Since the summer 2017, Peckham Citizens has been meeting at St Luke’s, Peckham to discuss and take action on the issue of knife crime in the local area. Various members have formed a part of these monthly meetings, including local organisations and parish churches.
I came across this video on Facebook today. I'm going to let it speak for itself, but its about how some young people in tough areas make money. Although I don't know where in London the interview was shot, the issues are likely to be fairly prevalent in areas like Peckham.
It's not uncommon for young people from broken families in these areas, to sell drugs to make money. On occasion where that young person is robbed, they may have to commit crimes to pay the dealer back for the drugs or 'food' that they were given to sell.
It's pretty hard-hitting, but definitely worth a watch.
Today members of St Luke’s Sunday morning and evening congregations combined to knock on doors on Commercial Way, Chandler Way and Pentridge Street to listen to the views of local residents concerning their struggles and thoughts about local issues. Calum, our Community Organiser co-ordinating Peckham Citizens led the team. We are compiling results and will publish these soon.
We are meeting together again on Sunday 19th March atmidday.