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Monthly Archives: April 2009


You are invited to a free and exciting conference next Saturday, 1.30/2.00pm.
* real innovation on how we can locally create energy, use it and conserve it.
* come & help Peckham & Nunhead Area Action Plan pioneer new ways of doing this.
* a joint collaboration between local residents in Peckham Power and the Council Planning team

Please register for the event by e-mailing info@
More information:
Please forward this email to other local people.
at CLF art Café,
in the historic Bussey building
133 Rye Lane, Peckham
entrance right opposite Blenheim Grove
1.30pm drop in to see the exhibition, light refreshments available
2.00pm join in the workshop
5.00pm close
This will be an interactive event where you can learn about renewable energy and how we can generate the energy we need to heat and power our homes and businesses locally. This will include a discussion on options for developing a local energy network in Peckham.
There will be lots of opportunities to talk with other local people and share your ideas.
It’s a collaborative event between Peckham Power, a local residents company, and the planning team for Southwark Council’s Peckham and Nunhead Area Action Plan. There will also be the opportunity to discuss how the big picture of energy use and supply fits in with the possibilities for the future development of sites in Peckham.

Please register for the event by e-mailing info@
more information


events 25 & 26 April Peckham Rye & Lordship Lane

Two interesting local events this coming weekend:

SATURDAY April 25, 11am to 4pm
Peckham Rye Park and Common, near the new Cafe on the Common
Southwark in Bloom launch event
• expert gardening advice
• activities for children including mobile forge and crafts
• natural sculpture for the garden
• make a hanging basket to take home
• animals from Surrey Docks city farm
• information about wildlife gardening
more info
SUNDAY 26 April 12pm to 4pm
Outside karavan eco shop, 167 Lordship Lane, SE22
Sustainable Communities
This is your community – make it work for you!
* Economy, environment, community
* new ideas to meet new challenges
* have your say, give your opinion, join in and get connected
* information and discussion
more info:
short video of a recent karavan eco event:

Wed 29 April Residents’ Meeting Planning Peckham

An invitation from the Bellenden Residents Group (BRG)
Rye Lane West Neighbourhood Residents’ Meeting
Drop in to see the exhibition on your way home between 5pm and 7pm;
Come and join the discussion 7pm – 8pm;
at All Saints’ Church, Blenheim Grove, Opposite Bar Story

The exhibition and discussion will have two parts which interact: the overall Peckham & Nunhead Area Action Plan (PNAAP), and the development of planning profiles for the neighbourhoods surrounding the town centre. Further information on both of these is below.
Bellenden Residents Group (BRG)

PNAAP (Peckham & Nunhead Area Action Plan)
The Council consultation on the PNAAP is finally happening! Now it covers all of Peckham, Nunhead and most of Peckham Rye as well as Peckham town centre. See here for the Council information
The key document on that page to download is PNAAP consultation report You can get a paper copy from the Planning policy team phone 020 7525 5471 or email:
The report, ‘Future Peckham’, outlines the issues that the Council can see, and the options for dealing with them. This is the time to see whether any issue or option that you care about is covered somewhere in the document. If it isn’t, you need to tell them in writing before 25 May. The report explains how to do this.

For some ideas about an integrated plan for central Rye Lane, incorporating rehabilitation of Peckham Rye station, creating the new square in front, and transforming the east of Rye Lane and between the railway lines, see Transforming Central Rye Lane

The BRG is encouraging local residents to take pictures of aspects of their neighbourhood that they like or think need to be improved. These are being collected on the BRG website for residents’ comments, and to help identify issues and options for the neighbourhood. Background to this project is at, and the first pictures are at

The website and pictures will be on display in the exhibition and the results discussed in the meeting. If you are interested in doing this for your own neighbourhood, do please come along, and take a look at
further information:

Drop in on your way home between 5pm and 7pm
Come and join the discussion 7pm – 8pm.

