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Monthly Archives: August 2009

CLF Bank Holiday Event Happening 28 August 2009

The CLF at the Bussey!
CLF Bank Holiday Event Happening: 
Date: Fri August 28th
Times: 9PM -5AM
Admission: FREE
Address: 1/F Bussey Building, Rear Of 133 Rye Lane, London SE15 3ST
opposite Blenheim Grove
Get there Early
Mojhito Cocktail Happy Hour: 9 30PM – 10 30PM

A Globalistic Excursion Through The Audio Fields Of Planet Groove.

Hosted By: CLF Founder and Internationally Renowned Progressive Beat Head 

Join the Chronic Love Foundation [CLF] for a FREE Bank Holiday Mojhito Fueled Audio Meltdown at The CLF ART Cafe this coming Fri August 28th.

THE CLF ‘FREE’ BANK HOLIDAY PROGRESSION SESSION taking place on the first floor of the Amazing Bussey Building [a unique Victorian Multi-Level Warehouse, located at the Rear Of 133 Rye Lane] – Hosted by CLF Founder / Producer and Leading DJ JAZZHEADCHRONIC MICKEY SMITH. 

THE CLF ‘FREE’ BANK HOLIDAY PROGRESSION SESSION promising to take you mind body and soul on a sublime musical journey across the continental audiospheres of Planet Earth. From the Bass Bins of Brixton to The Future Jazz Fields of Tokyo and The Afro Spheres of Mother Africa. Look out for special guests on the night, Live Visuals by Rodders, Plenty of Chill Out Space, A great Blend Ah Chilled People + more. The Event kicking off with a Mojhito 2-4-1 Happy Hour from 9 30pm – 10 30pm to get the Bank Holiday off to the right kinda start and Spirit. Sooooo People, spread the word +  get there early, is gonna beyond special!!!  

Note: This is the first major CLF gig that we’ve dropped at the Bussey since The x4 Floor, 3 Day CLF Weekender back in August 2007. And, if you were there, well you know what to expect! Something Very Special this way comes!!!!! And don’t forget it’s FREE!!!!!!!

For more event info please email:

For More Info on The CLF, Please visit

For more info or to hear tracks, watch videos by / on Jazzheadchronic – please visit

CLF Co-Founder Marque Gilmore [theinna-most]

CLF Art Cafe [3 Day CLF Weekender] Footage


public meeting Wednesday 30 September 2009


6.30pm refreshments & networking
7.00pm – 9.00pm meeting
Institute of Psychiatry, 16 De Crespigny Park,
Denmark Hill, Camberwell, SE5 8AF

Save Your South London Train Service
Stop cuts to Victoria and London Bridge trains
get the facts, hear the issues, join the action

The meeting hosted and facilitated by the SE5 Forum
on behalf of the Southwark Rail Users’ Group

Further details, and information for publicity, will follow.
In the meantime please note the date in your diary

We will need volunteers for a variety of tasks on the night, e.g. stewarding, serving tea & coffee, supervising stalls for the individual rail stations, etc.
Can you help? If you can, please email, and SE5 Forum
When the details are developed, we will be in touch with volunteers to sort out who can do what.

Lots happening – pursuing TfL for information on the review of services; Freedom of Information requests to DfT & TfL for facts about the cuts decision; preparing for meetings with Rail Minister and with London Mayor; over 2600 petition signatures; emails & letters going to Minister, Mayor, MPs, councillors; frequent coverage in local press – get the Southwark News (Thursdays) & SLP (Tuesdays & Fridays).

Your continuing active support is needed: see here for what you can do:

Southwark Rail Users’ Group (SRUG)

Wed 12 Aug 7-9pm: Nigel Rd, Sternhall Lane, Heaton Rd junctions exhibition


Dear local residents
The Council are planning changes to the junctions where Nigel Road, Heaton Road and Sternhall Lane meet Rye Lane and Peckham Rye.
This is a complicated and dangerous stretch of road, and the Council’s aim is to make it safer. But it is a complicated set of junctions and not easy to get an ideal solution. So your input will be very valuable.

