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===Working arrangements===
 
===Working arrangements===
  
* Peckham Vision has a '''community shop in Holdron's Arcade at 135a Rye Lane''', donated for community use by the owners Copeland Park. The shop used to be open for pop-up events and on Saturday afternoons. Since the pandemic we have created a window information display about Peckham Vision's work in the town centre and the lessons learnt through the campaigns.  The Arcade is on the exact footprint of the original arcade in the Edwardian Holdrons, built in the 1900s, which is shown in the photos to the right. However the current arcade is embedded in the 1930s art deco building, which replaced the Edwardian building at 135 Rye Lane, and which is now occupied by Khan's Bargain store. A remnant of the original floor. seen in the photo of the Arcade. can still be seen at the back of the current Arcade, and the remnants of the roof of the Edwardian arcade protruding from behind the back of Khan's can be seen from the upper floors of the Bussey Building, and eventually will be rejoined to the current Arcade.  
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* Peckham Vision has a '''community shop in Holdron's Arcade at 135a Rye Lane''', donated for community use by the owners Copeland Park. The shop used to be open for pop-up events and on Saturday afternoons. Since the pandemic we have created a window information display about Peckham Vision's work in the town centre and the lessons learnt through the campaigns.  The Arcade is on the exact footprint of the original arcade in the Edwardian Holdrons, built in the 1900s, which is shown in the photos to the right. That Arcade was between numbers 135 and 137 Rye Lane, whereas the current arcade is embedded in the 1930s art deco building, which replaced the Edwardian building at 135 Rye Lane, and which is now occupied by Khan's Bargain store. A remnant of the original floor, seen in the photo of the Arcade, can still be seen at the back of the current Arcade, and the remnants of the roof of the Edwardian Arcade protruding from behind the back of Khan's can be seen from the upper floors of the Bussey Building, and eventually will be rejoined to the current Arcade.  
  
 
* Peckham Vision also has a studio on the second floor of the Bussey Building (Stair C) which before the pandemic was open on publicised dates at a weekend from midday to 5pm, when volunteers were available.  These were occasions when people could visit the studio to find out more about the work behind the scenes, and to chat about Peckham news and what community action can do to influence what happens, while enjoying tea and home made cake. During the lockdowns we have been working with others to create community zoom events which in part for the moment have replaced the open studio days.
 
* Peckham Vision also has a studio on the second floor of the Bussey Building (Stair C) which before the pandemic was open on publicised dates at a weekend from midday to 5pm, when volunteers were available.  These were occasions when people could visit the studio to find out more about the work behind the scenes, and to chat about Peckham news and what community action can do to influence what happens, while enjoying tea and home made cake. During the lockdowns we have been working with others to create community zoom events which in part for the moment have replaced the open studio days.
  
* Peckham Vision is a '''[[Media:Peckham Vision Constitution ( Revised 23.5.14).pdf|constituted]] '''community association. The work is managed and conducted by a very small community team of residents, supported by a range of local people who volunteer for particular events and activities. A Friends organisation is planned for supporters, and for fund raising to support the considerable work that residents are carrying out unpaid. Peckham Vision has a mailing list of over 3000 local people. Our policy on protection of that data is set out in [[Peckham_Vision:Privacy_policy|this statement]].<BR>
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* Peckham Vision is a constituted community association. The '''[[Media:Peckham Vision Constitution ( Revised 23.5.14).pdf|constitution is here.]]''' The work is managed and conducted by a very small community team of residents, supported by a range of local people who volunteer for particular events and activities. A Friends organisation is planned for supporters, and for fund raising to support the considerable work that residents are carrying out unpaid. Peckham Vision has a mailing list of over 3000 local people. Our policy on protection of that data is set out in [[Peckham_Vision:Privacy_policy|this statement]].<BR>
  
 
* Peckham Vision works with other local groups, such as the [http://peckhamheritage.org.uk Peckham Heritage Partnership] [https://www.ayleshamcommunityaction.co.uk Aylesham Community Action] [[http://www.peckhamsociety.org.uk Peckham Society,] [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Town-Peckham/151775921644315 Transition Town Peckham,] the [http://www.bellenden.net/ Bellenden Residents Group,] the [[Rye Lane Traders' Association|Rye Lane Traders' Association (RLTA),]] [http://copelandpark.com/ Copeland Park],  [https://www.peckhamlevels.org Peckham Levels,] [http://www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=78 Southwark Law Centre] and [http://benedictolooney.co.uk/ Benedict O’Looney Architects].<BR>
 
