The West Norwood and Tulse Hill Business Improvement District (BID) is set to be voted on next month by local businesses in the area. Known as ‘Station to Station’ the project it is an association of businesses between Tulse Hill and West Norwood Station that will have the power to promote businesses, invest in common services and help shape the area more generally to make it more friendly for everyone who uses local shops and businesses. 

The BID will now need to be formally constituted which involves all local businesses voting in a referendum on constituting a BID which will be held via a postal vote over the next month. 

If you need any details about this or are a local business that has not yet got involved – get in touch we would love to help. 

The BID hosted an impressive fashion show at the Portcio Gallery recently show casing local fashion designs and using local models. Station to Staion launched their manifesto which included aims to ring in more customers locally, and to make the area greener. It was a glamorous showcase for business, entrepreneurship and creativity in the Norwood community.

This is just the start. Lt’s hope that in the coming months this is the springboard for future events.  

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Feast Film Nights at the Portico Gallery

Don’t miss The Big Lebowski TONIGHT at the Portico Gallery!

Feast Film Nights are a partnership between the Norwood Feast, a community run market in West Norwood, and the Portico Gallery. Not only does it promise to be a brilliant evening, but profits will help to make the Norwood Feast even better (as if such a thing were possible!)

Coming up between now and Christmas, you can also look forward to a Halloween Fright Night, Nigeria Night, an evening to celebrate American Thanksgiving and some festive Christmas films.

Friday 31 Oct from 7.30 – Horror Film Shorts and Braindead (18)

Friday 14 Nov from 8pm – Welcome to Nollywood and Fantastic Man

Thursday 27 Nov from 8pm – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (15)

Saturday 13 Dec from 2pm – Elf (PG)

Saturday 13 Dec from 9pm – Bad Santa (15)

The Portico Gallery is at 23A Knight’s Hill, London SE27 0HS

Portico Gallery hosts the ‘The Happening’

Max and Fred spent yesterday morning with Rheanne Gonyou, the West Norwood Business Manager, as we talked to residents about their wishes and wants for Norwood Road. Cash points, cleaner streets, tackling unused shops, road improvements and the need for better, more child friendly cafés were some of the issues discussed.

Jamal of the the Norwood Community Group was pleased to be involved and share some of his expertise and experiences with those from the local community visiting the Portico Gallery interested in discussing youth work.