From Peckham Vision Facebook: Peckham Rye station is included in the list of a further 42 stations to be included in the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme. This means that lifts to all four platforms will be included in the Gateway development project. See today’s announcement and links: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/access-for-all-funding-announcement
Message from Peckham Vision: Local Council elections in London and European Parliament elections are on 22nd May. Join the Vote – Keep our democracy alive! Make sure you are on the elections register by 6th May. Phone: 020 7525 7373 or email: email@example.com to ask for the form to send back by post. You need to do this now, and post back by 1st May! Read more of this post
From Peckham Vision Facebook: Peckham Vision works to help local people become more informed about things that affect our neighbourhood, and to take effective action about them. This is a key part of a healthy democracy. Another important part is voting in elections. The numbers of people voting have been declining for many years. A national campaign run by ’38 Degrees’ is supporting us all to help our neighbours to get on to the election register to make sure they can vote in the upcoming elections for local councils (in London) and in the European elections on 22 May. 24 hours left to sign up as a volunteer for this. Will you join this national campaign and help revive our democracy? See www.jointhevote.org
from Peckham Vision Facebook: Harriet Harman MP has released for information the letter, 9th April, she has received from Network Rail agreeing to her request to meet them to discuss details of the Station Gateway project and the further community consultation. She says she will let us all know when the meeting is arranged, and asks local people “to keep in touch to let me know your views on this important issue.” Email Harriet Harman: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Network Rail letter says: “the extended period [of five to six months] will allow us to undertake further meaningful engagement and consultation and engagement with key stakeholders and others in the local community , with a view to submitting a planning application to Southwark Council later in the year.”
Message from PeckhamVision Facebook: Peckham Chamber Orchestra was superb last Tuesday night bringing classical music to Peckham. As Hannah Jones (in the picture), who founded and leads the orchestra, said “classical music was missing in the growing music offer in Peckham.” Now it isn’t any longer. Peckham Liberal Club (PLC) big hall was packed with well over 200 local people enthusiastic for our home grown orchestra. A great thrill for those of us who were involved in helping to save the building from demolition last year. A great local venue for events. The orchestra, all local volunteers, meets to rehearse once a week in the PLC, and this was their second concert. https://www.facebook.com/events/546718448759887 The next concert will be in the summer.
Message from Peckham Vision http://www.peckhamvision.org – The Council and Network Rail announced last week the good news that they are in the process of appointing community engagement specialists to ensure the success of the next stages of consultation (via a co-designing process) on the Peckham Rye Station Gateway development. They are expecting consultation events to start in the summer with a view to developing / submitting a planning application in the autumn. See full statement here: https://peckhamresidents.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/1253. We have asked for a copy of the brief which the appointed community engagement specialists will have to follow, and also if there is a deadline for the planning application to be submitted. Both of these are important in enabling the success of the co-design process. Read more of this post
Message from Southwark Council: Dear Peckham Stakeholders 3rd April 2014
We have good news that the GLA has now confirmed that they are willing to extend the deadline for the delivery of the Gateway to Peckham project and that the £5m of funding for the scheme is secure. Network Rail and the Council have decided we need to appoint some community engagement specialists to ensure the next stages of consultation (via a co-designing process) are successful. These specialists will be appointed shortly and we’re expecting consultation events to start in the summer with a view to developing submitting a planning application in the autumn. Please see below the press release that has been issued today.
Cllr Fiona Colley, Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Corporate Strategy, Labour Member for Nunhead Ward Read more of this post
From Peckham Vision Facebook: Peckham Rye Park is changing !
* a new children’s playroom * * new football changing rooms & facilities * * a new play space *
Come along and give yr views to The Building Exploratory and Southwark Council. Staff will be available to talk about your thoughts and ideas for the future of the park. There will be illustrations by local children from Peckham Rye Park. If you would like to share your thoughts outside of these sessions call 0207 608 0775 or email: email@example.com Read more of this post