* Peckham Vision works with other local groups, such as the [http://peckhamheritage.org.uk Peckham Heritage Partnership] [https://www.ayleshamcommunityaction.co.uk Aylesham Community Action] [[http://www.peckhamsociety.org.uk Peckham Society,] [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Town-Peckham/151775921644315 Transition Town Peckham,] the [http://www.bellenden.net/ Bellenden Residents Group,] the [[Rye Lane Traders' Association|Rye Lane Traders' Association (RLTA),]] [http://copelandpark.com/ Copeland Park],  [https://www.peckhamlevels.org Peckham Levels,] [http://www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=78 Southwark Law Centre] and [http://benedictolooney.co.uk/ Benedict O’Looney Architects].<BR>
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** Local Borough: [[Southwark_Planning_Network|Southwark Planning Network]], [https://communitysouthwark.org Community Southwark]
 
** Local Borough: [[Southwark_Planning_Network|Southwark Planning Network]], [https://communitysouthwark.org Community Southwark]
 
** London: [https://justspace.org.uk Just Space], [https://www.londonforum.org.uk London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies]
 
** London: [https://justspace.org.uk Just Space], [https://www.londonforum.org.uk London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies]
** National: [http://www.civicvoice.org.uk Civic Voice], [https://locality.org.uk Locality]
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** National: [http://www.civicvoice.org.uk Civic Voice], [https://locality.org.uk Locality], [https://www.communityplanningalliance.org/ Community Planning Alliance]
  
 
* There are working contacts with Southwark Council, and the rail companies - Network Rail and Southern Rail.
 
* There are working contacts with Southwark Council, and the rail companies - Network Rail and Southern Rail.
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===The nature of community===
 
===The nature of community===
'''[[Image:PP 1 Front page-page-001.jpg|thumb|left|250px|click link to the right for interview]]'''
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'''[[Image:PP 1 Front page-page-001.jpg||thumb|right|250px|click link to the left for interview]]'''
 
====Introduction====
 
====Introduction====
 
Underlying the work of Peckham Vision is the understanding that the strength of a community lies in the connections between people who live, work and run businesses there. Peckham Vision is dedicated to nurturing those connections, and exploring ways to link into the energy and enthusiasm of our neighbourhood. This work is influenced by the two systems approach developed by '''[[Media:2014 Eileen Conn biog for Peckham.pdf|Eileen Conn,]]''' long time resident of Peckham, co-ordinator and founder of Peckham Vision and associate research fellow of the TSRC (Third Sector Research Centre). Further information about the two systems ‘social eco-systems dance’ model '''[[Eileen_Conn|can be found here.]]''' '''[https://issuu.com/peckhampeculiar/docs/issue_31_of_the_peckham_peculiar Local paper Peckham Peculiar pp10-11]''' front cover story in February 2019 carried an '''[[Media:PP_10-11_Eileen_Conn.pdf|interview with Eileen Conn]]''' about her work and the work of Peckham Vision.
 
Underlying the work of Peckham Vision is the understanding that the strength of a community lies in the connections between people who live, work and run businesses there. Peckham Vision is dedicated to nurturing those connections, and exploring ways to link into the energy and enthusiasm of our neighbourhood. This work is influenced by the two systems approach developed by '''[[Media:2014 Eileen Conn biog for Peckham.pdf|Eileen Conn,]]''' long time resident of Peckham, co-ordinator and founder of Peckham Vision and associate research fellow of the TSRC (Third Sector Research Centre). Further information about the two systems ‘social eco-systems dance’ model '''[[Eileen_Conn|can be found here.]]''' '''[https://issuu.com/peckhampeculiar/docs/issue_31_of_the_peckham_peculiar Local paper Peckham Peculiar pp10-11]''' front cover story in February 2019 carried an '''[[Media:PP_10-11_Eileen_Conn.pdf|interview with Eileen Conn]]''' about her work and the work of Peckham Vision.
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====Books & other publications====
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* '''[https://www.gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-press/publications/passport-to-peckham/ Passport to Peckham: culture and creativity in a London village, by Robert Hewison.]'''2022.  Extensive references to Peckham Vision and Eileen Conn (see index). Reviews:
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** [https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2022/08/24/book-review-passport-to-peckham-culture-and-creativity-in-a-london-village-by-robert-hewison/ LSE Review of Books blog.]
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* '''[https://www.routledge.com/Spatial-Practices-Modes-of-Action-and-Engagement-with-the-City/Dodd/p/book/9780815351870 Spatial practices: modes of action and engagement with the city. Author: Melanie Dodd.]''' 2019. Chapter 4. Poor Relations: Community Activism as Spatial Practice by Donna Turnbull - taking Peckham Vision as one of three case studies. Chapter 8. Reclaiming the City: Tactical spatial practices and the production of urban citizenship by Oscar Brito- referencing Eileen Conn’s two systems model of community engagement.
  
