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Monthly Archives: December 2008

free parking in Peckham car parks in December

Peckham residents will be glad to know that charges are being (temporarily) lifted for specific times in Peckham’s Council owned car parks in December – see details below. These revert us to the position before the extensive new charges were imposed with inadequate information and consultation earlier this year.
Nunhead & Peckham Community Council had already asked that the Council suspend the new charges until a thorough review and consultation is carried out because of the bad effects they are having. The Community Council in January will be asked to pursue this vigorously.
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MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL:
There will be free car parking in all four Council owned car parks; (the Blue is free)
1.Stead Street (Walworth area)
2.Chourmert Road (Peckham)
3.Copeland Road (Peckham)
4.Cerise Road (Peckham)  
The concession will commence from Saturday 12th December and will include Sunday 13th December it will also allow for free parking after 6.30pm Monday to Friday (allowing for late night shopping) and the following week will be identical Saturday 20th December including Sunday 21st December Monday to Friday free parking after 6.30pm. The following week will include Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December up to
Thursday 1st January 2009.
Please be aware that there will be charges throughout the weekdays from 8.00am up to 6.30pm.
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Http://www.southwark.gov.uk/Public/NewsArticle.aspx?articleId=33780
Southwark traders get boost from free weekend parking
Published on: 09/12/2008
With small businesses feeling the bite of the credit crunch, one London borough has decided to drop car parking charges in all council-run car parks over Christmas to boost support for local traders.
The Southwark Council car parks in Stead Street (Walworth), Choumert Grove, Copeland Road and Cerise Road (all in Peckham) will be free on the following weekends – 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 December.
Car parks will also be free every night from Friday 12 December, right up to 3 January 2009.

Councillor Jeff Hook, Executive member for Environment, said:
“This is a tough festive season for many, with residents tightening their belts and local businesses doing everything they can to get shoppers to come in and buy.
“By making council car parks free on these dates, we hope that this will be all the incentive residents need to use their local shops for Christmas presents and New Year supplies.”
“Local shops are often locally owned and run by people living in Southwark, so we have to do what we can to help them at this time.”

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Tues 9th Dec neighbourhood Planning & the PAAP

Has your neighbourhood been affected by planning applications or planning enforcements? Would you like to change things so they take more account of the local neighbourhood character and of residents’ views? If so, you may be interested in a meeting organised by the Bellenden Residents’ Group next week, details below. If you would like to come, please email to let us know.
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Rye Lane West Neighbourhood
* future developments & planning applications
* local residents meeting with the Council’s Planners & Lane Ward Councillor
* start developing our local neighbourhood description
* a first look at the PAAP and how it affects us.
Tuesday 9th December 6.30-8.30pm
in the Bussey building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15
entrance through the passage way, opposite Blenheim Grove.
refreshments & exhibition from 6pm
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In the neighbourhood to the west of Rye Lane, in Peckham, over the years we have had numerous planning applications (and enforcement issues) which have resulted in many objections. After much effort, some of these have been changed. We have often thought that if developers knew before they started what local people think is acceptable, in the form of a ‘neighbourhood profile’, we might just possibly be able to avoid a lot of upset, effort and time.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE
We are meeting with the Planners to see if we can produce such a profile for our neighbourhood to the west of Rye Lane, in the forthcoming discussions about the Peckham Area Action Plan (PAAP). This is supported by The Lane ward Councillor Gordon Nardell who will also be at the meeting.

Such a process might be of interest to residents in other neighbourhoods, especially those affected by the PAAP. So if you would like to think about arranging such a meeting for your neighbourhood, you will be welcome to come and learn from this meeting about what might be involved in creating a ‘neighbourhood profile’, what might flow from that, and from our first look at the PAAP and how it affects us in our neighbourhood. Some of this might have relevance in your own neighbourhood.

FURTHER INFORMATION
The PAAP (Peckham Area Action Plan) is a very important Planning development which will establish the new future planning policy for Peckham. For information about the PAAP, please see:www.southwark.gov.uk/futurepeckham

Further information on some issues raised for the future of Peckham town centre, a core part of the PAAP, see www.peckhamvision.org

Further information on this meeting, please email BRG@nutbrook.demon.co.uk

Tuesday 9 December – our neighbourhood profile

Do you live in the SE15 streets to the west of Rye Lane, i.e. up to the SE5 borders, and between & including Peckham High St/Peckham Road, Bushey Hill Rd, Copleston Road, Grove Vale, East Dulwich Road, & Rye Lane? Have you been affected by planning applications and enforcements? Do you want to help create a planning and development profile to safeguard and improve your neighbourhood? If so, please do come to this meeting if you can. Let us know if you aim to come. If you can display a poster or give your neighbours a flyer, click reply & email for a copy.
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Rye Lane West Neighbourhood
future developments & planning applications
local residents meeting with the Council’s Planners & Lane Ward Councillor
Tuesday 9th December 6.30-8.30pm
in the Bussey building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15
entrance through the passage way, opposite Blenheim Grove.
refreshments & exhibition from 6pm
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Over the years we have had numerous planning applications (and enforcement issues) across the neighbourhood to the west of Rye Lane, which have resulted in many objections. After much effort, some of these have been changed.
Wouldn’t it be so much better if the developers knew before they started what local people think is acceptable so we could avoid a lot of upset, effort and time where this is possible?

NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE
There is a chance we might be able to produce a ‘neighbourhood profile’ in the forthcoming discussions about the Peckham Area Action Plan (PAAP). This is supported by The Lane ward Councillor Gordon Nardell who will be at the meeting with the Council’s Planners.
Do come and take part in these preliminary discussions to see how we can describe the best of our neighbourhood and how to improve the rest. There will also be a first look at the PAAP and how it affects us.

FURTHER INFORMATION
The PAAP (Peckham Area Action Plan) is a very important Planning development which will establish the new future planning policy for Peckham. For information about the PAAP, please see www.southwark.gov.uk/futurepeckham
Further information on some issues raised for the future of Peckham town centre, also part of the PAAP, see www.peckhamvision.org
Further information on this meeting please email BRG@nutbrook.demon.co.uk