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messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by BrandNewGuy 26 June, 2018 19:31

Pleased to see that Google Maps now recognises that the Lordship Lane / Goose Green roundabout is now called the Dulwich Hamlet Promotion Roundabout. Some rave reviews too :-)
[www.google.com]

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by Sue 26 June, 2018 20:26

BrandNewGuy Wrote:
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> Pleased to see that Google Maps now recognises
> that the Lordship Lane / Goose Green roundabout is
> now called the Dulwich Hamlet Promotion
> Roundabout. Some rave reviews too :-)
> [www.google.com]-
> +Promotion+Roundabout/@51.4543336,-0.0827837,15z/d
> ata=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xafc23c18ae67235f!8m2!3d51.460
> 7371!4d-0.0752601


big grin

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by BrandNewGuy 13 July, 2018 09:25

Response to a question of mine to club chairman Liam Hickey on the club forum about the new share offering and changes in the ownership of the club. Very welcome developments.

"As a Private Limited Company we are not legally allowed to advertise the sale of shares but we can answer questions about them. We would have expected those at the meeting to have brought the contents of it into the public domain by now but as they haven't then this question is the first time we can say anything.

Yes there has been lots of movement as 73% of the current shares will pass into the ownership of a new holding company within the next 7 days. The club's new Directors will be the Directors of that company - namely me, Tom Cullen and Gavin Rose. We have no intention of selling that holding at any time.

However, we wish to be diluted to bring in new investment and so the meeting also agreed that authorised share capital be increased to 1.5 million.

These new shares are available to purchase in blocks of 500 shares at 1 each.

We have also brought the Register of Members up to date and taken some shares that were not taken up as part of the call and those of deceased and non contactable shareholders back into Treasury.

It is our I mention to hand these to the Dulwich Hamlet Supporters Trust as soon as they have tidied up one of their own rules.

The rest are available for fans or investors to purchase as part of the recapitalisation of the company.

Should large investors come forward then we shall look very carefully at their motives as part of our due diligence but we are already aware of people friendly to the club who may wish to invest.

The new Board will shortly be formed and offer places on it to representatives of all the current stakeholder groups.

Please forward any requests to purchase or questions to dhfc1893@yahoo.com."

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by rahrahrah 13 July, 2018 11:16

What are the chances of DHFC getting back into the Champion Hill ground again, anytime soon?

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by BrandNewGuy 13 July, 2018 11:24

Not any time soon, alas. But the (temporary) stay at Tooting & Mitcham's ground appears to be working OK, so the club should be able to sit it out, especially with the proposed new injection of cash. The good thing is that the developers can't do anything with the ground at the moment. It seems that any talks they've had with the council have broken down, so it's probably time to put some pressure on the Minister for Sport to appoint a mediator, as she promised in the Commons earlier this year. If that fails, the council will start the process for Compulsory Purchase. This could take a few years.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamletattachment
Posted by BrandNewGuy 13 July, 2018 11:28

Here are a couple of recent photos of the ground. Complete neglect.

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messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by rahrahrah 13 July, 2018 12:19

Thanks for the update BrandNewGuy. It's really dispiriting to see the club treated in this way by the developer. Let's hope it can get resolved as quickly as possible.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by BrandNewGuy 13 July, 2018 12:34

More cautiously good news Meadow Residential have written off the club's 'debts' to them, though these figures were alway rather nebulous and requests for a proper breakdown were ignored. The good thing is, though, that without that potential liability, the club will be far more attractive to new investors.

Details here too about Meadow's ridiculous revised scheme which will go nowhere:

[www.londonnewsonline.co.uk]

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by DHFC 31 July, 2018 18:39

Just a reminder that the season kicks off on 4th August away v Welling Utd

Then there are 2 home games on 8th and 11th v East Thurrock & Concord Rangers both at Tooting and Mitcham

The club still needs all your support as we fight to stay alive and get back home.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by ruffers 11 August, 2018 11:43

Whats the score with taking beers in at the ground at the moment?

Obviously not as significant as shares etc but life goes on...



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messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by BrandNewGuy 11 August, 2018 13:07

You can do it in moderation, but it's frowned upon, especially as we're currently 'guests' of Tooting & Mitcham and they rely on bar takings to help with the upkeep.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by geh 11 August, 2018 21:40

to be honest at 3.00 a pint of really decent bitter, why would you need to (unless you're craving a pint of "fizzy disco pop")



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messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by ruffers 12 August, 2018 14:20

It was now of a queue avoidance question, not such an issue right now as it turns out having been at the game so happy to use the bar.