A local residents’ project from the Bellenden Residents’ Group (BRG)

Sun 19 April dog day Warwick Gardens

Here is an invitation to all interested in dogs, from Friends of Warwick Gardens
SUNDAY 19TH APRIL 2009  Time 12-4pm
An afternoon of barking mad fun for our four legged friends, plus an opportunity for dog owners to come together to promote responsible dog ownership. 
The many attractions will include; 
* A ten category novelty dog show- with prizes!.
* Meet the Expert with Battersea Dogs Home
* Bernie the dog photographer snapping doggie portraits to hang over the mantelpiece.
* Southwark Council offering FREE DOG CHIPPING and Flag-the-Poo activities.
* Greyhounds-in-need offering you the opportunity to adopt a pooch
* Foal Farm animal rescue centre.
* Refreshments in the form of HOT-DOGS, ice-creams tea and coffee.
It promises to be a fun day for all the family so please come along and join us. 
WE URGENTLY NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP ON THE DAY WITH THIS EVENT. If you can offer some help, however small, we’d love to hear from you. For details, please contact Andy Alty on 07949 883454.
Further info from 
Friends of Warwick Gardens

16 April opening Hannah Barry Gallery , 133 Copeland Road, SE15

Invitation from the Hannah Barry Gallery, next to the Bussey building in the emerging Copeland Cultural Quarter, entrance 133 Copeland Road.
Please join us at the gallery in Peckham on Thursday 16 April 6 – 9 pm, to celebrate the opening of our April exhibitions



and at 21 Dering Street (off New Bond Street) on Tuesday 21 April from 6 – 9 pm for the gallery’s second Special Project
Shaun McDowell Nathan Cash Davidson Edward Wallace Christopher Green Tom Barnett Marcus Kleinfeld Nick Jeffrey Bobby Dowler

All three exhibitions run until Thursday 7 May.

Viktor Timofeev’s drawings will be shown at Pushkin House on Bloomsbury Square 23 April – 13 May as part of DIALECTS, an exhibition of Contemporary Russian Art Viktor’s new paintings are being shown by Daniel Schmidt in Cologne as part of his inaugural group exhibition ZUR SACHE until 13 June

Hannah Barry Gallery
Unit 9i
Copeland Industrial Park
133 Copeland Road
London SE15 3SN
Tel: +44 7850 639 570

powers to residents! come & discover what these are – 15th April 6/6.30pm

Hi fellow residents
see below information of a meeting in Peckham on Wed 15th April next week on important new legislation giving some powers to residents! We need to understand it to be able to make good use of it. Hope to see some of you there.
Meeting for Southwark residents on the Sustainable Communities Act organised by the Active Citizens Hub

Wed 15th April 2009
6pm – 8.30pm
Peckham Settlement, Goldsmith Road, SE15
Refreshments provided.

The Sustainable Communities Act is potentially a remarkable piece of legislation. It provides a valuable opportunity for citizens and councils to make proposals to the government which they consider would encourage the improvement of the economic, social or environmental well-being of local areas. It is an Act that could empower citizens and should give effect to argument that: ‘citizens and councils are the experts on their own problems and the solutions to them’.

Southwark Council has opted into the Sustainable Communities Act, and now has to put forward proposals for the government to consider. But what exactly does the Act mean for Southwark, what is the process for submitting proposals and what sort of proposals fit the criteria?

Come along to the meeting organized by the Active Citizens Hub, as part of the Take Part Programme, learn about the Act and put forward your ideas
6pm Arrive/refreshments
6.30pm Steve Shaw from Local Works on the Sustainable Communities Act – what it is, what it could do etc followed by questions and answers
7pm Claire Webb from Southwark Council Corporate Strategy on the process that Southwark is following to develop and submit proposals
7.30pm Discussion on the possible proposals that Southwark could put forward

Local Works is a coalition of over 90 national organisations and is campaigning to promote the use of the Sustainable Communities Act

Planning training 9th April

From the Willowbrook Centre – Southwark’s centre for community advice on Planning.
Have you ever wondered who makes the decisions about:
” What should be built and where?
” How much housing should be provided?
” How Southwark’s Planning Department make decisions?
If yes, come along to the training session at the Willowbrook Centre on 9th April. Details below. Refreshments will be provided, if you wish to attend please e-mail or call Nadia on 020 7732 8856 and state any special dietary requirements.

The Willowbrook Centre – Giving local Communities a Voice –
Time: 10.30am-2.30pm
Date: Thursday 9th April 2009
Venue: The Willowbrook Centre
48 Willowbrook Road, SE15 6BW

The Willowbrook Centre with support from Planning Aid for London and The Take Part Pathfinder Programme are offering a training session to empower the local community in Southwark to have an understanding of how planning works and feel knowledgeable about what various policy documents, including the core strategy, will mean for the community.

Aims of the Session:
To explain what is Planning?
To explain how the Planning System works?
Explain Southwark’s current position
Raise awareness of how to be involved
Allow attendees to have a more active role in how their areas will look in the future

To book or for more info please contact:
Nadia Sylvester-Paul
Tel: 020 7732 8856
48 Willowbrook Road
SE15 6BW