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Peckham Vision is a resident-led consortium of local residents, artists, businesses working with the [http://www.peckhamsociety.org.uk/ Peckham Society.] Since 2005 we have encouraged informed discussion about the development plans for Peckham Town Centre, and stimulated a variety of ideas on transforming the central area of Rye Lane around Peckham Rye station, Copeland Industrial Park and the Bussey building. Some material from this work since 2006 is on this website; see especially [[Transforming_Central_Rye_Lane{{Seealso|Transforming Central Rye Lane]] and * [[Visions_for_Peckham#An_alternative_vision_for_Rye_Lane_Central|An alternative vision for Rye Lane CentralVolunteering]]. }}
This work has stimulated the emergence of a new [http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum Peckham Town Centre Forum] which first met in December 2009, working in close collaboration with the Council Planning Department on the Area Action Plan (PNAAP). There have been several further events, including a seminar in collaboration with [http://www.thephf.org/index.html the Pioneer Health Foundation], guardians of the original [[Historic_Peckham#The_Peckham_Experiment|Peckham Experiment]], and an urban design walkabout in the town centre. Ideas for collaboration, integration and a new way of marketing Peckham town centre are emerging.
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Peckham Vision is a resident-led local citizens' association of individuals who live, work or run a business in Peckham. Its vision is to support [[Peckham_Town_Centre|Peckham town centre]] as a thriving and sustainable social and commercial centre, and to contribute to Peckham being a good place for all in which to live, work and visit. The objects of the Group are to:
* '''''Promote and encourage citizen action''''' to help Peckham town centre to become an integrated and resilient place and links past, present and future for the benefit of all who live and work there.
* '''''Create and nurture ways of connecting people''''' in Peckham who share enthusiasm and desire to help develop and realise the potential of Peckham, and to make the lessons available beyond Peckham.<BR>
[[Image:Rye Lane Station 1880.jpg|right|204px|in front of station c. 1880]]
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===An integrated town centre===
Since 2005 we have encouraged informed discussion about the development plans for Peckham Town Centre, and stimulated a variety of ideas for transforming the central area of Rye Lane around [[Peckham_Rye_Station|Peckham Rye station,]] [[Copeland_Cultural_Quarter|Copeland Cultural Quarter,]] and the [[Bussey_Building|Bussey building.]] Some material from this work since 2006 is on this website; see especially [[Transforming_Central_Rye_Lane|Transforming Central Rye Lane]] and [[Visions_for_Peckham#An_alternative_vision_for_Rye_Lane_Central|An alternative vision for Rye Lane Central]].<BR>
We have taken a lead to demonstrate the role of historical and old buildings restoration from an integrated view of Peckham town centre:* promoted the idea of recreating the public square in front of Peckham Rye station, to transform the pedestrian experience in that central part of Rye Lane. This is now a key part of the Council’s [[Peckham_Rye_Station#Station_square_.26_rear_courtyard|Gateway to Peckham project]] to realise the potential of [[Peckham_Rye_Station|Peckham Rye station]], and its location.<BR> * led the way in developing the vision and its implementation to restore the station [[Old_Waiting_Room|Old Waiting Room]], and the [[Peckham_Rye_Station/station_forecourt|Victorian staircase]] as a town centre function space, run as a community enterprise.* made the proposal to the Heritage Lottery Fund which resulted in a successful Council application for a [[News#16th_May_2012_Townscape_Heritage_Initiative_.28THI.29_success|Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)]] to restore selected historic buildings in the town centre.<BR>* taken the lead in bringing community views together at the PNAAP Public Inquiry leading to the [[Multi-Storey_Car_Park#March_2017_Planning_status|first saving of the Peckham Multi Storey building from redevelopment.]] For the second stage of the campaign '''This page is being reconstructed[https://peckhamvision.wixsite.com/peckhammultistorey see here]'''- finally [[Multi-Storey_Car_Park|successful in October 2017.]]* A list of specific [[Media:PV_achievements_to_Oct_2018.pdf|achievements over the years is here.]]
