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”).”
The email from a Greendale local went on to comment that:
“They weren’t giving much away but they did say a few interesting things:
* their plans include not only the current stadium site but also the Metropolitan Open Land of the Greendale fields
* their keyword seems to be “improvement”
* they have noted that Peter John (leader of Southwark Council) has talked about “no encroachment” on MOL.”
Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council wrote back promptly:
“Please be reassured. I have now told these people twice in the clearest terms that they will never build on or remove any MOL at Greendale.”
The Friends suggest that local people who are concerned about the Greendale fields attend the event on July 19 and reinforce this message about MOL.