Category Archives: Southwark Council

Louis Masai live painting for Dulwich Festival


The London Wildlife Trust are very pleased to announce that artist Louis Masai will be painting an image of brown long-eared bats onto the Crescent Wood Tunnel in Sydenham Hill Wood on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May as part of the Dulwich Festival. Louis will be working on the painting between 10:00 and 18:00 on each day

Please join us to watch Louis at work and to learn more from our staff and volunteers about London Wildlife Trust’s bat work at Sydenham Hill Wood

We were delighted to find a brown long-eared bat for the first time in 5 years during a survey this week (pictured above). It is the first record of this amazing animal since one was found hibernating in the old train tunnel in 2011. The tunnel is a registered bat roost which is protected by law. Louis’s painting aims to celebrate the brown long-eared bat and raise awareness about London’s bats

Thank you to the Dulwich Festival for their enthusiasm in organising the event with us and special thanks to Dulwich Going Greener for providing crucial funding for this event and for Southwark Council’s cooperation


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Loads more London Wildlife Trust events coming up!

Evening bird walk, Sydenham Hill Wood, Thursday 19th May 2016, 19:00

Tree walk for London Tree Week, Crystal Palace Park, Thursday 2nd June 2016, 19:00

Tree walk for London Tree Week, One Tree Hill, Saturday 4th June 2016, 14:00

Bat walk, Sydenham Wells Park, Friday 10th June 2016, 20:30


Pond dipping family event, Sydenham Hill Wood, Sunday 12th June 2016, 14:00

Booking essential, contact Diana Wallace:


The history of Sydenham Hill Wood, Dulwich Library, Tuesday 14th June 2016, 14:00

Evening tree walk, Sydenham Hill Wood, Wednesday 15th June 2016, 19:00

Bat walk, Nunhead Cemetery, Friday 24th June 2016, gates open at 21:00 for 21:30 start

Wildflower walk, Sydenham Hill Wood, Sunday 26th June 2016, 14:00

Booking essential, contact


Bat, moth and owl prowl, Sydenham Hill Wood, Friday 8th July 2016, 21:00

Bug day! Sydenham Hill Wood, Thursday 21st July 2016, 11:00-15:00

Butterfly walk, Sydenham Hill Wood, Sunday 24th July 2016, 14:00

Booking essential, contact

Great North Wood walk, One Tree Hill to Crystal Palace, Saturday 20th August 2016, 12:00


Best wishes,

Daniel Greenwood

Conservation Project Officer, Sydenham Hill Wood

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Southwark – please change your mind over Southwark Woods

This is the newsletter of May 25th, 2015 as a PDF:

Community Action May 25, 2015

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Southwark should re-think and preserve our woodland insists May 13 campaign meeting.

This newsletter edition is formatted as a PDF:

Community Action May 20, 2015

I direct you to the website of  should you wish to sign any of their many petitions.

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Zebra crossing on Gallery Road adjacent to Lovers’ Walk is proposed

FOBP reproduce this e-mail from Chris Mascord of Southwark Council:

Dear Consultees,

 Southwark Council is holding a consultation to receive key stakeholder’s comments regarding a proposal to implement a raised pedestrian crossing on Gallery Road, adjacent to Lovers Walk and Belair Park.

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Friends of Southwark Parks – May newsletter

Friends of Southwark Parks publishes its May newsletter. received from Simon Short of Southwark Council, who works for the Parks and Open Spaces department.

Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 13:19:00 +0100

Friends of Southwark Parks

May 2014

Southwark Park


Green Flag improvements to our parks
This year, we are excited that both Surrey Square and Nursery Row Park have been submitted for a Green Flag award this year. In the run up to the judging we have made several improvements to both horticultural and infrastructure elements, including the introduction of new hedge planting and herbaceous borders, and replacing all the bins in both sites with dual use bins. Nursery Row park has also benefitted from the formal creation of what were previously informal paths.

150th Anniversary: 100 young trees donated to Southwark Park
The Woodland Trust kindly donated 100 young tree saplings to the Friends of Southwark Park, on the actual day of the 150th anniversary of the Southwark Park Act 1864-2014, which brought Southwark Park into existence. Some of the trees were planted by a nursery class from Rotherhithe Primary School and a group from the Bede Centre called Believing in Community, on 28 April. The Friends were extremely grateful for the support from the parks team and the team leader from Quadron Services. In addition there are many events related to this historic occassion – see our Get Involved section below.

Interpretation signage installed in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
As part of a Cleaner Greener Safer project the Parks team designed and installed three new interpretation boards for GMH Park. The main board details history about the site and the building which is now occupied by the Imperial War Museum; there is also a board by the orchard which provides a description on some of the trees which have been planted. The final board is by the entrance to the World Garden and provides some information on the different climates which are represented within the world garden. Come on down and take a look..