Peckham Vision is a resident-led We work with and link residents and people and enterprises from the parallel local community consortium economies of individuals who livelocal independent traders, work or run a business in Peckham. Its vision is to support [http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Peckham_Town_Centre Peckham town centre] as a thriving and sustainable social and commercial centre''' ''' creative enterprises, and to contribute to Peckham being a good place for all in which to livemain stream retailers, the historic restoration work and visitthe faith and religious world. ''' ''' The objects early years of the Group are to:* Promote and encourage citizen action to revitalise Peckham town centre so that it is an integrated and resilient place <BR> and links past, present and future for the benefit of all who live and this work there.* Create and nurture ways of connecting people in Peckham who share enthusiasm and desire to help develop and realise <BR>stimulated the potential emergence of a [[Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum|Peckham, Town Centre Forum]] which first met in December 2009. ''' ''' It has facilitated [[Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum/meetings|many events and to make the lessons available beyond Peckhaminteractions]] since then.'''<BR>
===An integrated town centrePioneering new approaches to citizen engagement===Since 2005 we have encouraged informed discussion about the development plans for Peckham Town Centre, and stimulated a variety of ideas for transforming the central area of Rye Lane around [[Peckham_Rye_Station|Peckham Rye station,]] [[Copeland_Cultural_Quarter|Copeland Cultural Quarter,]] and the [[Bussey_Building|Bussey building.]] Some material from this work since 2006 is on this website; see especially [[Transforming_Central_Rye_Lane|Transforming Central Rye Lane]] and [[Visions_for_Peckham#An_alternative_vision_for_Rye_Lane_Central|An alternative vision for Rye Lane Central]]. <BR>
We have taken a lead to demonstrate Underpinning the role of historical buildings historic restoration from an integrated view of work is Peckham town centre:* promoted the idea Vision’s understanding of recreating the public square in front of Peckham Rye station, to transform the pedestrian experience in significant role that central part of Rye Lane. This is now a key part of the Council’s Gateway to Peckham project to realise the potential of [[Peckham_Rye_Station|Peckham Rye station]]learning about our local history and heritage at all educational ages has, and its location.* led the way in developing the vision how it connects with wider issues and its implementation to restore the station [[Old_Waiting_Room|Old Waiting Room]], and the [http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Peckham_Rye_Station/station_forecourt Victorian staircase] as a town centre function space, run as a community enterprise.* made the proposal to the Heritage Lottery Fund which resulted in a successful first round Council application for a [http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/News#16th_May_2012_Townscape_Heritage_Initiative_.28THI.29_success Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)] to restore selected historic buildings in the aspects of town centrelife. <BRbr>
We Peckham Vision is committed to developing good quality information to distribute in a variety of ways to local people, and to create innovative ways for them to become engaged in the work with . There are:* Peckham Vision shop in Holdron's Arcade, 135a Rye Lane open on Saturday afternoons 2-5pm, and link people First Thursdays 7pm-9pm monthly, other times ad hoc, and enterprises from the parallel local economies of local independent traderswith information displays every day.* continuing events, creative enterprisesincluding workshops, main stream retailersseminars, guided walkabouts in the historic restoration work town centre, and public meetings.* exhibitions such as the [[OWR_exhibition|3 day exhibition]] in the Old Waiting Room, the exhibition displays in the faith ground floor foyer of Peckham library and religious worldmobile exhibitions at local community fairs. Over the last few years these have developed ito the Open Studio events in our Bussey studio, for example in [[Media:A6_2018_CRL_walk_Peckham_Festival_-_colour_lo.jpg|2018 Peckham Festival.]]
===Pioneering new approaches * regular emails to citizen engagement===Underpinning the historic restoration work is Peckham Vision’s development a mailing list of a history and heritage learning project to link all Peckham educational ages some 4000 local people on topical matters relating to the restoration work town centre and to the way that connects with wider issues Peckham community and aspects of town centre lifeuntil 2017 posted in the [http://peckhamresidents.wordpress.com PRN blog. [LINK to new page summarising ] Since then this]<BR>service has temporarily slowed while we develop social media channels.
Peckham Vision is committed to developing good quality information to distribute in a variety of ways to local people, and to create innovative ways for them to become engaged in the work. There are
* continuing events, including seminars, guided walkabouts in the town centre, public meetings in the Bussey building and in the Old Waiting Room.
* exhibitions such as the 3 day exhibition in the [http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Old_Waiting_Room Old Waiting Room,] exhibition displays in the ground floor foyer of Peckham library [photo], and mobile exhibitions at local community fairs [photo].
* regular emails to a mailing list of over 2500 local people on topical matters relating to the town centre and to the wider Peckham community [PRN blog LINK], as well as news posts on [http://twitter.com/PeckhamVision twitter.]
* [http://www.facebook.com/PeckhamVision Facebook] and [http://twitter.com/PeckhamVision twitter] and local web discussion forums.
