Portland Road Railway Bridge Lighting Concept

PPR have been working on plans to improve Portland Road Railway Bridge for some time and secured funding to make it a more pleasant experience for pedestrians and the local community.

Michael Grubb Studios, creative lighting designers, have been appointed to produce the design and representatives from PPR’s Steering Group and Croydon Council have been part of the working group tasked with overseeing the project.

We would like to invite you to see the potential designs at a public consultation on Wednesday 1 May. This will be a drop-in session from 5 to 8 PM at Caribbean Dreads Salon, 2A Portland Road (on the corner of Clifford Road), close to the bridge itself.  Michael Grubb Studios and Michelle Normanly, Croydon Council’s Regeneration Manager for South Norwood will be in attendance to update the community on the planned installation.

If you are interested in hearing more about this exciting project for South Norwood please save the date & ask your friends and family to come along too.

Although there is a wonderful mosaic under the bridge, which will stay in place, this bridge has been unwelcoming and unloved for too long. We look forward to a brighter, welcoming bridge.

 

 

 

PPR Launches the South Norwood Treasure Hunt

The South Norwood Treasure Hunt
Take a walk around South Norwood, solving the clues as you go.
You will learn fascinating facts about the history of the area, discover sites of interest, and have a chance to explore the varied, exciting shops, cafes and pubs of South Norwood.

 

How does the treasure hunt work?
There are 22 clues to solve on the treasure hunt.
Write the answer to each clue on the last page of the downloadable pack.
Email your answer to PPR to be entered into the quarterly prize draw!
Prizes include vouchers which can be redeemed at local South Norwood businesses.
More details can be found here.

The Portland Road in Bloom Competition 2019 🌻🌻🌻

Calling all residents and businesses on Portland Road📢 . Help us brighten up Portland Road this Summer with flower filled pots, hanging baskets, window sills or gardens.

Lets make Portland Road beautiful !  We are running a competition to find the best blooming display on Portland Road🌻🌻🌻.
All private residents and businesses on Portland Road will automatically be entered for FREE. Judging will take place in early July 2019. If you live or work on Portland Road look out for the flyer that will be delivered soon.
The prize is two tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2020 (on a non-member day). The judges decision will be final.

Attract bees and butterflies by planting Cosmos, Aster, Sunflowers, Calendulas or Marigolds, Primulas, Rudbekia, Cornflowers, Lavender, Clematis, Crocus, Mint, Rosemary, Thyme, Hebe, Echinacea, Sweet William, Poppies, Snapdragon, Verbena, Phlox, Butterfly Weed, Goldenrod…………….

🎄 Christmas Comes to South Norwood 🎄

Christmas celebrations officially begin in South Norwood on Saturday 8 December!

PPR is working with We Love SE25 to bring you a festive event in the midst of the Clocktower Market

At 3.30 PM the Christmas lights will be switched on by Her Worshipful the Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Bernadette Khan

Join us at South Norwood Clocktower. Events begin at 2.00 PM including
Clarinet Recital by Croydon Music and Arts and a brass band
And the Elves will be putting in an appearance too!

Lenny Henry talks about Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

In a recent article in The Guardian Music Section, Lenny Henry talks about the composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, “Classical music belongs to us all. Just look at Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.”

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor lived in SE25 and is commemorated with a blue plaque in Dagnall Park. We have included his plaque as part of our South Norwood Heritage Trail.

Samuel Coleridge Taylor

Read more about Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and other local people commemorated by a plaque here

Read The Guardian article here

Reporting our AGM

We had a great turnout on a Saturday morning last month and a detailed report on our activities was presented by Paul (Chair) and Chris (Treasurer).

Our report enthused several new residents and we are looking forward to more volunteers joining us in making our neighbourhood a green, clean and happy place to live.

If you were unable to attend click on this link to view our slides.

AGM slides 2018

Poppies On Lampposts

PPR is joining The Royal British Legion in saying “Thank You” to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world. 100 years ago, the guns fell silent and the First World War ended. The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped the world we live in today. In 2018 The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying “Thank You” to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

                           

During the weekend of 11-12 August volunteers from PPR installed poppies on lampposts in and around Portland Road, Station Road and South Norwood High Street. These will remain until Armistice day on 11 November.

You can find out more here