Category Archives: Mark Watson

Watson’s shambolic meeting leaves Surrey Street in the dark

£10,000 That’s how much Mark Watson, the councillor in charge of the gentrification project around Surrey Street, reckons it has cost to install the first piece of “street art” on the footbridge that crosses the old street market. And this … Continue reading

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‘A spruple hello could lead to a Millran hinge’. But is it art?

When does vandalism become “street art”? Is it only when Croydon Council says so? That’s a question which has been raised this week by the South Norwood Tourist Board, and which seems likely to be brought up at tonight’s public … Continue reading

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Surrey Street stalls declare Exchange Square a no-go zone

With the closure of Surrey Street for carriageway works just a few weeks away, as part of a £1.1million regeneration scheme, a meeting held yesterday learned that the council still doesn’t know where the stall-holders are to be displaced for … Continue reading

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Council calls in TfL for full traffic study on Addiscombe roads

A new consultation into the network of residential streets that run between Addiscombe  and Cherry Orchard roads could be extended to include modelling of the traffic in the whole area, involving Transport for London, and even look again at the … Continue reading

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Surrey Street Market ‘engagement event’, Feb 23

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Watson’s moving speech homes in on a Labour weakness

WALTER CRONXITE on what could turn out to be another boost for local estate agents, unwittingly provided by Croydon Council Mark Watson is going nowhere – and that’s official. Well, at least that’s what the under-pressure Addiscombe councillor told a … Continue reading

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Police Borough Commander: ‘I won’t attend a CCC meeting’

Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, the first black officer appointed by the Metropolitan Police to be Croydon’s Borough Commander, has confirmed that neither he nor any other officers will be attending meetings organised by the controversial Croydon Community Consortium. Boothe is … Continue reading

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