London Road is about to be transformed into a Green Mile

West Croydon is about to get its own Green Mile, though this has nothing to do with a book by Stephen King nor the movie starring Tom Hanks.

The Our Green Mile launch event on March 4 seeks to build on the initiatives undertaken in the past year at West Croydon Station and by community groups by providing a green “corridor” along the London Road all the way from the station to Thornton Heath Pond.

“With your help, in time we will be able create larger community gardens along the road and plant more trees, which will help to improve air quality in the area” say the organisers.

They hope to have new and refreshed flower beds and planters to brighten up the road. “Your help is needed to water and maintain them – free watering cans provided!”

At the launch, planters will be fixed and planted outside West Croydon Station and at the Pond, marking each end of the Green Mile.

The grand opening starts outside West Croydon Station at 11.30am with flowers planted by councillors and guests, before a walk to Thornton Heath Pond with a tour of where other planned works along the mile will be.

“A very big thank you goes out to local councillors as without their backing and financial support from their community budgets this project would not be possible,” the organisers say.

“Our Green Mile is a fantastic opportunity to be working across wards and connecting West Croydon Station Energy Garden and Broad Green with Thornton Heath Community Action Team at The Pond.”

For more information, and to contact the organisers, click here.

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