 
===='''Video clips relating to Peckham Vision's work'''====
 
===='''Video clips relating to Peckham Vision's work'''====
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** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xZkrqYPXTw&t=631s Eileen Conn on Peckham Vision as a neighbourhood planning group and part of the London Just Space network 14 min video]
 
** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xZkrqYPXTw&t=631s Eileen Conn on Peckham Vision as a neighbourhood planning group and part of the London Just Space network 14 min video]
 
** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVxrxAs_Tw0 Richard Lee on Just Space 13 Minutes video]
 
** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVxrxAs_Tw0 Richard Lee on Just Space 13 Minutes video]
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* April 2017 [https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/peckhamplex-cinema-could-be-under-threat-from-developers-news-footage/672409534 London ITN News saving the PeckhamPlex cinema]
 
* April 2017 [https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/peckhamplex-cinema-could-be-under-threat-from-developers-news-footage/672409534 London ITN News saving the PeckhamPlex cinema]
 
* November 2017 [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JZet63omwsPVbyOWOor23fKPx11oXqbx/view Old Mill Building threatened with demolition]
 
* November 2017 [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JZet63omwsPVbyOWOor23fKPx11oXqbx/view Old Mill Building threatened with demolition]
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** [http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2017-12-09/peckham-levels-opening-weekend London Live TV News]
 
** [http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2017-12-09/peckham-levels-opening-weekend London Live TV News]
 
** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA47lqouXpE George Okello vlog including Peckham Vision stall] (3 minutes into clip)
 
** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA47lqouXpE George Okello vlog including Peckham Vision stall] (3 minutes into clip)
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* 2018 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XMU9XPdig8 This is Peckham, mentions Peckham Multi Storey & Bussey Building & Peckham Vision]
 
* 2019 [https://twitter.com/PeckhamHeritage/status/1219649997416943618 Peckham Vision and Peckham Heritage working together] (10 min clip)
 
* 2019 [https://twitter.com/PeckhamHeritage/status/1219649997416943618 Peckham Vision and Peckham Heritage working together] (10 min clip)
 
 
* August 2020 - 3 short videos about Peckham Vision by George Okello:
 
* August 2020 - 3 short videos about Peckham Vision by George Okello:
 
** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61r7kQP5FkQ&t=2s Introducing Peckham Vision]
 
** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61r7kQP5FkQ&t=2s Introducing Peckham Vision]
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* December 2012 [[Media:Coming_of_Overground_peckham_article_Dec_2012.jpg|coming of the Overground]]
 
* December 2012 [[Media:Coming_of_Overground_peckham_article_Dec_2012.jpg|coming of the Overground]]
 
* 4th December 2014 [https://thevinylfactory.com/features/the-new-community-how-records-are-shaping-local-culture-in-south-east-london/ The new community: How records are shaping local culture in South East London]
 
* 4th December 2014 [https://thevinylfactory.com/features/the-new-community-how-records-are-shaping-local-culture-in-south-east-london/ The new community: How records are shaping local culture in South East London]
 
 
* 22nd August 2017 [http://www.peckhamlevels.org/blog-1/2017/8/22/peckham-perspectives-eileen-conn Peckham Levels interview blog]
 
* 22nd August 2017 [http://www.peckhamlevels.org/blog-1/2017/8/22/peckham-perspectives-eileen-conn Peckham Levels interview blog]
 
