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Category Archives: Arts and culture

Peckham Vision News October 2017

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PECKHAM VISION OPEN STUDIO Wednesdays 11th & 18th October
Having had a constant flow of visitors to our Open Studio in September during the Peckham Festival, it was so enjoyable that we have decided to open the studio again on the next two Wednesdays 11th and 18th October from midday to 9pm.
See details here: http://www.goo.gl/FF7N2F

We do hope you will be able to drop in during these times to see the exhibition about the role of community action and local businesses over the last decade in the transformation of the town centre. It also covers the waste, recycling, reuse and repurposing of buildings, spaces and materials that are an emerging feature of the transforming economy. Members of the Peckham Vision team will be present to respond to queries and glad to discuss the issues.

PLANNING TRAINING WORKSHOP Saturday 28th October
For those who have followed Peckham Vision’s news over the years, much has shown that the planning system creates hard work for anyone who wishes to follow it and take part in some way. It is a system clothed in technical language and mystery to most people who are not planners, architects or developers. Peckham Vision has teamed up with Community Southwark and Southwark Law Centre to develop a series of events to demystify this whole area to help citizens to play a real part in shaping their neighbourhoods.

Together we are presenting a free workshop to develop the training for this on SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER 10am-3pm, coffee & tea from 9.45am, at Cambridge House, Addington Sq, SE5 0HF. If you want to know more about the planning process and to take part more effectively, please book a place via eventbrite here: https://goo.gl/W9d8LC

Further information in the leaflet here: https://goo.gl/YMDkNa

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Reports on the 4 Peckham NSP sites walk

This post is a collection of several Peckham Vision Facebook posts reporting on the walk on 1st April 2017 around the 4 Peckham town centre sites designated for redevelopment in the Preferred Option of the New Southwark Plan (NSP). Links to the original posts and their photos are in each heading and also here: http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum/meetings#1st_April_2017_4_NSP_sites_walk

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE OF THE PECKHAM CINEMA & MULTI STOREY CAR PARK

 

You can use the letter here:
https://peckhamvision.wixsite.com/peckhammultistorey

  • The Council’s New Southwark Plan (NSP) proposes ‘comprehensive redevelopment’ of the Cinema and Multi Storey Car Park (NSP56).
  • The building would be demolished after 2022 and the end of the leases of Bold Tendencies, Frank’s Café and Peckham Levels.
  • The Council says they would try to relocate the PeckhamPlex cinema, but its future would be uncertain.
  • The Planning Inspector said the Council should research long term uses, before taking the final decision. They haven’t done this yet.
  • If you agree the building’s potential needs full examination before the final decision, let the Council know before 5pm on 28th April 2017.

You can USE THE LETTER HERE:
https://peckhamvision.wixsite.com/peckhammultistorey

More background to the planning issues on the cinema and multi storey car park site is here: Peckham Vision website: http://goo.gl/V2fuu8

Please share this post on your networks, and encourage anyone with an interest in the future of the building and the town centre to send in their comments.

Peckham 4 sites walk & New Southwark Plan (NSP)

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This email gives information on the next phase of the Council’s consultation about their ‘Preferred Option’ of the New Southwark Plan (NSP), which is an important document about land use in Southwark. It is used by developers, so it is essential for individual residents and communities across Southwark to get involved in this process, if they are to have any say in shaping their futures.

FOUR SITES WALK SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 11am-2pm
To help people engage with this very dry topic, we are organising a tour of the four major redevelopment sites proposed for Peckham in the New Southwark Plan (NSP), finishing with a round-up discussion in Peckham Vision’s Bussey studio. The round-up will cover what has been learnt on the walk, the issues raised by the proposals and how to make comments in the consultation.

We hope the walk and discussion will give interesting insights into the developments happening in Peckham town centre. See further information about the NSP below.

If you would like to take part in the walk, please book a free place here: http://goo.gl/tHGLzP .  Further information and briefing about the four sites and the tour and the assembly place will be emailed to all those who register to come.

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New Southwark Plan (NSP) consultation

The New Southwark Plan (NSP) is now out for consultation until 28th April 2017. Four Peckham sites are proposed for redevelopment :

  • the Aylesham Centre,
  • cinema/multi-storey car park,
  • Choumert car park
  • Copeland/Blackpool Rd industrial site.

