A small core team of local residents, from Peckham Vision and the Peckham Society, are working on ideas about future uses and the work to get the external staircase restored and extended into the Old Waiting Room so making it accessible to the public without going through the station. Some substantial further repair and restoration work has to be done inside the room before it can be useable permanently by the public,including the installation of lifts. We hope that enough can be completed to enable the Room to be publically accessible temporarily by the summer of 2012.
If we can get an external access to the Old Waiting Room by the summer it could become a striking and attractive venue in a Peckham Cultural Olympiad Festival, along with the many artistic and cultural enterprises operating within walking distance of the station. Peckham Rye station is just 10 to 15 minutes from parts of central London, and just about 25 minutes by rail from the Olympic Stadium. The latest news on this work will be available at the [http://peckhamresidents.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/town-centre-wed-14-march-7pm-celebration/#more-589 community meeting on 14th March.] Detailed report in preparation
. see also interim report.
==Celebrating the Old Waiting Room and Peckham's historic buildings 31 March 2011==