Local News

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.

NOW CLEAR THAT ONLY CONSERVATIVES CAN DELIVER A REFERENDUM ON EUROPE

Ed Miliband has effectively confirmed that if Labour are in government after the next election they will not give the British people a say on our membership of the European Union.This admission shows that the only way to get an in-out referendum on Britain’s EU membership is by electing a Conservative government. Only the Conservatives can deliver real change in Europe.

New Officer Team Elected

At the Dulwich & West Norwood Conservatives AGM, held at All Saints Church West Dulwich, members elected a new Management Committee to lead the association for the next 12 months.

Thumbs up for new P13 Bus service

Dulwich residents who regularly use the P13 bus service will now receive a better service. Councillor Lewis Robinson, a regular user of the P13 bus, raised concerns about the erratic 20 minute service last year with Transport for London (TfL), and following a survey had the backing of over a hundred Dulwich residents calling on Transport for London to improve the frequency of the popular local bus.

Conservative Alternative Budget for Lambeth Champions Local People

Since 1998 the Conservative councillors in Lambeth have produced a legal and balanced alternative budget to Labour—2014 was no exception. While accepting the administration recommendation for a council tax freeze in 2014-2015, we emphasised that this was only made possible by the subsidy from the Conservative lead Government. Cllr John Whelan, Conservative Group Leader, attacked Labour for its lack of ambition—Westminster has frozen the council tax for two years, Conservative Kensington & Chelsea is offering residents £100 cash back, and Conservative Croydon is giving paid up householders £25 cash back. Our budget stripped £100,000 from propaganda and handed back this money for consultation on controlled park zone extensions—a major issue in West Norwood.

Claimant Count Down by 22.8% in Dulwich & West Norwood

This week there has been more good economic news as more evidence emerges that the Conservatives long term economic plan is working locally as once again the claimant count in Dulwich and West Norwood has continued to fall with more people finding work.