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New Southwark Plan – Proposed Submission Version

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DHST have been closely following the proposed New Southwark Plan for nearly a year and have been actively participating in the consultation process, contributing comments to the parts of the document which affect Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and having success in putting in place a sensible development strategy for Champion Hill whilst providing greater protection to the Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.

The New Southwark Plan will be a new borough-wide planning and regeneration strategy up to 2033. Once finalised and adopted, it will replace the saved Southwark Plan policies and the Core Strategy. This document sets in place strategies for sites in the borough in relation to potential development of these sites.

The New Southwark Plan contains area visions and site allocations including East Dulwich and Champion Hill Stadium. Within the first version of the Plan was an allocation for the Champion Hill stadium which included the land around the stadium (car wash, car park) and the land on which the stadium buildings are located (health club, bar, changing rooms etc.) but, specifically excluded the football pitch. In theory this could have meant that the New Southwark Plan set in place a development strategy for the site which provided no facilities for the Football Club other than a pitch. Clearly this isn’t feasible for an ambitious senior Club like DHFC.

Our response to the Council’s first draft of this document was partially successful with the amendment of the required uses on the site to include both the football pitch Buy Tastylia 20 mg and associated facilities rather than just the pitch. Whilst we had some success in getting this small but significant wording changed the Council omitted to include the area of the associated facilities and the concerns on the other aspects that we highlighted in our original response still remained.

The Council then consulted on the new and amended preferred option policies document which we responded to here. The East Dulwich area vision was amended to acknowledge that the Club is “ free binary options trading software download\'a=0 an important visitor attraction with a valuable community function” and the Champion Hill site allocation was amended so that opcje binarne opinie graczy any new development on the site includes provision for a stadium with at least the same size facilities as we currently have. 

Given that the first version of this document didn’t acknowledge retaining of the ancillary facilities (turnstiles, changing rooms, bar etc.) we should see this as a very important ‘win’, particularly since the current situation (with the withdrawal of Meadow’s planning appeals) means the car park is realistically the least path to resistance in terms of developing the land and the first version of this document would have left everything but the pitch up for grabs which could have harmed the ability for a senior level football club such as DHFC to continue to use Champion Hill.

The New Southwark Plan: Proposed Submission Version is currently out for formal consultation until 27 February 2018. This stage of the consultation to assess whether the proposed Plan is ‘sound’ and ‘legal’. The Trust have made their representation which supports the Plan. The current description of the site now reads as follows:

Redevelopment of the site must:

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Redevelopment of the site should:

• Provide new homes (C3).

Redevelopment of the site may:

• Provide new extra care housing (C2).

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The design, layout and accessibility requirements for this site are dependent on the proposed mix and location of land uses and their relationships to each other within the site. Proposals must ensure that the football grounds continue to function successfully. Comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment of the site could include taller buildings subject to consideration of impacts on existing character, heritage and townscape. Redevelopment should complement the setting of existing open spaces, and enhance walking routes and connectivity to Lordship Lane and East Dulwich. The site is not within a borough designated Archaeological Priority Area or conservation area. The site is located close to the Camberwell/Constance Road Workhouse build in 1892. An archaeological assessment is required for this site.

We will report again once the results of this stage of consultation are complete.

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100 Club Winners Feb 18

The winners of this month’s draw were Mark Panton who won £67.50 and Bill Collar who won £40.50. Monthly contributions are running at £270 and the total raised now stands at over £34k. Many thanks for your continued support. Head here to fill in a quick and easy online form to be in with a chance of winning next month’s draw.

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.

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100 Club Winners – January 2018

The winners of this month’s draw were Mr L Shailer who won £67.50 and Phil Addington who won £40.50. Monthly contributions are running at £270 and the total raised now stands at over £34k. Many thanks for your continued support. Head here to fill in a quick and easy online form to be in with a chance of winning next month’s draw.


Merchandise update – Back up to full stock

Demand for Dulwich Hamlet merchandise has been amazing over recent weeks, so much so that we even ran out of scarves for the first time anyone can remember!  The good news is that we are expecting to be back up to full stock, both online and in the Mega-container, for the next home game.


In addition to the pink and blue bar scarves, we will be re-stocking other favoured design’s including new The Hamlet, white retro and the Junior Rabble.

