Croydon High Street during the Olympics
This is what Croydon High Street could look like after the council were given £50,000 to spend on decorations for the Olympics.
The GLA have handed the borough the money in order to give the town’s streets a face-lift ahead of the Olympic Games.
The decorations will go up before the Olympic torch arrives in Croydon on the 23rd July.
LOCOG, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games’, official supplier Icon have made available bunting, lamppost banners, flagpoles and other Olympic themed displays with which to decorate the town. There is even the opportunity to mow official Olympic design templates into parks.
A council spokesperson said: "Croydon will use its funding to put up flags and banners at a number of locations around the borough. We will also place some Olympic decoration on a few civic buildings."
"As for the torch ceremony plans are still being made and announcements will be made at the end of March."
In order to protect sponsors, rules have been put in place regarding how the cash can be spent and how items are displayed. Official banners cannot go in front of shops or appear immediately outside them.
Olympic flags are not to be flown on roundabouts already sponsored by businesses and at events and street parties, any bouncy castles must not promote any brand that is not a London 2012 official sponsor.