Sutton committee needs to read Inside Croydon, says top Tory

The Tory leader of the opposition on Sutton Council has called for the postponement of tonight’s Standards Committee discussion on the Beddington incinerator, to enable the committee members to consider the latest reports publish today by Inside Croydon.

Tim Crowley: Sutton Tory asking who the Sutton incinerator deal really benefits

Tim Crowley: leader of Sutton Tories

With the Sutton chief executive absent on leave, Tim Crowley, the Conservative councillor for Carshalton South and Clockhouse, has sent an urgent email to Jessica Crowe, the council official responsible for governance.

Crowley writes: “In light of the new evidence gathered by this article [Crowley includes the link to Conflicts of interest exposed over councillor’s old pals’ act], I believe it is only right and proper that agenda item 7 is pulled from the Standards Committee for tonight.

“I know an addendum has been published but if you ignore the compelling evidence here then the committee will not have all the relevant information.

In the addendum you refer yet again to the Judicial Review, but this also was not privy to this new evidence.”

The composition of the Standards Committee tonight has also been subject to a formal complaint to Crowe, since the panel includes Councillor Richard Clifton, an admitted close friend and neighbour of John Drage, the former LibDem councillor who is at the centre of concerns surrounding the awarding of the £1 billion Beddington incinerator contract.

About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email
This entry was posted in Environment, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Tim Crowley, Waste incinerator and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Sutton committee needs to read Inside Croydon, says top Tory

  1. joeycan says:

    Are we seeing the birth of real democracy in Sutton with the (belated) observations of their opposition councillors?

Leave a Reply