I can sympathise with David Bowie using Croydon as an insult.
I use Croydon as an insult.
I have a friend who lived in Croydon, more or less, and she uses it as an insult.
So I have to say I was amused by the attempt to make Croydon sexy.
They're going to dig up a river, introduce lots of plants and generally spruce the place up a bit.
In theory I'm all for this, Croydon as cultural hub thing, but I can't help but think it's never going to get over its slightly chavy roots.
Croydon is ultimately a shopping mecca, does it really need to be anything more.
Can it be?
I wil remain unconvinced until the transformation takes place.