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Peckham Rye Station North Wing Retail Unit

An online local petition to Network Rail has been started “to represent local residents’ views on the potential use of the North Wing Retail Unit within Peckham Rye Station.” This unit has recently been restored and is ready and available for letting for commercial retail use. Getting the right kind of use of value to the community is of great interest to all who care about the future of Peckham town centre. The petition is here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/peckham-rye-station-north-wing-retail-unit. The text is copied and pasted here:
**Peckham has a rich and vibrant heritage, filled with a mix of cultures and a warm local history. The decision as to who to grant this space to will play a key role in the future of the area. The unit will represent the cornerstone of the re-development of Peckham Rye Station and therefore it is integral to grant this space to the right group. Therefore, this petition is to ask Network Rail to please take the following key points into consideration when deciding who will be awarded this highly important space.
Please choose a group which:
1) Has made a clear effort to base their bid around the needs of the local community and has made an effort to connect with local community groups and assess the needs of those who would use the space.
2) Will ensure the space is used to promote and support local artists.
3) Will have a flexible toilet policy as there is already a lack of public toilets in Peckham.
4) Will provide an affordable menu which is accessible for morning and evening commuters.
5) Will use parts of this large space for local events and talks.
6) Will use parts of this space to provide free or affordable education or activities for the local community, such as free yoga, English learning classes or even cookery classes for example.
7) Will connect with local artists, art colleges and community groups to help develop and maintain relationships with artists in the community.
8) Will make sure the food and drink used in the space are sourced from within Peckham or as close as possible to the area, to help support local businesses.
9) Will use local tradesmen and businesses when developing the space.
10) Will ideally choose a group which already has a local history.
This list is not exclusive, but shows an example of the feeling of local residents and the importance of focus on community for the group taking over this space.
Please sign this petition if you are in support of the views above and please share with your friends if you wish to see the above points implemented in the North Wing Retail Unit at Peckham Rye Station.**

 

 

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