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=Introduction=
 
=Introduction=
The Peckham Town Centre Forum emerged from the October 2009 meeting [link to minutes] of the Rye Lane & Station Action Group (RLSAG) in the CLF Art Cafe in the Bussey building [picture] in the heart of the Copeland Cultural Quarter. As well as an update from Southern Rail on plans for improving the station accessibility, Peckham Vision and the Council Planning Policy officers presented ther respective ideas about the town centre and the revitalisation process. In the discussions, there was a lot of energy to find ways for the dialogue on how to revitalise the town centre to be a continuing one instead of stop and start at occasional meetings, and to enable those, who have enthusiasm and energy, to get together to share ideas and take actions.  
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The Peckham Town Centre Forum emerged from the October 2009 meeting [link to minutes] of the Rye Lane & Station Action Group (RLSAG) in the CLF Art Cafe in the Bussey building [picture] in the heart of the Copeland Cultural Quarter. As well as an update from Southern Rail on plans for improving the station accessibility, Peckham Vision and the Council Planning Policy officers presented ther respective ideas about the town centre and the revitalisation process. In the discussions, there was a lot of energy to find ways for the dialogue on revitalisation to be a continuing one instead of stop and start at occasional meetings. This would enable those, who have enthusiasm and energy, to get together to share ideas and take actions.  
  
 
=Forum meetings=
 
=Forum meetings=
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* Participants
 
* Participants
 
* Action checklist
 
* Action checklist
This first meeting was held just six weeks later, arranged in collaboration between Eileen Conn from Peckham Vision and Michael Carnuccio the Council Planning officer for the PNAAP. This continued the momentum. There were 29 participants. The meeting heard of the background, and some of the needs for revitalisation and indications of participants' interests. Then moved into Open Space where all present decided who they wanted to talk with. For the last half hour all came back together and reported on issues and actions. The key conclusions are detailed in the checklist for '''''Discussion Questions''''', '''''Actions''''' and '''''Ideas''''', under these headings:
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This first meeting was held just six weeks later, arranged in collaboration between Eileen Conn from Peckham Vision and Michael Carnuccio the Council Planning officer for the PNAAP. This continued the momentum. There were 29 participants. The meeting heard the background, and some of the needs for revitalisation and indications of participants' interests. Then moved into Open Space where all present decided who they wanted to talk with. For the last half hour all came back together and reported on issues and actions. The key conclusions are detailed in the checklist for '''''Discussion Questions''''', '''''Actions''''' and '''''Ideas''''', under these headings:
  
 
'''1. REVITALISING COMMERCE'''<br>
 
'''1. REVITALISING COMMERCE'''<br>
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* Agenda
 
* Agenda
 
* Background email  
 
* Background email  
Peckham Vision teamed up with the Peckham Society and the University of Canterbury Architecture School for a Town Centre Forum meeting. 45 second year architecture students joined in to hear about local aspirations for the town centre, the key urban design issues and the need for an integrated vision for the town centre in terms of archticture, innovation and energy potential. The students were about to start their project in urban design and architecture, using Peckham as their case study. [pictures] The meeting coincided with the news that the historic Holdron's building on the corner of Bournemouth Road and Rye Lane was soon to be demolished following an unsuccesful planning applicatiion. [link to PV blog] The owners had been invited to join in the discussions at the meeting but they declined to attend. Howver the owners of the adjacent Copeland industrial Park did atend, as did an officer from the Council Property Depatement as owners of the major buildings stretching along Bournemouth Road. There were also some particpants from the previous Forums and some new from some of the creative enterprises in the Copeland Industrial Park site.
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Peckham Vision teamed up with the Peckham Society and the University of Canterbury Architecture School for a Town Centre Forum meeting. 45 second year architecture students joined in to hear about local aspirations for the town centre, the key urban design issues and the need for an integrated vision for the town centre in terms of archticture, innovation and energy potential. The students were about to start their project in urban design and architecture, using Peckham as their case study. [pictures] The meeting coincided with the news that the historic Holdron's building on the corner of Bournemouth Road and Rye Lane was soon to be demolished following an unsuccesful planning applicatiion. [link to PV blog] The owners had been invited to join in the discussions at the meeting but they declined to attend. However, representatives of the owners of the adjacent Copeland Industrial Park, and of the Council buildings stretching along Bournemouth Road, did attend. These wil be useful contacts to build on for further discussions about the evolution of the Copeland Cultural Quarter. There were also some participants from the previous Forums and some new participants from some of the creative enterprises in the Copeland Industrial Park site.  
  
