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The Peckham Coal Line will be an urban park built on disused railway coal sidings to form a natural, physical and social link between two high streets. Peckham has a heritage of grassroots activism influencing planning projects and turning disused spaces into cultural destinations, and the Peckham Coal Line campaign is one part of this tradition.
In 2015 the project received a £10,000 pledge from the Mayor of London as part of the Mayor's Civic Crowdfunding Initiative. This helped to fund a feasibility study to investigate and accurately cost the transformation of disused coal sidings on the railway line between Queens Road Peckham and Peckham Rye.
Come along to hear about the group's experience running a crowdfunding campaign, working with the Mayor's regeneration team and building unexpected new connections in the local community and beyond.