CROYDON Business Improvement District (BID) has made an official complaint about on-street stalls selling Outlet goods for knock-down prices.
Matt Sims, chief executive of Croydon BID, confirmed a complaint had been made to the council about the stalls in North End, which first appeared in January accompanied by a salesman with a megaphone.
Mr Sims said: "Croydon BID is opposed to the market stalls outside of Croydon Village Outlet. It doesn't paint the right perception and image that we are looking for in Croydon town centre. It doesn't fit with a town centre that is progressive and vibrant and we would like them removed."
The store agreed to silence the megaphone hawker in February while it was in discussions with the council over his future.
However, he returned and has been joined by other stalls selling bargain goods.
A council spokesman clarified the current position, saying: "We are aware of the concerns relating to on-street trading and are making inquiries before deciding what action to take."
Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, also called for the removal of the stalls.
He said: "Clearly if people are in breach of the bylaws then action should be taken.
"I agree with the BID, I think it makes the place look even more run-down and doesn't give the right image or impression we want for the town."