Daily Archives: December 7, 2017

Old Coulsdon residents ready for back-garden developers

As BARRATT HOLMES reports, the opening moves in the battle for your back gardens have just begun Croydon’s Tories really know no shame. Publicly, they are keen to try to score petty political points by claiming to be opposed to … Continue reading

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‘Residents expect to be safe travelling on public transport’

Politicians at Croydon Town Hall and in City Hall this afternoon called for all of the recommendations in the RAIB report to be implemented as soon as possible. The Rail Accident Investigations Branch report published today followed an investigation into … Continue reading

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Tram drivers fear being disciplined if they report mistakes

Tram drivers are still too afraid to admit mistakes, fatigue or even to report sick because of the risk of being disciplined, the train drivers’ union said this afternoon, responding to the RAIB report into the factors which contributed to … Continue reading

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Tram crash report finds systemic problems with operators

The company which manages Croydon’s tram network did not properly understand the operation of their own tramway, according to the official report into the Sandilands derailment in which seven people died last year. The report by inspectors from the Rail … Continue reading

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Incinerator company director to get a grilling at City Hall

A senior official from Viridor, the operators of the Beddington Lane incinerator which is about to start spewing goodness knows what into the atmosphere above Croydon, will be facing questions from London Assembly Members this afternoon. And while senior Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Environment, Refuse collection, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thornton Heath gets switched on to festival of light

Thornton Heath will stage part of the London-wide Lumiere Festival next month. Trumble Gardens on Brigstock Road will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland on Saturday January 27, with pieces on display that will previously have been a part of … Continue reading

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