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

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

  1. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    There is no recent planning application as far as I can see. They got permission to convert the back into a couple of flats, some years ago, and there is permission for change of use of the ground floor, but nothing about rebuilding or demolition.
     
  2. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Just seen this article listing 10 historic figures who lived in Croydon. I already knew about some of these (Conan Doyle’s plaque is round the corner from me, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor has some buildings named after him and a photo up in Stanley Halls). I didn’t know all of them though.

    10 remarkable people honoured with Blue Plaques around Croydon

    ETA And there isn't one for William Stanley, the Victorian inventor, factory owner and philanthropist who founded Stanley Halls and the Stanley technical school which was attached to it, but which is now an academy.
     
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  3. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I like the fact that most of the world's biggest celebritys before 1946 spent at least one night in Croydon.
     
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  4. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Last ditch/revised planning application for Westfield tonight.

    Think the developers have the council right where they want them, it's an absolute farce straddling two different administrations and two different London Mayors so can't see the planning committee doing anything but agreeing it tonight, particularly as the CPO's expire next Sept.

    Be interesting if Khan calls it in, as inside Croydon have noted its now a residential development with a shopping centre attached, rather than vice versa as was initially mooted a decade or so ago. Admittedly the retail landscape has changed a bit since then.

    Croydon may yet see the mythical Westfield
     
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  5. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

  6. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

  7. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    work to start in 2019 :D
     
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  8. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Hopefully we'll start to see some improvements before. Businesses that don't plan be in westfields itself will start to position themselves around it.
     
  9. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Like St Georges Walk :D
     
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  10. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    They will knock a lot of Croydon down before the scheme falls apart.
     
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  11. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I spotted yesterday that there is a sign attached to the scaffolding which advertises a joinery company. This rather suggests they are not demolishing it :)
     
  12. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    I've just been reading this:

    The top places to live in Croydon have been revealed

    I think the criteria used by https://www.onedome.com/ are a little simplistic and, in the case of transport links, flawed - no consideration of fast access to major roads.

    But still, it made an interesting read over my cuppa.

    Oh, and putting your own postcode into the onedome site might produce a very different result to that for your larger area - mine certainly did!

    ETA: Looking at the results for my postcode it shows a "green space" as being 0 mins from me but looking at the map, the green space in question is mine and my neighbours' gardens! :facepalm:
     
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  13. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'

    why the fuck would wallington a) be a better place to live than e.g. purley oaks and b) even be on that list? :confused:
     
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  14. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    I was going to say the list includes some areas with CR postcodes which aren't actually in Croydon but hadn't thought about Wallington being in LB Sutton! :D
     
  15. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    It is a ridiculous list. None of the places below New Addington are worse than it.
     
  16. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    There are no parts of Wallington with a CR postcode. In a rare case of the Post Office matching reality, the entirety of SM6 is about correct. The northernmost bits are Hackbridge and the westernmost outcropping is Waddon, but the rest is spot-on. No CR postcodes anywhere near the town centre.

    To defend it, it's quite well served by transport and has about as many shops as you'd need. Though you'd probably want more.
     
  17. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    The more I look at it the less I think it can be accurate. Putting the postcode of the road I used to live in in Whyteleafe gives me a score of 7.5 which is massively different to the score of 5.4 in the article. We both know Whyteleafe and there were nicer roads than the one I lived in so giving Whyteleafe an overall score of 5.4 can't be right!
     
  18. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Cherry Orchard in the middle. Are they kidding?
     
  19. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Cronx brewery mini beer festival in Ashburton Park, Addiscombe this weekend :)
     
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  20. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I may go, but my daughter has some judo competition and party. How long does all the ashburton park stuff go on for?
     
  21. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Dunno isn't there meant to be ice skating too??

    Facebook seems to think it's all weekend for the beer festival at least
     
  22. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

  23. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    One page info leaflet?
    So there is also the hall opening on Saturday right, and the winer fair thing?
     
  24. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    Ice skating g in Thornton heath on 16th
     
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  25. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Talking of croydon, has anyone noticed the influx of posh young wankers now residing in the poshy posh flats by east Croydon station. I enjoyed one beardy bell end getting mad at me for skating past the flats on my way home (it's the pavement, dick head, it's not yours because you live upstairs).
    Where are all these guys going to start going when they get bored of their private gyms? Or do they have their own eco system and economy inside?
     
  26. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'

    Only going to get worse. Croydon will be just one big set of posh flats with Concieges, serving commuters going to jobs in London.
     
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  27. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    New Carribean restaurant in the corner of Whitehorse lane/road is finally open. And it has vegan dishes
     
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  28. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    What a twat. Nice bit of new pavement for boarding down there! Surprised not to see a generic coffee shop set up in the complex.
     
  29. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Nothing happening on the Leslie Arms BTW.
     
  30. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Loads of great new places for boarding away from the road around most of croydons new high end flats. I was hoping to see more kids out making the residents urban retreat a real treat.
     

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