Category Archives: Fly tipping

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

Posted in Environment, Fly tipping, Love Norbury, Norbury, Norbury Avenue and Thornton Heath Residents' Association, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Barwell’s Tories start rubbish campaign for 2018 local elections

So there we have it: the 2018 local elections campaign in Croydon is going to be a load of old rubbish. Croydon Conservatives were out in force yesterday. Well, 50 of them were, led by the Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Environment, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell, Refuse collection, Veolia, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Croydon’s big butt: £1,145 fines for dropping cigarettes

Is Croydon’s Labour council’s “Don’t Mess With Croydon” campaign against fly-tippng beginning to run out of momentum? The propaganda unit in Fisher’s Folly has issued its latest bulletin on the number of prosecutions on the council’s “get tough” strategy, announcing … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Veolia | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Council forced to keep phone hotline in war against fly-tippers

The Labour-run council has been forced to back down from an attempt to quietly drop one of his key election manifesto promises, to provide a fly tipping hotline. Labour leader Tony Newman fought the 2014 Town Hall elections on a … Continue reading

Posted in Capita, Crime, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lorry-load of rubbish cleared from South Norwood park

The Conservation Volunteers have been hard at work this week, clearing up Brickfields Meadow in South Norwood. Brickfields Meadow is one of Croydon’s green oases. It is very popular with fishermen around the lake and young families using the playground. … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Community associations, Croydon parks, Environment, Fly tipping, Peter Underwood, South Norwood | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

More questions over £500,000 bid to gentrify Surrey Street

Some traders and residents based in or around Surrey Street are beginning to question whether Croydon Council is steamrollering them into a future for the 700-year-old market which few, if any, of them want or are happy with. Mark Watson, … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fly tipping, Mark Watson, Music, Refuse collection, Street lighting, Surrey Street | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Norbury residents’ associations to stage a high street clean-up

Norbury residents are getting together for a high street clean-up. “Litter and fly-posting is spoiling Norbury,” Paul Cowling of the Norbury Village Residents’ Association. “Our high street, with its great restaurants and services, is riddled with seedy massage stickers and … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Environment, Fly tipping, Norbury, Norbury Village Residents' Association | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Down with this sort of thing: Tory petitioners get it wrong, again

After last month’s debacle, it should be clear to most reasonable people that “government by referendum” is full of unintended consequences. Closer to home, here in Croydon, it appears that opposition through petition is a bit crap, too. Mario Creatura, … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Dudley Mead, Environment, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Quadron, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tim Pollard, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments