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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. Its The vision is to support develop an integrated approach to [[Peckham_Town_Centre|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.<BR>
More information:  * [ Peckham Vision's role.]* [Imagehttps:7395_05// Peckham Vision and a history of Copeland Park]* [https://www.jpg|right|204px] Introducing Peckham Vision - 11 minute video by George Okello]  
[[Image:Rye Lane Station 1880.jpg|right|204px|in front of station c. 1880]]
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===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|Peckham Rye station,]] [[Copeland_Cultural_Quarter|Copeland Cultural Quarter,]] and the [[Bussey_Building|Bussey building.]] Some material from this work since 2006 is on this website; see especially [[Transforming_Central_Rye_Lane|Transforming Central Rye Lane]] and [[Visions_for_Peckham#An_alternative_vision_for_Rye_Lane_Central|An alternative vision for Rye Lane Central]].<BR>
* led the way in developing the vision and its implementation to restore the station [[Old_Waiting_Room|Old Waiting Room]], and the [[Peckham_Rye_Station/station_forecourt|Victorian staircase]] as a town centre function space, run as a community enterprise.
* made the proposal to the Heritage Lottery Fund which resulted in a successful Council application for a [[News#16th_May_2012_Townscape_Heritage_Initiative_.28THI.29_success|Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)]] to restore selected historic buildings in the town centre.<BR>
* taken the lead in bringing community views together at the PNAAP Public Inquiry leading to the [[Multi-Storey_Car_Park#March_2017_Planning_status|first saving of the Peckham Multi Storey building from redevelopment.]] For the latest second stage of the campaign '''[ see here]'''- finally [[Multi-Storey_Car_Park|successful in October 2017.]]* A list of specific [[Media:PV_achievements_to_Oct_2018.pdf|achievements over the years is here.]]
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|Peckham Town Centre Forum]] which first met in December 2009. ''' ''' It has facilitated [[Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum/meetings|many events and interactions]] since then. '''<BR>
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 Tuesdays 2First Thursdays 7pm-4pm9pm 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 [[OWR_exhibition|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.<BR>[[Image:IMG_6082 PV displays Over the last few years these have developed ito the Open Studio events in our Bussey studio, for example in Peckham Library foyer.jpg|204px|]] [[ImageMedia:Peckham Rye Fete 2012 041A6_2018_CRL_walk_Peckham_Festival_-_colour_lo.jpg|204px|]] [[Image:2018 Peckham Rye Fete 2012 040Festival.jpg|204px|]] [[Image:IMG 9010 - PV at The Arches Open Studio.jpg|204px|]] * 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 [[RLTA|traders]] and with [[Inter_faith|faith groups.]]<BR>
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'''[[Image:PP 1 Front page-page-001.jpg|thumb|left|250px|click link to the right for interview]]'''
===Working arrangements===
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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 is open on Saturdays 2-5pm and Tuesdays from 2-4pm. It is an information hub and a place for discussions about the town centre, and related matters, and sells for fund raising Peckham themed goods. The arcade is on the site of the original arcade in the Edwardian Holdrons as in the photo. Half the current arcade is embedded in the 1930s art deco building, now occupied by Khan's Bargain store.The other half is housed in the remnants of the Edwardian arcade behind the back of Khan's.
* 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 is open for pop-up events which are publicised. It is open at other times as well when volunteers are available. It is a shop window for information about the town centre, and related matters, as well as pop-up events. The arcade is on the site of the original arcade in the Edwardian Holdrons as in the photo. The current arcade is embedded in the 1930s art deco building, now occupied by Khan's Bargain store.The remnants of the Edwardian arcade behind the back of Khan's are still visible 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 is open on publicised dates at a weekend from midday to 5pm, when volunteers are available. These are occasions when people can 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. * Peckham Vision is a '''[[Media:Peckham Vision Constitution ( Revised 23.5.14).pdf|constituted]] '''community association. The work is managed and conducted by a 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 and pay for 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 [ Peckham Heritage Partnership,][ Peckham Society,] [ Transition Town Peckham,] the [ Bellenden Residents Group,] the [[Rye Lane Traders' Association|Rye Lane Traders' Association (RLTA),]] [ Copeland Park], [ Peckham Levels,] [ Southwark Law Centre] and [ Benedict O’Looney Architects].<BR>
* Peckham Vision works with other local groupsis an active member of: ** Local Borough: [[Southwark_Planning_Network|Southwark Planning Network]], such as the [http Peckham Society,Community Southwark] ** London: [ Transition Town Peckhamuk Just Space],] the [http Bellenden Residents Group,] the [[Rye Lane Traders' Association|Rye Lane Traders' Association (RLTA),] London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies] ** National: [ Copeland Civic Voice] and , [http Benedict O’Looney ArchitectsLocality].<BR>
* There are working contacts with Southwark Council, and the rail companies - Network Rail and Southern Rail.
