When I saw that there were to be some Christmas lights in Croydon centre this year, for the first time in a number of years, I actually started to feel a degree of optimism about Croydon's future.
Sadly that optimism was misplaced, as per the Croydon Guardian:
"Part of Croydon has been left in the dark after a Christmas lights blunder.
The farce came after a long running fundraising campaign to light up the town that was backed by the Croydon Business group and the Croydon Advertiser.
The lights were originally erected in South End between Laud Street and Coombe Lane but had to be taken down when organisers discovered there were no suitable power sockets."
This farce begs the question, if the council are unable to organise something a simple as Christmas lights; how on earth are they going to manage and organise the much needed regeneration of the decaying town centre?