Category Archives: Fly tipping

Thank you! Readers pay Shirley women’s fine within hours

Inside Croydon readers come to the rescue of two young women hit with a harsh council fine – as Town Hall’s deputy leader claims he is powerless to intervene against decisions made by council officials and that he has lost … Continue reading

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Posted in Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Shirley, Shirley Community Centre Association, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Shrublands women crowdfund to pay council’s harsh fine

Two young women from the Shrublands Estate in Shirley are appealing for help in paying council fines of up to £300 after they were both served with fixed notice penalties for… putting their recycling out for collection. Farhana Shefa and … Continue reading

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Pants on fire! Viridor continue to lie over incinerator blaze

Environmental polluters Viridor continue to lie about the extent of the major blaze at their Beddington Lane waste plant in July. In an official report submitted ahead of a meeting of the South London Waste Partnership to be held at … Continue reading

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OFFICIAL: Croydon is fourth worst in England for fly-tipping

News of another Croydon success which council leader Tony Newman will doubtless never mention and which will never appear amid the council’s propaganda and falsehoods on their website has dropped into the in-box at Inside Croydon Towers this morning. Croydon … Continue reading

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Woodside councillors go missing from rubbish walkabout

Just two weeks after residents organised a walkabout in South Norwood and part of Woodside ward with some councillors and management from Croydon’s rubbish contractors, and the photograph (right) shows the state of one of those streets again yesterday. Residents … Continue reading

Posted in Clive Fraser, Environment, Fly tipping, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Refuse collection, South Norwood, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Veolia, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: Rubbish contractor considers more job cuts

If you thought that the refuse collection and street cleaning in Croydon couldn’t get any worse, WALTER CRONXITE has news for you Croydon’s rubbish contractor, Veolia, is considering cutting the number of staff it employs to carry out the domestic … Continue reading

Posted in Bromley Council, Business, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Kingston, Merton, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Veolia, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Fly tipper caught on CCTV was using Brick by Brick site

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE reveals how, as they were patting themselves on the back over a fly tipping ‘collar’, the council was deliberately withholding one essential detail Inside Croydon has discovered that the serial fly tipping in Waddon which … Continue reading

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Fly tipper fined £2,000 after being caught on camera

A fly tipper caught dumping 10 tons of waste, including carpet, sofas and bathroom furniture outside garages in Waddon has been told to pay nearly £2,000 in costs and compensation. Louis Robinson was fly tipping on Thorneloe Gardens, the piles … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Rubbish piled high in our winter of discontent

If you thought that the images of over-flowing wheelie bins around the borough, after numerous missed collections by Croydon’s rubbish contractors, Veolia, were bad enough, this scene (above), at Forestdale should be very troubling indeed. The photograph was taken before … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Veolia miss post-Christmas collections

Now the clean-up begins. Though with Veolia struggling to fulfil their commitments to collect refuse from residents across three south London boroughs, the post-Christmas clear out looks like taking much longer than usual.

Posted in Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Veolia, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: 1% missed collections thanks to Crap App

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on how the council is using some dodgy stats to cover for its rubbish service The latest effort by Croydon to align itself with North Korea, where everything is perfect because the Great Leader … Continue reading

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Travellers leave Coombe Wood – now the clean-up begins

The large group of travellers who had taken up residence on the playing fields at Coombe Wood were moved on yesterday. The familiar task of clearing up the mess left is expected to begin in earnest on Monday morning. It … Continue reading

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Council doubles cost of on-the-spot fines in war on littering

They’ve offered the public the carrot. Now, here comes the stick, as the council has doubled its on-the-spot fines for littering and fly-tipping. Croydon’s Labour-run council last month announced plans to revive the free bulk waste collection service for Council … 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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#SuttonBinShame: ‘We can’t do the job any more’ say staff

Our Sutton correspondent, BELLE MONT, reports on claims from Labour activists in St Helier that street-cleaning staff, transferred from the council to Veolia last year, are having their reports of fly-tipping ignored and refused permission to take holidays Labour activists … 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

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

Posted in 2018 council elections, Business, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Robert Canning, Stuart Collins, Veolia, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Police now conducting ‘stop and search’ to catch fly-tippers

A multi-agency clampdown against fly-tipping and other offences has this week seen police and council officials make their 31st seizure of a vehicle suspected of being used to illegally store or dump rubbish. More than 30 officers from Croydon Council … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Purley Way, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Thornton Heath, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

What a load of rubbish: guilty fly-tipper gets fined… £110

What Croydon Council was today claiming to be the latest example of success for their campaign against fly-tipping might, when looked at through less-rosy-spectacles, simply demonstrate what a thorough-going, long-term slog the local authority faces in bringing even the most … Continue reading

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Appeal for witnesses to Upper Norwood’s midnight tipper

Keeping Croydon’s streets clean and free of fly-tips continues to be a constant battle, as demonstrated by one illegal dumper last week when they left a lorry-load of their old crap that blocked a road in Upper Norwood. The council … Continue reading

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Arrogant fly-tipper dumps legal appeal and gets £5,670 charge

A fly-tipper who dumped waste twice in the same Croydon street abandoned his court appeal when confronted with pictures showing him caught in the act taken on a resident’s mobile phone. Shirley resident Nuhur Mulindwa incurred £5,670 costs and 250 … Continue reading

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Balancing the books allows Labour to invest in Croydon

BUDGET COMMENTARY: With the council’s books balanced, a government-approved increase in Council Tax and front-line services being maintained by the Labour council, it is little wonder that the local Tories have so little to offer, writes Councillor ANDREW PELLING Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Bernard Weatherill House, Council Tax, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Shirley, Simon Hall, Tony Newman, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Company behind council’s crap app faces winding up order

Croydon Council’s crap app – MyCroydon – could be about to crash, as the company which operates it, Sensemble, was facing winding up proceedings in the High Court today over around £100,000 in unpaid tax bills. The winding up order … Continue reading

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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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