The best and brightest of New Addington will soon be recognised as part of a new art project.

The hoardings around the site of the new multi-million pound leisure and community centre in New Addington will be decorated with photos of local heroes and pieces of artwork inspired by young residents.

The 'Heroes Walk’ will be a celebration of those who have gone the extra mile for their community.

Kobi Prempeh, Heroes Walk curator, said: “Heroes Walk is a unique opportunity for everyone to celebrate the best about New Addington - its people.

"Nominating a local hero gives the opportunity to celebrate and publicly recognise someone that has done New Addington proud.

"I’m delighted we are also involving local school pupils in this project and that they will directly influence the additional artwork on the hoardings which we want to be a celebration of the community as a whole.”

Nominations have now opened and the pictures - of a maximum of 20 nominees - will adorn one side of the hoardings around the construction site until the end of 2018 when the new facility opens.

Nominees can be of any age but must live, work, go to school or volunteer in New Addington. Nominations and the reason why they should be featured in the project can be submitted via the Heroes Walk Facebook page until Monday 4 December 2017.

Councillor Timothy Godfrey was delighted about this project.

"Heroes Walk and the schools competition offers a fantastic opportunity for local residents of all ages to creatively celebrate the very best of New Addington.

"This is a great example of the sort of work we will be able to do more of if the Mayor of London grants Croydon ‘Borough of Culture’ status for 2019.”

To submit nominations for Heroes Walk click here or its facebook page here.