When: Friday 6th December and Saturday 7th December from 11am to 5pm
Where: Francis Peek Centre, College Road, Dulwich Park, SE21 7BQ, and
Belair Recreation Rooms, Gallery Road, SE21 7AB
The Flood and Drainage Team of Southwark Council is holding two Public Exhibitions this weekend to display plans of flood alleviation proposals following our engagement with stakeholders. The proposals are to alleviate sewer and surface water flooding to a number of properties in the Dulwich and Herne Hill area during severe storm events. The proposals for flood alleviation works are being developed in Belair Park, Dulwich Park, Southwark Community Sports Trusts grounds and Turney Road.
Southwark Council has prepared a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment which identifies certain areas, including Herne Hill and Turney Road, as being at risk from flooding by both sewer and ground water. (This initiative began long before the recent burst main on Half Moon Lane.) The drains in the area have insufficient capacity to cope with severe rainstorms, which are becoming more common as a result of climate change.
It has produced plans to make structural alterations to both Dulwich and Belair Parks to allow the retention of water in the parks during severe storms, with the water being allowed to drain slowly through the drainage system once the storm is over.
Southwark Council has finally announced the successful artist in its competition for a new work for Dulwich Park, to replace the stolen Hepworth bronze Two Forms (Divided Circle).
The chosen work is Three Perpetual Chords by Conrad Shawcross, comprising three iron sculptures which the artist describes as "visual descriptions of musical chords”, reflecting the mathematical patterns in music The illustration shown is a computer-generated image of one of the three pieces, which ascend in complexity. The likely timetable should see the work installed in late summer 2014.
Southwark Council has undertaken a consultation on whether there should be parking enforcement in the park.
Almost a year has passed since the brutal theft of Hepworth's Two Forms (Divided Circle) from Dulwich Park overnight on 19th/20th December 2011.
Southwark Council have issued a press release with details of the shortlisted artists for the commissioning of a new artwork for Dulwich Park following the theft of Barbara Hepworth's Two Forms in December 2011
The month of May sees the park graduate from the lush greens of spring into awesome displays of colour.
You may have noticed the recent works in Dulwich by street artist Stik – there are two in Court Lane.
Some of you will remember Matthew Gilbey, who was apprenticed to Head Gardener Ric Glenn.
The theft of the Hepworth sculpture 'Two Forms' has united diverse groups of people who would not otherwise have had cause to work together. DPF is planning an exhibition about the sculpture to take place during the Dulwich Park Festival Fair (see below) in a marquee near the site from which the piece was stolen.
The park is suffering from a worrying phenomenon, the incidence of which is on the increase: dogs ripping the bark from trees.