline is Sunday 24 August, 2014.
A Friends of Green Dale was formed at a meeting held on Thursday August 7, 2014 at the Albrighton Community Centre, Albrighton Road, SE22 8AH.
Burgess Park open air free film festival
When: Friday 22 and Saturday 23 August, from 8pm
Where: on the slope next to the children’s playground, overlooking the lake in Burgess Park
Following on from last year’s successful free outdoor film screening in Burgess Park, we will be showing two more films over this weekend: Pan’s Labyrinth on Friday and Frozen on Saturday – and remember this needs to be powered by your peddling!
Free band stand concert in Southwark Park
When: Sunday 24 August, 2pm to 4pm
Where: the Band Stand in the centre of Southwark Park
To commemorate the 1864 Southwark Park Act and the Centenary of the First World War, a show case of various styles of popular music between 1864 and 2014 will be played by the band, including a selection of wartime songs.
DRAFT PLAN FOR GREENDALE FIELDS
FOBP reproduce the invite from Jonathan Coe of Friends of Greendale:
petition against ugly and expensive Hampstead Ponds floodworks which would mitigate 1 in 400 000 year risk
Time is running out to sign this petition. However, I hesitated to ask readers to sign it until I had spoken to someone from the local civic society to check out the basic facts. A pro-development lobby just loves to misrepresent green space campaigners as raising automatic knee-jerk opposition to any plans for open space, good, bad or indifferent, and the behaviour of the City of London in the case of the Hampstead ponds has been so bizarre that it I was concerned that readers might assume that we were exaggerating.
Friends of Belair Park reproduce an opinion from Amanda Sciberras about a survey being conducted by Friends of Crystal Palace Park:
from 12 noon – 3pm
Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, London SW1
(on the south side of the Houses of Parliament, by the River Thames – 5 mins from Westminster tube)
On the final day of Love Parks Week a chance to come together for a simple picnic celebrating the UK’s green spaces and calling for adequate resources to ensure they are properly looked after – please bring food and refreshments to share.
Organised by London Green Spaces Friends Groups Network
First FA Cup winners and founder members of the Football Association, Wanderers Football Club, are adding a women’s team which will be free to play for.
A friends’ group has been established in light of the possible developments being talked about by Dulwich Hamlet football club. There is a website here:
and a twitter feed:
This is a meeting to discuss the financial future of Dulwich football club. Here’s what the organisers have to say:
Welcome to our first community newsletter. As you may know Dulwich Hamlet FC has been in financial difficulties for a number of years. Hadley Property Group has recently acquired an interest in the site and Club and we have spent the past 6 months putting both its football and business operations on a more sustainable financial footing so that the Club has a future at Champion Hill. However as currently configured the facilities cannot continue to support the Club and a change in the layout and footprint of the buildings is needed. There is an opportunity to provide a new stadium and to invest in the open space located around the stadium.
Leader of Southwark Council: “I have now told these people twice in the clearest terms that they will never build on or remove any MOL at Greendale.” FOBP welcomes his statement. Concerned locals should attend developer’s meeting about future of Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.
MEETING TO BE HELD:
Saturday July 19, 2014. Future of Dulwich Hamlet Football Club (and associated fields).
10.00 am to 3.00 pm, 19th July. Dulwich Hamlet Football Club Edgar Kail Way London SE22 8BD.
On June 30, Dr. Martin Heath, Chair of the Friends of Belair Park contacted Southwark councillors Barrie Hargrove (Cabinet Member for Public Health, Parks and Leisure) and Peter John (Leader of Southwark Council). He passed on an email which had been sent to him as a campaigner for green open space. It had explained representatives of various local bodies had been:
“invited on a walkabout around the Greendale fields this morning with Steve Lancashire from PR company “Four Communications” and Roger Lee, an architect from “Farrells”. They wanted to hear what we had to say about the future of Greendale. They are trying to gauge public opinion so that they can draw up some plans with the new owners of the football club (property developer’s “Hadley”).”