* 13th Septenber 2017 [https://www.peckhamfestival.org/blog/6006/peckham-festival-peckham-vision-takes-shop-festival/ Peckham Festival interview blog]
 
* 13th Septenber 2017 [https://www.peckhamfestival.org/blog/6006/peckham-festival-peckham-vision-takes-shop-festival/ Peckham Festival interview blog]
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* September 2019 [https://www.centreforlondon.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Centre-for-London-Annual-Report-2019-FINAL.pdf Extract from page 25 in the 2019 Annual Report of Centre for London*] Our Developing Trust conference was a highly participatory event which encouraged honest, open discussion. It attracted over 235 delegates and 25 speakers, including Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Eileen Conn, Founder and Co-ordinator, Peckham Vision, Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader, London Borough of Wandsworth, and Toby Lloyd, Special Adviser, Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. (*Centre for London is ‘London’s think tank. Our mission is to develop new solutions to London’s critical challenges and advocate for a fair and prosperous global city. We are a politically independent charity. We help national and London policymakers think beyond the next election and plan for the future.)'
 
* September 2019 [https://www.centreforlondon.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Centre-for-London-Annual-Report-2019-FINAL.pdf Extract from page 25 in the 2019 Annual Report of Centre for London*] Our Developing Trust conference was a highly participatory event which encouraged honest, open discussion. It attracted over 235 delegates and 25 speakers, including Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Eileen Conn, Founder and Co-ordinator, Peckham Vision, Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader, London Borough of Wandsworth, and Toby Lloyd, Special Adviser, Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. (*Centre for London is ‘London’s think tank. Our mission is to develop new solutions to London’s critical challenges and advocate for a fair and prosperous global city. We are a politically independent charity. We help national and London policymakers think beyond the next election and plan for the future.)'
 
* September 2019 [https://londonist.com/london/things-to-do/things-to-do-peckham 6. The Londonist: Take a stroll through Peckham's coolest corridor] ...Around 20 independent businesses inhabit Holdrons Arcade — a corridor of wonders, housed in an old 1930s shopping mall. Here you will find local Peckham radio station Balamii; cult fashion stores like Wavey Garms and vintage fashion retailer Little Sister; and Deserted Cactus, which serves up a mean jerk tofu-fried dumpling burger. Peckham Vision, meanwhile is a citizens' action group promoting community action and creating opportunities for people locally.
 
* September 2019 [https://londonist.com/london/things-to-do/things-to-do-peckham 6. The Londonist: Take a stroll through Peckham's coolest corridor] ...Around 20 independent businesses inhabit Holdrons Arcade — a corridor of wonders, housed in an old 1930s shopping mall. Here you will find local Peckham radio station Balamii; cult fashion stores like Wavey Garms and vintage fashion retailer Little Sister; and Deserted Cactus, which serves up a mean jerk tofu-fried dumpling burger. Peckham Vision, meanwhile is a citizens' action group promoting community action and creating opportunities for people locally.
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* September 2019 [[Media:NLQ published EC viewpoint - fact based audit.jpg| Fact Based Audits New London Quarterly]]
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* June 2020 [https://www.grosvenor.com/our-businesses/grosvenor-britain-ireland/positive-space-our-community-charter/inside-out-development Inside-out development in Grosvenor Estate essays] on publication of Grosvenor Group Community Charter.
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* July 2020 [https://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/images/d/dc/SLP_eileen_conn.pdf Inside-out development with fact-based audits] in South London Press.
  
 
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[[Image:Thumbnail Peckham Vision Sunday Times 171021.jpg|right|350px|]]  
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* October 2018  [[Media:My_London_Story.pdf|My London Story. pdf from Time Out]] From [https://www.timeout.com/london/news/meet-the-campaigner-whos-kept-peckham-creative-for-40-years-100318 Time Out weblink.]
 
* October 2018  [[Media:My_London_Story.pdf|My London Story. pdf from Time Out]] From [https://www.timeout.com/london/news/meet-the-campaigner-whos-kept-peckham-creative-for-40-years-100318 Time Out weblink.]
 
