Category Archives: Stuart Collins

Council agrees reintroduction of free collections for bulk waste

The reintroduction of bulky waste collections free of charge from Croydon Council, announced at this week’s Town Hall cabinet meeting, comes after lobbying from Inside Croydon. The decision reverses a penny-wise, pound-foolish austerity cut applied by the previous Conservative administration. … Continue reading

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Veolia are set to sweep away nearly 40 street-cleaning jobs

Croydon’s rubbish contractors, Veolia, want to axe almost half of the street cleaners it employs in the borough, according to a report from a Guildford-based newspaper. Nearly 40 jobs could go, if proposals included in a staff consultation discussed at … Continue reading

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Fieldway’s Hall launches attack on ‘unacceptable’ Veolia

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the widening splits within the leadership of the Labour group on the council, with local elections less than four months away One of Croydon council leader Tony Newman’s most trusted lieutenants has this week … Continue reading

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Mayor’s recycling targets go up in smoke at Beddington

London will edge ever closer to burning 50 per cent of its waste when the Beddington Lane incinerator, operated by Viridor, fires up in anger next year. That’s according to figures from London Assembly Member Caroline Russell, whose question to … 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

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Collins backs free Christmas tree collection service for 2018

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the council chamber on the first giveaways of the 2018 election campaign Stuart Collins, the deputy leader of Croydon’s Labour-run council, put an early present under every household’s Christmas tree in the borough last night. Collins … Continue reading

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Collins deserves new T-shirt as fly-tip figures start to fall

Now might be the time for Stuart Collins to start dishing out the T-shirts. Three years ago, the Labour councillor put in charge of getting Croydon’s streets clean launched a “Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride” campaign, handing out … Continue reading

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