The details are on pages 207-219 in this extract of the Peckham pages: http://goo.gl/LFokc4 . Read more of this post

Peckham Vision News (1) January 2017

TO PV Mailing list  – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Please note the dates in your diary.

CONTENTS:
* 12 Jan – Peckham Rye Station drop-in update
* 31 Jan – Station CPO Public Inquiry
* Co-Design review
* Other Town Centre Developments:
– 21 Jan community workshop on the Aylesham Centre
– Flaxyard & Sumner House new planning application
– Planning applications approved: South East Rye Lane
* 26 Jan – A Burns Supper and a Poetry evening in Holdrons Arcade
* 29 Jan – Peckham & Nunhead Community Council
* Crowd funded local projects consultations

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Peckham Vision December 2016 News (1)

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CONTENTS:

* Holdron’s Arcade Christmas: 8th – 10th December
* Developments:
– Aylesham Centre
– Flaxyard & Sumner House
– Peckham Library Square
– Copeland Road car park site
* Walkabout in Central Rye Lane: 17th December
* Road works information

HOLDRON’S ARCADE CHRISTMAS EXTENDED OPENING
Peckham Vision’s shop and other traders in Holdron’s Arcade 135A Rye Lane will have extended opening hours this week for Christmas. See attached flier. On your way Read more of this post

Peckham Vision at the Peckham Festival

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The Peckham Festival starts today and continues to Sunday 11th September. You can catch all the  info about the many events and open studios happening around Peckham:
http://www.peckhamfestival.org and the brochure here: http://www.peckhamfestival.org/whatson/
brochure#page/2 Peckham Vision has three strands in the festival, all at Copeland Gallery:
http://goo.gl/GqKZlT. The Gallery is in the middle of the Copeland Park site which you enter through  133 Rye Lane passage. See the map here: http://copelandpark.com/contact

* WORKSHOP: SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER, from  4.30pm to 5.45pm in the Copeland Gallery:
Where is Peckham going? Peckham has changed and it’s changing more.
Come and share your thoughts about the changes, and how local people can have any say in what  happens. We will continue the public conversation about the community vision for Peckham’s future  that began at the Peckham Vision public community meeting in January 2016 in the Bussey CLF  Art Café. Book for the workshop here: http://www.peckhamfestival.org/event/ where-is-peckham-going

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General Election – Question the candidates 30th April

Journalist Zoe Williams chairs a chance to question your candidates for MP for Camberwell and Peckham before you vote in the election. Here 30th April – doors 6.30 for 7.30 start. Current MP Harriet Harman is confirmed, as are at least seven other candidates, including Amelia Womack Green Party, Yahaya Kiyingi Liberal Democrats, Naomi Newstead Conservative Party and Rebecca Fox National Health Action Party. No need to book for hustings on Thurs 30th, it’s free, open to all, just turn up. But come early to secure a seat! Doors and bar open 6.30pm. More info and any queries here: https://twitter.com/CP_hustings

how to vote for none of the candidates

A lot of people don’t vote in elections because they feel there is no real difference between the political parties, or that none of them represent our views or that the whole system is not in a good state or for other reasons. But it was a long hard struggle over centuries to win the right to vote. In many parts of the world, some still can’t vote and some die for it. So it is really important to vote to keep our democracy alive. And you can do that NOW without voting for anyone, and getting that vote counted! All you have to do is write on the ballot ‘none of them’.

This deliberate action creates a ‘spoilt’ vote. All spoilt ballot papers are counted and published. If the number of spoilt papers increases significantly, it sends a message that things need to change, and the elected candidate should find new ways to link with and work with constituents between elections.

On 7th May, vote for your preferred candidates or party. But if they are not your choice, vote for ‘none of them’. Let’s all vote for democracy!

As well as exercising your vote in the forthcoming election, you can support the NOTA campaign: http://nota-uk.org. NOTA campaigns for an official ‘none of the above’ choice on the ballot paper in future. Increasing the numbers of deliberate spoilt papers now will support the NOTA campaign.