* January 2019 [[Media:PP_10-11_Eileen_Conn.pdf|Peckham Peculiar]]
 
* January 2019 [[Media:PP_10-11_Eileen_Conn.pdf|Peckham Peculiar]]
* December 2019 to be uploaded - interview in New London Quarterly
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* September 2019 [[Media:NLQ published EC viewpoint - fact based audit.jpg| Fact Based Audits New London Quarterly]]
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* January 2020 [https://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/images/5/52/EC_NLQ_article_-_Issue_41_Q1_2020.pdf interview in New London Quarterly]
 
* January 2020 [https://www.copelandpark.com/blog/2020/01/15/peckham-vision-and-a-history-of-copeland-park/ Peckham Vision and a history of Copeland Park] Copeland Park blog
 
* January 2020 [https://www.copelandpark.com/blog/2020/01/15/peckham-vision-and-a-history-of-copeland-park/ Peckham Vision and a history of Copeland Park] Copeland Park blog
 
* May 2020 [[  comment on co-design in The Planner]]
 
* May 2020 [[  comment on co-design in The Planner]]
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* July 2020 [https://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/images/d/dc/SLP_eileen_conn.pdf Inside-out development with fact-based audits] in South London Press. https://bit.ly/3Q3rov8
 
* May 2021 '''LONDON MAYORAL STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (MSCI)'''  [https://www.theplanner.co.uk/opinion/london%E2%80%99s-next-mayor-must-make-a-mayoral-statement-of-community in RTPI The Planner May 2021]
 
* May 2021 '''LONDON MAYORAL STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (MSCI)'''  [https://www.theplanner.co.uk/opinion/london%E2%80%99s-next-mayor-must-make-a-mayoral-statement-of-community in RTPI The Planner May 2021]
  
 
====[[Testimonials|Testimonials]]====
 
====[[Testimonials|Testimonials]]====

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See also


Please donate: Peckham Vision is a team of local people that works to keep the neighbourhood informed of changes in our community, and how people can take action where needed. We rely on voluntary contributions; please make a donation so we can continue this important work. To make a donation please click here.

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Peckham Vision's focus is community and civic engagement in matters affecting Peckham town centre, and related matters affecting London SE15 more widely.

We are a resident-led local citizens' association of individuals who live, work or run a business in Peckham. The vision is to develop an integrated approach to Peckham town centre as essential to a thriving and sustainable social and commercial centre, and to contribute to Peckham being a good place for all in which to live, work and visit. The objects of the Group are to:

  • Promote and encourage citizen action to help Peckham town centre to become an integrated and resilient place and links past, present and future for the benefit of all who live and work there.
  • Create and nurture ways of connecting people in Peckham who share enthusiasm and desire to help develop and realise the potential of Peckham, and to make the lessons available beyond Peckham.

More information:


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Peckham Vision people, places and actions

An integrated town centre

Since 2005 we have encouraged informed discussion about the development plans for Peckham Town Centre, and stimulated a variety of ideas for transforming the central area of Rye Lane around Peckham Rye station, Copeland Cultural Quarter, and the Bussey building. Some material from this work since 2006 is on this website; see especially Transforming Central Rye Lane and An alternative vision for Rye Lane Central.

We have taken a lead to demonstrate the role of historical and old buildings restoration from an integrated view of Peckham town centre:

We work with and link residents and people and enterprises from the parallel local economies of local independent traders, creative enterprises, main stream retailers, the historic restoration work and the faith and religious world. The early years of this work stimulated the emergence of a Peckham Town Centre Forum which first met in December 2009. It has facilitated many events and interactions since then.

Pioneering new approaches to citizen engagement

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Underpinning the historic restoration work is Peckham Vision’s understanding of the significant role that learning about our local history and heritage at all educational ages has, and how it connects with wider issues and aspects of town centre life.

Peckham Vision is committed to developing good quality information to distribute in a variety of ways to local people, and to create innovative ways for them to become engaged in the work. There are:

  • Peckham Vision shop in Holdron's Arcade, 135a Rye Lane open on Saturday afternoons 2-5pm, and First Thursdays 7pm-9pm monthly, other times ad hoc, and with information displays every day.
  • continuing events, including workshops, seminars, guided walkabouts in the town centre, and public meetings.
  • exhibitions such as the 3 day exhibition in the Old Waiting Room, the exhibition displays in the ground floor foyer of Peckham library and mobile exhibitions at local community fairs. Over the last few years these have developed ito the Open Studio events in our Bussey studio, for example in 2018 Peckham Festival.
  • regular emails to a mailing list of some 4000 local people on topical matters relating to the town centre and to the wider Peckham community and until 2017 posted in the PRN blog. Since then this service has temporarily slowed while we develop social media channels.
  • Facebook and twitter and local web discussion forums.
  • new ways to cater for 'pop-up' volunteering to tap into the enthusiasm of hundreds of potential volunteers able to volunteer only for ad hoc opportunities.
  • developing and nurturing relationships and working together with traders and with faith groups.


