|A reminder of the history of this park|
I walked the Addiscombe Railway Park both ways this morning. It is an Oasis in the middle of Addiscombe. Quiet and well used. The Black Horse Tram Stop at one end and the busy Lower Addiscombe Road at the other end.
This park is the brainchild of local Councillor Sean Fitzsimons who has championed the concept of the Park over the last 10 years.
Local residents have set up a Friends group, and the next meeting is on 2nd July.
|Addiscombe Railway Park: bland in places|
I think it has huge potential though. Much more attention to environmental stewardship and better use of some of the larger areas could make this an oasis for families as well as a destination to relax in.
A Council contractor was watering some of the planting, but the rubbish bins were over flowing and the pathway to the Tram Stop overgrown. Ive reported these to the Council and asked what the regiem is by Council to care for this area.
|Steps to Blackhorse Lane Tram Stop: Overgrown|
|Uncared for by the Council|
|Cared for by careful park users..|
|Graffiti: not cleaned off for ages (you can see from the rain marks)|
Good luck to that friends group. This Park should be a real gem in this densely built area of Croydon.
|The clear park signs|
|Bridge carrying ~Blackhorse Lane over the park|