Dulwich Hamlet Football Club

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0811
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please set out the actions you have taken to help support Dulwich Hamlet Football Club remain at their Champion Hill ground.  Will you support the council in a CPO of the site?

Answer

Answer for Dulwich Hamlet Football Club

Answer for Dulwich Hamlet Football Club

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Dulwich Hamlet FC are one of the oldest clubs in the country, and a hugely valuable part of their local community. I am committed to supporting Southwark Council do all they can to keep Dulwich Hamlet FC at their Champions Hill ground and will support the Council in a CPO of the site. It is vital that the we safeguard the future of the club that means so much to its supporters and local community.

Along with the leader of Southwark Council I have written to Meadow Partners LLC, impressing upon them the importance of working with the council to reach a solution which will protect Dulwich Hamlet FC's future while also delivering new affordable housing. I have also spoken out publicly on the matter, and showed my support to the club and fans by attending a recent match, during which I met club officials and spoke to fans about the ongoing situation. It is vital that this impasse is resolved in the interest of the football club and the local community.