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messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Cora August 01, 09:24AM

My sonís been welcomed here and is loving the positive Ďcan doí vibe - thanks for creating it 🙂 Definately contact the councillors, Helen Hayes and the other one mentioned. Also James Barber (Via Liberal Democrats)- Sadly no longer a councillor but loads of experience in local projects. Might be worth contacting the Southbank skaters - they had a long and I think successful campaign - might have some good tips....I know itís a bit late to save the pub idea but canít help thinking of it as a good relocation for Hop Kingdom....

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Siduhe August 01, 10:25AM

The site is in the Dulwich Wood area - Andy Simmons and Catherine Rose are the councillors to email. I have pointed them to this thread and the petition but, as ever, the more people who contact them - the higher up the agenda it gets.

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Siduhe August 01, 03:18PM

Iíve had a detailed and helpful reply from Andy and Catherine - they are aware of this campaign and the key bit of their email about the skaters says:

Quote:
Dulwich Wood councillors
The priority for a temporary use of the site is for short term coach parking to stop school coaches having a negative impact on local roads and this was agreed after public consultation some years ago.

The views of residents of Gloucester Court which is immediately adjacent to the site are important regarding any other temporary use of the site here, as are the views of other residents and the local police who have had to deal with complaints of class A drug dealing and use, anti-social behaviour and sex with minors in the neighbouring ward recently (not on the Grove Tavern site).

If Gloucester Court residents (in particular) and other local residents potentially impacted by noise are not disturbed by a temporary skate park and the police donít receive complaints about crime or anti social behaviour on the site then Catherine and I are happy with a meanwhile use of the site in the short to medium term and we met with the Dulwich Estate yesterday to explain this.

I think the Dulwich Estate are now also broadly happy with a temporary use of the site if they donít receive complaints, but Stonegate Pubs may still have concerns of their own - they are difficult to contact and have had many staff on furlough recently which has made communication even more difficult.

So it sounds as if there is a solution here with the Estate, given the acknowledgement there havenít been any issues or complaints about the skaters - although who knows about the pub chain.

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by dimples August 02, 10:49AM

Signed , well done

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Lemming August 02, 11:35AM

The sooner this eyesore is removed the better.

(The Grove pub, I mean, not the skate area)

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by hpsaucey August 02, 12:54PM

Signed and shared on FB. Good luck!

HP

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by dirty tree August 05, 06:11PM

I took my 8 and 4 year old to skate there.
Made to feel most welcome.
Good on you all for contributing positively to the community at your expense.

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by tiddles August 05, 06:41PM

lets hope the petition has an effect.

seems a shame if a nice project like this gets lost

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Mishcake August 06, 04:44PM

Just signed - good luck and hope you can keep on boarding!

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Worsthorne August 06, 06:38PM

Signed- great project organised by young people!

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by tiddles August 06, 06:54PM

I think its marvellous that they are creating a nice space for youngsters to do something fun - but also to encourage the little un's who are really going to love this positivity

good luck all involved

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by MusicoSouth August 08, 09:00AM

I noticed this yesterday when I was picking up my daughter on the South Circ. As she was passing the car park, one of the guys called out to ask her if she skates and to invite her to have a go. It made her day. What these young people are doing is so positive and so creative with such an ugly unloved space. It's a disgrace that the pub and car park have sat derelict for so long, so it's brilliant to see young people taking the initiative to turn it to good use. I've signed the petition, but do let Forum members know if there's anything more we can do to support it.

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by septemberrachel August 08, 10:36PM

Hi! I'm sending you a DM smiling smiley

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by olliejarman August 11, 09:41PM

Signed and shared, as a local skateboarder it nice to see these spaces pop up. i proper community. Unlike the greedy landowner who no doubt is sitting on it waiting for the value to go up.

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by sweetgirl August 12, 01:38AM

olliejarman Wrote:
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> Signed and shared, as a local skateboarder it nice
> to see these spaces pop up. i proper community.
> Unlike the greedy landowner who no doubt is
> sitting on it waiting for the value to go up.


Not sure but I'm sure I read on the forum at some point that the Dulwich estate own the land?????

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by RedstarGreen August 12, 11:45AM

Seen the area and looks a jolly space for people to hang out

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by mlteenie August 14, 11:04AM

Signed. Well done and keep rolling!

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Annie5 August 14, 12:10PM

Will sign and share. Landowners doing nothing with the space, but moaning when someone uses initiative and turns it into something positive. Hope you enjoy the space smiling smiley

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by ruffers August 14, 02:46PM

Film here of the site.

[www.instagram.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was august 14, 02:49pm by ruffers.

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Lollipop August 14, 03:07PM

Signed and shared. I think it s fabulous.

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by mary123 August 14, 03:19PM

How cool,lordship estate, community spirit

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by ruffers August 14, 08:55PM

Longer film, and the forum gets a mention....

[www.instagram.com]

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by KidKruger August 14, 09:29PM

Excellent shorty !

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Sue August 14, 10:20PM

ruffers Wrote:
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> Longer film, and the forum gets a mention....
>
> [www.instagram.com]
> ce=ig_web_copy_link


That's so cool!

But what was that about the EDF being full of angry mums? 🤣🤣🤣

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by ruffers August 14, 10:29PM

I think he was just playing to a cliche Sue - although I've never been in the Family Room so I don't know!

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by redjam August 14, 11:13PM

Ha, Iím an angry ED mum! But I was happy to sign their petition when they first posted and my daughter went down and skated there the other day. She loved it. I think itís great - well done guys.

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Matil August 20, 01:25PM

The Grove DYI featured in the South West Londoner News site.

Article:
[www.swlondoner.co.uk]

Video report by SW Londoner news:
[youtu.be]

Stemmed from young skaters' desire to skate during the lockdown turned into a community project. Amazing stuff.

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by ruffers August 26, 09:34PM

Came down and watched for a few minutes tonight, good to see.

Thinking fifty two is pushing it a bit for a first timer..., 🤔

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by JohnL August 27, 10:26AM

ruffers Wrote:
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> Came down and watched for a few minutes tonight,
> good to see.
>
> Thinking fifty two is pushing it a bit for a first
> timer..., 🤔

Nah - have a go. How difficult can it be LOL smiling smiley

messageRe: skateboarding at the Grove Pub car park
Posted by Shrieker August 27, 02:16PM

Im really surprised that Wetherspoons have never tried to get their hands on this property, it would be a similar thing to the Fox on the Hill in Denmark Hill which is a very good spoons.

It would also provide relief for those unable to stump up the vastly inflated price of about £6 a pint in the pub around the bottom end of Lordship Lane.

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