There will be an exhibition on the proposals
next Wednesday 12 August 2009
at 218 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4NL
7.00pm – 9.00pm.

This is in the empty shop (previously the betting shop) between Nigel Road and Sternhall Lane. This is right in the middle of the stretch of Rye Lane where all these junctions are.

If you use these junctions at all, do try to get to the exhibition to see the plans and talk to Council officers about them. It is the best way to understand what is proposed. Please pass this information on to your neighbours as well.

Bellenden Residents’ Group

Tues 11 August 7pm Transition Town Peckham

Here is a message from local community group Transition Town Peckham about a film, talk and refreshments on Tuesday 11 August 7pm.
further info:
Tuesday 11 AUG, 7pm
Peckham Settlement, Goldsmith Road, SE15 5TF

TTP is a new Transition Town for SE15. We are aiming to build a more sustainable community in Peckham to improve the environment and the lives of everyone in the community.

On 11 Aug, we will be giving a short talk, followed by a 50 min short film – “The Power of Community”. The film is a documentary showing how Cuba began a slow recovery and focused not on finding new energy sources, but on rejecting consumption in favour of sustainable growth.
This is transition at work – it shows that it can be done! We hope that it will inspire our members and build confidence in what we are trying to do in Peckham.
We also want our members to get to know each other, and to encourage new people to get involved. So we will be inviting people for a few drinks and a meet and greet after the film. Please tell your friends and neighbours to come along and get to know TTP.

Frank’s Cafe & Campari bar

The Hannah Barry Gallery recently wowed the Venice Bienniale with its Peckham Pavilion. Now they are wowing lots of visitors to the sculpture exhibition and Frank’s Cafe & Campari bar, on the roof of the multi storey car park.
A lot of these visitors come to Peckham from London Bridge and Victoria by overground rail. Their great discovery is how close Peckham is to central London. This shows the importance of the local campaign to publicise the importance of the direct rail services to London Bridge and Victoria, and stop the planned cuts.
See Peckham raises the roof and save our rail services for more information about the exhibition & Frank’s Cafe, and how to support the local rail services campaign.

The exhibition and Frank’s cafe is open every Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 10pm. It is really worth a visit. You can get to it via the lift right beside the entrance to the cinema on Rye Lane, up to the 6th floor and then walk up the levels through the sculpture exhibition to the top.

See the stunning pictures and reviews through the website: <>

See short video at:

The exhibition ends on 30 September. Make sure you don’t miss it! Take advantage of this superb weather at the moment and enjoy the whole thing.
If you care about the rail services, make sure you sign the petition and email the Rail Minister and the London Mayor, see here for the details:

is your street surface or lighting in need of attention?

Does your street need resurfacing, or the street lighting improved? If so see details below for how to get it on the list for action. Deadline for proposals 21st August.

Information on Highways Capital Allocation Scheme for Community Councils

This is a proposed scheme for improvement works for highways and lighting. Each Community Council has been allocated £100,000 for resurfacing (this would pay for about 100 linear meters of road and paving) and £75,000 for lighting.

£100,000 for highway resurfacing:
The Highways capital is solely for the resurfacing of footway and carriageways for Southwark roads including dropped kerbs/mobility access works such as tactile paving. No traffic management or transport aspects will be considered i.e. no crossings, one ways, CPZ, 20mph Zones, cycle lanes, traffic calming measures and so forth. In addition for the spend to be capital it must be of a minimum of £2,500. Therefore if patching is required it would need to be of the whole or a major part
of the road.

£75,000 for street lighting:
The upgrade or replacement of lighting has conditions attached. Firstly, the lighting must be functional and not decorative and in line with the Council’s standard specification and in keeping with the surroundings. Secondly, single lights can not be replaced, added or removed; a location must be chosen where all of the lights on that street need to be replaced.

We would like to hear from you which highways and areas of street lighting you think should be improved. Please note the closing date for submitting suggestions is Friday 21st August.
We will carry out a feasibility study on the suggestions we receive to determine their suitability. This information will be provided to a future Community Council where decisions will be made about allocating the available funds.

Please e-mail your suggestions to and be as specific as possible about the location:
* for all lighting
* for all surfacing