The next stage of work has commenced today (July 10) to make the streets in South Norwood more attractive.

This enhancement is part of a £1.65 million project.

Old street furniture will be removed, new paving and kerbs will be installed as well as trees and public seating in Market Parade in Portland Road.

Croydon Council's deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning, councillor Alison Butler said: “Local councillors and residents have for some time campaigned for improvements in South Norwood.

“I am really pleased the first stage of public realm enhancements – which are part of these upgrade works – are coming to an end and the focus will now be on Market Parade. These improvements will enhance South Norwood, making it a more attractive place for both residents and visitors and I look forward to seeing the end result.”

Bus stops and parking bays near the site will be temporarily suspended while the work in ongoing.

More information about the project, which is part of the Delivering for Croydon programme, can be found here