Named and Shamed

Named and Shamed


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

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

A Ray of Hope

A Pile of RubbleFurther to my post on the 10th of October, entitled "A Little Reminder", I have had a response from Phoenix Logistics about the pile of rubble on the corner of St James's Rd and Newgate site.

They have said that they have now completed securing the ownership of the site, consequently the rubble is now their concern.

They say that they will obtain quotes over the next couple of weeks to board and secure the entire site, and aim to do so within a month.

I hope to see an improvement in that site, and will watch developments with interest.

I wonder if anyone can tell me why we pay council tax to Croydon Council, if it is left up to individual citizens to sort out the mess and decay in this borough?

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Gateway To Nowhere

Dingwall RoadIt is reported that "a £30M deal has been completed by Stanhope /Schroders which, they claim, answers objections to their redevelopment plans for the derelict site next to East Croydon station.

The companies have bought Lansdowne House, in Lansdowne Road, one of Croydon's most highly regarded office blocks, from the HSBC Bank pension fund.

They have also bought a surface car park in neighbouring Dingwall Road.

Buying the 1.25 acre car park site is, Stanhope/Schroders claim, something of double whammy

However, the problem for Stanhope/Schroders is that Croydon Council are obsessed with having a sports arena built; which Stanhope/Schroders do not have in their plans.

Rival developers Arrowcroft do have plans for a sports arena, and Croydon Council favour them instead of Stanhope/Schroders.

The issue for the long suffering citizens of Croydon is that much of the land in the Gateway area is owned by Stanhope/Schroders, and that there is now a battle of wills between the two opposing developers and the Council as to which plan will eventually be realised.

This of course means interminable delays, and the ongoing decay of Dingwall Road (the picture is a fine example of how bad things are).

I think that it is time that Croydon Council saw common sense and abandoned their plans for an arena, which will add no value to the centre of Croydon.

Let us just get on and develop the site as quickly as possible!

Monday, October 10, 2005

A Little Reminder

A Pile of RubbleMessage sent to Phoenix Logistics, reminding them to clear up the pile of rubble that has sat on their site situated on corner of St James's Rd and Newgate for over 18 months.

"..The site should now be yours, when will you remove the rubble?



Ken Frost"