Tag Archives: Surrey Street Market

Local businesses get on their trikes to help Mayday workers

As the pandemic crisis heads into its second month in London, even under the toughest economic conditions for generations small businesses rooted in their communities are going out of their way to help, with special offers for NHS staff. Jose … Continue reading

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Creatura accused of breaking privacy rules over video

The Tory candidate in Croydon Central has been issued with what is effectively a ‘cease and desist’ notice after he featured individuals in a campaign video without seeking their permission. KEN LEE reports Mario Creatura, the oleaginous Conservative candidate who … Continue reading

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Fireworks for Fairfield: council by-election called for Nov 7

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE hears the starting gun for a five-week campaign which will present a series of unwelcome challenges for Blairite council leader Tony Newman Remember, remember, the seventh of November Gunpowder, treason and plot Or something like that. … Continue reading

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Street market licences fall by 87% after council ‘improvements’

The number of casual licences issued to stall-holders to trade on Surrey Street Market has fallen by 87 per cent since one of council leader Tony Newman’s closest colleagues at the Town Hall shut down the ancient market to squander … Continue reading

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Hipsterdom is alive and thriving at £8 per pint in Surrey Street

Go on a pub crawl, said the editor. Find the dark heart of hipster wankerdom in Croydon, where beer is overpriced and the sandwiches chewy and taste odd, he said. Play ping pong, or shuffleboard, came the brief. As you … 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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Street art on Surrey Street can’t fill the gap in the market

Armed with his re-usable canvas bag, KEN TOWL strolled down Croydon’s ancient street market to pick up a bargain and find out how the traders are getting along, more than a year after its £1.1million makeover It is a truth … Continue reading

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Londonist website accuses Croydon of being boring… in 1896

Londonist.com, which often takes a sideways glance at matters in and around the capital, has clearly enjoyed the produce of Surrey Street Market, or its ancient public house, the Dog and Bull, a little too much… Someone at the website … Continue reading

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The Kickback: Youth Violence, at Project B, Apr 17

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Council’s figures show traders in exodus from Surrey Street

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE has been doing some digging into how a £1.2m ‘improvement’ scheme has driven away businesses from the town’s historic street market The legacy of Mark Watson’s £1.2million, council-funded artwashing and gentrification of Surrey Street is … Continue reading

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Diwali Mela, Surrey Street Market, Oct 22

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Developers appoint Hoodoos to run rebuilt Matthew’s Yard

Regent Land and Developments, a company which specialises in developing brownfield sites, has announced that a building on Surrey Street, including the premises known as Matthew’s Yard, is to be re-built to include a purpose-built café and arts performance space. … Continue reading

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Night clubbers’ cars stop Surrey Street traders from working

It is only now, three months after the re-opening of Surrey Street Market, beginning to emerge why it was necessary to spend £1.2million on resurfacing a stretch of the road as part of Councillor Mark Watson’s attempt to drive stall-holders … Continue reading

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Charity volunteers reach out to shoppers about risk of diabetes

Volunteers from the Croydon branch of Diabetes UK and from the borough’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Forum, supported by funds from NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, have been telling people about the real risks of contracting diabetes and steps … Continue reading

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‘Pound a croissant!’ Council continues to artwash Surrey Street

Croydon’s Labour-run council is not even trying to hide its gentrification agenda for Surrey Street any longer. Having ripped the guts out of the traditional street market through neglect of its traders and an enforced two-month closure, all done at … Continue reading

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Genuine sockpuppetry is coming to Surrey Street Market

Surrey Street Market, which is operating now with only around half the number of traders that used to work London’s oldest street market before the council intervened with its £1.1million “improvements” programme, is to be livened up over the first … Continue reading

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Something smells about council’s Surrey Street party flop

M.T. WALLETTE, our shopping correspondent, bolstered the numbers attending Councillor Mark Watson’s cosy little soiree on Surrey Street on Saturday, when even the offer of free drinks couldn’t pull in the crowds It was a fitting metaphor for the whole … Continue reading

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Artful’s Grenfell tribute removed while council backs graffiti

Croydon Council’s attempts to paint itself, literally, as a hip and happening location for street art is, at you might have guessed, more than a bit bogus and ripe with hypocrisy and blatant double standards. Because in the same week … Continue reading

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Experts express doubts over £1.1m spent on Surrey Street

The council’s own set of architecture and design experts have suggested that much of the Town Hall’s £1.1million spend on the gentrification of Surrey Street Market may have not been the best use of public money, Inside Croydon has learned. … Continue reading

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Watson plans ‘giveaways’ at ‘launch’ for 700-year-old market

There’s less than a week to go before Croydon Council’s Mark Watson spunks away more public money on a “launch party” for a street market that’s been around for 700 years. Yet still the life and soul of Surrey Street … Continue reading

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Only half the stalls return to Surrey Street after £1.1m scheme

26 That’s how many stalls were trading on Surrey Street on Saturday, the first weekend of trading since the 10-week closure for a £1.1million council revamp of the street market. The market was once the home to more than 100 … Continue reading

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Council unveils grenade sculpture days after terror attack

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, on the crass insensitivity of a senior councillor over an ‘artwork’ revealed off Surrey Street Market Residents, business owners and even senior figures on Croydon’s Labour-run council were embarrassed and angry when, within days … Continue reading

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Surrey Street Market set to re-open for business on Jun 5

Surrey Street Market is to re-open next Monday, June 5, stall-holders and shop-keepers have been told by Croydon Council. London’s oldest street market was shut down at the end of March for what was supposed to be a 10-week road … Continue reading

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‘Council is destroying my business’ says Surrey St stall-holder

Fewer than 30 traders were allowed to transfer their stalls from Surrey Street to the temporary market on North End while £1.1million road resurfacing works goes on, Inside Croydon has discovered. All other, casual stall-holders were told that they could … Continue reading

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Surrey Street shops losing £800 a day during council works

The word on the street – Surrey Street – is that shopkeepers are suffering huge losses of trade while the council conducts its bout of largely cosmetic road works in Croydon’s ancient market. WALTER CRONXITE reports “Good progress is being … Continue reading

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