The development of the long awaited Surrey Street market is making ‘good progress’, a councillor has said.

Contractors have been on site since the end of March, so far they have levelled the pavements, improved drainage and started work on new cabling as part of upgrading the present lighting scheme.

The existing stalls have moved to North End Croydon temporarily, while the hot food stalls are operating from Queens Gardens.

Councillor Mark Watson, cabinet member for economy and jobs said: “I am really pleased with the progress being made on Surrey Street and would like to thank everyone for their patience while these crucial works are carried out.

“The contractors are continuing to work hard to deliver the scheme, so the new upgraded and lively market that will rival some of the best in London, can reopen as quickly as possible.”

Shops and cafes along Surrey Street remain open to the public and are trading as normal.

The £1.1m renovation is on course to finish in June, as targeted.

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