Search Results for: Peter Alfrey

Arrival of cattle is the latest sign that winter is coming

NATURE NOTES: The parks and open spaces in and around Croydon are undergoing the annual, melancholy change, writes STEVEN DOWNES It always seemed that the end of summer was marked by the staging of the Last Night of the Proms. … Continue reading

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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

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Incinerator operator sends threatening letter to bird watcher

An environmentalist who has worked for more than a decade on the Beddington Farmlands site, monitoring the wildlife in an area which was supposed to be transformed into a nature reserve, has been sent a threatening letter by incinerator operators … Continue reading

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Rare public opportunity to go wild at Beddington Farmlands

Inspired by BBC’s Springwatch? There’s a chance to do some real-time, real-life bird-watching this Sunday, June 5, at the area’s own nature reserve. And the public guided walk at Beddington Farmlands this week could also be one of the last … Continue reading

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Beddington Birdman accuses charities of ‘selling out’ to Viridor

Peter Alfrey is to quit his role as wildlife warden at Beddington Farmlands nature reserve, accusing the local council, Greater London Authority and incineration company Viridor of a “greenwash” and of multiple broken promises, all of which is causing an … Continue reading

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Viridor restricts wildlife volunteer access to Beddington reserve

A well-respected naturalist has accused Viridor, the incinerator operators, of further breaches of their promises and obligations at the Beddington Farmlands nature reserve in Sutton. Peter Alfrey recently highlighted how Viridor’s neglect of its contractual duties over the use and … Continue reading

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Beddington tries to bridge gaps left by Network Rail plan

The constant assaults on what was meant to be a suburban wildlife sanctuary close to the Croydon borough boundary appear to be continuing. It is not bad enough that Viridor is failing to fulfill its commitment to restore habitat as … Continue reading

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Sparrows face extinction on wildlife site operated by Viridor

The entire population of sparrows, the bird most closely associated with chirpy cockney Londoners, is on the brink of extinction in a wildlife reserve on the borders of Sutton and Croydon where animal habitats and food sources were supposed to … Continue reading

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Wildlife reserve at Beddington Farmlands under threat

Locally based naturalist PETER ALFREY lays out the case for protecting the Beddington Farmlands nature reserve from being industralised with the building of a polluting waste incinerator Beddington Farmlands is my local patch. A 400-acre expanse of south London currently … Continue reading

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Cockney sparrows threatened by incinerator, says Urban Birder

David Lindo, known for his television appearances as “The Urban Birder”, has described the decision to build a waste incinerator near the wildlife sanctuary at Beddington as  “simply devastating”, as environmentalists warn that the development could wipe out a colony … Continue reading

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