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“Arriva London has a strict policy regarding drugs and alcohol, and operates random testing of its staff," a spokeswoman for Arriva London said. "Any breach of our policy is regarded as gross misconduct."

In the case of a bus or train driver thats reasonable but I reckon that help and support may be the better thing to do than just throwing someone on the scrapheap!
 
TFL have launched a consultation on bus route changes in Croydon - broadly speaking, the proposal is that more (not all) routes coming from north of Croydon will terminate at West Croydon Bus Station, and more (again not all) routes from the south / west will terminate south of the shopping centre, rather than crossing the town centre.

More here.
 

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As with what's happening where I now live this means that where a route is covered by two separate services IE a bus and tram or two buses, they are probably cutting one of those routes back a bit so as it's only covered by one service going forward.
for most of us it's an inconvenience, for many, IE disabled people, the elderly, people with mobility issues, with loads of shopping, children in tow, it could be a nightmare having to change services to complete the journey.
 

ATOMIC SUPLEX

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TFL have launched a consultation on bus route changes in Croydon - broadly speaking, the proposal is that more (not all) routes coming from north of Croydon will terminate at West Croydon Bus Station, and more (again not all) routes from the south / west will terminate south of the shopping centre, rather than crossing the town centre.

More here.
The 109 used to go to the end of my road. It's already a pisser that I have to walk 20 minutes to get it (usually carrying loads of stuff to Brixton), now it's going to be 40 minutes from home at night and the trams will have stopped.
 
As with what's happening where I now live this means that where a route is covered by two separate services IE a bus and tram or two buses, they are probably cutting one of those routes back a bit so as it's only covered by one service going forward.
for most of us it's an inconvenience, for many, IE disabled people, the elderly, people with mobility issues, with loads of shopping, children in tow, it could be a nightmare having to change services to complete the journey.
The 109 used to go to the end of my road. It's already a pisser that I have to walk 20 minutes to get it (usually carrying loads of stuff to Brixton), now it's going to be 40 minutes from home at night and the trams will have stopped.
For what it's worth, can only suggest responding accordingly to the consultation, making other people aware, rattling the cage of borough councillor/s and GLA members.

However, this is in the light of TFL's finances having a bloody big hole in them courtesy of george osborne shortly before the last london mayoral election. I can't help thinking that if london had elected a tory mayor, then a 'new deal' would have been 'negotiated'. as it is, current mayor being soggy new labour is just meekly implementing tory cuts. blargh.
 

brogdale

Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism
'Inside Croydon' reporting on the new Lloyd Park live music event (May 31st - June 2nd 2019).
But..."Tickets go on general sale next Wednesday, December 19, and are not cheap, starting from £50 for one day, up to £135 for a three-day pass.". The old freebie Mela it ain't.
 

Miss-Shelf

I'll meet you further on up the road
Help me plan a pub crawl in Croydon this Saturday, please. If we manage to work out an itinerary I'll post it here if anyone wants to join us

My lodger has proposed that we celebrate Christmas by having a drink in 12 local pubs. I'm thinking that I would start at the Prince George on Thornton Heath High Street - take it from there

So Palace fans might have some tips here Maggot alsoknownas cos we'll be around Selhurst Park

Fingers knows a lot about drinking establishments in Croydon - What is that nice pub called near Woodside Green?

Callie[you mentioned one with a dog] and Guineveretoo know a thing or two about pubs in Croydon

Well, probably, lots of you do.

If a pub nerd would like to work me out a route, so much the better;) Short bus hops are acceptable
 

Hoss

...It was the blurst of times...
Miss-Shelf Woodside Green pubs are The Joiners Arms and The Beehive, but having just searched, it appears The Beehive is permanently closed.

The Joiners is the nicer of the 2 anyway. If you're going that way then I'd definitely put The Claret on on your list. It's conveniently located next to Addiscombe tram stop, meaning you can then get to The Oval, via The Porter and Sorter and not have to go any further [emoji16]

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Miss-Shelf

I'll meet you further on up the road
Miss-Shelf Woodside Green pubs are The Joiners Arms and The Beehive, but having just searched, it appears The Beehive is permanently closed.

The Joiners is the nicer of the 2 anyway. If you're going that way then I'd definitely put The Claret on on your list. It's conveniently located next to Addiscombe tram stop!

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oh Thanks Hoss - that's it - the Joiners Arms - been there and it was lovely. Couldn't recall it
oh trams!
 

Hoss

...It was the blurst of times...
Just remembered you've also got The Alma Tavern on Lower Addiscombe Rd and the The Cricketers up on Addiscombe Rd which are both worthy of a stop...

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Miss-Shelf

I'll meet you further on up the road
I'm also thinking of the small boozers eg clifton arms that only have a crowd on match days - any more recommendations?
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Hey Miss-Shelf, what a good idea.

Most of the pubs near Selhurst Park are crap. The Shelverdine Goathouse is a good one in South Norwood. There is one called the Two Brewers in Gloucester Road, which fits the bill. I've only been on match days, but I expect its fairly quiet the rest of the time. It's also on the way from S.Norwood to Central Croydon.

As far as Croydon itself goes, my favourite pub is the Oval Tavern, the is one round the corner from there called the Builders Arms which looks nice, but I have only been there for work and haven't drunk in there. Other watering holes include the Green Dragon (where I went with you after that talk), the Royal Standard (where Guin organised a drink in the Summer), and the Dog and Bull.

I'm up for joining you on this depending on the date.
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
Most of the pubs I would have suggested have already been listed. But don’t forget the Railway Telegraph in Thornton Heath. That's where we had your welcome to Thornton Heath drinks :)
 
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