One or two of you will hopefully have seen our first installation in place outside Peckham Plex Cinema, Rye Lane Orchard! It’s not finished yet, but it should be done soon so I hope you enjoy it, visitors to Peckham Plex on Friday were certainly savouring the new feel of the place, we’ve had some lovely comments already;

“I’m so pleased there are trees in the centre of Peckham now!”
“I’ll come back and sit here in summer.”
“I wish you all the luck in the world, I hope it survives the vandals.”
“Why can’t we have some of these on Chadwick Road?!”

“Saw the trees from the bus the other day – such a change already!” – Chelsea Fringe SE London Coordinator

“The trees are lovely! We were there last night for a big event and everybody was thrilled. Thank you!” – Director, Peckham Plex


But as you know this is just the start of our work and we have lots more opportunities to get involved!

Geurilla Gardening (Date TBC)
PPP have joined forces with Transition Town Peckham who are looking for some Guerilla Gardeners!
Jenni Says – “Are you interested in some undercover planting across Peckham? we are looking to get bits of unloved space tended and cared for. We’re looking for a guerilla group to do this. Interested? Get in touch and we will set up some dates and send you more info. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Town-Peckham/151775921644315

Mural Painting 21st – 27th/28th April (week after Easter)
Graphic artists Gourmandizing will be transforming the garages along Bournemouth Close and are looking for painters in the daytime from
Matthew Says – “I would love to round up folks who are interested and have some painting experience. House painting interior or exterior. Maybe painters as in artist… Anybody who is familiar with handling a brush. “ http://www.gourmandizinglondon.com

Mural - Gourmandizing
Gourmandizing – Sem Café, Loughborough Junction

Community Garden 22nd – 26th April (week after Easter)
We’ll be building a community garden and pallet herb gardens in Atwell Road and Bournemouth Close in the daytime
Holly and me (Hannah) will be building raised beds with scaffolding planks, creating a bin store and setting up compost bins, with a community fun day to go ahead on Saturday 26th when we’ll be planting seedlings and making signs. We’d love some help to get this going, green fingers are not necessary but enthusiasm is a must!

Street Painting Saturday 17th May
Holly Grove is getting a temporary make over with some buff coloured chalk paint to represent what could be a gravel path. We need people to help us paint the ground.
Street painting can be great fun, we’ll get the paint rollers out and as the paint is eco-friendly and non-toxic it’s not dangerous for kids to get stuck in too!

Structural Engineer any time before mid May
We are looking for a Structural Engineer who would be willing to do some pro-bono work assessing the garage roofs in Bournemouth Close in preparation for pot plants in the first instance and a green roof for the permanent stage.

Scaffolding Planks for 23rd April
Does anyone know where we might get some old scaffolding planks, preferably for free or cheap? We want to build a community garden with them in Bournemouth Close 23rd– 26th April.

I think that’s more than enough for you to go on for now. Please email me on hannah.padgett@sustrans.org.uk or call on 07766 577772 if you are interested in lending a few hours, a few days or anything in between on any of the above! And remember to SAVE THE DATE – 7th June!



8 thoughts on “Help make it happen!

  1. Hi Hannah, I’d like to get involved in the mural painting in Bournemouth Close. I can handle a brush! I’ve got time on Friday 25th and maybe more. The orchard is just great! I’ve been taking my friends to see it. See you next week, Helen

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  2. Thanks for your comments, so happy that you love the Rye Lane Orchard as much as I do! Thanks also for your offers of help, first ones to offer, it’s really appreciated, I have forwarded your offers to Matthew McGuiness the genius behind Gourmandizing and I will email his contact details to you shortly. Han

  3. At first I thought it was some organisation selling trees outside the cinema. Then upon closer inspection I saw the fantastic assortment of trees species in steel containers. The added information on the steel containers about these trees was useful. Congratulations on the hard work you all put into making this idea come alive. I wish we could have a real tree / ochard in this vicinity.

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