Named and Shamed

Named and Shamed

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Squalid roads, buildings and locations in Croydon named and shamed.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Scum

Detectives investigating a vicious attack which left a teenage asylum seeker fighting for his life have released the images of three people they wish identify and question.

The two men and a woman are being sought in connection with the attack on the 17-year-old Kurdish Iranian who waiting at a bus stop with two friends outside The Goat pub in Croydon, south-east London.

The local MP, Gavin Barwell, has described the attackers as "scum".

Eight people are being held on suspicion of attempted murder following a series of arrests over the weekend and five have been charged over the attack, Scotland Yard said.

The Metropolitan Police said they know "approximately 20" were involved the incident that left the boy with a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain.

On Monday police renewed their appeal for witnesses and information as the victim remained in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Croydon - Wanking Capital of London!

It’s official: Croydon is the wanking capital of London.

That is according to Time Out.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Legacy of Failure

Andrew Pelling talks on Sunday 20th with Hammerson and Lloyd's chairman John Nelson of his love for Croydon and views on past Croydon planners' failures as Hammerson agree with Westfield to work jointly on transforming Croydon town centre.

Listen to the podcast here.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Croydon Council CEO Bans Press

The Croydon Guardian reports that Croydon Council chief executive, Jon Rouse, banned the press from a public meeting last night, lest he be subjected to scrutiny.

The ban is somewhat "ironic" given that the press had been invited by the deputy chairman of the forum to attend what it had described as a public meeting at Croydon Voluntary Action resource centre in London Road, where the council chief was answering questions about the regeneration of West Croydon.

Now you know why Croydon continues to decay; the council have absolutely no intention of regenerating it, and don't want the press to report as such!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Wind Atop Altitude 25



Courtesy of Andrew Pelling, here is the sound of the wind atop Altitude 25.

As he notes, high rise buildings are not the answer to Croydon's housing needs. Additionally aside from being windy at the top, these high rise buildings actually exacerbate the wind at street level.