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Below are a list of resources that we have found useful.

Dog Kennel Hill Open Space

Location of bat and bird boxes in the park area of DKH Open Space (.jpg 300kb)

Dog Kennel Hill Wood Bat Survey 2012 (.pdf 1MB)
The results from our first ever bat survey, carried out on 19th and 25th October 2012. This covers more than just bats – birds and management suggestions are also included.

Management Plan 2007 – .pdf (340kb)
This is essential reading! In 2007 the council paid for London Conservation Services to do an assessment of the area and come up with a management plan. Unfortunately they seem to have overlooked the stag beetles but there are some very good observations and detailed instructions on how to manage this space.

Website for the Wildlife Trust. Lots of information here including a page about London’s stag beetles.
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Results from the whole country are now in and available.

Trees and Plants
The London Trees and Woodland Framework  from the Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority and the Forestry Commission. The full framework is available for download.
The Woodland Trust offers advice to communities on how to challenge threats to woods and trees.

Woodland Management in London (.pdf)
Capital Woodlands is a three-year London Biodiversity Partnership project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Charity campaigning for more trees in cities (originally called Trees for London).
A list of British native plants from the Natural History Museum.
London Tree Officer’s Association

Environment and Biodiversity
The London Biodiversity Partnership, bringing together organisations to benefit wildlife and boost the capital’s greenspaces.

Parks and Friends Groups
Much-needed Friends group for the neighbouring Green Dale fields
A friends group for nearby community Lettsom Gardens.
Dulwich park friends group
Friends of nearby Ruskin Park in Lambeth
South London Urban Growers, now operating in nearby St. Francis park
The national parks charity
Parks for London (formerly London Parks and Green Spaces Forum)

Local Community
Online forum for Camberwell.
Online forum for East Dulwich
Our nearest neighbours and legendary in the area for all the amazing things they do.. Dog Kennel Hill Adventure Playground.

Southwark local history library is located at 211 Borough High Street at the rear of the John Harvard public library space. It has a fascinating collection of photos, maps, films and media clippings of the local area.

Southwark Council
Southwark Council’s website.
Council contacts:
Robert Roach – Contract and Services Manager:
Jon Best – Ecology Officer
Philip Barwell – Senior Arboricultural Officer:
Oliver Stutter – Senior Planner / Urban Forester:
Julian Fowgies – Arboricultural Services Manager:

Southwark Maps
Showing the outlines of SINC sites, MOL, OOS etc. Based on Ordnance Survey maps and accurate. Doesn’t always work though!