For more news, visit our page at



Get involved

Evening bird walk in Sydenham Hill Wood
When: Thursday 15 May, 7pm to 8.30pm
Where: Meet inside the Crescent Wood Road gate, Sydenham Hill Wood
Join Dan Greenwood from the London Wildlife Trust at dusk and learn how to identify your local birdlife.

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth head gardener walkabout
When: Friday 16 May, meet at 11am, lasts approximately 1 hour
Where: St George’s Road entrance
Come along and meet Ania Watr, our new head gardener at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth park, and find out about all our horticultural gems.

Friends of Nunhead Cemetery open day
When: Saturday 17 May, meet at 11am to 5pm
Where: Nunhead Cemetery
This is the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery’s (FONC) biggest event of the year, encompassing tours of the cemetery, visits to the chapel and crypt ( a rare opportunity as it’s not usually open), guidance on family history, and delicious home made foods and drinks at our cafe.

Floodtide on the Effra
When: Sunday 18 May, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Starting at Belair Park with later performances in Dulwich Park
Southwark residents are invited to experience the rhythms of Southwark’s ‘lost river’ for themselves in a unique music event in Dulwich. In the first experience of its kind in Southwark, audiences will be able to combine nature with music as they walk along and watch musicians translate the tranquil sounds of the river into an innovative musical masterpiece. Bring a picnic and enjoy. For performance times and to find out more about the Floodtide experience please

Help us make the most of Camberwell Green
When: Sunday 18 May, 10am to 2.30pm
Where: The meeting room at Camberwell Leisure Centre, Artichoke Place (off Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TS
Do you live or work in Camberwell? Are you interested in helping to ensure that the plans to regenerate Camberwell Green are as good as possible at promoting wellbeing for the local community? Your views are important to us and will help to shape the work at the Green. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, but places are limited so booking is essential. Please contact Pippa Krishnan to reserve your place now.

Signmaking at Galleywall Nature Reserve
When: Sunday 18 May, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Where: Galleywall Nature Reserve, Galleywall Road SE16
Help make some more signs to go on the habitat wall outside the reserve. All materials provided, just turn up and all ages are welcome.  For more information on this and other Summer events please visit the Galleywall Nature Reserve website at

Evensong bird walk in One Tree Hill
When: Thursday 22 May, 7.30pm to 9pm
Where: Meet at One Tree Hill
Join Doug Brooks from the Friends of One Tree Hill at dusk and learn how to identify your local birds. Contact Doug Brooks at for details of where to meet.

Evening tree walk in Sydenham Hill Wood
When: Thursday 29 May, 7pm to 8.30pm
Where: Meet inside the Crescent Wood Road gate, Sydenham Hill Wood
Join Dan Greenwood from London Wildlife Trust at dusk and learn how to identify your local trees.

For more events, visit our new page at


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If you have any news or ideas for future editions, please email Simon Short



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Lambeth Council elections – 22nd May

Did you know that you will be electing councillors to Lambeth Council on 22 May 2014?

Who will you vote for?

Do you know what the candidates stand for?

What are the issues that concern you?

Come along and question  candidates from all  the parties

Tuesday 6th May – Candidates for Gipsy Hill Ward
Wednesday 7th May – Candidates for Thurlow Park Ward
Thursday 8th May  – Candidates for Knight’s Hill Ward

All at 
St Luke’s Church, Knights Hill SE27 0HS

Chaired by
Rev. Donald Davis of St Luke’s

6.45-7.15 Submission of questions in writing (one per person)
7.30- 9pm Candidates’ statements and responses to questions

More information on

If you don’t know which ward you are in you can check by entering your postcode into this website:

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Save Rosendale Surgery

The Save Rosendale Surgery petition is here:

rosendale surgery


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#94: Friends of Belair Park report back from ARUP’s latest public presentation (at Dulwich Community Council Meeting – 19th March)

by Martin Heath (Chair, Friends of Belair Park)

Dulwich Community Council Meeting, 19.3.2014. chaired by Helen Hayes

Dulwich Community Council Meeting, chaired by Helen Hayes

The Dulwich Community Council meeting on March 19, 2014 included both a presentation by Arup about the proposed development on the hill top section of Crystal Palace Park, and also a public discussion. Cllr Helen Hayes, who chaired the meeting, emphasised that there would be adequate time to hear everyone who wished to speak.

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Councillor Lewis Robinson (Conservative, College Ward – Southwark) is a strong voice questioning the Crystal Palace Development

Lewis RobinsonCllr Lewis Robinson – Conservative Councillor for College Ward (2002 – present) issued this statement on the Crystal Palace Development:

“Many of you will be aware of the consultation taking place about the proposals put forward by the ZhongRong Group to build on the top site at Crystal Palace Park.

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Flood Relief works – Meeting: Tues 25th March

this has been received from Gary Rice, Head of Development at Southwark Council regarding the meeting about flood works in Belair Park:

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 (as amended)



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