===The nature of community===
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 exploring and nurturing those connections, and exploring ways to link into their the energy and enthusiasm on behalf 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.]]''' '''[ Local paper Peckham Peculiar pp10-11]''' front cover story in February 2019 carried an '''[[Media reports on Peckham Vision work are currently being collated:PP_10-11_Eileen_Conn.pdf|interview with Eileen Conn]]'''''about her work and the work of Peckham Vision.
===='''Video clips relating to Peckham Vision's work'''====
* Summer 2012: '''[ 5 x 15 TED type talk by Eileen Conn on the 'transformation' of Peckham in Central Rye Lane from 2005.]''' This talk was held in the straw auditorium of Bold Tendencies.
* September 2013: BBC London News '''[ Gentrification distorting Peckham]'''
* February 2014 ITV News [ Peckham station redevelopment could destroy the area]
* October 2015: '''[ Launch of Ordinary Streets film]''' - a short film based on an ethnographic and visual exploration of the spaces, economies and cultures of ‘street’... through the lens of Rye Lane in Peckham. Eileen Conn Peckham Vision contributes.
* July 2015: '''[ Video of talk by Eileen Conn at Just Space Conference on The London Plan and Building other ways of thinking about London's economy.]'''
* March 2016: '''[ News report: Peckham Vision and the Saviour of Copeland Park: Artefact]''' video 10 mins.
* 17th March 2017: [ Call for action for community development at CDNL (Community Development Network London)] How neighbourhood community planning action groups are part of community development work.
** [ Eileen Conn on Peckham Vision as a neighbourhood planning group and part of the London Just Space network 14 min video]
** [ Richard Lee on Just Space 13 Minutes video]
* April 2017 [ London ITN News saving the PeckhamPlex cinema]
* November 2017 [ Old Mill Building threatened with demolition]
* 9th December 2017: Peckham Levels Launch
** [ London Live TV News]
** [ George Okello vlog including Peckham Vision stall] (3 minutes into clip)
* 2019 [ Peckham Vision and Peckham Heritage working together] (10 min clip)
* August 2020 - 3 short videos about Peckham Vision by George Okello:
** [ Introducing Peckham Vision]
** [ Peckham Vision - an answer to gentrification]
** [ Democracy in the hands of the people]
* October 2020 - [ Deputation to Southwark Council Cabinet on Planning White Paper] 35 mins in to 47 mins.
* March 2020 [ in BBC Sounds podcast Gina's Game Changers 9-10 minutes in.]
====Media reports relating to Peckham Vision's work====
* Feb 2007 Peckham Vision's forecast of Peckham's Cultural Quarter in Time Out ---------------------------->>>>>>>>>>>>
* August 2012 [ Peckham Vision town centre exhibition in Old Waiting Room]
* December 2012 [[Media:Coming_of_Overground_peckham_article_Dec_2012.jpg|coming of the Overground]]
* 4th December 2014 [ The new community: How records are shaping local culture in South East London]
* 22nd August 2017 [ Peckham Levels interview blog]
* 13th Septenber 2017 [ Peckham Festival interview blog]
* September 2017 [ 'The Southwark Review' pages 28-33 article: 'Peckham's Cultural Epicentre' including comments on role of Peckham Vision]
**September 2017 [[Media:Peck Fest Acorn Review BusseyBuilding PV role.pdf|'Peckham's Cultural Epicentre' in Southwark Review as a pdf]]* August 2018 [ Mapping Peckham in South London Gallery Journal blog: contribution from 'Eileen Conn, Founder and Coordinator of Peckham Vision']* July 2019 [ Defending her area against the soulless and the expensive - Peckham Vision's Eileen Conn is a hero of localism]* September 2019 [ 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.)''''''Previous media reports on Peckham Vision work are currently being collated.'''''<br> ====Media Interviews====* September 2011 [ SNIPE London]* Spring/Summer 2012 [[Media:Boat_mag_-_Eileen_Conn_interview.pdf|Boat Magazine]]* August 2017 [ Peckham Perspectives - Peckham Levels]* September 2017 [ Peckham Festival]* October 2018 [[Media:My_London_Story.pdf|My London Story. pdf from Time Out]] From [ Time Out weblink.]* January 2019 [[Media:PP_10-11_Eileen_Conn.pdf|Peckham Peculiar]]* December 2019 to be uploaded - interview in New London Quarterly* January 2020 [ Peckham Vision and a history of Copeland Park] Copeland Park blog* May 2020 [[ comment on co-design in The Planner]]