Category Archives: Stuart Collins

Watson’s moving speech homes in on a Labour weakness

WALTER CRONXITE on what could turn out to be another boost for local estate agents, unwittingly provided by Croydon Council Mark Watson is going nowhere – and that’s official. Well, at least that’s what the under-pressure Addiscombe councillor told a … Continue reading

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You’ve bin done: is council paying over the odds for solar bins?

It’s looking like Croydon’s Council Tax-payers are paying over the odds – again – for a set of rubbish bins, showing once more that the borough’s procurement practices don’t seem to  work very well for the borough. Stuart Collins, the … Continue reading

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Air pollution in central Croydon reaches ‘dangerous’ levels

Deadly air pollution close to Croydon town centre is reaching levels almost double the legal limits, in a borough where the Labour council set out its ambition “to be the cleanest and greenest in London” when elected in 2014. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Friends of the Earth, Croydon South, Environment, Fairfield, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Street cleaners Veolia rewarded with £38m eight-year contract

The South London Waste Partnership has saddled Council Tax-payers in Croydon, Sutton, Merton and Kingston with an eight-year contract with Veolia. Yes, that’s right: the same company which currently empties the bins and sweeps the roads in Croydon. The SLWP … Continue reading

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Council’s £1m discount on flats secures planning permission

WALTER CRONXITE has discovered that if you offer Croydon Council enough of a cash incentive, there’s seemingly no carbuncle monstrous enough that its planning department won’t allow you to build it Tomorrow night’s meeting of the council’s planning committee shows … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Broad Green, Church and religions, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Environment, Friends of Wandle Park, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Stuart Collins, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council refuses to say whether it will prosecute fly-posters

Good as its word, Croydon Council has acted to remove the posters for Boxpark which had been fly-posted around the borough last week. And true to Croydon form, it’s been a bit of a botch job. As Inside Croydon reported, … Continue reading

Posted in Boxpark, Crime, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, South Norwood, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Norbury memorial adorned by knitters as part of clean-up

The people of Norbury have been hard at work to produce their own special commemoration for Remembrance Sunday. Knitting Norbury Together has produced a wreath and waterfall of poppies to adorn the memorial plaque near the British Legion on London … Continue reading

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