West Croydon station: fast-track the feelgood factor…

Posted on October 31st, by Vanessa Nicholson in Politics & Society. 2 comments

…with this green-fingered community garden initiative

If you’ve passed through West Croydon train station recently, you may have noticed some changes on the platforms. Friends of West Croydon Station Energy Garden – a group of local volunteers – is working with Croydon Transition Town, Broad Green Residents Association and other community organisations, to bring an energy garden to Croydon.

Communities across London are transforming overground stations into energy … Read More »



An energy garden for West Croydon station

Posted on January 28th, by Vanessa Nicholson in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The case for an energy garden at West Croydon Overground, and how to get involved

Energy Garden is a partnership project delivered by Repowering London, Groundwork and Transport for London. Each energy garden is different, and is designed with input from the community to reflect the local area. The gardens incorporate on-site renewable energy to power lighting, water pumps, community noticeboards and other small-scale station amenities. A … Read More »



Is the Dingwall Road loop a loopy idea?

Posted on November 5th, by Vanessa Nicholson in Economics & Business. 24 comments

Vanessa Nicholson takes a closer look at the plans for Croydon town centre’s new tram lay-out

Transport for London plans to put in additional tram track in central Croydon. The proposal is to install new track along Dingwall Road and Lansdowne Road. Some trams running from East Croydon westwards towards the town centre would instead turn right into Dingwall Road and then left into Lansdowne Road. They … Read More »