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Croydon - nightlife, accommodation, things to do and general chat

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by strung out, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    :D

    And stop shouting ffs :facepalm:
     
  2. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  3. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  4. Maggot

    Maggot .

  5. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  6. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    How do I get new recycling bins? Some bastard nicked mine last night. Both the Green and the Blue ones.
     
  7. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Croydon Council - you can order them on the website.
     
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  8. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    And it takes bloody ages to get them. 6-8 weeks they say...it took 9 for ours to arrive after chasing up


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  9. Maggot

    Maggot .

    I tried to catch a bus from East Crodon last night, but the bus station is closed. I couldn't see where you are supposed to catch them from. Ended up getting a tram and a cab instead.
     
  10. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I have a spare blue one.
     
  11. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    I was wondering where you were keeping this spare blue bus until I re-read the posts immediately before Maggot's :oops:
     
  12. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I went through a similar process. I thought it was probably a joke I was too dim/uncool to get. :)
     
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  13. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Down the side of Boxpark, Dingwall Road.

    Is a nightmare for my step dad who is blind, he gets the bus from the bus station regularly and knows what stand to go to, now all the buses pile up down the street and he hasn't got a clue which is which.

    Lets hope its done quicker than West Croydon was.
     
  14. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Geez, they don't advertise that very well. I had to help out an old lady who was lost yesterday. I perhaps made her walk too far for the 119
     
  15. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Some stop there, but according to TfL to catch the 119 you have to go to Park Lane or Lebanon Road which are some distance away
     
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  16. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Ah good, because I took her to Lebanon road. Not far for me, but not great for old ladies.
     
  17. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf Up to my tits in quilts

    West Croydon closed for how long? It doesn't look all that different now it's finished
     
  18. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I didn't know the new bus station had been opened! It has been chaos with buses around there since they closed it, and it was closed for a long time. I never did work out where the 410 bus was supposed to leave from.

    Oddly, I have been there since it was reopened - there was train chaos and I ended up on a tram which stopped at West Croydon and I got off and got a cab the rest of the way. If I had realised the bus station had reopened I could have got the 410 bus from there!

    I hope it does look radically different from before it was refurbished!!

    ETA - I have just found this West Croydon bus station which suggests that the tram I was on that day would have stopped right outside the new bus station.

    I think it must have been days after it reopened and I was so stressed by standing on a very crowded and wobbly tram all the way from Wimbledon (this was days before the fatal accident, in fact) that I probably assumed the bus station was still closed, and walked away from it to West Croydon train station where there is a cab office! :(
     
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  19. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I cycled past the other day and it looked kind of ok, but now exposed to the elements than before. Blasting out classical music, perhaps in an attempt to frighten away loitering kids.
     
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  20. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    What are people doing about the train strike this week? I could get a train to blackfrairs but I assume everyone will be doing that and it will be a nightmare. To tickets work on the tube from West Croydon?
     
  21. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    The tube doesn't go to West Croydon!?

    Oh, if you mean the London Overground, I guess that will still be running from West Croydon and Norwood Junction. I hadn't thought of that.

    Isn't the Thameslink service also affected by the strike? I thought it was part of Southern now?

    Thankfully, I don't commute daily, and the only day I will need to travel is Thursday, when there will be some trains running apparently.
     
  22. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Yes Thursday is fine. Thameslink are running but they are going to be mega shit due to the overcrowding. Plus, yes they are owned by southern who are reportedly sabotaging their own services to make a point to the courts.
     
  23. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    Yeah, I have the option to stay home. So I am. it was bad enough this morning - my usual service is cancelled for the time being. The alternate route to London Bridge is also cancelled for the time being. (meaning that neither run on non-strike days now) The Thameslink service is routinely cancelled to the point that I wonder why they bother scheduling it. Which leaves one, lonely service into Victoria to take up about 3 trains' worth of passengers.

    So I get to bus to Tooting. It's bearable when I can still get home on time in the evening, but I'm sure as fuck not heading in on the ASLEF days.
     
  24. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Closed and being squatted. Landlord will hope they can knock it down and build flats. Perhaps it might "go on fire" as they say. Chances of it reopening as a pub very slim, I think.
     
  25. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Right. That isn't what I heard at all re intentions but nothing at all would surprise me.
     
  26. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    What was the source of your rumours? I am hoping they were true....
     
  27. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    It's what the landlord told my step dad who has been going in there for years
     
  28. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Ah. But he has now sold it, so doesn't really know what it will become :(
     
  29. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Good location for a boozer but given the cheapest apartments across the road are going for about £450k I think we can guess the outcome. The building is in need of serious maintenance which looks to have been completely neglected the last few years. A bloody shame.
     
  30. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Yeah this was before he left obviously. He apparently sold it to people with at least one other pub but obviously what then happens is anyone's guess.

    Or maybe it fell through, although I doubt he would have left it as he had other plans he would need funds for
     

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