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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. Dan U

    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.
     
  2. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    What's the business centre like? I'm looking for local business meeting rooms, is it tidy, clean and quite?
     
  3. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    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.
     
  4. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    I've used Matthews Yard it's not bad.
     
  5. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

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  6. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Just seen the photo. You'd think they'd put a decent set of barriers around such a vulnerable spot.
     
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  7. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    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.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    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.
     
  9. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    The word is that it's gonna be there for the rest of the week.
     
  10. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Yeah but I'm not going to be able to swing by until Saturday.
    I guess I could make an evening visit.

    Hey, should I not have my local elections polling card by now??
     
  11. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    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
     
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  12. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    yes.
     
  13. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Shhhiiit.
     
  14. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    You can still vote without one, as long as you are on the electoral register.
     
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  15. MadeInBedlam

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

    Are there any hustings or similar coming up?
     
  16. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I don't know. Miss-Shelf or Guineveretoo might know.
     
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  17. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    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?
     
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  18. MadeInBedlam

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

    Cheers.
     
  19. Dan U

    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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  20. MadeInBedlam

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

    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.
     
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