Peckham Residents' Network

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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Sat June 12th Raising awareness of Domestic Violence

Raising awareness of Domestic Violence
Christ Church, East Dulwich
Is holding a free event
For anyone interested in this issue.

Topics include:
What is domestic violence?
Dynamics of violence & abuse
Impact on victims/ survivors
Where can you go for help and advice?

11.00am – 1.00pm

Christ Church, Barry Road
(opposite Dulwich Library)
East Dulwich, SE22

for more information email


Sun 6 June Choumert Sq. Open Gardens

One of the highlights of the year in Bellenden is the Choumert Square Open Gardens day, organised by the Choumert Sq. residents. It is just like our annual village fete, and open to all from nearby neighbourhoods. This year it is on Sunday 6th June 1pm – 6pm. See details: Http://
Description: About 46 mini gardens with maxi-planting in Shangri-la situation that the media has described as a ‘Floral Canyon’, which leads to small communal ‘secret garden’ . Art, craft and home-made produce stalls and live music. Delicious refreshments. Gardens and village fête in one! See this short video from a previous year: Http://
A local stall with the Peckham Society and the Bellenden Residents Group will be there as usual. It is a great way to say hello to locals who work behind the scenes all year round on local issues.

Also open that day is the fabulous London Wildlife Garden Centre right in our midst, in Marsden Road. Definitely worth a visit also. It is open throughout the year, part week.
Description: Inspirational community wildlife garden. Hedges, ponds and meadows complement beds brimming with herbs, cottage garden plants and wild flowers. Yr-round interest. Organic vegetable beds, wild flower nursery and tree scheme, beehives. Visitor Centre with wildlife gardening displays and advice, workshops and children’s craft activities. Picnic and family areas

Other local gardens are also open on 6th June and other days.
See here for more information:
Just type in a postcode, 5 miles, and next 3 months, in top right hand
corner search.

Bellenden Big Lunch – Bollywood anyone? Take part or just watch

Message from the Bellenden Big Lunch organisers:

Bellenden Road is planning its second ‘Big Lunch’ street party this year. To make it really special, one of the residents is organising a Bollywood performance and is looking for people to take part. Are you up for it?
First Training Date: Saturday 29th May 2010 10.15am to 11.15am
Where: Bellenden Old School, which is the large old Victorian building on the corner of Maxted Road and Bellenden Road (165 Bellenden Road)
Who can come: Anyone of any age, ability or agility is welcome.
Please let Usmaan know if you are coming by dropping him an email on  
After the training sessions the Bollywood trainer will be sending out video clips of the dance, so that you can watch on your computer and practice at home.
It’s a street party that is going to be happening on Bellenden Road on Sunday 18th July. It’s a chance to make food and share with neighbours and friends. Residents will be getting tables, chairs, rugs and beanbags out in the street. There will be thousands of local lunches taking place round the country Sunday! See Last year was the first Bellenden Big Lunch and all agreed it was a tremendous success. Let’s do it again!
This is being organised by local residents in and near Bellenden Road who organised it last year. For more information or to get involved contact Polly
People from several streets nearby around this neighbourhood took part last year. See here for short videos and pictures:

If your street is thinking of having its own Big Lunch, please let us know. It would be good to hear what is being planned.

Bellenden Residents’ Group

Sun 9th May Goose Green – Dulwich Festival Fair

Next Sunday – come and visit –
the Dulwich Festival Fair on Goose Green
SUNDAY 9th MAY 11am – 4pm

From the organisers: **Now in its fifth year, the Festival Fair brings together a selection of the best craftspeople, designers, independent shops, bars and cafés from the vibrant and creative East Dulwich area. Lots of free family fun and live music. The donkeys will be back this year too!
* a fun, non-profit making day for all the community
* lots of activities for all the family
– bouncy castles and face painting for children,
– a beer tent (provided by East Dulwich Tavern),
– delicious food (provided by Blue Mountain Café)
– other entertainment.**

It is also a chance to visit the local community stalls for the Friends of Goose Green and the Peckham Residents’ Network (PRN).
The PRN is an informal local residents communication project. If you want to find out more about the network and local matters including Peckham town centre developments, Peckham Rye station, future south London rail services, local planning, Peckham Vision, the Bellenden area, the Bellenden Residents Group (BRG), Peckham Power, and other local things … this is a chance not to miss. If you visit, do come and say hello.
Some relevant websites:
Residents Network:
Local rail services:
Peckham town centre:
Bellenden neighbourhood:
Goose Green:
Peckham Power:
Dulwich Festival: