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Peckham Vision is a resident-led local community consortium of individuals who live, work or run a business in Peckham.Its vision is to support [ Peckham town centre]<br>
[[Image:PTC View south towards central Rye Lane.jpg{{notice|right|204px|thumb OWR exhibition]]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'''Please donate:* Promote and encourage citizen action to revitalise ''' Peckham town centre so that it Vision is an integrated and resilient place and links past, present and future for the benefit a team of all who live and work there.* Create and nurture ways of connecting local people in Peckham who share enthusiasm and desire that works to help develop and realise keep the potential neighbourhood informed of Peckhamchanges in our community, and to how people can take action where needed. We rely on voluntary contributions; please make a donation so we can continue this important work. To make the lessons available beyond Peckhama donation please '''[[Donate|click here]]'''.<BR>}}
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Peckham Vision's focus is community and civic engagement in matters affecting Peckham town centre, and related matters affecting London SE15 more widely.
We are a resident-led local citizens' association of individuals who live, work or run a business in Peckham. The vision is to develop an integrated approach to [[Peckham_Town_Centre|Peckham town centre]] as essential to 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>
More information:
* [ Peckham Vision's role.]
* [ Peckham Vision and a history of Copeland Park]
* [ Introducing Peckham Vision - 11 minute video by George Okello]
[[Image:Rye Lane Station 1880.jpg|right|204px|in front of station c. 1880]]
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[[Image:A6 PMS Postcard + Greetings card front-crop.jpg|thumb|right|300px|NSP56:Peckham Multi Storey]][[Image:Montage v.02 web.jpg||thumb|right|500px|Peckham Vision people, places and actions]]
===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. '''[photo historic station]'''<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.][[Image:IMG_7146 - PRS staircase at night.jpg|right|204px|thumb OWR exhibition]]* made the proposal to the Heritage Lottery Fund which resulted in a successful first round 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 '''[photo historic buildings see here]'''<BR> - 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.]]
We work with and link residents and people and enterprises from the parallel local economies of local independent traders, '''[Rye Lane photo]''' creative enterprises, main stream retailers, the historic restoration work and the faith and religious world. '''[inter faith walk photo]''' The early years of this work stimulated the emergence of a [[Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum |Peckham Town Centre Forum]] which first met in December 2009. '''[photo Forum meeting]''' It has facilitated [[Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum/meetings |many events and interactions]] since then. '''[photos Forum events]'''<BR>
===Pioneering new approaches to citizen engagement===
Underpinning the historic restoration work is Peckham Vision’s development of a history and heritage learning project to link all Peckham educational ages to the restoration work and the way that connects with wider issues and aspects of town centre life. [LINK to new page summarising this]<BR>
Underpinning the historic restoration work is Peckham Vision’s understanding of the significant role that learning about our local history and heritage at all educational ages has, and how it connects with wider issues and aspects of town centre life. <br> 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 :* Peckham Vision shop in Holdron's Arcade, 135a Rye Lane open on Saturday afternoons 2-5pm, and First Thursdays 7pm-9pm monthly, other times ad hoc, and with information displays every day.* continuing events, including workshops, seminars, guided walkabouts in the town centre, and public meetings in the Bussey building and in the Old Waiting Room.* exhibitions such as the [[OWR_exhibition |3 day exhibition]]in the Old Waiting Room, '''[photo]''' the exhibition displays in the ground floor<BR>foyer of Peckham library [[Image:IMG_6082 PV displays in Peckham Library foyer.jpg|right|204px|thumb OWR exhibition]] and mobile 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 [[photoMedia:A6_2018_CRL_walk_Peckham_Festival_-_colour_lo.jpg|2018 Peckham Festival.]].''' * regular emails to a mailing list of over 2500 some 4000 local people on topical matters relating to the town centre and to the wider Peckham community and until 2017 posted in the [ PRN blog.]Since then this service has temporarily slowed while we develop social media channels. 
