Tag Archives: Croydon High Street

Whoops! Road works wreck High Street’s ‘bold’ ground art

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, digs up another embarrassing piece of public money wasted by the council The council’s ability for not quite thinking things through was highlighted again last week, as the pneumatic drills and JCB diggers were … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Croydon Council, Fairfield | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council abandons ban on kids’ bikes on World Car-Free Day

Inside Croydon has made a difference, yet again, after Croydon Council was forced to drop its ban on scooters and bikes from the play street it has planned for the High Street this Saturday. Inside Croydon yesterday highlighted the imbecility … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Cycling, Transport | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Council killjoys ban bikes and scooters from play street

Saturday is World Car-Free Day, though Croydon Council’s efforts to mark the event are hardly fun-filled. There’s no grand gesture, no scheme to close off the Croydon Flyover, that monument to the primacy of the internal combustion engine. Somewhat more … Continue reading

Posted in Fairfield, Stuart King, Transport | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Londonist website accuses Croydon of being boring… in 1896

Londonist.com, which often takes a sideways glance at matters in and around the capital, has clearly enjoyed the produce of Surrey Street Market, or its ancient public house, the Dog and Bull, a little too much… Someone at the website … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Fairfield, History | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Losing the plastic straws provides a more perfect cocktail mix

With our resident culture correspondent, Bella Bartock, laid up because of the hot summer weather, her grandson, BILL BARTOCK, strolled along to a town centre cocktail bar to sample their take on typically tropical drinks Since opening two years ago, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Restaurants, Turtle Bay | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Signs of the times: Watson’s whim is now back on message

It has not been in position for two months yet, but Councillor Mark Watson’s whimsy on the newly pedestrianised bit of the High Street has now got a second sign. The art-installation seating, which looks as if it was made … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Mark Watson | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Council warning that Watson’s whim is dangerous structure

Less than a month since Mark Watson, the senior Labour councillor, heralded it as “a popular addition” to the town centre, his latest costly piece of whimsy in the High Street has now effectively been declared as a hazard and … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Mark Watson, Planning | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments