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Petition to Save The Flower Lady

A petition has been initiated to help save Elaine Partleton’s florist shop, The Flower Lady. Despite its existence next to Herne Hill station for over 10 years, landlord Network Rail wants it to make way for an electricity sub-station to power the arches that it has refurbished at the “Station Square” end of Railton Road. According to the Brixton Blog, Elaine was “offered a shop some distance from the station and at a rent forecast to be double what she pays currently.”

Station Square arches update from Network Rail

Station Square shops boarded up

A statement from Network Rail:

Railton Road Update

January 2017

We are pleased that we have been able to make progress on this scheme since taking possession of the final unit.

Protest in favour of fair rents in Herne Hill

Herne Hill came to a standstill on Saturday 30th January 2016 as a crowd of over 700 local residents gathered outside Herne Hill station to protest in favour of reasonable rent rises for local traders on Half Moon Lane and the reinstatement of the Half Moon Pub as a music venue.

Herne Hill is at a cross-roads

Herne Hill is at a cross roads.

Today saw the first of the many traders moving out of their premises in Station Square, moved on elsewhere so that the landlord, Network Rail can develop the site. Some of those traders have been there for decades, part of the fabric of the neighbourhood, there through thick and thin.

Herne Hill Public Meeting 8 Oct - notes & actions

In case you missed our evening of rubbish, evictions and floods (sounds doom & gloom doesn't it?), we're sharing the notes and actions hhfpublicmeetingwithminutesactions_08102015_v01lr_0.pptx

Network Rail and Herne Hill - responsible landlord wanted!

Let's Find Dot news - CCTV footage release

Tues 4th 16:00 - Image released over 20 hours old now but this CCTV image released from Weds 29th Jan shows Dot in Herne Hill Station on Platform 1/2. Very latest is that First Capital Connect trains are now looking at their CCTV footage.

Online petition for CCTV footage to help find Herne Hill community dog, Dot

Online petition to get Network Rail make CCTV footage from Herne Hill Station available which could help Elaine and the community find Dot, gone missing since Wednesday. Dot was last seen on Platform 1 at Herne Hill Train Station. Please check out the link and add your voice so we can #letsfinddot

Possibly next for Herne Hill Station's Square? Report on Peckham's latest Network Rail consultation

Following a previous session in November 2013, a further consultation was held on Sat. Jan 18th in Rye Lane Baptist Chapel to meet the community about latest redevelopment plans for a new 'Peckham Piazza' in the area around Peckham Rye Train Station organised by what appears to be a group composed of Network Rail, TfL, architects and local government with manifesto driven by "promotion of (the area) as a catalyst for regeneration and higher value rental returns from Network Rail assets." (PECKHAM RYE STATION: the case for change - Southwark 2011 doc). This in turn looks to be driven by Spacia 'arches' generation schemes elsewhere - i.e. Wooten Street, Waterloo, also Bishopsgate. What was expected to be a more limited development of a square in front of the station (and here we thought Peckham already had a square development in front of the library) now looks to include high rises, demolition of arches retail space for generic retail space at higher rents, and incalcuable construction time. Leaseholders would be protected with some kind of buyout, renting traders would have 3 months' notice.

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