* [ Facebook] and [ 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 Community Open Studio - v lo 1600.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===
* Peckham Vision works very closely with local organisations, particularly with the [ Peckham Society,] the [[Rye Lane Traders' Association|Rye Lane Traders' Association (RLTA),]] and [ Benedict O’Looney Architects].<BR>
* There 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 for pop-up events which are publicised. It is open at other times as well when volunteers are working contacts with Southwark Councilavailable. It is a shop window for information about the town centre, and related matters, as well as pop-up events. The arcade is on the site of the original arcade in the Edwardian Holdrons as in the photo. The current arcade is embedded in the rail companies - Network Rail 1930s art deco building, now occupied by Khan's Bargain store.The remnants of the Edwardian arcade behind the back of Khan's are still visible from the upper floors of the Bussey Building, and Southern Raileventually will be rejoined to the current arcade. [ In addition * Peckham Vision also has a studio on the second floor of the Bussey Building (Stair C) which is open on publicised dates at a weekend from midday to 5pm, when volunteers are available. These are occasions when people can visit the studio to find out more about the work behind the scenes, and to chat about Peckham news and what community action can do to influence what happens, while enjoying tea and home made cake. * Peckham Rye Station Partnership Vision is a '''[[LINK] formalises the working relationship between Media:Peckham Vision Constitution ( Revised 23.5.14).pdf|constituted]] '''community association. The work is managed and Southern Rail conducted by a small community team of residents, supported by a range of local people who manage volunteer for particular events and activities. A Friends organisation is planned for supporters, and for fund raising to support the operational use 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 railway station[ Peckham Heritage Partnership,][ Peckham Society,] [ Transition Town Peckham,]the [ Bellenden Residents Group,] the [[Rye Lane Traders' Association|Rye Lane Traders' Association (RLTA),]] [ Copeland Park], [ Peckham Levels,] [ Southwark Law Centre] and [ Benedict O’Looney Architects].<BR> * Peckham Vision is an active member of: ** Local Borough: [[Southwark_Planning_Network|Southwark Planning Network]], [ Community Southwark]** London: [ Just Space], [ London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies]** National: [ Civic Voice], [ Locality]
* Peckham Vision is a [ constituted] community association. The work is conducted by a small team of five residents who form the Management BoardThere are working contacts with Southwark Council, supported by a range of local people who volunteer for particular events and activities. A Friends organisation is being planned for such supporters, the rail companies - Network Rail and for fund raisingSouthern Rail.<BR>
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MATERIAL FOR ARCHIVE <BR===The 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 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.]]''' '''[ Local paper Peckham Peculiar pp10-11]''' front cover story in February 2019 carried an '''[[Media:PP_10-11_Eileen_Conn.pdf|interview with Eileen Conn]]''' about her work and the work of Peckham Vision. ===='''Video clips relating to Peckham Vision's work'''====* December 2011: '''[ Interview with Eileen Conn on: Why community groups are more energy waves than organisational matter.]'''* Spring 2012: '''[ Peckham pitch for a Portas pilot project]''' and [ here also.]* Summer 2012: '''[ 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 '''[ Gentrification distorting Peckham]'''* February 2014 ITV News [ Peckham station redevelopment could destroy the area] * October 2015: '''[ 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 in Peckham. Eileen Conn Peckham Vision contributes.* July 2015: '''[ Video of talk by Eileen Conn at Just Space Conference on The London Plan and Building other ways of thinking about London's economy.]''' [[Image:07.02_Time_Out_Feb_07.jpg|thumb|right|500px|]] * March 2016: '''[ News report: Peckham Vision and the Saviour of Copeland Park: Artefact]''' video 10 mins. * 17th March 2017: [ Call for action for community development at CDNL (Community Development Network London)] How neighbourhood community planning action groups are part of community development work.