Category Archives: Stuart Collins

Council withholds £1m from Veolia for bin service failings

Croydon Council has withheld nearly £1million in fees due to street-cleaning and bin-collecting contractors Veolia because of poor performance, Inside Croydon has learned. The penalty has been applied by Croydon’s clean and green cabinet member, Stuart Collins, because of various … Continue reading

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Controversial chair of planning Scott gets promoted to cabinet

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest egregious example of Town Hall patronage, and all done at your expense – including one of ‘Tony’s Cronies’ getting £6,000 per committee meeting Despite managing to bring together 17 residents’ groups in opposition to … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Housing, Jane Avis, Louisa Woodley, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Oliver Lewis, Paul Scott, Planning, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Black councillor loses vote to become Labour deputy leader

WALTER CRONXITE on a failed challenge for the place at the local party’s top table Just as Tony Newman’s 41 Labour councillors were slapping themselves on the back about how “inclusive” they are, their first meeting as a group following … Continue reading

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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

Posted in 2018 council elections, Carole Bonner, Felicity Flynn, Fieldway, Fly tipping, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, New Addington North, Oliver Lewis, Refuse collection, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Tony Pearson, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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