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Lots of you have been asking for the latest on the Half Moon Pub, and feeling a gap in our community where the live music used to be. The Dulwich Estate have kindly provided the following update, both on the squatters and the proposed redevelopment:
"Following the flood in August 2013, the Half Moon Public House, unfortunately, did not reopen and The Dulwich Estate subsequently negotiated with the tenant a surrender of the lease on the 24 July 2014 in order that it could proceed with plans for refurbishment and The Estate recognises the value of this historic building both in terms of visual amenity and as a popular venue for residents and others to meet. In order to protect and improve this listed building and to ensure its financial viability in the long-term, initial proposals were drawn up for the conversion of the upper floors into five self-contained flats and a mews house at the rear, retaining the refurbished public house on the ground floor.
However, following pre-application planning advice received from Southwark’s planning department it was suggested that the Estate should look at alternative uses for the upper floors other than for residential accommodation. This has therefore delayed the Estate in making a planning application whilst its architects draw up alternative schemes. Despite efforts to make the building secure after the tenant vacated on 24 July, squatters entered the property in early August. The Estate has had to apply to the Court for an Interim Possession Order and the squatters agreed to vacate at midday on the 10 October. An inspection on 3 October indicates that the squatters have not damaged or removed any of the internal historic fixtures and fittings and have, in fact, kept the property.
Once the squatters vacate, a security organisation will occupy the property until redevelopment works commence. The Estate hopes to put forward proposals for the redevelopment of the property early in 2015 and a full planning application will be submitted. Depending on the outcome of this, it may take between 12 to 18 months before works commence on site. However, the ground floor will remain as a pub and, contrary to rumour, the Estate has not let the premises to a national pub chain."
Are you a Foodie looking for a new challenge?
Mimosa requires full time Front of House Counter Staff. Looking for applicants with excellent communication skills, proven customer service skills, good European food knowledge plus high energy and enthusiastic experienced Barista.
Food Hygiene training (Level One Certificate) will be provided.
Candidiates will be expected to work independently and on weekends on a permanent basis. Potential to develop into a supervisory role.
References are required. Please contact Catherine@mimosafoods.com or pick up an application at Mimosa, 16 Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU. Telephone 020 7733 8838.
Sorry for the delay in getting the news out...we've been quarantined in the gym after eating so much lovely cake!
Before getting to the moment you've all been waiting for, a huge thanks to all our sponsors and judges.
With a judges panel to rival that of Mary and Paul, big thanks to Nadia from Crunch (on Dulwich Road), Ashley from Blackbird and Jo-An from the London Cook who graciously gave up their days off to eat cake...well, who wouldn't?!
Winners to be announced shortly...
The Age UK London Business Directory officially launches in Lambeth this Friday, 31st October’14 at the ‘Celebrating Age Festival Fair’, The Assembly Hall, Lambeth Town Hall, SW2 1RW.
The Age UK London Business Directory will connect older members of the community in Lambeth with reputable traders they can trust! The traders and businesses on the Directory are all checked by Age UK London staff.
The Directory is accessed by the free 0800 334 5056 number, or online at www.aubdlondon.co.uk.
With programmes such as Watchdog, Rogue Traders and Cowboy Builders on the TV, the majority of our older people no longer trust traditional directories as a source of trustworthy traders and businesses; they are often looking for a name they do trust such as their local Age UK Lambeth. The Age UK brand is one of the most recognised brands in the UK and trusted by many older people. The Age UK London Business Directory works in partnership with the local borough Age UKs, with the intention of rolling out this service across London. The Directory is also a very useful resource to family members based elsewhere in the country and helps them to support their relatives in London.
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