Tag Archives: Exchange Square

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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Surrey Street plan to use Exchange Square hits a roadblock

Croydon Council’s hopes to begin road works in Surrey Street next month could be thrown into disarray because legal deeds prevent them moving the market traders into Exchange Square, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon Council is considering moving the fruit … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Road developer lunching out on Exchange Square

In case there was any lingering doubt about the corporatism which is taking over central Croydon, you might want to cough up nearly 70 notes for the “opportunity” to “enjoy” an “exclusive” lunch to hear a property speculator give “his … Continue reading

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Ambitious plans announced for Old Town arts market

Next month will see the first staging of a Croydon Arts and Crafts Fair in Old Town. April 19 will see budding William Morrises setting up shop in Exchange Square, the open air arena tucked away behind Surrey Street, with … Continue reading

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Honeyed platitudes offer little uplift for Surrey Street traders

Surrey Street’s 750-year-old market has seen better times. In these days of hypermarkets with vast car parks drawing away customers, a good half of the Surrey Street pitches between the food stalls and Rose’s florist stall outside Millets often stand … Continue reading

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Save Our Shops: Buy from an Allders concession this week

From the Editor Allders, Croydon’s landmark department store for 150 years, stands on the brink of closure. The administrators were called in last Friday, the Closing Down signs went up at the weekend, the website’s offline. Things are grim. In … Continue reading

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How the riots inspired me to set up business in Croydon

Never worked on a building project before? Never run a food outlet before? Got little or no working capital for a deposit or set-up costs? SAIF BONAR ticked all the wrong boxes when he decided six months ago to try … Continue reading

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