We have this week placed an order for a specially designed Dulwich Hamlet scarf which will be on sale in early February.  The scarf has been designed to celebrate LGBT History Month and we know this will be extremely popular with supporters and a percentage of the profit from it’s sale will be donation to a LGBT charity.

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Please be reminded that the deadline to reserve our limited edition retro shirt is this Sunday, 14th January 2018.

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This cotton shirt, featuring a traditional lace-up collar, plays homage to those Dulwich Hamlet teams of the 1920s and 30s. The shirt comes short-sleeved only and they’re available to reserve at £40.00 each.

There has already been a great response and many fans have already reserved theirs, to reserve a shirt please send an email to with the following information:

Full Name and required size.

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Please note that the shirts will need to be paid for and collected from the mega-container following delivery.  Unfortunately these will not be available to buy online and we won’t be able to post. If you are unable to attend a home game to purchase you may wish to arrange for a friend or relative pay and collect on your behalf.

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We have also placed an additional order for this seasons’ replica home football shirts, sizes Medium to XXL (small and larger sizes are currently available to buy online or at the Mega-container on match days).  We’ve been quoted a delivery time of 6 weeks off the supplier so this is our final order of the season. We will announce availability once the stock has arrived, make sure you regularly visit our website to avoid disappointment.

Supporters’ Trust raise £2,000 for the 12th Man Scheme

Supporters’ Trust raise £2,000 for the 12th Man Scheme and new retro shirt design released

Happy New Year and we hope you all had a happy holiday.

The new year started well with a resounding 4-0 victory against Kingstonian and a healthy attendance. Let’s hope this good form continues against Folkestone Invicta at Champion Hill tomorrow.

Before the Christmas break, the Club’s annual Christmas party, organised by DHST, took place in the bar following the match against Brightlingsea Regent. This was well attended and everyone appeared to have a great time. We’re very grateful to the following for providing the musical entertainment: Committee member, Tom Cullen; supporter Louis Daly and Brixton Buzz founder and supporter, Mike Urban. We’re also grateful to Club sponsors, Meat Liquor and Franco Manca who provided a fine selection of food. Finally, a big thank you to all the businesses and supporters who donated prizes for both the raffle and the auction that took place including some of our regular poster partners:

Club President – Jack Payne / Sally Miller / DHST Board / Flock and Herd / William Rose / Gavin Watson / DHFC Committee / Duncan Palmer Photography / Rob Graberek /The Honor Oak Handyman / DHFC Former Players Association / Four Pure Brewery / Porters Barbers

We’re pleased to announce that the raffle and auction raised £1,603 and the Trust Board have agreed to top up that amount to £2,000 which will be transferred to the 12th man scheme. Given the current predicament the Club finds itself in we’re sure this will help the Club to continue to pay the players and management.

We would also like to extend our thanks to all our fans, whether old or new, who have purchased merchandise over the recent period. Thirty percent of the merchandise profits goes directly back to the Club so the more you buy, the more money the club receives. Strong Christmas period sales have left our stocks a little depleted but don’t worry, we’ve re-ordered many of the items that have run out. Our annual DHFC calendar has sold very well with less than 10 left in the shop so if you didn’t get one for Christmas then you’ll need to hurry!

As many of you will be aware, the Club celebrates its 125th anniversary this year and we’ve produced a few items commemorating this including badges, mugs and scarves that have helped to contribute to the Intercity 125 fund which is raising money to help get the first team to Hamburg in July. We’ve also been working on something unique which we guess will prove to be very popular with fans and is a fitting tribute to our former heroes from the 1920s and 30s in the form of a limited edition retro shirt.

This is a cotton shirt which features a traditional lace-up collar. To get the shirt as close as possible to the original it will have a ‘clean’ look with no logos, club crest or shirt numbers. The shirt comes short-sleeved only and will be available to reserve at £40.00 each.

Retro Final

This is a limited run of shirts so we advise those looking to purchase one to reserve via email. No advance payment will be required. If you wish to reserve a shirt please send an email to with the following information:

Full Name and required size.

Available sizes (chest size in inches)






Reservations will end on 14 January 2018 and we hope to receive delivery of the shirts in mid-February.  We will notify by email all those who have reserved a shirt once delivery has been received.

