Part of Croydon's town centre to be pedestrianised

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Part of Croydon's town centre to be pedestrianised

Part of Croydon's town centre is about to be pedestrianised in order to attract more business in the area.

The high street will be blocked off to all traffic to create a al fresco dining spot for evening drinkers and diners.

It is a year long pilot, which is part a £500million bigger regeneration project in Croydon.

Councillor Mark Watson, cabinet member for economy and jobs, said: "This is an exciting plan for the town centre, not only will it make it easier to move around, but it allows for al fresco dining creating a new drinking and dining experience in the town centre.

"I hope the new pedestrianised space will attract new visitors from out of town to spend money in the centre, boosting local businesses and Croydon's economy."

Works will begin in early September, to enable the new traffic operations and relocation of bus and taxi stands, with the new road layout due to go live in October.


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