The council has arranged for two public meetings in Thornton Heath where residents and local traders will get information regarding “all public realm, building frontage and business support available will be shared”.
The meetings will both be staged at the Thornton Heath Leisure Centre.
The first will be on Saturday, January 14 from noon to 4pm, the second on Thursday, January 19 from 5pm to 7.30pm.
The scheme is part of what was once entitled “Connected Croydon”, though Jo Negrini’s council appears to have abandoned that piece of branding. Can’t think why.
The project largely involves re-paving parts of the high street (and not necessarily doing a particularly good job of it, if the evidence around East Croydon and South End is anything to go by), and plonking down a few new trees and a bit of street furniture, at considerable public expense.
The council says: “Proposed designs and artists’ impressions will also be on show and local residents and businesses will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the project team involved in the regeneration scheme.” And then the team will go off and do what they intended to do all along…
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I’ll tell you why Jo Negrini & Co have abandoned the “Connected Croydon” scheme. It’s because the Council themselves have become completely “disconnected” with the people of Croydon who voted for them in the first place, as this latest ridiculous piece of propaganda demonstrates. The Council itself isn’t “connected”, it’s fragmented, and soon to be rusticated from the Town Hall. But we will all pay the price for their total incompetence.