* new ways to cater for 'pop-up' volunteering to tap into the enthusiasm of hundreds of potential volunteers able to volunteer only for ad hoc opportunities.* developing and nurturing relationships and working together with [[RLTA|traders]] and with [[Inter_faith|faith groups.]]<BR><BR>[[Image:IMG_6082 PV displays in Peckham Library foyer.jpg|204px|]] [[Image:Peckham Rye Fete 2012 041.jpg|204px|]] [[Image:Peckham Rye Fete 2012 040.jpg|204px|]] [[Image:IMG 9010 - PV at The Arches Open Studio.jpg|204px|]] [[Image:A4 - VISIT PV shop - Sat + icons v.01 - lime bgrnd.jpg|thumb|right|200px]][[Image:Holdrons 3.jpg|right|250px]]'''[[Image:PP 1 Front page-page-001.jpg|thumb|left|250px|click link to the right for interview]]'''===Working arrangements===[[Image:Holdron's sign IMG 6121adj 2400.jpg|right|250px]]* Peckham Vision has a community shop in Holdron's Arcade at 135a Rye Lane, donated for community use by the owners Copeland Park. The shop is open on Saturdays 2-5pm and the first Thursdays 7-9pm each month. It is an information hub and a place for discussions about the town centre, and related matters, and sells for fund raising Peckham themed goods. The arcade is on the site of the original arcade in the Edwardian Holdrons as in the photo. Half the current arcade is embedded in the 1930s art deco building, now occupied by Khan's Bargain store.The other half is housed in the remnants of the Edwardian arcade behind the back of Khan's.  * Peckham Vision is a '''[[Media:Peckham Vision Constitution ( Revised 23.5.14).pdf|constituted]] '''community association. The work is managed and conducted by a small community team of residents, supported by a range of local people who volunteer for particular events and activities. A Friends organisation is planned for supporters, and for fund raising to support the considerable work that residents are carrying out unpaid. Peckham Vision has a mailing list of over 3000 local people. Our policy on protection of that data is set out in [[Peckham_Vision:Privacy_policy|this statement]].<BR> * Peckham Vision works with other local groups, such as the [http://peckhamheritage.org.uk Peckham Heritage Partnership,][http://www.peckhamsociety.org.uk Peckham Society,] [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Town-Peckham/151775921644315 Transition Town Peckham,] the [http://www.bellenden.net/ Bellenden Residents Group,] the [[Rye Lane Traders' Association|Rye Lane Traders' Association (RLTA),]] [http://copelandpark.com/ Copeland Park], [https://www.peckhamlevels.org Peckham Levels,] [http://www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=78 Southwark Law Centre] and [http://benedictolooney.co.uk/ Benedict O’Looney Architects].<BR> * Peckham Vision is an active member of: ** Local Borough: [[Southwark_Planning_Network|Southwark Planning Network]], [https://communitysouthwark.org Community Southwark]** London: [https://justspace.org.uk Just Space], [https://www.londonforum.org.uk London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies]** National: [http://www.civicvoice.org.uk Civic Voice], [https://locality.org.uk Locality] * There are working contacts with Southwark Council, and the rail companies - Network Rail and Southern Rail. [[Contact|Contact us]] through our contact page or email: [mailto:info@peckhamvision.org info@peckhamvision.org] <BR>
===Working arrangementsThe evolution of Peckham Vision===Peckham Vision grew from the community campaign 2005 - 2009 which questioned the wisdom of demolishing a 6 acre site, including the Bussey Building and Copeland Park, for a tram depot, and from the parallel community action to improve the area around Peckham Rye station. [[Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum#Introduction|A brief summary of the evolution over the years since then can be found here.]] ===The nature of community===* ====Introduction====Underlying the work of Peckham Vision is the understanding that the strength of a community lies in the connections between people who live, work and run businesses there. Peckham Vision is dedicated to nurturing those connections, and exploring ways to link into the energy and enthusiasm of our neighbourhood. This work is influenced by the two systems approach developed by '''[[Media:2014 Eileen Conn biog for Peckham.pdf|Eileen Conn,]]''' long time resident of Peckham, co-ordinator and founder of Peckham Vision works very closely and associate research fellow of the TSRC (Third Sector Research Centre). Further information about the two systems ‘social eco-systems dance’ model '''[[Eileen_Conn|can be found here.]]''' '''[https://issuu.com/peckhampeculiar/docs/issue_31_of_the_peckham_peculiar Local paper Peckham Peculiar pp10-11]''' front cover story in February 2019 carried an '''[[Media:PP_10-11_Eileen_Conn.pdf|interview with local organisations, particularly Eileen Conn]]''' about her work and the work of Peckham Vision. ===='''Video clips relating to Peckham Vision's work'''====* December 2011: '''[http://socialreporters.net/?p=455 Interview with Eileen Conn on: Why community groups are more energy waves than organisational matter.]'''