It would appear that, if the reports are to be believed, day one of the public inquiry into the arena development was not a resounding success wrt logistics.
The Croydon Guardian notes:
"Televisual equipment was out of order and dozens of people were left in the foyer of the Jury's Inn hotel straining to hear what was going on.
One resident said: 'This is an absolute travesty - this is supposed to be a public inquiry and we cannot hear a word of what is being said.'..."
Maybe Croydon Council will begin to realise that they have underestimated the strength of feeling against the arena.