Local News

Labour Councillor Causes Costly By-election 6 weeks After Being Elected

One of the three Labour Councillors recently elected in Knights Hill ward has been forced to resign as a councillor just six weeks after being elected on the 22nd May after it emerged she was ineligible to stand. This means a by-election will be held on the 14th August.

Crystal Palace Primary School Given Government Approval

Dulwich Conservatives have welcomed the announcement by the Government that approval has been given to the Crystal Palace Primary School in the latest round of Free Schools.  The school, conceived by a group of parents fed up with the lack of choice and school places in Crystal Palace will ensure more parents have the choice of a great school in South Dulwich and Gipsy Hill to which they can send their child.

Claimant Count Falls Again in Dulwich & West Norwood

Figures realised on the 16th April show that the number of people claiming benefits has again fallen in Dulwich & West Norwood as more people find work and unemployment continues to fall thanks to the Conservatives Long-Term Economic Plan.  

Tulse Hill CPZ: Listen to Residents!

Conservative Candidates for Thurlow Park ward Irene Kimm, Graham Pycock and Luke Tryl have called on Labour-run Lambeth Council to re-consult local residents after it has become clear the CPZ is creating more difficulties than it solves. 

Time for a Fair Deal for Dulwich

Over the last four years Southwark’s Labour Council has centralised powers and decision making at their London Bridge Town Hall – leaving Dulwich out on a limb. Dulwich is not just leafy lanes, and many local residents feel they don’t get a fair deal from Southwark’s Labour Council who are more interested in Bermondsey and Peckham. Since 2010 Labour have closed local day care centres and plan to relocate the service to Peckham, stripped Dulwich councillors of local decision making powers, and hoarded huge cash reserves at the Town Hall.  Labour opposes the establishment of new primary schools out of political dogma when the South of the Borough is crying out for new school places.

Lambeth Libraries Bottom of the London League Again

After years of high spending and rock bottom results Lambeth Council has crashed again on the performance of its library service.  The just released figures from the Chartered Institute for Public Finance Association (CIPFA) profile, are another indictment of Lambeth Council’s library service. 

Save the Rosendale Road Surgery

The Rosendale Road Surgery has treated and cared for patients in our area for more than 20 years. The building has now been sold requiring the surgery to relocate and enable this much loved and trusted Practice to continue providing NHS services locally. Our community were delighted when after many months a site was found at the Old Unigate Dairy Site in Croxted Road for a new, purpose built surgery and was given planning permission by Lambeth Council. We have now been given to understand we may lose our surgery, as NHS London has delayed funding the relocation. We are petitioning NHS London and Ministers to agree the necessary funding to ensure we retain this surgery in the heart of the community it serves.

Extra help with childcare costs is great news for parents in Dulwich and West Norwood

Chairman of Dulwich and West Norwood Conservatives Luke Tryl has welcomed a major new childcare package unveiled by the Prime Minister today which will help 400,000 families in London.The Governments’ new Tax-Free Childcare scheme will provide 20 per cent support on childcare costs up to £10,000 per year for each child via a new simple online system. The limit had previously been set at £6,000. This now means support of up to £2,000 per child per year.