COLAR AGM 23rd November 2017

The 2nd AGM meeting of COLAR was held on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Parish Hall in Dulwich Village.

The agenda:

  1. Apologies for absence from the meeting
  2. Declarations of interest
  3. Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 6th December 2016
  4. Matters arising from the Minutes not covered by the Agenda
  5. Election of Committee
  6. Quietway 7 – Decision to go ahead taken, but the promised call in by Councillors did not happen. The main areas remain namely the redesign of the Village junction, loss of priority for Court Lane, three lanes funnelled into 2, traffic displacement and possible serious congestionand air pollution at peak times.
  7. Meeting with Quietway 8 planner, Joanna Lesak. Quiteway 8 is to run from Peckham, up Barry Road  crossing Lordship Lane by Dulwich Library and down Court Lane to join Quietway 7 at the junction with Dulwich village.
  8. SG Smith development
  9. Double yellow lines on all corners
  10. Foundation Schools Coaches Survey
  11. The newly formed Dulwich Forum, an umbrella group of local RA’s etc.
  12. Any other matters members see fit to bring up for discussion.
  13. Date of the next AGM –  December 2018 (tba)

The meeting was chaired by Ian Rankine and minuted by Richard Bushell


Item Description Actionee
1 Apologies for absence from the meeting  
1.1 No apologies were received  
2 Declarations of interest  
2.1 No declarations of interested were received  
3 Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 6th December 2016  
3.1 The minutes were accepted as read  
4 Matters arising from the Minutes not covered by the Agenda  
4.1 In was noted that COLAR now had some 127 individual email addresses representing dome 145 people.

In addition our communications were also copied to residents in Eynella Road, Desenfans Road and Eastlands Crescent

5 Election of Committee  
5.1 The existing committee members apart from Kamal Rahman and Liz Emerson have indicated their willingness to stand for re-election.

No additional members have put forward their names so the COLAR committee was elected unopposed as follows:

Officers (2)

Chair                                    Ian Rankine            140 CL

Secretary                            Richard Bushell      3 CLG


Committee members who will help & co-chair when needed :

Charles Cary-Elwes     122 CL

Jean  Cary-Elwes         122 CL

Emily Chong                 119 CL

Roy Collins                    115 CL

Brigid Gardner –          Ash Cottage  CL

6 Quietway 7  
6.1 The changes to the Village junction have commenced with some minor changes to the original proposal, the most significant being to retain some of the railings outside the schools.

The works are reported to be complete by 1Q 2018, the slow progress of the works was noted. The local shops have reported a more than 40% drop in sales driven by the chaos and reduction in parking.

Discussions locally with the contractors and council have lead to reduced work areas to free up more parking for shoppers and residents. Discussions to use the SG Smiths area for contractor’s storage are underway.

Also the proposal to remove the double yellow lines on Carlton avenue on the RHS up to Gilkes Crescent were well received and hopefully will be implemented.

It was suggested concerned COLAR members should write directly to the council namely

Matt Hill Highways Department

Cc Dulwich Village councillors, COLAR.

COLAR will put the names and contact details for the councillors etc on the website

















7 Quietway 8  
7.1 Quietway 8 runs from Peckham to Wimbledon. The proposed route  from Peckham goes up Barry Road  crossing Lordship Lane by Dulwich Library onto Eynella Road and down Court Lane to join Quietway 7 at the junction with Dulwich Village and onto Wimbledon  
7.2 An onsite discussion was held on the 16th November with the Quietways 8 planner, Joanna Lesak at which many suggestions and observations were made. Also one village councillor was in attendance. COLAR representatives and local residents were in attendance.  
8 SG Smith development  
8.1 The site had until recently been occupied by travellers

Planning issues are believed to have delayed the work until march 2016

An update is to be requested





9 Double Yellow Lines on all corners  
9.1 Since most roads already have DYL and the extent proposed is limited the implementation is not considered to have minor impact on parking  
10 Foundation Schools Coaches Survey.  
10.1 The village roadworks has resulted in the coaches diverting from Carlton Avenue improving the situation. The final solution is still awaiting the resolution of  a number of issues particularly about the drop off / collection point at the college  
11 Dulwich Villlage Forum  
11.1 The Dulwich Village Forum (DVF) is being formed to represent the RAs, businesses and schools to present a more representative group of local stake holders which should be seen as a more powerful local group to discuss issues affecting affected parties in the village

The link is



The DVF is progressing through the process required under local government rules to get its self established and recognised under local government legislation.  
12. COLAR Website  
12.1 The floor found the website useful

A request for help was put forward to the floor

Contact information for the Council will be added (See 6.1)




13 Any other matters members see fit to bring up for discussion  
13.1 There is an holistic traffic study being carried out by the Steer Davies Gleave on behalf of Southwark covering the 3 local wards including Dulwich Village.  
13.2 Jean and Charles Ewles put in an application for a Cleaner Greener grant to replace the asphalt patches in Court Lane with matching paving.  
14 Date of the next AGM  –  December 2018 (tba)  
  Minuted by Richard Bushell

8th December 2017

Richard Bushell                                     Ian Rankine


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