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social research opportunity for Cleaner Peckham + other town centre news

SOCIAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY – WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING
Please can you forward this information about our important town centre project to anyone you know who may be interested or may have relevant networks whose participants may be interested:
* A community initiative to tackle the growing problem of waste management in Peckham town centre has been supported by Southwark Council in the High Street Challenge scheme.
* A small grant has been awarded to fund a 5 month social research project led by Peckham Vision, Copeland Park and Rye Lane Traders’ Association (RLTA).
* Here is some preliminary information: https://goo.gl/td3z2v
* For a copy of the detailed brief, email – cleanerpeckham@gmail.com.
* The deadline for receipt of proposals is 16th October 2015.

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190 Rye Lane development consultation 17 Sep 12-2pm, 18 Sep 3-5pm

There is another Rye Lane development emerging – 190 Rye Lane. It is a medium large site. There is a pre planning application consultation on:

* Thursday 17th September, 12 noon- 2pm and

* Friday 18th September, 3 – 5pm

at 190 Rye Lane, near Asda and opposite Barclays Bank. Read more of this post

Protect Peckham town centre from wrong kind of development – deputation 6 July

There is a residents’ deputation to the Community Council tomorrow 6th July on Monday evening, to save
Peckham town centre from the loss of retail space to the wrong kind of development.  We need
many local people there to show the Council there is widespread support to protect Peckham. There is also an online petition – please sign whether you can come or if you can’t: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/protectpeckham

Date: MONDAY 6th JULY at 7pm
Event: Peckham Community Council
Place: Harris Academy, 112 Peckham Road

PROTECTING RYE LANE’S RETAIL SPACES
Last April the Council lost some planning powers to control the change of use of premises in the
town centre. This means that they lost the power to stop retail spaces being turned into non retail
space. The deputation is asking the Council to return the powers it lost to aid better more informed
decision making. They can do this by issuing an ‘Article 4 direction’. They need to know a lot of
people want them to do this. You can see more info on this here:
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/rye-lane-peckham-article-4-direction-petition

This is really important. If you agree with the need to protect retail space in Peckham town centre,
your support on the night is vital. So please come to this if you can – just 30 minutes is needed.
The deputation will be heard very close to 7pm so getting there by 7pm is important and it will all be
over shortly afterwards..

4th June 2015 3rd station codesign workshop

date for your diary: The next council consultant’s Station Square workshop will be on 4 June at All Saints Church, more details here: http://tinyurl.com/lns6yyu

community safety and crime 30 April 2014

Everyone is invited to a dialogue about community safety and crime in our borough on Thursday 30th April 6-8.30pm at Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, SE5. See flyer.
This is arranged by the Southwark Safer Neighbourhood Board which is led by community representatives. The Board members are representatives of local community groups, the Council, police and other relevant public service bodies. They meet regularly to discuss policing, crime and community safety. They also have a small budget to support community projects that address key issues for the borough. This event is part of one such project. If you have any interest in these topics and/or the role of the community in contributing to the solutions, this would be a good meeting to go to.

30 April 2015 SSNB - EPE

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.

Peckham interfaith walk Saturday 25th April 10am-4pm

Our next inter faith walk will be on Saturday 25th April in Peckham town centre from 10am to 4pm. You can join and leave when you need to – see the attached maps with approx times for the different stages of the walk.
We will visit churches and mosques and at the stops we will have a short talk from speakers from several different traditions – Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Bahai, Humanist. This walk is open to all people of faith or no faith. It touches on a vital part of the lives of many of our fellow citizens. Last time a couple of years ago
(http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Inter_faith) we had an interesting look at our town centre from this different perspective. Do come and join us if you can.

Interfaith walk 2015 -detail

Slides from Council consultants 16 April 2015

Here are the slides from the Council’s Landolt & Brown 2nd workshop session on 16th April:
These give important details about Network Rail’s plans for the platform lifts, and Landolt & Brown’s ideas for the building on the corner of Blenheim Grove and Rye Lane, and the locations for public toilets. Also explains the complicated links between Platform 3 support and the Arcade building. Definitely worth taking a look at their short summary and some of the slides.

highlights from Station workshop 16 April 2015

The Council’s consultants Landolt & Brown reported at their workshop on  16th April:
* the way the physical supports for Platform 3 are linked into the north side of the station Arcade building is still being investigated by the architects. This means there needs to be an extra workshop (so 4 instead of 3). Once the Platform 3 supports are clarified they can develop designs for the new buildings, and they will present them at the additional workshop during May, date to be announced. Read more of this post