Please note that the shirts will need to be paid for and collected from the mega-container following delivery.  Unfortunately these will not be available to buy online and we won’t be able to post. If you are unable to attend a home game to purchase you may wish to arrange for a friend or relative pay and collect on your behalf.










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.


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December 2017 – 100 Club Draw

The winners of this month’s draw were Miss E Collar who won £68.75 and Peter Stocker who won £41.25. Monthly contributions are running at £275 and the total raised now stands at over £34k. Many thanks for your continued support. Head here to fill in a quick and easy online form to be in with a chance of winning next month’s draw.

Southwark Council Assembly – November 2017


On Wednesday 29 November, a delegation from the Club including First Team Manager, Gavin Rose; Committee Chair, Liam Hickey; Committee Secretary, Rav Anand and DHST Chair, Alex Crane spoke at the Southwark Council Assembly during the deputations part of the evening. They spoke about the history of the Club, the work that the ASPIRE Academy does, the current situation that it finds itself in and asked for the Leader, Peter John, to confirm how he would continue to offer his support and that of the Council in keeping the Club going.

Other items of note involving the Club included questions to the Cabinet from Councillor Catherine Rose (a DHST member and regular supporter) and one from Councillor James Barber.  A motion (set out below) was put forward by Councillor Rose and Councillor Sarah King. We are happy to report that the Council voted and made clear its unanimous support for Dulwich Hamlet FC.

Councillors decided that Southwark should make “all efforts necessary” to provide practical support for the club, including financial help if needed, to allow it to plan for the longer term.

They also decided that the Council should work with the club to ensure that Hamlet fans can be at the heart of determining its future. QUESTION TO THE LEADER FROM COUNCILLOR CATHERINE ROSE

Would the leader provide a statement on the discussions that the council has had with Dulwich Hamlet Football Club (DHFC) Ltd and other key community stakeholders on the future viability of Dulwich Hamlet FC?

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The council remains committed to safeguarding the future of Dulwich Hamlet FC, preservation of Greendale and ensuring that any housing development delivers at least 35% affordable housing.

In October, developer Meadow Residential, the owners of Dulwich Hamlet’s Champion Hill ground, withdrew its appeals against the council in relation to a planning application for the redevelopment of the football ground and adjacent Metropolitan Open Land at Greendale. Parallel legal proceedings against the council in relation to the lease of land at Greendale, driven by Meadow, were also withdrawn. Control of the Greendale site will return to the council in January 2018.

The council has since met with the developer and again made its position clear with regard to Dulwich Hamlet, affordable housing and open space at Greendale, which should be preserved for wider community use. QUESTION TO THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITIES, SAFETY AND LEISURE FROM COUNCILLOR JAMES BARBER

Is the cabinet member willing to support community led plans for a revenue-raising all- weather pitch at Dulwich Hamlet Football Club that could help stabilise the club’s finances and provide much needed local facilities?

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The council supports the principle of improvements to existing facilities at Champion Hill including new all-weather pitches, which would both assist in securing the future of Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and provide sporting facilities that could then also be open for use much more broadly, fostering wider participation in sport and benefiting the wider community further.


Support for Dulwich Hamlet Football Club (DHFC)

