With the help of Southwark Council and AOC Architects, Nunhead’s Voice has come up with a mission statement to allow “different people to do different activities in the same place at the same time”.

So please fill in the questionnaire below so we can make sure all residents in Nunhead feel involved.
NHV Questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9MKWGBV

Also, Anyone who has emailed us at nunheadsvoice@gmail.com regarding use at the new centre,  sorry for the delay but we will reply to all enquires.


The Autumn/Winter Newsletter is out now. Click on the link to download: NHV Autumn Winter Newsletter 2014-15

Newsletter - Nunhead's Voice


Work is about to begin on the transformation of Nunhead Green – until July 2014.




Nunhead’s Voice Annual General Meeting is taking place on Saturday 10th May 2014, 1pm to 3pm at Buchan Tenants Hall.

Discover what Nunhead’s Voice has been doing this past year and find out the ways that you can be involved in the decisions being made about the area you live in.

You can also take part in the election of board members. (If you are interested in becoming a board member contact our secretary Cris – email address: cris.claridge2@btinternet.com)

What’s happening?

♥ New homes are going to be built on the green

♥ We will have a new community centre in Nunhead – this year

♥ Improving the green is one of the key projects in the regeneration programme

♥ Shop front improvements have been developed in conjunction with shop owners

So much is happening in Nunhead in 2014 – come along and share your thoughts about the transformation with council officers, local councillors and local people.

Where is Buchan Tenants Hall? Smiths the butcher’s shop in Nunhead shopping centre is at the corner of Howbury Road. Go to the top of Howbury Road and follow the road round into Buchan Road. The tenants’ hall is on the right – you can’t miss it!


Buried in Nunhead Cemetery, Jenny Hill (1848-1896) was one of Victorian London’s most popular music hall performers.

In his book A Personal History of the Music Hall, John Major describes her as, ‘more than a great performer – she was a feminist trail-blazer, a professional success, at a time when women could neither vote nor borrow money without a male guarantor; when the professions were closed to them and their only employment choices were low-paid factory or shop-work, or domestic service. Jenny Hill not only earned success on her own merits, she remained in control of her career: there were no Svengalis for her. She did it her way, and took the knocks‘.

In the 1880s she also kept a pub in Southwark, but may have been more suited to the stage, because it only lasted a year or so…




The Peckham Foodbank was launched in December 2009 as a joint initiative between Pecan, a charity that works with the most vulnerable people in the Peckham community, and local churches.

A foodbank is a store where food donated by the community is banked and can be drawn on by people in crisis. It’s designed to help individuals in need by providing free emergency food. The Peckham Foodbank collects food from the public, supermarkets, local churches, local groups and schools.

A referral system has been established with Church Pastoral workers, Social Services, Health visitors, Probation Officers, schools and others working in the front line of fighting poverty. Individuals and families that are eligible for a food package receive a voucher from their referral agent and then come to the food bank based at Pecan to collect it. When they come they are welcomed by a trained local church volunteer and are given the opportunity to chat through their situation, get advice and be signposted on to other relevant services. This will help tackle any longer term issues as well as their immediate crisis needs.

The Peckham Foodbank completely relies on the public to exist – donations from local businesses, schools, churches and individuals. If you want to donate more information can be found at the Pecan website here. If you live in south London and want to help more practically then you could consider purchasing a few extra items on your next supermarket visit and dropping them in to Pecan (please call before dropping them off, contact details are below).

Suitable produce include: milk (UHT, tinned or powdered), cereal, fruit juice (carton), pasta, sauces, biscuits, pasta/rice, tea bags, sugar, instant mash potato, baked beans,  tinned rice/sponge pudding, soup, tomatoes, vegetables, meat/fish and fruit.

You might want to get really involved, helping with food distribution or coming on board as a volunteer adviser. Contact Pecan for more info by phone on 020 7732 0007 or at 121a Peckham High Street, SE15 5SE.


You might have seen the new film The Invisible Woman in cinemas lately, all about Charles Dickens and his mistress Nelly Ternan. Apparently Linden Grove in Nunhead was the location of a house they shared together, but sadly it’s no longer standing. You can find a bit more information about Dickens and Nunhead in Claire Tomalin’s book The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens.


We hear that Southwark Council has secured more funding for play equipment at Nunhead Green. Planning permission for regeneration has been given but revisions need to be submitted to take account of the additional play facilities and a proposed performance platform for events and festivals on the Green. Looks like things will start happening mid-spring and into the summer.


Have you tried Nunhead American Radio?

Featuring American comic Lewis Schaffer and his co-host Lisa Moyle, it’s the only radio program for Americans living in Nunhead – alternatively, you can experience Nunhead and Britain through the eyes of Nunhead Americans…

It’s broadcast live from the Resonance FM studio every week on 104.4FM and www.resonancefm.com, the Sony Award-winning London arts radio station, and stars the Dulwich Ukulele Club with Richard Guard, Anna Crockatt and Peter Hudson.

Listen live at 6.30PM every Monday (or to the rebroadcast every Saturday at 2.30AM) on 104.4FM (London). You can also get the podcasts from iTunes here.


Calling all community group leaders! Make a real difference to where you live and sign up for a free 2014 Grow Wild seed-sowing kit for your members. Turn gardens and windowsills into wildlife-friendly flower patches and bring colour and surprise to the streets. For more information visit the Grow Wild website.

Grow Wild Community Kit

© 2011 Nunhead's Voice Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha