Named and Shamed

Named and Shamed


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

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Wittern House Being Demolished

I am glad to see that one of the eyesores on the decrepit and decaying Dingwall Road (a monument to Croydon's shameful lack of vision, neglect and mismanagement) is being demolished.

The unloved, and ugly, Wittern House is soon to be no more; the wrecking crews have already started work.

Wittern House

Wittern House

About time!

The only question is, how many years will we have to look at the derelict wasteland that will be left once the wreckers have completed their task?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Croydon Library Bans Website

My thanks to Richard who wrote to me today, telling me that Croydon library has started to block this website from their public pc's.

Richard says that he uses the library computers regularly; and has been a frequent visitor to over the past year or so, since an article in the Croydon Guardian mentioned it.

However, Croydon Libraries have recently banned this site; mysteriously categorising it as a "Gambling Site".

Censorship or incompetence?

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Another Shopping Centre - Lucky Us!

The Croydon Guardian reports that Lend Lease Corporation Limited has entered into a deal with developer Minerva, to build the 200M shopping centre.

The centre which will front Katharine Street will have 130 stores, and will be Croydon's third and largest shopping centre.

Given the fact that Centrale is still half empty of shops, and indeed of customers, I wonder precisely what is the logic behind the Council's thinking that we need yet another souless shopping centre here.