An email from Michael Buckley, who describes himself as “a very long-term Addiscombe resident”, whizzes in to Inside Croydon Towers to praise Croydon Council for illuminating windows around Taberner House to fashion a seasonal Christmas tree.
“Surely this must be the last year that the council has the opportunity to decorate our Iconic building with the famous Christmas tree?” Buckley writes.
Buckley anticipates that once the council’s £140million new HQ building opens on CostUsAMint Walk in 2013, such displays of extravagance on Taberner House will be a thing of the past.
He congratulates the council, saying, “Well done for taking this and in reviving a long-term custom, lost for the last few years due to internal building alterations.
“It’s great to see it back again – on the north elevation while angels sleep it is clear that just a few are still keeping the borough moving – isn’t that the CEO’s office?”
It may well be, Michael, though on past form there’s no guarantee that the CEO is present and working there, even at times of Croydon’s greatest crises.
Happy new year, Croydon.
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