Named and Shamed

Named and Shamed


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

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Croydon To Emulate New York?

I recommend that you read this interesting article in Saturday's Times about Croydon (click on the link to the Times to read it).

Basically the article outlines the vision of the big property developers, architects and Croydon council for the future of Croydon.

Were these groups to be believed, the next 10 years or so will see Croydon transformed into a glittering metropolis emulating New York.

The only trouble I have with believing in this dream, is the reality of Croydon today.

How can you believe that these people will succeed in building their vision of the future, if they cannot address even the most basic of issues that have been highlighted on this site over the last 12 months?
  • The "Bird House" is still crumbling

  • Dingwall Road is a post nuclear disaster area

  • "The Little Shop of Horrors" is still a blight on the landscape

  • The "pile of rubble" is still there on St James's Road

  • The area around the Home Office is still a scrofulous tumour on the backside of Croydon
Bottom line guys, you (the property developers, architects and council) have failed us many times before, we the citizens of Croydon don't believe you any more.

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