Category Archives: People for Portland Road

Planning chair Scott to face scrutiny at gentrification screening

Paul Scott, the chair of Croydon Council’s planning committee which is pushing through £250million-worth of publicly financed house-building without a single council home being built, is to face public scrutiny in his own backyard tomorrow night at the Stanley’s Film … Continue reading

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South Norwood suffers a ‘white-out’ in council publicity

For what is supposed to be among the most diverse and colourful boroughs in the country, parts of Croydon appear to be very… pale if the expensively commissioned architects’ drawings of some council schemes are anything to go by. Take … Continue reading

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Only select few get invite to Norwood ‘regeneration’ meeting

There’s another chance for residents in South Norwood to ask awkward questions about the “plans” that one or two influential council figures and their consultants appear to have for the area around Portland Road at a meeting tonight at Stanley … Continue reading

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Councillor promises to investigate shops’ £1,500 licence fees

A senior Labour councillor has promised to “investigate” whether he can do anything about the eye-watering increases to licensing charges for using pavement areas outside shops in South Norwood, which the owners say could force them to close. Paul Scott, … Continue reading

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New gallery hopes to put the art back into Portland Road

Portland Road is to get a new art gallery, offering works for sale, exhibitions and workshops for the next 12 months, all run by a woman who grew up locally and who says she wants to try to help “breathe … Continue reading

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Save The Ship campaign stages volunteer night, Mar 9

The Save The Ship campaign has set a date for a volunteer evening to get more people involved in the many tasks likely to arise as they bid to acquire the historic South Norwood pub. The volunteer evening will be … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls Film Club is getting all radical and romantic

Suffragette, the remarkable story of ordinary London women fighting for their rights a century ago, will be brought to the big screen in Stanley Halls next month, the latest offering from Stanley’s Film Club. The screening will be introduced by … Continue reading

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