Tag Archives: Portland Road

South Norwood’s road closures cause mile-long tailbacks

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, took a socially distanced stroll around South Norwood yesterday and found the council’s roads  experiment delivering predictable results Two weeks in to the council’s coronavirus road closure experiment, and the brains trust in Fisher’s Folly … Continue reading

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Wider pavements and slower cars: King makes road changes

The council has announced a range of measures on the streets in West Croydon and Woodside to assist social distancing for pedestrians, improve road conditions for cycling, while suspending parking bays and announcing the intention of enforcing speed restrictions on … Continue reading

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Wrong direction: South Norwood signs are out of line

You don’t know whether to laugh in derision or cry in embarrassment. Certainly, residents in South Norwood don’t know which way to turn after street signs and a map of the local area were installed last month, with the signs … Continue reading

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Art Compendium 2020, Elizabeth James Gallery, Jan 14-23

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South Norwood high street suffers Thames Water torture

Long-suffering South Norwood residents have been having to deal with more traffic gridlock in and around the high street, after private utility giant Thames Water broke an undertaking to have a new leakage repaired within a week. A water main … Continue reading

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Gallery in South Norwood offers a bit of Brazil in batik

On a rainy night in Croydon, KEN TOWL heads off to Portland Road for a feel of Latin American sunshine At the weekend I was taking brunch with members of the self-titled FILTH – Failed In London – Try Hastings … Continue reading

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Senses In The City viewing, Elizabeth James Gallery, Jun 18

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Private view at Elizabeth James Gallery, Portland Road, Nov 16

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Shapers of Minds view, EJ Gallery, Portland Road, Jun 13

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£1,500 licence fee drives South Norwood shops out of business

Sad times on Croydon’s high streets. M.T. WALLETTE, our shopping correspondent, reports from South Norwood where two long-standing retailers fear they might be forced out of business… by their own council Two much-loved high street shops, both in the Mayor … 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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Cash prizes on offer at South Norwood Arts Festival

The South Norwood Arts Festival is being staged by the people of Portland Road on June 13 to 19, and the organisers are still seeking volunteers, performers and stall holders for their week’s activities.

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