Peckham Residents' Network

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Monthly Archives: January 2007

useful information – recycling

Happy New Year! Here is some useful information, from Southwark Council, about RECYCLING – furniture, computers, & other goods.
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Too good for the tip? Reuse is the smart alternative
Southwark Council and reuse charity Morph are working together to rescue the good quality furniture that you no longer want.
Morph collects a range of high quality household furniture items including:
WardrobesDisplay unitsChests of drawersThree piece suitesDouble beds
For a limited time only, Morph will collect reusable furniture from households in SE15 and SE22 for FREE!
Call Morph Camberwell now on 020 7737 7475
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Any other options?
SwapXchange SouthwarkSwapXchange Southwark is a free website that allows people to trade or give away items within the borough.
To advertise something for trade or to giveaway or to see what others are offering, visit http://www.swapxc/hangesouthwark.org
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Computers and IT equipmentYou can now donate all your IT equipment for refurbishment or recycling to CRISP.Refurbished items are also available to buy for small, not for profit organisations or individuals.
Call 020 7703 5222 or bring to Unit 9, Brandon Street, SE17 1NA
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Bulky waste collectionSouthwark Council provides a free bulky waste collection service.
To book a collection call 020 7525 2000
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For information on other recycling opportunities inSouthwark call 020 7525 2000,e-mail environment@southwark.gov.uk.Alternatively visit the Southwark Council recycling website atwww.southwark.gov.uk/recycle

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Peckham Literary Festival! 14-18 Nov

Welcome from the first annual Peckham Literary Festival!
14th – 18th November. For details of events visit: http://www.peckhamliteraryfestival.co.uk/
email for further information: info@peckhamliteraryfestival.co.uk
circulated by the Peckham Residents Network
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Peckham. Gangs; council estates; the odd drive-by shooting. Oh, and Del-Boy – let’s not forget Del-Boy.

And then more recently an award-winning upside-down library, and some very fetching rusty bollards. Regeneration.

Hmmm. If that’s what you think, then you’re awfully out of date. The cognoscenti know better (‘cos by definition that’s what cognoscenti do). Peckham really is Britain’s number one creative hotspot, with artists’ colonies breaking out all over the place, heaving with thesps and musicians, and of course writers.

And it is these latter that this festival is all about – from the authors and poets who live in the area currently, to those who have drawn inspiration from the area in some way over the centuries. Actually, it is about any old literature, so long as it is good. It is a celebration of books and words and Peckham, all rolled into one.

What constitutes a festival? Two shops, four days, eight events. We figure that’s enough already – but these things grow, and we are hoping that some of the aforementioned deeply and importantly talented bods living in the area will organise events under the PLF umbrella.

Watch this space. Get in touch. It’s hardly original, but spread the word.