  1. Council assembly notes:
  • The leader of the council, Councillor Peter John’s support for DHFC and his statement that “We are never going to let the club fail” is welcome support for the club.
  • That Dulwich Hamlet has continuously occupied a site on the Green Dale site since 1902, first Freemans Field and finally settling on the adjacent plot its current location in 1931. This followed moving from sites in the Dulwich area; Woodwarde Road, College farm and Sunray Avenue. The 1931 Stadium was in use until 1991 until it fell into poor repair and foul of legislation that required football clubs to adopt modern safety standards.
  • That the use of the site as a football stadium with its sporting facilities is a long established use and is one of the few remaining venues of those used in the 1948 London Olympics. The site, or an adjacent site, has been in continual use by the club since it moved to Green Dale and provides facilities for the local community, schools, charities and other professional football events.
  • The significant contribution Dulwich Hamlet Football Club has made to the national, London and Southwark’s sporting, cultural and social history to modern football. Rooted in working class communities organising themselves at the end of the 19th century, as a means of enriching the lives of those that played for and supported these clubs. The club shares its late Victorian origins with the Herne Hill Velodrome that was recently granted planning permission to improve its stadium and make better use of its site. The DHFC hosted the amateur football games of the 1948 Summer Olympics on Green Dale in the identical way as the Veldrome hosted cycling events during the same Olympics. Dulwich Hamlet Football Club is meshed into the fabric of our borough and the hearts of fans since 1893, when founded by Pa Wilson. A club established on the key principles of “not just how we play the game… but how we improve the game”.
  • That in the 20th century, club players lived up to the ideals of the amateur tradition; working gentlemen that contributed to their local communities and inspired others through loyalty, leadership, noble actions and sporting success. Men such as Charles Tyson, Hussein Hegazi, Edgar Kail, RegMeritt, Tommy Jover and the current club President Jack Payne. This year, as we bid to become London Borough of Culture, these are true Southwark Pioneers.
  • DHFC’s popularity with residents in the borough, with over 2,800 supporters attending matches and recent league success.
  • That Gavin Rose, DHFC’s manager was recently awarded Isthmian League’s Mitre Premier Division Manager of the month for October, and that award is recognition of not only recent league success, but of years of hard-work and effort that Gavin Rose, Junior Kadi, Kevin James and all the coaching and physio teams invest into both DHFC and Aspire Football Academy, week in week out. These men and women, together with the current squad are the latest generation of dedicated of DHFC stars, who are forever pink and blue.
  • That next year will be the Club’s 125th anniversary.
  • That the Club’s contribution to the Isthmian League was recognised in both 2015 and 2017 through the award of the Barry East Trophy at the League’s Annual Awards Ceremony for the Club’s outstanding community work off the pitch.
  • That the club received the accolade of “Football Foundation Community Club of the Year” at the National Game Awards last year.
  1. Council assembly recognises:
  • That since the relocation to the current stadium in 1991, the club has untaken a number of attempts to improve its facilities, to build a more efficient building to manage, maintain and to use for sporting and community events.
  • That the club has sought to improve the playing pitch to allow for greater use for playing and the community by replacing the grass pitch with a modern artificial, league compliant, playing surface.
  • That the recent attempt to improve clubs facilities combined with a residential development undertaken by Meadow Residential LLP has stalled and as a consequence has put the financial future of the club at serious risk.
  • That full disclosure of financial information to all those involved in the future of the club should happen as a matter of urgency to allow all stakeholders (Meadow, club owner, team management, club supporters, the council and any other interests that may be involved) to better understand the financial management and financial future of the club.
  • That as a consequence of Meadow Residential LLP’s stalled proposals, that DHFC is now crowd funding for the management costs and players’ wages.
  • That the club is supportive of plans for an all-weather artificial pitch.
  • That this would raise revenue on weekdays – estimated in the region of £4,000 per week – helping to stabilise the club’s finances and allowing for future investment in the bar and other commercial activities.
  • That on non-matchdays, an artificial pitch would provide much-needed community facilities for sports and local events.
  • That local primary schools could also be given access to an artificial pitch.
  • That management of commercial activities – including the bar, food and merchandise – by the club or Supporters’ Trust is likely to dramatically increase profit margins.

Council assembly resolves to:

  • Thank the DHST and DHFC 12th Man, for their hard work, dedication and effort in supporting the DHFC Football Committee, including recent actions to meet management costs and players wages and to maintain the financial viability of the club.
  • Commends and congratulates Gavin Rose, DHFC’s manager, on his recent award and the ongoing commitment given to young people in this community and beyond through the Aspire Academy.
  • To call on the leader of the council to use best endeavours for the council to work with DHFC; to provide practical support for the remainder of this season if needed; allowing the club to plan for the longer term.
  • To call on the leader of the council to use best endeavours for the Council to work with DHFC to ensure that the fans can be at the heart of determining its future.
  • To call on the leader of the council to write to Meadow Residential LLP to discuss how they may continue to support the club with the payment of management costs and players wages until such time as the future of any current proposals become clear; that for all involved demand that a clear timetable with key milestones for any future proposals for the renewal of the club facilities, the residential development and any continued financial support be drafted.
  • To stand with The Rabble. Forward the Hamlet.
  • Call on the council to support a fan ownership model for Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.
  • Calls on the council to acquire the pitch and stadium at its present location, and work with the club and Supporters’ Trust to secure the long term future of Dulwich Hamlet FC – with the objective for a fan-owned club, under a co-operative or mutual structure.