TO PV Mailing list – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Please note the dates in your diary.
* 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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Community, Events, nearby areas, Open spaces/parks, Peckham High St, Peckham Rye station, Planning applications, Planning policy, PNAAP, Policing, Rail services, Rye Lane, town centre, traffic, Transforming central Rye Lane
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: http://goo.gl/DtdwLr More info: http://tcos.org.uk/.
On 14th March working with Civic Voice, we held a workshop in our Bussey studio for 24 supporters. Thanks to Sarah, Kathryn and Jenny from Civic Voice to support us in discussing the Localism Act and the power it gives communities to protect buildings and open spaces they value. This means communities can ask their local council to list certain assets as being of value to the community. If an asset is listed and comes up for sale, the new right will give 6 months to put together a bid to buy it. This gives communities an increased chance to save much loved shops, pubs or other local facilities.
It gave local people the right to stop the sale of the Ivy House pub and the time to get the funds together to buy it. The nomination and listing of the Peckham Liberal Club gave the members time to think again about the sale. In both cases the listings resulted in the buildings with all their wonderful facilities being in community ownership. More info on this new community power: http://www.civicvoice.org.uk/campaigns/assets-of-community-value Civic Voice are encouraging all civic community groups to take advantage of this. In our workshop we identified dozens of potential local buildings and spaces to investigate. We are now drawing up a community action plan for this. We will circulate the information soon so that others in and around Peckham can start developing their own plans.
This is a brief update on some of the action topics during January and February. For more information on the topics, visit Facebook posts from beginning January 2015: https://www.facebook.com/PeckhamVision
Some key topics have been
* redesigning Peckham town square
* Disruption of train services from London Bridge
* London Housing crisis
* Peckham Coal Line
* New Southwark Plan consultation, including concern about policy for more tall buildings in Peckham Town centre
* Campaign to protect rooftop view from obstruction by tall building on Morrison’s car park
* New Peckham Vision shop at 135a Rye Lane in the revived Holdron’s arcade.
* Campaign to Save Southwark Woods
* Appointment of Landolt & Brown as new co-design architects for the Station new square
* Improvements around Queen’s Rd station
Community, Events, Open spaces/parks, Peckham High St, Peckham Rye station, Planning applications, Planning policy, Rail services, Rye Lane, town centre, Transforming central Rye Lane
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 twitter.com/peckhamsview for further updates. http://chn.ge/WEBuqn
From https://twitter.com/peckhamsview: 500 people have already signed to protect ‘s rooftop view from being blocked by a 20-storey tower.
From Peckham Vision Facebook: We collected many signatures at the Peckham Rye Fete for the petition to Protect Peckham’s rooftop views. We need many more signatures. So please:
* Sign the petition here: http://chn.ge/1p845uG
* See Peckham rooftop views here: https://www.facebook.com/protectpeckhamsview
* See Planning background here: http://goo.gl/YXnr2g
* send these links to your friends.
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: http://peckhamcodesign.org/events Weekly events will also be advertised in the CoDesign SHOP windows.
* to put ideas, suggestions and comments on the map here: http://peckhamcodesign.org/commonplace.
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.