Unlucky yesterday. Lots of possession in the second half, need to get some shots away..



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messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by SoozieW 16 August, 2018 16:36

Are we any closer to knowing when Dulwich Hamlet will be returning to Champion Hill? I want to take some friends from the US there.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by BrandNewGuy 16 August, 2018 22:10

Almost certainly not this season. Even if Meadow were to cave in suddenly and let the club play there on acceptable terms, the pitch is in a right state and would take months to get up to standard. Think next season at the earliest which is a shame, but the club will survive and it will return.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by BrandNewGuy 16 August, 2018 22:11

... take them down to a 'home' game at Tooting. It's good fun :-)

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by ruffers 17 August, 2018 09:54

BrandNewGuy Wrote:
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> ... take them down to a 'home' game at Tooting.
> It's good fun :-)

Agreed, and you get a tour of south London on the way...

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by Laddy Muck 20 August, 2018 12:55

BrandNewGuy Wrote:
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> Almost certainly not this season. Even if Meadow
> were to cave in suddenly and let the club play
> there on acceptable terms, the pitch is in a right
> state and would take months to get up to standard.
> Think next season at the earliest which is a
> shame, but the club will survive and it will
> return.

Thanks for the update, BNG.

And @ James Barber: what's happening about (what looks to me like) the permanent barricade?

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by Amanda1979 21 August, 2018 13:11

The pitch has been mowed... no idea if this is of significance but hopefully it means someone is being bought in to look after it?

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by SoozieW 23 August, 2018 16:34

ruffers Wrote:
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> BrandNewGuy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > ... take them down to a 'home' game at Tooting.
> > It's good fun :-)
>
> Agreed, and you get a tour of south London on the
> way...

Thanks will do. It's not quite as convenenient though with 2 changes by train and tram but my guests are all up for it so its all good.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by EDOldie 23 August, 2018 16:45

Amanda1979 Wrote:
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> The pitch has been mowed... no idea if this is of
> significance but hopefully it means someone is
> being bought in to look after it?

Looks like it's been watered as well. I've been dying to say it was looking like a meadow.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by rendelharris 23 August, 2018 17:14

SoozieW Wrote:
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> Thanks will do. It's not quite as convenenient
> though with 2 changes by train and tram but my
> guests are all up for it so its all good.

ED > Tulse Hill > Mitcham Junction, train all the way, one change, 22 mins and a five minute walk.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by Laddy Muck 28 August, 2018 23:12

EDOldie Wrote:
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> I've been dying to say it was looking like a meadow.

Hahaha...I have only just twigged! smileys with beer

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by ed_pete 11 October, 2018 13:10

Update - Southwark have been in contact with Meadow again.

[www.southwark.gov.uk]

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by Amanda1979 11 October, 2018 13:15

Is Southwark not pursuing a CPO and granting Meadow a lease for the astroturf area a good thing? Will.they not just p*** residents off again by allowing inconsiderate events and again look to move the stadium and build flats? Especially after Southwark are busy actually investing in making the Green area more accessible etc.



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messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by ruffers 11 October, 2018 14:22

So the council has written to Meadow to "confirm that there is no formal resolution for the CPO and to offer terms for the reoccupation of the astroturf."

Happy to see the CPO is still in the back pocket for the future, but will be interested to see what these terms are. Clearly this announcement has been made today to try to maximise publicity for it given tonight's fixture (which I trust we're all attending, or at least donating to..) so I wonder if we might hear from other backers as well on what they're doing now the initial fuss has faded away? I say this as an optimist btw, not a critic.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by isnottropical 23 October, 2018 18:58

Fantastic news - the club have just announced their return to Champion Hill (looking at around 4-6 weeks until the ground is ready).

[www.pitchero.com]

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by Sue 23 October, 2018 20:05

Hooray!

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by Laddy Muck 23 October, 2018 23:11

isnottropical Wrote:
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> Fantastic news - the club have just announced
> their return to Champion Hill (looking at around
> 4-6 weeks until the ground is ready).

Best news this year for me. About fecking time though.

Thanks for posting, isnottropical.

messageRe: Dulwich Hamlet
Posted by 5imon 24 October, 2018 10:01

Fantastic news, and glad to hear

- DHFC has got access to the astroturf AND the stadium on an 18mth contract....superb!
- In return for granting DHFC acccess to the site, the council will not follow through on its CPO to Meadow, but DHFC needs to invest in the Greendale site

This last part...does this mean that the threat of housing development is still present? or have the council smashed Meadow's schemes to smithereens?
Trying to work out what, if any, concessions were offered here in order to break the deadlock.

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