Named and Shamed

Named and Shamed


Squalid roads, buildings and locations in Croydon named and shamed.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Room With a View

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Croydon - Wanking Capital of London!

It’s official: Croydon is the wanking capital of London.

That is according to Time Out.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Legacy of Failure

Andrew Pelling talks on Sunday 20th with Hammerson and Lloyd's chairman John Nelson of his love for Croydon and views on past Croydon planners' failures as Hammerson agree with Westfield to work jointly on transforming Croydon town centre.

Listen to the podcast here.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Croydon Council CEO Bans Press

The Croydon Guardian reports that Croydon Council chief executive, Jon Rouse, banned the press from a public meeting last night, lest he be subjected to scrutiny.

The ban is somewhat "ironic" given that the press had been invited by the deputy chairman of the forum to attend what it had described as a public meeting at Croydon Voluntary Action resource centre in London Road, where the council chief was answering questions about the regeneration of West Croydon.

Now you know why Croydon continues to decay; the council have absolutely no intention of regenerating it, and don't want the press to report as such!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Wind Atop Altitude 25

Courtesy of Andrew Pelling, here is the sound of the wind atop Altitude 25.

As he notes, high rise buildings are not the answer to Croydon's housing needs. Additionally aside from being windy at the top, these high rise buildings actually exacerbate the wind at street level.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Lansdowne Road & Dingwall Road Roundabout Improvements

Those of you who care about the centre of Croydon and want to see the rot stopped, would be well advised to participate in the council's consultation over Lansdowne Road & Dingwall Road Roundabout Improvements:
"From July 2013 with the opening of the new northern entrance to East Croydon Station, Lansdowne Road will be the vital pedestrian and cycle connection between East Croydon Station, the major south London public transport Interchange and Croydon's retail core (the Whitgift Centre, North End and Centrale). The proposed improvement works will provide a safer more attractive route to handle the predicted 30% of the people who currently use East Croydon Station to access these parts of the town. 

These works are part of the wider Connected Croydon programme of public realm enhancements. The project will deliver a lasting legacy for Croydon Metropolitan Centre over the next three years.

The works will also connect to a proposed new surface level pedestrian crossing on Wellesley Road that will connect Lansdowne Road and the main eastern entrance of the Whitgift Centre by 2014. This will further strengthen the role of Lansdowne Road as a direct pedestrian link between the new East Croydon footbridge and Croydon’s major commercial and retail core. 

The main objectives of these works are as follows:
  • To transform Lansdowne Road between Wellesley Road and Dingwall Road (including Dingwall Road roundabout) into a pedestrian friendly space that still accommodates vehicles
  • To strengthen the sense of arrival to an important London destination by creating an inviting public space
  • To set a high quality benchmark for public realm improvements in Croydon Metropolitan Centre
  • To improve connectivity and increase capacity for pedestrians and cyclists between Lansdowne Road and the new East Croydon footbridge via Lansdowne Walk whilst maintaining its role as a vehicular route
  • To preserve existing bus movement and timing, and allow for future increase in capacity
  • Improve public transport interchange in the vicinity of the western entrance to the new East Croydon Footbridge including a new taxi rank." 
Despite whatever comes of this plan, it is a pity that Dingwall Road will remain a barren wasteland that looks both hideous and dangerous until other issues are addressed.

The consultation runs until 30 November, and details can be downloaded via this link Lansdowne Road & Dingwall Road Roundabout Improvements.

Comments should be submitted by email to or by post to the address below by the 30 November 2012.

Contact Details

Guy Protheroe
Telephone 020 8726 6000 ext: 62105
Address Capital Delivery Hub,
18th floor
Taberner House,
Park Lane,
Croydon CR9 1JT