About Us

Following a successful bid in 2016 to the DCLG by People for Portland Road (PPR) for inclusion in a programme to support the development of Community Economic Development Plan’s in local communities, individuals, representatives of local community groups and key stakeholders came together to develop a Community Economic Development Plan (CEDP) for South Norwood.

After extensive consultation with the local community and businesses the group produced ‘Taking Control of Our Own Destiny – South Norwood’s Community Economic Development Plan’ in May 2017 that set out a series of 9 projects to be undertaken in the SE25 area. ‘Project 1’ was defined as “Formally establishing We Love SE25 – Create a new community forum that brings together representatives, organisations and inspirational individuals and key stakeholders in SE25″.

Following consultation between the members of the un-constituted We Love SE25 group, local councillors and the council at its meeting on 20th September 2017 it was agreed to create ‘We Love SE25 – The South Norwood Town Team’ (The Group).

Workspaces and Shops

This working group focuses on finding use of the empty shops and making available workspaces for the community. The Lead for this group will keep this page updated.

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Community Initiatives

The working group focusses on local initiatives and supports Council led projects such as ” Cleaning of the Norwood Junction Foot Tunnel”, Capacity Building Workshops organised by the SE25 Business…

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Hub and Public Buildings

This group works closely with the Regeneration Officer to support the use of spaces for the community. Updates will be made on the news page or on this page.

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Identity and Placemaking

The working group aims to highlight the strengths of SE25 and works on publicising and promoting local public spaces, community hubs and other community amenities. Updates will be available on…

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Aims and Purpose

Developing We Love SE25 to Deliver ChangeReconnecting Our Community with Our Local BusinessesStrengthening Our Community through Learning, Working and PlayingAssisting the Council in Bringing Empty Property Back in Use through…

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Community Economic Development Plan

The South Norwood Community Plan was published in November 2018 following four months of engagement with local residents, businesses and community organisations. This was a joint project with We Love…

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Our constitution was adopted on 7 February 2018 and revised in 2021. You can download it below. Revised 2021 -10-18 We Love SE25 Constitution v6Download

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Town Team

The Town Team comprises of representative members of the community who will review and make decisions on SE25 issues pertaining to the local area. These decisions are local and do…

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Working Groups

For the purpose of considering a wide range of issues and, the Town Team established ‘Working Groups’ of 3+ members with a Chair or facilitator to consider any matter brought…

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WLSE25 Grants WLSE25 offers mini grants of no more than £500 to small projects within the neighbourhood. The scheme was rolled out in 2021 with 12 projects that made through…

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