Monthly Archives: May 2017

Viridor panel refuses grants to Beddington community groups

A £1million ‘hush fund’ announced for community groups by incinerator operators is being used to try to subdue local opposition, according to one activist. BELLE MONT reports Viridor, which has a £1billion public contract to operate the incinerator at Beddington … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

#SouthernFail The Musical makes a song and dance over trains

The appalling poor service suffered by commuters who have to use Southern Rail is about to be turned into a stage musical. Reporting by JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, and BELLA BARTOCK, arts editor The possible musical numbers that could be … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Comedy, Commuting, East Croydon, Music, Transport | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Tenants told to quit weeks before planning permission granted

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the latest tacky little twist from Croydon’s Labour-run council in its drive to build more than 500 homes for profit, regardless of the consequences for existing residents Further proof, if any further proof was necessary, that … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Comedy Night at the Lord Roberts on the Green, Purley, Jul 4

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Surrey Street Market set to re-open for business on Jun 5

Surrey Street Market is to re-open next Monday, June 5, stall-holders and shop-keepers have been told by Croydon Council. London’s oldest street market was shut down at the end of March for what was supposed to be a 10-week road … Continue reading

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Northern Soul Night at Stanley Halls, South Norwood, Jun 3

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The Mitre Players present Curtains, Sanderstead, Jul 11-14

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