Tag Archives: Surrey Street Market

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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