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==Stages in Old Waiting Room restoration==
[[Image:CRL_walk_OWR_15_Sep_2018.jpg|right|thumb|400px|Central Rye Lane Walk visiting the Old Waiting Room 15 Sep 2018]]
===September 2019===
* The Old Waiting Room was used for several ad hoc community events in 2019, facilitated by the informal local residents friends group in liaison with Network Rail. The future of the space is not yet clear following the forced sale of most of Netowrk Rail's commercial spaces to large corporate investors.
 
===September 2018===
* On '''Saturday 15th September''', in the Peckham Festival, Eileen Conn from Peckham Vision led [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/central-rye-lane-walk-tickets-49072031768# a walk of Central Rye Lane] telling the story of the buildings and all those whose future had been saved by community action since Peckham Vision started in 2005. On the way from the Bussey Building and Copeland Park across the road in Rye Lane, saved in 2009, the tour walked up the restored and extended staircase from the station forecourt to the Old Waiting Room for a short talk about the history of the room and Peckham Vision's community work to promote and support its restoration since 2006. Then on to the businesses operating in the rest of the buildings around the station and the businesses saved from total clearance for the proposed redevelopment in 2014, including especially the micro economy in Blenheim Court Arches Studios.* On '''22nd & 23rd September''' the Old Waiting Room will be open from 10am to 5pm in the [https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/6995 London Open House weekend.] 
===update August 2018===
Now that the staircase is completed and access is possible from the forecourt, the room has been used successfully for some one off public events with Network Rail's agreement. This is to test the uses of the space while Network Rail is preparing to sell all its property not needed for running the railway system.

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