Peckham Residents' Network

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Peckham’s organic development

From Peckham Vision Facebook: Peckham Vision was invited to the launch of Team London Bridge’s Creative Network  http://www.teamlondonbridge.co.uk held 13th November 2013 at the Fashion Textile Museum in Bermondsey St (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fashion-and-Textile-Museum/27012833823?fref=ts). We were glad to contribute by sharing Peckham’s story. Eileen Conn gave a visual tour with photos of the wide variety of artistic and cultural activities now produced by local creative enterprises on the development sites and in the adaptable buildings in the central Rye Lane area – Copeland Park site, Bussey building, Blenheim Grove & adjoining arches, the multi-storey car park, and in Holly Grove & Elm Grove. She told the story of the last 10 years of the community action led by Peckham Vision which had highlighted and publicised the potential of sites and buildings threatened with demolition, and their subsequent use by the creative industries which further supported the community campaigns. This blend of Peckham community action and creative enterprises has led to organic regeneration. A key lesson from this Peckham experience is the need to nurture adaptable, lower cost permanent spaces for organic development.

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