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Notice served and Dulwich Hamlet locked out of ground

Balbi

Hey, Dean Yager!
This is end-game sort of behaviour.

They chucked the VAT bill at us, we might be able to pay it through fundraising, so they chuck something even bigger at us to pay.

If they ever start building on the site, should the fuckers win, I hope the things get repeatedly vandalised.
 

Fingers

From Tuscany SE22
This is end-game sort of behaviour.

They chucked the VAT bill at us, we might be able to pay it through fundraising, so they chuck something even bigger at us to pay.

If they ever start building on the site, should the fuckers win, I hope the things get repeatedly vandalised.
It is a start game for the action group. I suspect this is a direct response to us.
 

Roger D

Well-Known Member
I await the club statement with some trepidation. I'm a natural born pessimist admittedly but I can't see much reason to be optimistic about the outcome if Meadow keep to their word.

Hopefully the fact Peter John has deleted his tweet is significant but that feels suspiciously like I'm grasping at straws.
 

editor

hiraethified
I await the club statement with some trepidation. I'm a natural born pessimist admittedly but I can't see much reason to be optimistic about the outcome if Meadow keep to their word.

Hopefully the fact Peter John has deleted his tweet is significant but that feels suspiciously like I'm grasping at straws.
Here it is anyway:

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Fingers

From Tuscany SE22
I await the club statement with some trepidation. I'm a natural born pessimist admittedly but I can't see much reason to be optimistic about the outcome if Meadow keep to their word.

Hopefully the fact Peter John has deleted his tweet is significant but that feels suspiciously like I'm grasping at straws.
I strongly suspect that it was deleted whilst the council look at whether what they are doing is actually legal.
 

Roger D

Well-Known Member
If the debt is legally owed to them unfortunately they do have the right to call it in. If it isn't paid they can go down the insolvency route. Meadow seem content it is legally enforceable and I bet their lawyers don't come cheap.

I suspect the Council are looking into something else however I'm struggling to see the team Pa Wilson founded surviving.

Sad times.

We'll know more when the club speaks.
 

Gromit

International Man of Misery
Oldest trick in the book. Let a bit of money slide month after month until it’s huge then call it all in in one go? Oh you can’t pay? What a surprise! Bye bye!
 

little_legs

Поехали!
This explains why about a year ago they stopped airing the ‘Please alight here for the Champion Hill Stadium’ message on the P13 bus at the Dulwich Sainsbury’s bus stop.

The Council is busy selling land to the stunning luxury flats developers.
 

not-bono-ever

They are ringing the bells now but soon...
does anyone have the phone number for the PM ? I am sure she made some bollocks speech about councils and development and shit today- could be apt timing to raise this issue in the HoC. Is Corbs a poster on here ?
 

TonyWalt

Active Member
Do we think this a "compulsary purchase" that is going to be discussed next Tues at the council meeting?
 

TonyWalt

Active Member
To be discussed at next weeks Southwark Council meeting, about time!

KEY ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION
7.
The proposal set out within this report is for the acquisition of the Champion Hill stadium site part of which is intended to support the council’s housing delivery programme.

8.
The Champion Hill stadium site comprises the football stadium and associated ancillary facilities plus an area of land at the eastern end of the site primarily comprising car parking and currently utilised as a car wash. This area of land is identified within the Council’s emerging New Southwark Plan as having residential development potential and acquisition of the overall would enable the council to bring forward a redevelopment scheme on it that would deliver new council homes.

9.
Development proposals for the eastern portion of the site would need to be tested through further design development in consultation with the local community in order to bring forward an acceptable form of residential development.

10.
The council has no intention of seeking to bring about the redevelopment of the football stadium or pitch for residential purposes and acquisition of the overall site would also safeguard the football ground for continued use by Dulwich Hamlet Football Club. Officers are continuing to work with the football club and its supporters trust to offer support and assistance given their current circumstances.

11.
Officers are also seeking further legal advice on the statutory powers at the council’s disposal that would assist in meeting the council’s vision for the site should the council be unsuccessful in securing control of the site through a purchase by private treaty. Such powers may include compulsory purchase powers and would be the subject of a future report to cabinet as required
 
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dcdulwich

Well-Known Member
To be discussed at next weeks Southwark Council meeting, about time
To be fair to the Council, I’m really pleased that they are taking steps to do something that almost everybody assumed they would never do.

Plus, if it goes through, they will be doing it for the purposes of building new Council homes and protecting and enhancing a threatened community asset - which people on this forum, and beyond it, hold very dear.
 

Roger D

Well-Known Member
That's exactly what I thought the Council may be up to and why the wording of the Local Plan was so crucial.

Unfortunately it doesn't do anything to stop Meadow pushing DHFC into bankruptcy which is why I referred to the death of Pa's club in my last posting.

I'd suggest some advice is needed re the Trust vote on using their funding to supporting DHFC as the circumstances seem to have changed dramatically. Specifically is their any realistic chance of the club funding this £121k plus any other debts - as creditors will read this and probably call their debts in too Alternatively is there any realistic possibility of political pressure causing Meadow to step back from forcing the club into liquidation?

I make no bones my preference is to save Pa's club but if the old club is beyond salvation then that Trust war chest gets hugely important now there is a realistic chance of a new club finding a ground in East Dulwich.
 
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PartisanDulwich

Well-Known Member
Think we need to take this step at a time
first priorities is ensuring we can pay players
second mobilising for the Council meeting and the Rally on the 17th

The 17th March Rally is an important community focal point and can offer a great opportunity to focus on the club in the local East Dulwich community/shops especially and an opportunity to raise funds
(get baking) etc

are we getting Marquees etc

banner for Goose Green railings would be good (sure I could get funding)
 
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