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Meeting on Streetworks project

Streetworks is the local community led project to improve the pavements and make West Norwood’s main shopping street more attractive to local people & visitors. https://www.streetworks.london/

Norwood Action Group has organised  a public meeting at 7pm on Monday 10th September at Chatsworth Baptist Church in Chatsworth Way SE27 9HN to look at the results of the Streetworks project  and the future of our shopping street. All welcome to come and have a say.

Town centres have always been retailing centres but the shift to online shopping means town centres are shifting towards more services to survive.  With many independents providing a wide range of services already West Norwood is in better position than many places to take action to ensure the town centre remains the heart of the local community.

If you can find it online  – Robert Peston’s 3 part History of Shopping is worth watching.

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A new plan for West Norwood

Norwood Road

Norwood Road

The council is starting to update the 2009 master plan for West Norwood. A consultation  programme is being planned for the new year.

The plan will cover our main shopping streets and the industrial area, south of West Norwood station,  known to town planners as the KIBA (key  industrial and business area).

Residents do raise concerns about the range of shops in Norwood Road  making up the heart of West Norwood town centre. Online shopping is the latest factor impacting on town centres  across the UK.  For a brilliant history of shopping have a look at Robert Peston Goes Shopping TV programme- its on iplayer for a short while: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039q44y/episodes/playerIMG_6582

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