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[[Image:10.06 Peckham-Rye-Waiting-Room-05 small.jpg|right|thumb|400px|Old Waiting Room]]
[[Image:Peckham-Rye-Station-2013-01 lo.jpg|right|thumb|300px|original Victorian staircase]]
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   ==14th June 2017 completion of the stairs==Benny O’Looney, architect and a founder member of Peckham Vision, will give a talk on the restoration of the Old Waiting Room, with a focus on the latest phase – the Stair Project: the restoration techniques; the conservation ‘philosophy’; and the local trades involved: steel fabricators, lath and plaster specialists, lime mortar restorers, etc. Wed 14 June 2017 6.30 - 8.15pm; arrivals from 6.15pm via door on left of entrance to Peckham Rye Station.Tickets must be booked through Julie Mallett: julie.mallett@southwark.gov.uk / 020 7525 3265 ==13 March 2017 Evening Standard report==* Evening Standard article: [[Imagehttp:10//www.06 Peckhamstandard.co.uk/news/london/peckham-rye-station-to-be-restored-to-victorian-splendour-as-as-longlost-waiting-room-Ryeis-Waitingreopened-Rooma3487051.html Peckham Rye station to be restored to Victorian splendour as long-05 smalllost waiting room is reopened.jpg|right|thumb|400px|Old Waiting Room]]* Evening Standard [[Imagehttp:Peckham//www.standard.co.uk/news/london/peckham-rye-station-to-be-restored-to-victorian-splendour-as-as-longlost-waiting-Ryeroom-Stationis-2013reopened-01 loa3487051.jpg|right|thumb|300px|original Victorian html video]The community initiated work on the staircase]]is nearing completion this year. It means people can get into this wonderful space without going through the station. It can be used as it is almost straightway, as an interim use before long term decisions are taken. It is a fantastic space for all kinds of different events celebrating the railways. We are looking forward to talking with Network Rail about this. 
==4 March 2016 ITV News==
ITV News: [http://www.itv.com/news/london/2016-03-04/peckham-rye-station-waiting-room-to-be-given-new-lease-of-life-after-50-years/ Peckham Rye station waiting room to be given new lease of life after 50 years]
==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.
[links to the events to be uploaded.]
===update September 2017===
The staircase was completed and the room open to the public for the Open House weekend.
===update February 2017===
The work on restoring and extending the staircase into the Old Waiting Room is proceeding and should be completed during 2017. Peckham Vision has asked Network Rail for a discussion about our proposals for use of the room, once the staircase is useable, to celebrate the railways as a meanwhile use before decisions are taken about the long term restoration and use of the space. If you would like to volunteer to contribute to the management of that project please email info@peckhamvision.org
 
===Community Business proposal to Network Rail June 2014===
Peckham Vision has developed a viable business case for an interim lease to use the Old Waiting Room as a multi purpose venue for hire once the staircase is restored and extended and before the plans for the final restoration of the Room are developed. We have asked Network Rail for discussions about our proposal and request for an interim lease.

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