Coulsdon centre most improved in London

Coulsdon Area, photo: Erika Grinaveckyte

Brighton road in  the centre of  Coulsdon has been named by charity, Living Streets, as one of the most improved streets in London.

This will be welcome news for local residents who are fed up with the lack of a park or square in the area and hope for a transformation to the high street’s parking.

Living Streets is aiming to continue the work started by Croydon council and hopes  to get the community together to help decide on changes that will in turn attract more business and visitors.

Residents and business owners can have their say and contribute to possible changes by filling in a survey before October 15.

Julia Crear, of Living Streets, explained: “When we have streets we want to walk in, lives are transformed – we are healthier, happier and more sociable.”

Alex Pritchard, 34, a volunteer at a charity shop ‘Scope’ said: ‘They need to build a proper parking lot. And they should also interact with residents more so that we all know about such projects”.

Residents also expressed their need for a supermarket, as there is only one in the area.

Andrew Job, 52, said: ‘There were plans to build Tesco but sadly it went quiet after some time. Locals would love to see some variety’.

The survey can be found here.


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