Peckham Residents' Network

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Category Archives: Green living

Judicial review of Garden Bridge plan

Serious issues have been raised by the plan for the ‘Garden Bridge’ from near the Oxo tower on the South Bank to the Temple tube station on the north. Michael Ball a local resident and community activist in Lambeth has bravely challenged the decision to grant planning permission, and has been granted his request for a judicial review of the decision. Please support this important community action to have the decision reviewed. The case will be heard in June 2015. Sign petition: More info:


Art Deco in Rye Lane future

The future of the cluster of Art Deco buildings around the station will be decided in the next several weeks in the Station codesign process. The key issue is whether to demolish or restore them? See for more info
See timetable for codesign here:

resident’s vision for central Rye Lane

A local resident has set out his overall aspirations for the development here: and He supports the creation of the square but the restoration of the remaining art deco buildings, and the opening up of the eastern arches. This fits with the new green paths on the eastern side we have floated, and the retention and adaptation of the multi storey car park for permanent cultural uses. He proposes the demolition of the art deco building on the eastern side opposite the new square.  What do you think on any of these points?


Protect Peckham’s rooftop views

Late season visitors to Frank’s Café & Campari Bar. Last chance for a rooftop drink with a spectacular view this weekend!  Please share the petition so we can reach 1,000 signatures by the end of the weekend. If you’re on Twitter then you can follow for further updates.

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Public toilets in the station development

At last! Discussion about public toilets for Rye Lane in the area around Peckham Rye station. CoDesign covered the topic yesterday in the CoDesign shop drop in. This is the result of the local public toilets petition last year with over 4000 signatures. See : This is an important topic for the future design of the station. So if you have any ideas don’t forget to get them in.  Public toilets are vital components in creating sustainable, accessible, inclusive cities. Badly run, public toilets can be transmitters of disease. But public toilets are essential as contributors to the health and well-being of society; see research reports: This is a national issue: Can Peckham show how to do it well?

Nick Cobb’s amazing model of multistorey car park in 2114

Come and see Nick Cobb’s amazing model of Peckham’s now famous multi-storey car park set 100 years in the future: 22-25 Sep. Private view 23 Sep 6.30-9pm. Nick says: “After an unexplained apocalyptic event Peckham and presumably London beyond is in ruins. A hundred years has passed and survivors have returned to the city to live and scavenge. But all is well with a cheery scene of blossoming cherry trees in spring depicted.”
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CoDesign discussions at Peckham Rye Fete 6 Sep

From Peckham Vision Facebook: At the Fete, on Sat 6 Sep, we shared experiences of the Peckham CoDesign process. Realising there are just 6 weeks for everyone to make their contributions to shape what happens around Peckham Rye station, we discussed how we can all help to get this message across. So please pass on the information in this post to all you know who have an interest in Peckham’s future. This includes encouraging everyone:

* to visit the PeckhamCoDesign SHOP by the entrance to Peckham Rye Station. Open each week: – Wednesday 9:30am-7pm; followed by Events/Workshop usually 7-10pm. – Friday 7:30am-4pm; followed by Events/Workshop usually 4-7pm. – Saturday 10am-5pm

* to take part in a workshop; see the programme here: Weekly events will also be advertised in the CoDesign SHOP windows.

* to put ideas, suggestions and comments on the map here:

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Peckham Vision at PeckhamRye Fete 6 Sep 2014

From Peckham Vision Facebook: More visitors than ever at the Peckham Rye Fete on Saturday. Non stop conversations all day at the Peckham Vision stall about Peckham town centre, Station development, living in Peckham, the Peckham community spirit and much more.

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Save Our Parks and public green spaces petition

From the SAVE OUR PARKS! Campaign:
Protect and invest in the UK’s green spaces
– Help prevent the slide into crisis
– Let’s make parks a general election issue in 2015
Click here to sign the petition:
 Parks and green spaces are an essential and unique resource and service, vital to every local community and serving a wide range of important needs for people of all ages and interests. However, the June 2014 ‘State of UK Public Parks’ report documented the alarming slide into a long-term crisis being caused by the underfunding of the UK’s parks. We are now at a tipping point. It is up to all those who know and care to raise their voices together.
The inspirational rise of the Friends Groups movement over the last 15 years (with now over 5,000 groups), and the hard work and expertise of green space staff, managers and professionals, has demonstrated the commitment of the public and all those who love parks. We believe that there must now be an equivalent recognition and commitment from the political parties and the next Government in 2015. Let’s make this an election issue.

Open Gardens Lyndhurst Sq, Peckham. Sun 22 June 2014

Sunday 22nd June (1.30pm – 5pm) in the Bellenden/Peckham neighbourhood.  Six Open Gardens in Lyndhurst Square, SE15 5AR.  Photo:
* Admission – Combined adm £7, children free (share to Terrence Higgins Trust & CoolTan Arts).
* In 2013 these events raised £2,128 for nursing and caring charities.
* Refreshments – Home-made teas at No 4.
Six very attractive gardens open in this small, elegant square of 1840s listed villas. Each approx 90ft x 50ft has its own shape and style as the Square curves in a U shape.   Read more: