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  • commented 2018-03-09 17:56:04 +0000
    William John Chidley

    2 Overhill Road


    07896 421 556

    8th March 2017

    Councillors Catherine Rose, Jon Hartley & Andy Simmons

    c/o Members Room

    160 Tooley StreetLondon SE1 2QH

    Dear Madam & Sirs,

    I am writing to you to support the proposal that Southwark Council should seek to acquire the freehold of the Champion Hill stadium with the object of securing the future of Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.

    I am sure your readers are only too aware of the perfidy, avarice, venality and duplicity of the current owners of the site. Their actions this week, breaking many, if not all, previous agreements with the board of both the football club itself, and the board of the supporter’s trust, not to mention the absurd & ridiculous farce of seeking to deny the football club the right to use the name Dulwich Hamlet, are but the latest in a long series of lies & betrayals.

    I am not going to recap at length the achievements of the football club in establishing a model for all clubs to follow in becoming a genuine pillar of the local community – they are too numerous to mention – but I will say that if Southwark loses the services of Gavin Rose, the club’s football manager, it will be a huge loss to the borough, and if you want to examine the length & depth of the club’s commitment to giving hope & help to the disadvantaged local youth, I ask you to consult Kevin Holland, former local community police officer, for his recollections of the role the club has played in this.

    Personally, as a recent emigré from north London, and former season ticket holder at Arsenal F.C. no longer able to afford to attend, I was delighted by my first visit to see Dulwich Hamlet play at Champion Hill. I have since become a regular attendee, and also volunteered to help with match-day stewarding, and operate the turnstiles.

    My girlfriend’s son also attends with his friends, and likewise has undertaken volunteer stewarding, which I feel was very useful for his self-confidence and experience.

    In my view, to characterise the fan-base of the club as ‘hipsters’ is simplistic & insulting. The fan-base is as broad in age, gender, race & demographic as the borough itself, and all the cheap cracks about craft beer and sauerkraut are obscuring the truth: Dulwich Hamlet is very much part of the borough’s community, and all Southwark residents can be proud of it, and should do everything they can to support it. I therefore urge you to do likewise, as, I am confident, you already intend to do.

    Sincerely yours,

    William Chidley
  • commented 2018-02-24 05:46:02 +0000
    I emailed Neil Coyle, the local MP in regards to my huge concerns about what is going on in Syria-Afrin with Turkey’s invasion there. I asked him to make some noise and bring to attention the suffering and destruction Turkey is causing, videos are appearing of war crimes and civilians being killed and even executed on camera.

    He repeated essentially what Boris Johnson said and that Turkey’s “securing its borders”, almost legitimizing this attack on another countries land and causing death and destruction for their racist interests.

    The United Kingdom current government staying silent because of Brexit, desperate to sell weapons to Turkey (who enquires to buy simply to keep the UK quiet).

    I want to know if you can stand up and be a voice in matters like this, so the next person we (my family) votes for actually voices my concerns.
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  • commented 2017-06-27 05:16:00 +0100
    Trying to find an email address on your website, so that i can send you a draft motion for conference.
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    Am I able to post photos from SGP events on SGP Facebook?
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