Author: Alex Crane

December Board Meeting Minutes

The full minutes of the DHST Board meeting that took place on 20 December 2017 are now available to read here

Topics covered included an update on the situation with Meadow, Southwark Council Assembly, New Southwark Plan, merchandise and the Christmas party.

November Board Meeting Minutes

The full minutes of the DHST Board meeting that took place on 16 November are now available here

Topics covered included an update on the situation with Meadow, Southwark Council Assembly and the New Southwark Plan.


Planning Update: Appeals withdrawn

DHST are aware of a letter from Meadow’s legal team to LB Southwark’s planning officer confirming that following last week’s lease hearing on Green Dale, they have decided to withdraw their planning appeals. In the letter it states:

As you are aware, we act for the above Appellant [Greendale Property Company] and have today notified PINS of the withdrawal of the above linked appeals [3164823 & 3166766]. 

This decision has been made in light of the outcome of the hearing on Monday in relation to the lease proceedings and what our client considers to be subsequent defamatory statements made against it by the Council. With that background our client regrettably considers it cannot continue with the appeal.

The stance that has been taken by the Council generally is extremely disappointing due to the impact on the deliverability of housing and the future of DHFC. Without the ongoing support of the Council our client’s continuing intervention is, with regret, futile.

DHST are in discussions with Meadow to confirm how they plan to proceed in terms of their support of the Club generally and what they intend to do with the land. We will update as soon as we have further news. 

DHST supported the proposals because it offered the Football Club an opportunity for a sustainable future in East Dulwich under the ownership of its fans. We stand by that model of ownership as the preferred option and will continue to act in the best interests of its members and the Football Club. We continue to maintain dialogue with all major stakeholders and will review all available options to ensure the future of the Club is secure.

Non League Day 2017

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This year the fixture computer has been kind to us and gifted us a home fixture on Non League Day which is taking place on Saturday 7th October. We will be playing Needham Market and once again the Club is operating a ‘pay what you like’ policy at the turnstiles. Non League Day has traditionally seen some of the largest gates at Champion Hill in recent history and we hope this will be the case again. As has happened previously, the Club’s charity partner for the season, the Copleston Centre and, the Lambeth and Southwark MIND charity will benefit from the profits. The organisers of Non League Day are also supporting Prostate Cancer UK whose mission to stop men dying from prostate cancer. The Football Committee have very generously decided to donate the profits fro the 50/50 tickets to this charity.

Please do spread the word amongst friends, colleagues and your family! Continue reading “Non League Day 2017”

New Southwark Plan Update: Some success!

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Earlier this year we asked our members and supporters of the Football Club to write to Southwark Council in response to their proposed new site allocations and area visions in the New Southwark Plan. We were copied into some of the emails and were greatly encouraged by the number of responses. opzioni binarie su oro We are happy to say that the Council have taken on board some of the comments and amended the wording in the site allocation for Champion Hill to include the ‘associated facilities’ in addition to the pitch as required uses on the site. However, there are still a number of outstanding comments that we made which we still feel should be addressed. Continue reading “New Southwark Plan Update: Some success!”