Peckham Town Centre Forum

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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. There was a lot of energy at that meeting from all the participants 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. Since then there have been several well attended meetings in the same place in the Bussey building.:

16th December 2009

Just six weeks later, the first meeting [link to minutes] was held, which continued the momentum. [comment on process.] The key conclusions were

23rd February 2010

The second meeting , [link to minutes] the [comment on cnclusions.]

18th March 2010

Peckham Vision teamed up with the Peckham Society and the Univeristy of Canterbury Architecture School for a Town Centre Forum meeting. 45 sesond year architecture students joined in to hear about local apsirations for the town centre, the key urban design issues and the need for an integrated vision for the town centre.

22nd April 2010

A joint seminar was held with the Pioneer Health Foundation (PHF) on the modern application of the Peckham Principles from the historic Peckham Experiment.

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)