Every year local ward councillors get to decide how to spend some devolved Cleaner, Greener, Safer budget. The scheme started when Lib Dems first led the council in 2002 with only one year when it didn’t operate when the Labour administration wanted to use the money on pet Olympic projects.
I’m particularly excited by the prospect of improving the junction of North Cross Road with Lordship Lane. It’s one of our crash hot spots, doesn’t work well when closed for the street market on Saturdays. The Bike hangars will be a great experiment to see if they can work locally in East Dulwich – fingers crossed. And lastly trialling the Dulwich Hospital phlebotomy service on Saturdays. IT should really make it much easier for people to have blood tests outside of normal work hours and provide a real alternative to being at the hospital before 7am weekdays.
This year East Dulwich councillors have decided to allocate the following:
– ED Crime Prevention fund £10,000
– ED street trees £10,000
– Lordship Lane secure derelict property £4,500
– Chesterfield £6,000 for upgrading street lighting to white light, £4,000 for pavement tree pit upgrading.
– Bike hangars – fund 2 to be decided where most popular by residents £10,000
– East Dulwich Community Centre (EDCC) children garden area materials £524
– Bassano Street gating £2,000
– Dawson Heights tree planting £1,000
– Upgrade junction of NCR/LL £50,000
– ED public Automated Emergency Defibrillators £5,000
– Historic photos project £4,500
– Give and take EDCC events £1,500
– Goose Green nursery improvements £1,400
– EDCC gardening £700
– WW2 plaques across Dulwich £667
– Street cleaning machine extra half-time employee £11,605
– Saturday Dulwich Hospital blood testing trial x 26 weeks (as per separate email) £20,000