As many local residents will know, Southwark's Labour Council has got on with securing the funding and coordinating a number of projects to improve the central area of Nunhead since 2010. Though the focus is just outside our ward, there will be many Peckham Rye residents who will benefit from this scheme.
At our Community Council meeting earlier this week we saw a presentation from council officers which included information on a new website which has been set up to promote Nunhead. You can see it at www.lovenunhead.co.uk
The council has secured funding from the Mayor's "Outer London Fund" and the "Pocket Parks Fund" which aims to improve high streets and parks across London by 2015. This funding will help to deliver a programme of physical improvements, business support, community engagement and build upon the rich mix of festivals already taking place.
The programme has been running since 2012 and will bring more than £1m of investment into the Nunhead area. The regeneration is guided by the Peckham and Nunhead Area Action Plan.
Specific projects include:
- Shop front improvements
- Improvements to Nunhead Green
- Festivals programme
- Lighting upgrades
- Pop up shops
- Community website
A huge amout of credit should go to local residents and Southwark Labour's Cabinet Member for Regeneration (and Nunhead Ward Councillor) Fiona Colley, for driving this work forward.