Tag Archives: Surrey Street

Perry’s PSPO will just move ‘problems’ out of town centre

Dressed up as a ‘war on anti-social behaviour’ and used as an excuse for clearing the streets of drinkers, the latest proposals will allow the cash-strapped council to issue money-making fines for often trivial offences. By our Town Hall reporter, … Continue reading

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Pupils show they know their onions on Surrey Street stall

Croydon pupils turned market traders last week, selling fruit and vegetables grown by their schools at Surrey Street Market, as part of a programme promoting healthy eating, cooking and sustainability. Thirty pupils from The Link Secondary, Shirley High and Meridian … Continue reading

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20% increase in demand for Crisis services on Surrey Street

It’s a bittersweet anniversary for Crisis, the national homelessness charity. They are marking five years since the opening of Crisis Skylight Croydon, their centre to support homeless people, or those at risk of becoming homeless. Using a a disused furniture … Continue reading

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Surrey Street Market stops to remember pub landlord Knight

The funeral will take place later today of Mark Knight, the popular landlord of the Dog and Bull pub on Surrey Street. Market traders and stall-holders, as well as regulars from the pub and market shoppers, will be paying their … Continue reading

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Shock at Dog and Bull after death of landlord Mark Knight

It’s likely to have a subdued atmosphere at the Dog and Bull on Surrey Street today, after the death of the pub landlord, Mark Knight, on Thursday. Knight, 51, had been running the pub, the oldest in Croydon, for nine … Continue reading

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Water supply in Waterworks Yard flats dries up again

Just four days since residents of Bridge House had their water supplies reconnected, and the taps in the block off Surrey Street are running dry once again. As Inside Croydon reported last week, a faulty pump saw residents of nearly … Continue reading

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Builders pay £56m to strip Grenfell cladding from Croydon flats

Barratt, the housing developers, took a £56million hit on its profits to fix fire safety and structural problems in “legacy properties”, the bulk of which was spent in removing flammable cladding from their Citiscape block in Croydon. The 95 flats … Continue reading

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5-year-old Zac donates a year’s pocket money to help homeless

A Croydon five-year-old has raised more than £700 for Christmas gift packs for people who are homeless. Zac Mutete, a Year 1 pupil at Chestnut Park Primary School in Broad Green first started fundraising for Crisis at the age of … Continue reading

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95p per pint – pubs readying themselves for last orders

Well, there is always some sort of up-side to the lockdown news, and the Green Dragon pub on the High Street, at the top of Surrey Street, is doing a “while stocks last” offer of 95p a pint on its … Continue reading

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Croydon’s night-time music scene could be entering new Phase

New Year’s Eve should be the biggest night of the year for the local club scene. RORY KELLY paid a visit to Phase, a new venue hoping to transform Croydon’s night-time feel Clubbing in Croydon has a problem. Despite being … Continue reading

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Banksy warns: do not trade with this Croydon art dealer

When Bansky’s largest ever art installation was unveiled on Church Street earlier this month, one of the first to appear on the scene to try to claim some undeserved credit for the street artist’s appearance in Croydon was the council … Continue reading

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Banksy takes on big business through his Croydon store

A statement issued by street artist Banksy this afternoon confirmed that his Gross Domestic Product store in a disused carpet shop on Church Street in the town centre is indeed his work, and that it is in effect a showroom … Continue reading

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Banksy sets up shop in Surrey Street with Stormzy stab vest

Banksy, probably the world’s best-known living artist, notorious for his thought-provoking and often temporary art installations, has set up shop in Surrey Street. The artist has taken over a previously empty retail premises at the Church Street end of the … 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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Internet can’t replace real life shopping in Surrey Street

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With Debenhams the latest Centrale department store battling for survival, reader LEWIS WHITE offers his views on the blight that is the modern, online retail experience Hindsight says that it’s a pity that Centrale was ever built. Whitgift … 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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Croydon Rocks 2018, Surrey Street, Nov 3-4

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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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Poetic Insight: Violence, at Project B, Apr 24

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Poetic Insight: Existence, at Project B, Mar 27

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The Kickback youth event, Project B, Bell Hill, Mar 20

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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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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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