Category Archives: Connected Croydon

Council’s commitment to cycling is only a virtual reality

After spending at least £300,000 in three years on staging the under-sponsored Croydon CycleFarce road races around the town centre, the council’s “commitment” to encouraging cycling in the borough remains only a virtual reality. As Tony Newman, Jo Negrini and … Continue reading

Posted in Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, Cycling, TfL, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Not much to show for £5.4m spent on East Croydon’s bus stops

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports from East Croydon bus station after its re-opening yesterday, more than a month later than scheduled So is that it? Is that what the council and Transport for London took almost six months and, they … Continue reading

Posted in Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Stuart King, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Croydon and ‘delivery’, Part 94: East Croydon bus station

“Thank you,” states the signage seen by tens of thousands of Croydon commuters every day, “for your patience during these essential construction works.” Note that: the works are essential. Though perhaps not essential enough to get them finished in a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Alison Butler, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Croydon wins a ‘connected’ award, for £24m unfinished bridge

East Croydon Station’s “Bridge to Nowhere”, the £24million pedestrian bridge which has never been completed to provide the intended access to Cherry Orchard Road and Addiscombe, has just been cited as a reason for Croydon winning an award for urban … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Menta Tower, Property, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Watson’s shambolic meeting leaves Surrey Street in the dark

£10,000 That’s how much Mark Watson, the councillor in charge of the gentrification project around Surrey Street, reckons it has cost to install the first piece of “street art” on the footbridge that crosses the old street market. And this … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Business, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Jo Negrini, Mark Watson, Planning, Rise Gallery, Street lighting, Surrey Street, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

South Norwood suffers a ‘white-out’ in council publicity

For what is supposed to be among the most diverse and colourful boroughs in the country, parts of Croydon appear to be very… pale if the expensively commissioned architects’ drawings of some council schemes are anything to go by. Take … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Environment, Hamida Ali, Paul Scott, People for Portland Road, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

More Wellesley Road works coming down the tram tracks

Anyone enduring the traffic jams along Wellesley Road since the weekend, you’ll be delighted to know there could be more on the way. Croydon Council quietly dropped its “Connected Croydon” tag for its street improvement works, because eventually even the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Planning, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments