People for Portland Road and We Love SE25 worked together to make arrangements for the installation of Christmas lights in South Norwood for 2020.
Unfortunately it had become financially unsustainable for the wrap-around type lamps to be used this year, and in future years, due to the costs that are to be imposed by Skanska (the Council’s lighting contractor). A decision was therefore made to purchase additional motif type lights to replace these. The motif type Christmas lamps attract no costs from Skanska and will be ours to keep for future years.
We have been lucky as we have received money from our Ward Councillors that will enable us to purchase an additional 36 motif lights to add to the 24 that we purchased two years ago. However we realised that we needed six more so that the lights could be brought down as far as Dundee Road.
We approached local businesses situated at the southern end of Portland Road, asking them for financial help. We’re delighted to say that we received a positive response which allowed us to purchase the additional lights.
Thank you to (in no particular order)
Treasures Gift Shop – Our favourite shop for gifts and cards
Nix Hair and Beauty – “A friendly and professional service in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere”
Tyretrax – “The Number One Tyre Company in the South East, Kent, Surrey and London area”
The Portland Arms – “We are proud to be a great community pub with a large beer garden”
South Norwood Glazing – “Every Pane a Pleasure”
London Plumbing and Heating Merchants – “one of South London’s fastest growing Independent Plumbing Heating and Bathrooms Suppliers”
Book Love – “The Multicultural Travelling Book Carnival and Shop”
And a big ‘thank you’ to a very special South Norwood resident
For more information about some of these businesses, click on the links above.