 
===22nd April 2010===
 
===22nd April 2010===
A joint seminar was held with the [http://www.thephf.org Pioneer Health Foundation (PHF)] on the modern application of the [http://www.thephf.org/phfpeckham.html Peckham Principles] from the historic Peckham Experiment. [report] [pictures]
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* report
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A joint seminar was held with the [http://www.thephf.org Pioneer Health Foundation (PHF)] on the modern application of the [http://www.thephf.org/phfpeckham.html Peckham Principles] from the historic Peckham Experiment, linking especially to the urgent need for community & economic well-being and sustainability. [pictures]  
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This will include a presentation on the New Peckham Experiment pilot
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project, which was a feature of our Forum meeting 24th February. We can see this April seminar
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therefore as in the same stream of activity as the Peckham Town Centre Forum because it
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potentially intersects with a lot of the same issues. We will review where we go next with the Forum
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following the seminar. Places at the seminar have to be booked through PHF so if you are
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interested in taking part in it let me know asap so I can send you an invitation and details of how to
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book.
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===13th July 2010===
 
===13th July 2010===

Revision as of 01:00, 2 June 2010

Introduction

The Peckham Town Centre Forum emerged from the October 2009 meeting [link to minutes] of the Rye Lane & Station Action Group (RLSAG) in the CLF Art Cafe in the Bussey building [picture] in the heart of the Copeland Cultural Quarter. As well as an update from Southern Rail on plans for improving the station accessibility, Peckham Vision and the Council Planning Policy officers presented ther respective ideas about the town centre and the revitalisation process. In the discussions, there was a lot of energy to find ways for the dialogue on revitalisation to be a continuing one instead of stop and start at occasional meetings. This would enable those, who have enthusiasm and energy, to get together to share ideas and take actions.

Forum meetings

Since then there have been several well attended meetings in the CLF Art Cafe in the Bussey building:

16th December 2009

  • Meeting minutes
  • Participants
  • Action checklist

This first meeting was held just six weeks later, arranged in collaboration between Eileen Conn from Peckham Vision and Michael Carnuccio the Council Planning officer for the PNAAP. This continued the momentum. There were 29 participants. The meeting heard the background, and some of the needs for revitalisation and indications of participants' interests. Then moved into Open Space where all present decided who they wanted to talk with. For the last half hour all came back together and reported on issues and actions. The key conclusions are detailed in the checklist for Discussion Questions, Actions and Ideas, under these headings:

1. REVITALISING COMMERCE

  • Landlords/property owners
  • Improve shop fronts & displays
  • Choumert Street Market
  • Public Realm & Heritage
  • Leisure/Evening/Night Economy/Creative enterprises
  • Town Centre Management
  • Town Centre Brand
  • Local Economy

2. OTHER FACTORS

  • Multiple / parallel communities
  • Other ideas for Peckham generally

23rd February 2010

  • Meeting minutes
  • Participants
  • Action checklist

The Council Planning officers were not able to participate in this meeting as it was deemed not a priority by their Department. Their absence was regretted by those present but it was well attended by 27 participants and as full of life and energy as the first. The process was similar and the Open Space enabled many connections and sharing of ideas, and the Action Checklist was updated. There was unanimous commitment to continuing with the Forum. [pictures]

18th March 2010

  • Agenda
  • Background email

Peckham Vision teamed up with the Peckham Society and the University of Canterbury Architecture School for a Town Centre Forum meeting. 45 second year architecture students joined in to hear about local aspirations for the town centre, the key urban design issues and the need for an integrated vision for the town centre in terms of archticture, innovation and energy potential. The students were about to start their project in urban design and architecture, using Peckham as their case study. [pictures] The meeting coincided with the news that the historic Holdron's building on the corner of Bournemouth Road and Rye Lane was soon to be demolished following an unsuccesful planning applicatiion. [link to PV blog] The owners had been invited to join in the discussions at the meeting but they declined to attend. However, representatives of the owners of the adjacent Copeland Industrial Park, and of the Council buildings stretching along Bournemouth Road, did attend. These wil be useful contacts to build on for further discussions about the evolution of the Copeland Cultural Quarter. There were also some participants from the previous Forums and some new participants from some of the creative enterprises in the Copeland Industrial Park site.

22nd April 2010

  • agenda
  • report

A joint seminar was held with the Pioneer Health Foundation (PHF) on the modern application of the Peckham Principles from the historic Peckham Experiment, linking especially to the urgent need for community & economic well-being and sustainability. [pictures]

This will include a presentation on the New Peckham Experiment pilot 

project, which was a feature of our Forum meeting 24th February. We can see this April seminar therefore as in the same stream of activity as the Peckham Town Centre Forum because it potentially intersects with a lot of the same issues. We will review where we go next with the Forum following the seminar. Places at the seminar have to be booked through PHF so if you are interested in taking part in it let me know asap so I can send you an invitation and details of how to book.


13th July 2010

The next meeting of the Forum will take place. The emerging themes include:

  • creativity, entrepreneurship & commercial regeneration
  • local energy and food production
  • town centre physical fabric revitalisation
  • how it all relates to health & well being (linking to New Peckham Experiment, and following up the stimulating seminar held on 22 April)