Named and Shamed

Named and Shamed


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

Friday, June 18, 2004

I am not the only one who feels that building an arena in Dingwall Road is a bad idea (see earlier posts). Here is an extract of an email I received yesterday:

"...However, ‘arena’ conjures up pop concerts and over-excited
youngsters pouring out onto the street afterwards to fight, drink, take drugs,
and vomit. Mm, not so sure about that. On second thoughts, maybe Dingwall Road
is better left as it is: it somehow DOES have a certain decaying charm, if you
see what I mean. …And it would be a shame if the Warehouse Theatre building were
demolished: it’s one of the few older structures with any sort of character in
the whole area...."

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

I have come up with solution to the drunken yobbery, that plagues Britain's town centres each weekend.

As it is relevant to the entire country, not just Croydon, I have posted it today on Ken's Blue Blog.

Feel free to post your own views, on The Forum.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

I have received a good suggestion from someone, about what to do with the rioting scum bags from Sunday.

The suggestion is to put them to work on regenerating the canals.

Good idea in my view.

Other suggestions are very welcome, please feel free to post them publicly on the Forum message board.

Monday, June 14, 2004

I understand that there was a mini riot in Croydon last night.

It seems that 400 "football fans" (drunken scum bags to you and me), fed up with England's performance in Euro 2004, decided to have a fight with the police.

Missiles were thrown, and cars overturned.

Now that these morons have sobered up, let us round them up and put them to work.

To start with they can clean up the mess they made last night, then they can be put to work regenerating the decaying and rotting areas in the borough of Croydon.

Views anyone?

Friday, June 11, 2004

Down it Comes

Now you see it

Now you don't

Trafalgar House bites the dust

Our local paper, The Croydon Guardian, has given my recent correspondence with Prince Charles a mention; their article can be viewed here Prince shares Ken's concern at town decay.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

I received an email today, from a fellow Croydon resident, congratulating me on the site; and asking if I knew of any voluntary bodies who were working on improving these, and other, derelict areas in Croydon.

I have to say that I don't.

However, I will have a look around; and, if I find any, will post their details on this site.

In the meantime, if anyone out there in cyberspace knows details about any organisations that may fall into this category; please email me, and I will post the details here.


Tuesday, June 08, 2004

In the spirit of "nothing ventured, nothing gained", I wrote to Prince Charles in May about Croydon. The main points of my letter were:

  • To draw his attention to the environmental neglect, and decay, that has been eroding the centre of Croydon over the last few years.

  • To note that Croydon, with a population of over 300,000 people, should be a thriving example of 21st century Britain. Croydon should accommodate architecture, both traditional and modern, which forms a stimulating and pleasant environment in which to live and work.

  • To note that the citizens of Croydon are forced to live and work in a town that contains areas that are squalid, neglected and decaying.

  • To offer an invitation to take a look at this site, and to visit Croydon.

I doubted very much that this would achieve anything, as he cannot become involved in what may be perceived as partisan local politics.

However, I received a letter yesterday from his Assistant Private Secretary.

The letter thanked me, and noted that the matters I raised have long been at the heart of what HRH has been trying to achieve through his Foundation for the Built Environment.

He also enclosed a booklet about the Foundation.

As expected, there seems to be little that HRH can do; but it was worth a shot.

I suggest that our local council, and all of those companies and individuals who are responsible for the mess that Croydon is in, take a look at the book and the website

They might learn something!

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

The Demolition Squad

I see that the demolition squad have moved in on Trafalgar House.

As you can see it is such an attractive building!

This is good news, at least the crumbling eyesore will be knocked down. However, I hope that something will be put in its place soon.

Otherwise the citizens of Croydon will have to endure yet more wasteland blighting the landscape.