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==Introduction==
 
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[[Image:IMG 5757 04-10-2012 - RLTA Inaugural meeting.jpg|right|thumb|220px|Rye Lane Traders' Association, inaugural meeting 4th October 2012]]
 
The Rye Lane Traders' Association was established at a meeting on 4th October 2012 with the provisional aims:
 
The Rye Lane Traders' Association was established at a meeting on 4th October 2012 with the provisional aims:
  
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It was agreed that membership will be open to all traders in or near Rye Lane, and there will be a small subscription when the Association is set up. To join the current provisional members list please print and complete a [[media:RLTA_members_form_v4.pdf|members form]] and return it to: RLTA SUGGESTION BOX, KHAN'S BARGAIN LTD, 135 RYE LANE, SE15 4ST or email it to: ryelanetraders @ gmail.com
 
It was agreed that membership will be open to all traders in or near Rye Lane, and there will be a small subscription when the Association is set up. To join the current provisional members list please print and complete a [[media:RLTA_members_form_v4.pdf|members form]] and return it to: RLTA SUGGESTION BOX, KHAN'S BARGAIN LTD, 135 RYE LANE, SE15 4ST or email it to: ryelanetraders @ gmail.com
 
[[Image:IMG 5757 04-10-2012 - RLTA Inaugural meeting.jpg|left|thumb|220px|Rye Lane Traders' Association, inaugural meeting 4th October 2012]]
 
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==Emerging issues==
 
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* Safer streets: identifying places where street lighting needs to be improved, and where any places need other action to make them safer for pedestrians.  
 
* Safer streets: identifying places where street lighting needs to be improved, and where any places need other action to make them safer for pedestrians.  
 
* Safer premises: improving the police reports back on reported burglaries.
 
* Safer premises: improving the police reports back on reported burglaries.
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[[Image:IMG_7684 31-01-2013 - RLTA - HHarman Rye Lane visit.jpg|right|thumb|220px|An unloading lorry completely blocks the view of Kashmir Halal Butchers at 153, Rye Lane]]
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====Loading in Rye Lane====
 
====Loading in Rye Lane====
The traders’  loading arrangements are not clearly marked and signposted, and there are no satisfactory arrangements for customers’ loading. The photograph below shows a typical scene of a lorry unloading. Sometimes parked for hours, they completely block the view of Rye Lane shops. In this instance passing customers cannot see Kashmir Halal Butchers located at number 153.
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The traders’  loading arrangements are not clearly marked and signposted, and there are no satisfactory arrangements for customers’ loading. The photograph shows a typical scene of a lorry unloading. Sometimes parked for hours, they completely block the view of Rye Lane shops. In this instance passing customers cannot see Kashmir Halal Butchers located at number 153.
[[Image:IMG_7684 31-01-2013 - RLTA - HHarman Rye Lane visit.jpg|left|thumb|220px|An unloading lorry completely blocks the view of Kashmir Halal Butchers at 153, Rye Lane]]
 
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====Refuse collection====
 
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Revision as of 23:31, 21 October 2013

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Introduction

Rye Lane Traders' Association, inaugural meeting 4th October 2012

The Rye Lane Traders' Association was established at a meeting on 4th October 2012 with the provisional aims:

  • To encourage communication between members of the association and to identify common concerns or interests and take appropriate action.
  • To establish good liaison with community groups representing the interests of residents and shoppers.
  • To establish good liaison with the Council, the Police and other organisations and agencies with a role in the town centre.
  • To help in promoting the business and commercial interests of members of the Association.
  • To contribute to actions that will promote the town centre as a commercial shopping and leisure area.

It was agreed that membership will be open to all traders in or near Rye Lane, and there will be a small subscription when the Association is set up. To join the current provisional members list please print and complete a members form and return it to: RLTA SUGGESTION BOX, KHAN'S BARGAIN LTD, 135 RYE LANE, SE15 4ST or email it to: ryelanetraders @ gmail.com

Emerging issues

In discussions between traders, issues that have been identified as benefitting from collaboration in the Association include:

Safer Rye Lane

  • Safer shops: support, guidance and training for traders and staff on how to handle the difficult situation when someone is seen to be shoplifting and leaving the store. The police are arranging special training sessions for shop staff on what to do while waiting for police to arrive after the incident is reported.
  • Safer streets: identifying places where street lighting needs to be improved, and where any places need other action to make them safer for pedestrians.
  • Safer premises: improving the police reports back on reported burglaries.
An unloading lorry completely blocks the view of Kashmir Halal Butchers at 153, Rye Lane

Loading in Rye Lane

The traders’ loading arrangements are not clearly marked and signposted, and there are no satisfactory arrangements for customers’ loading. The photograph shows a typical scene of a lorry unloading. Sometimes parked for hours, they completely block the view of Rye Lane shops. In this instance passing customers cannot see Kashmir Halal Butchers located at number 153.

Refuse collection

This is not working well. Traders are being encouraged to take photos of any problems, including unauthorised dumping of waste, and send to the council. This needs further investigation.

Work Experience

The Traders’ Association has agreed with the Council a new scheme to give local young people paid work experience in Rye Lane shops. Six businesses have agreed to offer one or two work places for 3-4 months. The Council will manage the recruitment and placement of the young people, working with the potential employers. Each young person will have a mentor to support them, and there will be very close liaison with the employer. The scheme is a real opportunity for local young people and for local businesses at minimal cost, and it will improve relationships and links at a community level. The Traders’ Association is encouraging other traders to take an interest in how this works so they can join the scheme.

Public Toilets

Over the summer, the Rye Lane Traders' Association joined forces with Peckham Vision to petition Southwark Council and Network Rail to provide public toilets as part of the work to improve the areas around historic Peckham Rye station. The petition was supported by a number of local businesses and raised over 4,270 signatures. It was finally presented to the Peckham & Nunhead Community Council on Monday 30th September 2013, where local ward councillors unanimously agreed with the joint deputation's request. See Rye Lane public toilets campaign

Over 4270 signatures on the joint Peckham Vision & Rye Lane Traders' petition
Members of the joint Peckham Vision & Rye Lane Traders' deputation introduce themselves

Collaboration and Solutions

  • The Traders' Association is developing good links with the Council and the local Police to explore the way forward on these and other issues.
  • Peckham Vision is working closely with the traders on the development of the Association and identifying the scope for collaboration between them and Peckham Vision in the work of improving the town centre for everyone.

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