Tag Archives: Matthews Yard

Call to remove Churchill mural puts Labour council on spot

Council leader Tony Newman doesn’t tend to enjoy having his judgement called into question, but a councillor-backed petition to remove the image of the wartime leader from the side of a town centre building appears to do just that, as … Continue reading

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Developers get green light for 60 flats on Matthew’s Yard

Developers have been give the green light to demolish Matthew’s Yard off Surrey Street, and to develop a multi-use building including 60 flats – 18 of which will be “affordable” – and a purpose-built arts and music venue. A unanimous … Continue reading

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Developers scale down towering ambition for Surrey Street

Developers who want to demolish an old shop and warehouse building on Surrey Street and replace it with a modern block of flats have scaled down their plans, following meetings with the council’s planning committee and a public consultation last … Continue reading

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Digital radio station in crisis as it declares itself homeless again

Croydon Radio’s “live programming” is set to go off-air for the second time in six months. The community-run digital station was forced out of its original studios off Surrey Street by a 150 per cent hike in rents by landlords … Continue reading

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150% rent hike forces Croydon Radio to stop programming

Croydon Radio has gone off-air, the community-run digital station having decided to leave its studio in Matthew’s Yard, off Surrey Street, after a demand for a 150 per cent rent increase. There has been no new or live programming from … Continue reading

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Council pledge on Living Wage forgotten for #IWD party

A senior Town Hall figure has admitted that Croydon Council “has no idea” whether the staff working at the venue at which it is staging a “celebratory event” this evening for International Women’s Day are paid the London Living Wage. … Continue reading

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Bonar back-tracks over closure after latest fire safety visit

Saif Bonar, the “founder” of Matthew’s Yard coffee shop off Surrey Street, has backed down from his public threat to close up the property’s workspace and end his work on that part of the building. Bonar had made his threat … Continue reading

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Matthew’s Yard shuts workspace after fire safety visit

Having been abandoned by their staff baristas, Matthew’s Yard is now threatening to call in the barristers. Sited off Surrey Street, Matthew’s Yard is the favoured haunt of leading Croydon Tories and gentrifiers, with its overpriced coffees and pretentious snacks. … Continue reading

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Matthews Yard seeks public donations for expansion plans

Matthews Yard, the cafe and workspace off Surrey Street which has received significant support from the council and staged several events for the likes of Gavin Barwell MP and others in the Croydon Establishment, is now asking the public to … Continue reading

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