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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Rail – 20 Year Strategy for London & SE Railways – draft LSE RUS

email to SRUG members:

Network Rail has just published a draft 20 year RUS (rail utilisation strategy) for the railways in London and SE England. The three month consultation runs until 18 March 2011. Further information is in the Press Release below, and also on Network Rail’s website at: introduction:
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24 January repeat film showing – Consume Peckham

In response to local demand, the new film on Peckham’s small businesses will be screened again on 24th January at our own independent local cinema in Rye Lane. It is the second annual film, made by graphic design students. It is fascinating and entertaining – the result of an excellent marriage of teaching and work experience. It creates great opportunities of learning for the students, and also for us locals to learn about our own community of which we are part.

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rail stations – PR Station Travel Plan, & rail company contacts

News to the SRUG sub-mail list from Southwark Rail Users Group,

Southern Rail have developed an action plan to improve some aspects of travelling to and from some of their stations. Peckham Rye is one of their stations, and the station travel plan is attached.

  • If you use Peckham Rye station and have any views on this please email
  • If anyone is keen to volunteer to monitor how well Southern keep to this plan, please let SRUG know:
  • If you use any of the other stations and want to contact the rail companies, these are the stakeholder liaison contact points: Read more of this post

Sat 18 Dec Bussey open studios & galleries


In January 2006, over 200 locals packed into a big room in the Bussey building to hear the news that TfL and the Council planned to sweep away everything on a huge 7 acre site, including the Bussey building, in the middle of Peckham Town Centre to build a tram depot. This started the campaign to advertise far and wide that the site was not derelict as they had said, but was the home to an amazing range of social and commercial activities. The demolition plan was finally scrapped in 2009.

With a local growing demand for premises for artists, and other small creative businesses, and the light shone on the potential of the Bussey and the rest of the site, it soon became known as the emerging Copeland Cultural Quarter, see:

This exciting growth continues. Some of the growing cultural businesses on the site can be seen this coming weekend on Saturday 18th December. See
* their Press Release below and
* their own website:
* the illuminating JPG graphics map of the Bussey and the site at the end of the Press Release.

Lots to see and experience. Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit these usually hidden gems. Entrance at 133 Rye Lane opposite Blenheim Grove. Read more of this post

9, 16, 13 Dec: Petitou Winter Market

NEWS FROM PETITOU in Choumert Road

Petitou Winter Market
9th, 16th, & 23rd December
7.00pm – 9.00pm

Come and enjoy the perfect Christmas ambience and browse locally sourced gifts. We’ll be serving mulled wine, mice pies and other tasty winter treats.

If you have wonderful things to sell & would like to reserve a table, please call Clare 07971 685 261