The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

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Memorial Service for Colin Lowman - postponed

The memorial service for Colin Lowman on Thusday 24th June has been postponed.

Have Your Say on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs)

You may or may not be in favour of them. LTNs may have made your life easier or caused you a lot of inconvenience. Now is your chance to contribute your views. Southwark Council have launched a survey covering the Dulwich Village timed closures, the Melbourne Grove and adjacent road closures and the Champion Hill one way scheme. The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete and can be found here:

For each scheme there are options to tick for future permanace, modification or re-opening. There are also options for on-line open meeting attendance.

The Society would encourage everyone to respond. Good, bad or indifferent, let's tell the Council what we think.

Lucas Gardens Tree Trail

This 30-45 minute trail through Lucas Gardens – our second tree walk in the series – visits around 30 remarkable trees in the park. Learn about a fascinating array of tree species from all over the world right here on our Camberwell doorstep.

The trail guides and maps can be downloaded here

Our sincere thanks to Paul Millington, the original author of the Lucas Gardens tree trail, and also to Alex Mair for all his help developing the final version. Background to the project can be found on the London-wide Urban Tree Festival website:

Three New Significant Planning Applications in Camberwell

These applications will change the skyline. The Planning Sub-committee of the Camberwell Society will be reviewing them at its December meeting, and responding accordingly.

All of these applications will go to council planning committee due to their size and significance, but it may be some time before they are heard, a 6 month delay isn’t unknown. Despite showing imminent expiry dates, comments are accepted up to the time the officers' report is written which is usually about 2 weeks prior.

This is a significant opportunity for the community to help shape future Camberwell and we would encourage you to comment as soon as you are able, should you be so minded.

The applications are accessible on line by the links below. They contain a daunting number of documents, however, the information tends to be summarised best in the Design and Access Statements which would be the best place to start.

Brook Hall 17 Flodden Road London SE5 9LH, Ref. No: 20/AP/0887