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=Introduction=
[[Image:09.12.16 half round DSCF5167 redcd.jpg|left|130px|thumb|PTC Forum 16th December 2009]]
The Peckham Town Centre Forum emerged in December 2009, from discussions in the Rye Lane & Station Action Group – [[Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum#Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum_Origins|see below.]] It was initiated and facilitated by Peckham Vision as an informal gathering of people in different roles, who are keen to improve Peckham Town Centre and have energy and enthusiasm, who get together to share ideas and take actions. Local residents have come had been coming together with architects, urban designers, business people, artists, gallery owners, creative entrepreneurs and others, with ward councillors, and Council officers from town planning and other departments with roles relating to the town centre. This has had enabled a continuing dialogue which is leading to more informed actions. The actions have developed beyond fixed meetings into collaborative working across a network of local interested people. Public meetings are generally in the CLF Art Cafe in the [[Bussey building]] [see picture] in the heart of the [[Copeland_Cultural_Quarter|Copeland Cultural Quarter]] where Peckham Vision was born, or in the Old Waiting Room, or in All Saints Church Hall Blenheim Grove. <br> In 2012 that cooperative working with the Council began to wither as they withdrew into planning the station site into a closed group, and the PNAAP proceeded to a Public Hearing in July 2013. In the meantime, Peckham Vision continued to develop the community networking and information action through community fairs, public meetings, workshops and through the email list, website, Facebook and twitter.
In September 2014, Copeland Park provided a temporary exhibition studio space in the Bussey Building and a small shop unit in Holdron's Arcade for the use of Peckham Vision in recognition of the role the group had played over the previous 9 years in bringing different interests across the town centre together. That has now developed into a small Peckham Vision studio space in the Bussey Building which is used for preparations, meetings, and small workshops. Meanwhile the shop is now a focal point for information and some merchandise for traders, shoppers, and local people about the town centre - its history, present issues and the future.

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