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Dan U

Boompty
Major gas leak over night in the 'New South Quarter' (those flats between Sainsburys and Wandle Park), big evacuation to Sainsburys, Wandle Leisure Centre etc. A23 shut, which gives a reasonable indication of how risky the leak was as it's a good few hundred metres from the location.

Police evacuate 800 homes after crash causes gas main leak

Was supposed to be borrowing a desk in an office in the Croydon Business Centre today funnily enough, which is now closed as it is bang opposite the gas regulator that got hit by the car.
 

bemused

Well-Known Member
Was supposed to be borrowing a desk in an office in the Croydon Business Centre today funnily enough, which is now closed as it is bang opposite the gas regulator that got hit by the car.
What's the business centre like? I'm looking for local business meeting rooms, is it tidy, clean and quite?
 

Dan U

Boompty
What's the business centre like? I'm looking for local business meeting rooms, is it tidy, clean and quite?
yes to all of those. it's only a couple of years old and is well used, it's a much better space than the old place on Cherry Orchard Road that got demolished for the Oval school extension. Obviously it's a bit of a trek out from town.

I've just realised it's not actually called Croydon Business Centre - linky -
Start Up Croydon

TMRW cafe and St Matthews Yard both have meeting spaces iirc.
 

Poi E

Well-Known Member
Major gas leak over night in the 'New South Quarter' (those flats between Sainsburys and Wandle Park), big evacuation to Sainsburys, Wandle Leisure Centre etc. A23 shut, which gives a reasonable indication of how risky the leak was as it's a good few hundred metres from the location.

Police evacuate 800 homes after crash causes gas main leak

Was supposed to be borrowing a desk in an office in the Croydon Business Centre today funnily enough, which is now closed as it is bang opposite the gas regulator that got hit by the car.
Just seen the photo. You'd think they'd put a decent set of barriers around such a vulnerable spot.
 

ATOMIC SUPLEX

Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3
Apparently they a filming for Black Mirror in St Georges Walk. It's set in the 80s and they've made an old WH Smiths. and Chelsea Girl.

Aw shit, I was going to go through there at the weekend with my brother but went for the quicker route. That would have been fun to see.
 

Dan U

Boompty
Apparently they a filming for Black Mirror in St Georges Walk. It's set in the 80s and they've made an old WH Smiths. and Chelsea Girl.

Meant to walk round at lunch but had meetings most of the day, will have a look tomorrow hopefully if you can get anywhere near it.

Lampposts in the area are covered in all those Loc flouro arrows, think the tech base is somewhere else.

Last film crew - which I never figured out where they were - had half the car park under the flyover for crew lorries
 

MadeInBedlam

Arm the mentally ill
I don't know. Miss-Shelf or Guineveretoo might know.
There have been some hustings on specific issues like knife crime, but I’m not aware of any general hustings being held in Croydon this time.

In fact, I’m not aware of any generalised hustings being held locally in any local government elections since I moved here. Perhaps they’re only held for General Elections?
Cheers.
 

Dan U

Boompty
Other side of St Georges Walk getting a makeover now, the Roti shop is a Wimpy (outside only, roti bloke is still inside selling roti)

Tried to take a picture of the Wh Smiths which is nearly fully fitted out now but security got arsey with me despite pointing out I was in a public place. They don't seem to have put up any filming restriction notices yet.
 

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MadeInBedlam

Arm the mentally ill
Some poor sod was suicidal earlier in Thornton Heath, people standing around filming and goading him.

What fucking scumbag goads an fucking films another human being in distress. Fucking scum.
 

Dan U

Boompty
More filming in the televisual mecca that is Croydon.

This time (according to the blokes rigging lights in the Surrey Street multi storey) a slightly less glamorous advert for BT. Presumably around some market stalls as some still set up late on.
 

Dan U

Boompty
What's up Croydon folk

There be a new big light bulbs and craft beer place on Surrey street, with added wine and prosecco on tap for those that like that

mysite-4

In the old Croydon Ad building by the bridge

Had a cheeky pint the other day sat outside, was agreeable and much less rammed than the Dog garden where I went after.
 

Callie

Pivoting
Art and Craft? Apparently related to inkspot brewery who are based in Streatham.

I think I prefer the green dragon :oops: wider selection of craft beers and ales. Such as the jam doughnut flavour tiny rebel one :oops: :oops: which I guess shows my level of beer drinking
 

Maggot

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