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Public’s Town Hall questions on Binmageddon get censored

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, sat through nearly four hours of Monday’s Town Hall meeting, so that you didn’t have to… A mere 90 days since the last full meeting of the council, and most of the borough’s councillors … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Merging of borough services causing chaos

Our Sutton correspondent, BELLE MONT, has obtained a confidential council document which confirms that much of the #CroydonBinChaos over the past two months was all done in an effort by Veolia to avoid a repeat of… #SuttonBinShame Inside Croydon has … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Council acts quickly after Sawalha’s attack

Getting your bins emptied in Croydon appears to depend on whether you have a TV star’s backing, rather than reliable organisation from the council’s contractors, reports KEN LEE. Or is it just coincidence that the council acted immediately after Veolia’s … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Celeb Sawalha tells council ‘Get it sorted!’

Croydon Council and their rubbish contractors at Veolia could be in deep poo now. Nadia Sawalha is on their case. The former EastEnders star posted an impassioned appeal to the council yesterday, claiming that she and her friends have been … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Croydon shows its commitment to recycling

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: In the week when the council launched a Blue Planet-style video to get people to take greater care over how they dump plastic waste, in the Clocktower buildings next to the Town Hall, recycling boxes have been taped … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: How our new collection has passed us by

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The first week of Veolia’s new bin collection schedule has been and gone, with varying reports of successful, and less successful, experiences, of still-missing new wheelies, and wheelie bins that have come, and then gone again. Here, South … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: It’s not costing £2.3m. It’s costing £2.3m

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest feeble effort by Croydon Council to try to justify its rubbish service and the impact of #CroydonBinChaos It’s official. The new bins being imposed on households across the borough, from Coulsdon … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: How Veolia is transforming Croydon

Croydon Council says that 75 per cent of households in the borough are having their bin collection days changed, all as part of an effort to increase recycling rates and to make contractors Veolia’s work more efficient. Oh, and to … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Sloppy council dashes pensioner’s hopes

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on how the council has binned the hopes of a Park Hill OAP by first telling him they would remove his unwanted Veolia bins, only to contact him again less than 24 hours later to … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Council rolls back on costly bins roll-out

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the latest twist in #CroydonBinChaos All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others Just as “Binmageddon” made it into the headlines of BBC London’s radio coverage this morning (including a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Croydon Council, Environment, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Park Hill and Whitgift, Patricia Hay-Justice, Refuse collection, Sean Fitzsimons, Stuart Collins, Tom Lawrence, Veolia, Vidhi Mohan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: Council’s rubbish policy has ruined our street

CROYDON COMMENTARY: #CroydonBinChaos, with the imposition of three times as many wheelie bins on households across the borough, is being hardest felt by those living in smaller homes, with small or no front garden space, and by the elderly who … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Smaller wheelie bins to cost Croydon £2.3m

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how the council opted to pay extra for the new bins which are so unpopular with the borough’s residents Residents, thousands  of whom are already angry at the invasion of their properties by unwanted … Continue reading

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Binmageddon!: Veolia won’t empty the bins for three weeks

Our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports on the latest contentious move by the council’s rubbish contractors The roll-out of new household refuse bins and a new cycle for emptying them, due to begin next month, will see the council’s … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: More questions raised by rubbish roadshow

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Armed with his exemption letter from the council, telling him that his home was not suited to storing even one, never mind at least three, wheelie bins, IAN HUNTER set off to the public roadshows to hear what … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: How I intend to refuse to take new wheelies

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As the council begins the ‘roll-out’ of its new wheelie bins, at least one resident, IAN HUNTER, thinks he has found a way to avoid being forced to triple the number of bins on the narrow pavement outside … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON! Why can’t the council engage with residents?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: So just how might Croydon’s householders cope with the invasion of wheelie bins we have been told to expect over the coming weeks? KIRSTIE SMITH, right, has some suggestions Inside Croydon’s coverage of Binmageddon coincided with the day … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON! ‘Does anyone think this is a good idea?’

Inside Croydon readers have reacted strongly against the council’s and Veolia’s plans to impose at least two additional wheelie bins on every household, and to expect residents to return their soon-to-be redundant recycling boxes. Early results of an (unscientific) poll … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON! Residents outraged by council’s rubbish plan

Council to insist that households must take at least three wheelie bins Local authority knew of changes to system months before local elections Many residents threatening to refuse to accept extra wheelie bins Council accused of lying to residents over … Continue reading

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MP calls for compensation for Blackhorse Lane bridge delays

Sarah Jones, the Croydon Central MP, has entered the growing row over the closure of the Blackhorse Lane bridge, and has demanded that Transport for London should pay compensation to local businesses for the delays in completing the repairs. The … Continue reading

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Croydon is first council to call for end of ‘no-fault’ evictions

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how Croydon’s Labour-run council has led the way over ‘no-fault’ and revenge evictions by private landlords One of the more interesting proposals passed at Monday night’s full council meeting – the first staged in … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon’s patrons qualify for 20% off concert tickets

You can save yourself £4.60 off the cost of your ticket for next week’s London Mozart Players’ gala anniversary celebration concert – and at the same time support independent, investigative journalism in Croydon. Fully paid-up patrons of Inside Croydon can … Continue reading

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We should tax polluting incinerators, MPs say at report launch

Waste incinerators, like the one soon to be fully commissioned on Beddington Lane on the Sutton-Croydon borough boundary, frequently breach pollution limits on harmful emissions, but due to a loophole exploited by operators, the public is never informed. Those were … Continue reading

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