* Spring 2012: '''[https://vimeo.com/38698486 Peckham pitch for a Portas pilot project]''' and [https://vimeo.com/38654427 here also.]* Summer 2012: '''[https://player.vimeo.com/video/44212602 5 x 15 TED type talk by Eileen Conn on the 'transformation' of Peckham in Central Rye Lane from 2005.]''' This talk was held in the straw auditorium of Bold Tendencies.* September 2013: BBC London News '''[http://www.peckhamsocietybbc.orgco.uk /news/av/uk-england-london-24229352/gentrification-distorting-peckham Gentrification distorting Peckham Society,] '''* February 2014 ITV News [http://www.itv.com/news/london/update/2014-02-03/peckham-redevelopment-could-destroy-area/ Peckham station redevelopment could destroy the area] * October 2015: '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bKWr2IjylM Launch of Ordinary Streets film]''' - a short film based on an ethnographic and visual exploration of the spaces, economies and cultures of ‘street’... through the lens of Rye Lane Tradersin Peckham. Eileen Conn Peckham Vision contributes.* July 2015: '''[https://vimeo.com/134613823 Video of talk by Eileen Conn at Just Space Conference on The London Plan and Building other ways of thinking about London's economy.]'''* March 2016: '''[http://www.artefactmagazine.com/2016/03/01/peckham-vision-and-the-saviour-of-copeland-park/ News report: Peckham Vision and the Saviour of Copeland Park: Artefact]'' Association|Rye Lane Traders' Association video 10 mins. * 17th March 2017: [http://civi.lvsc.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=937 Call for action for community development at CDNL (RLTACommunity Development Network London)] How neighbourhood community planning action groups are part of community development work.** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xZkrqYPXTw&t=631s Eileen Conn on Peckham Vision as a neighbourhood planning group and part of the London Just Space network 14 min video]** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVxrxAs_Tw0 Richard Lee on Just Space 13 Minutes video] and Benedict O’Looney Architects * April 2017 [https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/peckhamplex-cinema-could-be-under-threat-from-developers-news-footage/672409534 London ITN News saving the PeckhamPlex cinema]* November 2017 [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JZet63omwsPVbyOWOor23fKPx11oXqbx/view Old Mill Building threatened with demolition]* 9th December 2017: Peckham Levels Launch** [linkhttp://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2017-12-09/peckham-levels-opening-weekend London Live TV News]** [https://www.youtube.<BR>com/watch?v=DA47lqouXpE George Okello vlog including Peckham Vision stall] (3 minutes into clip)
====Media reports relating to Peckham Vision's work====* There 4th December 2014 [https://thevinylfactory.com/features/the-new-community-how-records-are significant working contacts with Southwark Council, and the rail companies - Network Rail and Southern Rail. [ In addition, the Peckham Rye Station Partnership [LINK] formalises the working relationship between Peckham Vision and Southern Rail who manage the operational use of the railway station.shaping-local-culture-in-south-east-london/ The new community: How records are shaping local culture in South East London]<BR>
* 22nd August 2017 [http://www.peckhamlevels.org/blog-1/2017/8/22/peckham-perspectives-eileen-conn Peckham Vision is a constituted community association, see constitution here Levels interview blog]* 13th Septenber 2017 [LINKhttps://www.peckhamfestival.org/blog/6006/peckham-festival-peckham-vision-takes-shop-festival/ Peckham Festival interview blog]* September 2017 [http://www. acorn.ltd.uk/news/2017-09-14/the-southwark-review/ 'The work is conducted by Southwark Review' pages 28-33 article: 'Peckham's Cultural Epicentre' including comments on role of Peckham Vision]* September 2017 [[Media:Peck Fest Acorn Review BusseyBuilding PV role.pdf|'Peckham's Cultural Epicentre' in Southwark Review as a small team pdf]]* August 2018 [https://www.southlondongallery.org/journal/mapping-peckham Mapping Peckham in South London Gallery Journal blog: contribution from 'Eileen Conn, Founder and Coordinator of five residents who form Peckham Vision']* July 2019 [https://www.thealternative.org.uk/dailyalternative/2019/7/11/peckham-hero-eileen-conn Defending her area against the soulless and the Management Board, supported by expensive - Peckham Vision's Eileen Conn is a range hero of local people who volunteer for particular events and activities. A Friends organisation is localism]'''''Previous media reports on Peckham Vision work are currently being planned for such supporters, and for fund raisingcollated.'''''<br> <BRbr>
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