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South Norwood improvements under way

New seating, paving and trees are among the improvements lined up for South Norwood. Initially focusing on Station Road, and then Portland Road's Market Parade, the recently started works programme will help create a more pleasant environment, while also giving pedestrians greater priority.

Improvements include new kerbs and paving, the removal of old street furniture, and the installation of trees and seats to boost the public spaces along Market Parade. The space along Station Road will also be enhanced to create a better setting for the market and to enable public events. New trees will be planted, and improved cycle facilities will be available outside Norwood Junction Station.

The improvement works, scheduled to finish in July, are part of a £1.6m project to improve the in a collaboration between Croydon Council and Transport for London. The project is part of the Delivering for Croydon programme, aiming to improve streets, squares and open spaces.