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brogdale

Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism
If it had been a better picture you would see yellow and blue around the tops of two of the towers, but they are to right. Could clearly see Crystal Palace transmitters, out of shot to left.
So looking South, then?:)
 

Poi E

Well-Known Member
I've just seen this, crikey Council hears plans for nearly 1000 new flats in HUGE new tower block

I see there is also a large block or two planned for Cherry Orchard Road and there has been talk of flats smaller than a taxi :eek:
"Pod lifestyle" the developers would coin it.

I note that they are stripping and re-fitting the old Nestle tower for apartments. Good way to minimise embodied CO2 the developers might say. Too well-built to knock down on the cheap more like.
 

Dan U

Boompty
"Pod lifestyle" the developers would coin it.

I note that they are stripping and re-fitting the old Nestle tower for apartments. Good way to minimise embodied CO2 the developers might say. Too well-built to knock down on the cheap more like.
The Segas house part of the development is listed, not sure if nestle building is or not but George's walk obviously isn't as its been flattened at high street end pretty much
 

Dan U

Boompty
I've just seen this, crikey Council hears plans for nearly 1000 new flats in HUGE new tower block

I see there is also a large block or two planned for Cherry Orchard Road and there has been talk of flats smaller than a taxi :eek:
Planning permission doesn't mean building always.

Not sure this has moved past planning approval yet

Croydon set to host the UK's second tallest skyscraper

The site on the Cherry Orchard Road side of the bridge to nowhere is still empty as well.
 

D'wards

I'm an excellent driver
I live close to East Croydon station and have friends who commute from the station.

My road is mostly standing traffic during daytime hours and the trains are all packed.

How are all the residents on these thousands of new flats gonna get to work?
 

hash tag

chillin
Train, buses, tram all in pretty good supply. maybe they will work locally and work.
FWIW you might want to take a look around Vauxhall and Battersea.
There are many high blocks, not that many buses and the only station near me is the junction, no tube!
 

Hoss

...It was the blurst of times...
Croydon is getting a new club called Phase

Possibly in the old strip club which I think was a club before? Or Rileys?
If it is that venue, then yes it was a strip club (Hustler?) which always felt completely out of place and before that it was LOOP, a pool club/bar/club - I dj'ed there quite a few times. Then before that, it was the Colliseum, which was a like a smaller Blue Orchid type place.

It's actually a pretty big space and could be a great venue. Loop hinted at something good but never quite made it.

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Poi E

Well-Known Member
Maybe the daft fucking council lawyers could put some clauses in about reinstatement of roads after construction or obligations to actually build the overbridge. Sackable offence for a lawyer to miss basic shit, so I presume Croydon council bent over for the builders.

Was looking at a block of flats opened in 2005 by Tony Newman. Fucking disgrace, like most UK residential blocks, with cracked render falling off the walls, galvanised fittings not so galvanised and leakage appearing around windows. Can see the housing crises blow out into a generalised construction crisis with a generation of new builds being shit.
 

Dan U

Boompty
If it is that venue, then yes it was a strip club (Hustler?) which always felt completely out of place and before that it was LOOP, a pool club/bar/club - I dj'ed there quite a few times. Then before that, it was the Colliseum, which was a like a smaller Blue Orchid type place.

It's actually a pretty big space and could be a great venue. Loop hinted at something good but never quite made it.

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I remember loop. In fact may well have seen you play there bitd!
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
Almost exactly a week ago, the police were called at 9.18 p.m. on Sunday 15 December 2019 to Drake Road in Croydon to reports of an injured man. The officers who attended and found local man, 33-year-old Albert Amofa, with a stab wound to his leg.

He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a west London hospital where he died on Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman, from the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime Command, has indicated that they are keeping an open mind as to the motive but it that appears Mr Amofa was simply returning home to be with his family and may have been robbed during an attempt to rob him near his own home.



The Late Albert Amofa

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or via Twitter @MetCC, quoting Cad 7166/15Dec. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
This is 16 year-old Louis Johnson ...


... on Monday 27 January 2020, he was stabbed to death shortly after 4.30 p.m. at East Croydon station on his way home to his mother in South Norwood.

Friends said the teenager, who was wearing a tag at the time he was killed, had once been 'badly behaved' but was getting his life back on track.

Earlier on the day of his killing, Louis had been attacked at 11.00 a.m. A 16-year-old friend, who gave her name as Ashanti from Catford, said Louis had told her of the first attack, adding: 'We know he was scared for his life and he knew he was going to lose his life.'

The second, fatal, attack followed a youth offending team meeting in Battersea, where staff offered him a £50 Tesco voucher if he was home with his mother by 6.00 p.m.

He was supposed to take a taxi but decided to get the train home.

He reached East Croydon station at around 4.30pm and was ambushed while crossing a footbridge connecting two platforms.

A 16-year-old boy has now been arrested in Balham by detectives investigating the fatal stabbing.



Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police via text on 61016 or by calling 0800 405 040 and quoting reference 395 of 27/01/2020. Crimestoppers can also be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 

D'wards

I'm an excellent driver
Incident on dingwall road. Police have cordoned off George street from the station and all of Dingwall Road cos of a suspicious car.
All nearby buildings evacuated too
 
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