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Edwardian predecessor of Holdrons Arcade
note the Arcade is between the adjacent buildings at 135 and 137 Rye Lane
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Working arrangements

  • Peckham Vision has a community shop in Holdron's Arcade at 135a Rye Lane, donated for community use by the owners Copeland Park. The shop used to be open for pop-up events and on Saturday afternoons. Since the pandemic we have created a window information display about Peckham Vision's work in the town centre and the lessons learnt through the campaigns. The Arcade is on the exact footprint of the original arcade in the Edwardian Holdrons, built in the 1900s, which is shown in the photos to the right. That Arcade was between numbers 135 and 137 Rye Lane, whereas the current arcade is embedded in the 1930s art deco building, which replaced the Edwardian building at 135 Rye Lane, and which is now occupied by Khan's Bargain store. A remnant of the original floor, seen in the photo of the Arcade, can still be seen at the back of the current Arcade, and the remnants of the roof of the Edwardian Arcade protruding from behind the back of Khan's can be seen from the upper floors of the Bussey Building, and eventually will be rejoined to the current Arcade.
  • Peckham Vision also has a studio on the second floor of the Bussey Building (Stair C) which before the pandemic was open on publicised dates at a weekend from midday to 5pm, when volunteers were available. These were occasions when people could visit the studio to find out more about the work behind the scenes, and to chat about Peckham news and what community action can do to influence what happens, while enjoying tea and home made cake. During the lockdowns we have been working with others to create community zoom events which in part for the moment have replaced the open studio days.
  • Peckham Vision is a constituted community association. The constitution is here. The work is managed and conducted by a very small community team of residents, supported by a range of local people who volunteer for particular events and activities. A Friends organisation is planned for supporters, and for fund raising to support the considerable work that residents are carrying out unpaid. Peckham Vision has a mailing list of over 3000 local people. Our policy on protection of that data is set out in this statement.
  • There are working contacts with Southwark Council, and the rail companies - Network Rail and Southern Rail.

Contact us through our contact page or email: info@peckhamvision.org

The evolution of Peckham Vision

Peckham Vision grew from the community campaign 2005 - 2009 which questioned the wisdom of demolishing a 6 acre site, including the Bussey Building and Copeland Park, for a tram depot, and from the parallel community action to improve the area around Peckham Rye station. A brief summary of the evolution over the years since then can be found here.

The nature of community

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Introduction

Underlying the work of Peckham Vision is the understanding that the strength of a community lies in the connections between people who live, work and run businesses there. Peckham Vision is dedicated to nurturing those connections, and exploring ways to link into the energy and enthusiasm of our neighbourhood. This work is influenced by the two systems approach developed by Eileen Conn, long time resident of Peckham, co-ordinator and founder of Peckham Vision and associate research fellow of the TSRC (Third Sector Research Centre). Further information about the two systems ‘social eco-systems dance’ model can be found here. Local paper Peckham Peculiar pp10-11 front cover story in February 2019 carried an interview with Eileen Conn about her work and the work of Peckham Vision.

Books & other publications

Video clips relating to Peckham Vision's work

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Radio

Media reports relating to Peckham Vision's work

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  • September 2021 Property Week High streets are facing considerable change following the move towards online retail and the impact of the pandemic. However, there is an opportunity for local residents to work alongside businesses and urban designers to rejuvenate local centres. South London citizens’ action group Peckham Vision has been shown to be successful, but can its approach be adopted elsewhere? ...
  • October 2021 Sunday Times "PECKHAM’S NEW ORDER - (pdf) - It’s a more desirable place. But a lot of the people who made Peckham what it was can’t afford to be here any more. That’s sad." the Sunday Times link


Previous media reports on Peckham Vision work are currently being collated.

Media Interviews

Testimonials