There is set to be a new public art installation at Thornton Heath railway station and residents have been asked to submit words promoting a positive insight in to local life to be included in the design.

Many of you will have come across the symbol of London Transport ‘The Roundel’ translated into mosaics at stations such as Chingford, South Tottenham, Leyton Midland Road, Highams Park (see image) to name a few.

The good news is that funding has been approved for Thornton Heath to have its very own mosaic Roundel installed by artist Maud Milton and her DBS approved team of artists Arty Face

Maud appealed for positive words from the community to sum up what they liked about the station, their favourite place in Thornton Heath and what word best summed up Thornton Heath.

Locals took part in a brief survey along with children from Whitehorse Manor Primary school and chosen memorable words will then be etched on to soft clay tiles of the mosaic that are textured and glazed in the house colours of Southern Trains.

The artist is keen to get going with her backlog of roundel installations as soon as lockdown is lifted.

The Roundel has become a symbol of London transport and was unveiled in the early 20th century and is both a genius piece of art and advertising, guiding travellers to their nearest TfL service. The art installation will be sited under cover on Platform 1 and will be graffiti proofed with a longevity beyond 25 years.