Toilets petition

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signatures on the petition, presented by the deputation
residents and traders swap stories of queues to sign the petition in Rye Lane

Introduction

Peckham is a major shopping centre in Southwark, thronging with shoppers and visitors. The lack of public toilets creates serious problems. Local residents have for many years campaigned for public toilets. Local residents and traders presented a petition with over 4000 signatures to the Council in September 2013. The petition asked that the provision of public toilets should be part of the redesign of the area in front of Peckham Rye station. This has been included in the brief for the Peckham CoDesign process between August and October 2014.

March 2016 Success for public toilets at station

Planning permission was given for public toilets in the redevelopment of the area in front of the station at the Planning Committee in March 2016: officer's report and decision NOTE: date for completion planned as 2021.

Peckham CoDesign

Workshop Thursday 16 April 2015

Public toilets are firmly on the agenda now as an issue to be solved in the redesign of the area in front of the station.

Workshop Sat 20 September 2014

The new consultation about the Peckham Rye station development is underway until mid October 2014. On Saturday 20th September 10am - 1pm there will be a workshop on the provision of public toilets. The workshop is at the CoDesign Shop at the entrance to the station.

Community Council Deputation

Community Council decision 30 September 2013

The Community Council unanimously agreed with the deputation's request that officers should be asked to review with us the issues and report back to the Community Council on:

  • the need for public toilet facilities in Rye Lane,
  • the problems from the lack of public facilities,
  • the possible locations for new facilities, in relation to the station developments, and
  • the issues in terms of management and cost of each of them.

We look forward to meeting with Council officers as soon as possible to make our contribution to the review and initial report back to the Community Council at the next meeting.

4,273 signatures on the petition, presented by the deputation
deputation explains need for public toilets
Community Council listens to the deputation
residents and traders swap stories of queues to sign the petition in Rye Lane

The Deputation

local ward councillors who make up Peckham & Nunhead Community Council

Members of Peckham Vision, and the Rye Lane Traders' Association presented the petition to the Community Council on 30th September 2013. The petition had over 4,270 signatures, all of which had been gathered in or near the town centre. In handing over the petition, the deputation said:

"Thank you for agreeing to this deputation. We are from Peckham Vision and the Rye Lane Traders Association. We would like to introduce ourselves: a local resident who is co-ordinator of Peckham Vision, a local resident in Holly Grove who has a business in The Arches, Blenheim Grove; a local resident in Blenheim Grove who has a new business in the station forecourt; a market trader in Rye Lane who is a local resident; a trader in Rye Lane who co-ordinates the Rye Lane Traders' Association.

Peckham is a major shopping centre in Southwark thronging with shoppers and visitors. Unfortunately public urinating has now become a very unpleasant feature of our town centre, because of the lack of public toilets. Parents are teaching their children to urinate in public as there is no obviously available public facility. Local residents have for many years campaigned for public toilets. Now it is even more urgent as cultural life in central Rye Lane has taken off. There are many more pedestrians at all times, and it has extended the problems through the evening and into the night. There is only one public toilet in Peckham town centre - on Atwell Road. It is not pleasant to use. There are increasing problems day and night with urinating and worse in the shopping and residential streets as a result of the lack of decent public toilets.

Peckham Vision & Rye Lane Traders' deputation members

We need a solution to this. This is the right time to raise the issue when major work to improve the areas around Peckham Rye station is being designed. The deputation presents this petition for public toilets in Rye Lane. It has been signed by over 4200 people who use our town centre.

Central Rye Lane is due for a major reshaping to recreate the public square in front of the station and make major improvements in Network Rail’s land around it. The petition is asking the Council and Network Rail to take this opportunity to provide for public toilets in these developments. This is maybe a once in a lifetime chance to ensure that these changes include good quality public toilets that are well managed.

We would like the Council to look into the issues with us on:

  • the need for public toilet facilities in Rye Lane,
  • the problems from the lack of public facilities,
  • the possible locations for new facilities, and
  • the issues in terms of management and cost of each of them.

We would be willing to meet with officers asap to give them our information and ideas, to help get an early interim report on these matters. Tonight we are asking the Community Council for its support on this, and to ask the Council for a report back on the issues for the next Community Council meeting."

Notice of the meeting

The public toilets petition will be presented to the Community Council:
on MONDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 7pm
at Harris Academy Peckham, 112 Peckham Road, London SE15 5DZ

Please come, and give your support. The more we have the better. The deputation will be heard near 7pm.> See here for the meeting agenda

Petition for Public Toilets in Rye Lane, Peckham

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Peckham Vision & Rye Lane Traders' Association have jointly launched this petition:

"We petition Southwark Council and Network Rail to provide public toilets
as part of the work to improve the areas around historic Peckham Rye station.

Download printable petition here

PV + RLTA public toilets petition - Final.pdf

Petition available for signature

The petition was also available for signature at the market stall in front of the cinema opposite McDonalds on Rye Lane, and the others listed below. It could be downloaded from this page to collect signatures and returned to the RLTA 'Suggestion Box', at Khan's Bargain Ltd, 135 Rye Lane, as indicated on the petition.

Sign the petition at this market stall in Rye Lane
Look out for this market stall in Rye Lane to sign the petition
If you are collecting signatures, this is where to post them - into the suggestion box at Khan's Bargain Ltd, 135 Rye Lane.

SIGN THE PETITION AT ONE OF THESE PLACES, all supporting the campaign.

  • the market stall in front of the cinema opposite McDonalds on Rye Lane:
  • Petitou Café, 63, Choumert Road SE15 4AR
  • The Gowlett, 62, Gowlett Road SE15 4HY
  • Review bookshop, Bellenden Road, SE15
  • Bold Tendencies, Multi Storey Car Park
  • Khan's Bargain Ltd, 135 Rye Lane

Download and print petition here - PV + RLTA public toilets petition - Final.pdf

Sign the petition at the market stall opposite McDonald's in Rye Lane
Look out for the market stall opposite McDonald's in Rye Lane to sign the petition
Click image to download petition URL QR code.