** [ Eileen Conn on Peckham Vision as a neighbourhood planning group and part of the London Just Space network 14 min video]** [ Richard Lee on Just Space 13 Minutes video]* April 2017 [ London ITN News saving the PeckhamPlex cinema]* November 2017 [ Old Mill Building threatened with demolition]* 9th December 2017: Peckham Levels Launch** [ London Live TV News]** [ George Okello vlog including Peckham Vision stall] (3 minutes into clip)* 2019 [ Peckham Vision and Peckham Heritage working together] (10 min clip) * August 2020 - 3 short videos about Peckham Vision by George Okello:** [ Introducing Peckham Vision]** [ Peckham Vision - an answer to gentrification]** [ Democracy in the hands of the people] * October 2020 - [ Deputation to Southwark Council Cabinet on Planning White Paper] 35 mins in to 47 mins. ====Radio====* March 2020 [ in BBC Sounds podcast Gina's Game Changers 9-10 minutes in.]  ====Media reports relating to Peckham Vision's work====* Feb 2007 Peckham Vision's forecast of Peckham's Cultural Quarter in Time Out ---------------------------->>>>>>>>>>>> * August 2012 [ Peckham Vision town centre exhibition in Old Waiting Room]* December 2012 [[Media:Coming_of_Overground_peckham_article_Dec_2012.jpg|coming of the Overground]]* 4th December 2014 [ The new community: How records are shaping local culture in South East London]
* 22nd August 2017 [ Peckham Levels interview blog]* 13th Septenber 2017 [ Peckham Festival interview blog]* September 2017 [ 'The Southwark Review'pages 28-33 article: 'website text about Peckham's Cultural Epicentre' including comments on role of Peckham Vision during 2009 ]* September 2017 [[Media:Peck Fest Acorn Review BusseyBuilding PV role.pdf|'Peckham's Cultural Epicentre' in Southwark Review as a pdf]]* August 2018 [ 2013peckham Mapping Peckham in South London Gallery Journal blog: contribution from 'Eileen Conn, Founder and Coordinator of Peckham Vision''<BR>]* July 2019 [ Defending her area against the soulless and the expensive - Peckham Vision 's Eileen Conn is a resident-led consortium hero of local residents, artists, businesses working with the localism]* September 2019 [http Peckham Societywp-content/uploads/2020/04/Centre-for-London-Annual-Report-2019-FINAL.pdf Extract from page 25 in the 2019 Annual Report of Centre for London*] Since 2005 we have Our Developing Trust conference was a highly participatory event which encouraged informed honest, open discussion about the development plans . It attracted over 235 delegates and 25 speakers, including Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Eileen Conn, Founder and Co-ordinator, Peckham Town Vision, Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader, London Borough of Wandsworth, and Toby Lloyd, Special Adviser, Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. (*Centre, for London is ‘London’s think tank. Our mission is to develop new solutions to London’s critical challenges and advocate for a fair and stimulated prosperous global city. We are a variety of ideas on transforming politically independent charity. We help national and London policymakers think beyond the central area of Rye Lane around Peckham Rye station, Copeland Industrial Park next election and plan for the Bussey buildingfuture. Some material from this )''''''Previous media reports on Peckham Vision 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]]are currently being collated. '''''<br>
This work has stimulated the emergence ====Media Interviews====* September 2011 [ a new -peckham-vision SNIPE London]* Spring/Summer 2012 [[Media:Boat_mag_-_Eileen_Conn_interview.pdf|Boat Magazine]]* August 2017 [ Peckham Perspectives - Peckham Levels]* September 2017 [http Peckham Town Centre ForumFestival] which first met in December 2009, working in close collaboration with the Council Planning Department on the Area Action Plan (PNAAP)* October 2018 [[Media:My_London_Story.pdf|My London Story. There have been several further events, including a seminar in collaboration with pdf from Time Out]] From [httphttps://www.thephftimeout.orgcom/london/news/indexmeet-the-campaigner-whos-kept-peckham-creative-for-40-years-100318 Time Out weblink.html the Pioneer Health Foundation], guardians of the original * January 2019 [[Historic_Peckham#The_Peckham_ExperimentMedia:PP_10-11_Eileen_Conn.pdf|Peckham ExperimentPeculiar]], and an urban design walkabout * December 2019 to be uploaded - interview in the town centreNew London Quarterly* January 2020 [https://www.copelandpark. Ideas for collaboration, integration com/blog/2020/01/15/peckham-vision-and -a new way -history-of marketing -copeland-park/ Peckham town centre are emerging.Vision and a history of Copeland Park] Copeland Park blog* May 2020 [[ comment on co-design in The Planner]]
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