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Dulwich is one of the smallest Community Council areas in Southwark by population, yet one of the largest geographically.
It contains one of London’s most affluent and desirable areas in Dulwich Village and East Dulwich, yet the leafy College ward is circled by a number of estates containing high proportions of social housing:
- Dulwich has a surprisingly high proportion of under 15s
- Yet it also has a higher than average proportion of over 65s (10%)
- The proportion of White residents is the highest in the borough at 72%, and in Village ward is almost 80%: this contrasts with the lowest proportion of Black/African/Caribbean/Black British residents in the borough at 14%,
- College ward’s encircling communities are very different from the rest of the Community Council area, with twice the average level of benefits claimants, a higher proportion of people living in social accommodation and almost two-thirds living in flats and apartments.
Southwark Council has prepared profiles for each Community Council area based on the 2011 census: here is the profile for Dulwich.
How CAN you get involved?
There are many ways that you can get involved in your local community, from volunteering and joining local groups, to responding to consultations and speaking to your local councillors. If...
- you have an idea for something you want to develop in your community;
- you want to know more about issues, activities, groups and networks in your area; or
- you are concerned about issues affecting your community;
then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming events and news for Dulwich
you can find out about some upcoming events here: http://www.southwarkcan.org/event_map
Southwark Council's "In My Area" website pages provide access to neighbourhood newsletter, local activities, meetings and consultations, and other associated local information.
Upcoming CAN Activities:
Visit teh SouthwarkCAN website to find out about your next local Community Action Network Meeting: http://www.southwarkcan.org/come_along
Engaging with the Council and other public and statutory sector bodies
You can find more details of your local Councilors here
Issues in Dulwich
Initial discussions with local partners and people have identified a number of issues of concern to local people and their communities, including:
- The lack of provision for Young People outside of immediate pre-school and after school clubs;
- The lack of access to premises for community activities, and especially the inability to access facilities within schools;
- The poor public transport links across the area, especially North/South, which also affects abilities of wider Southwark communities to access the green spaces;
- Local Planning and Development issues where people want real involvement and engagement in the future of their area.
Local partner groups and people engaged in CAN development discussions
- Link Age Southwark
- Copleston Centre
- Kingswood Community Shop
- Grace Semakula, your local Community Council Development Officer
Further web resources