Category Archives: Veolia

Binmageddon!: Oval Road residents despair at rubbish service

Demoralised residents in Addiscombe have appealed to the council to sort out the mess that they have created on Oval Road, where rubbish bags are left festering for days, even weeks on end, often with their contents spewing out across … Continue reading

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Posted in Addiscombe West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Refuse collection, Sarah Jones MP, Sean Fitzsimons, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 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

Posted in Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Shirley, Veolia | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Town Hall protest as XR demand answers over incinerator

Extinction Rebellion will be staging a protest on the Town Hall steps tonight, ahead of the latest meeting of the South London Waste Partnership. The branches of Croydon and Sutton XR will want Stuart Collins, the deputy leader of Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Friends of the Earth, Environment, Extinction Rebellion, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Veolia, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Council ‘improves’ its recycling rates by burning more rubbish

It was trebles all-round at Croydon Town Hall last night, as councillors slapped themselves on the back for significantly improved recycling rates, after they imposed Binmageddon on residents across the borough last year. But an unintended slip by a council … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Jenny Jones, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Veolia, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Residents feeling drained as roads blocked again by flooding

This, left, was the scene on Kenley Lane last night. For residents in that part of the borough, it is an all too familiar a scene whenever there is a heavier-than-usual rainfall. It is not as if Croydon Council and … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Clark, Croydon Council, Environment, Kenley, Purley, TfL, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Councillors ‘gagged’ from questioning incinerator operators

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, on how what is supposed to be a public meeting at Croydon Town Hall tonight has banned questions about the fire at the Beddington Lane incinerator Councillors elected to represent people living across four boroughs … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Kingston, Merton, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Veolia, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mystery deepens over death of worker on Veolia bin collection

Veolia has changed its public stance over the death of a worker on a bin collection round last month. Inside Croydon was first to report the fatality, which happened in Thornton Heath on July 25, one of the hottest days … Continue reading

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Veolia worker dies in the heat during Thornton Heath bin round

Veolia and Croydon Council have tried to suppress information being reported about the death of one of the contractors’ workers at the end of July when, while on a bin round in Thornton Heath in some of the hottest temperatures … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Refuse collection, Tony Newman, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon BID pays for extra cleaning in ‘neglected’ town centre

Some parts of Croydon are being given a deep-clean – at least, those parts of the borough where traders pay extra for special treatment, as an influential business group has described parts of the town centre as having been “seriously … 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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Viridor apologist Brunt’s blunt treatment from Merton Council

Our Merton correspondent, NORMAN COLLIER-WOOD, reports on how the toxic fall-out from rubbish contractor Veolia’s shortcomings has claimed its first council victim Merton’s rubbish councillor, Mike Brunt, has been sacked from his council cabinet post. Labour councillor Brunt had been … Continue reading

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Croydon is struggling to meet Mayor’s recycling targets

Residents in Croydon, or Sutton and the other boroughs in the South London Waste Partnership who endure having Veolia as their councils’ rubbish contractor, might be forgiven for having allowed Global Recycling Day, which was yesterday, apparently, to have passed … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Kingston, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Merton, Outside Croydon, Refuse collection, Sadiq Khan, Sutton Council, Veolia, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: Veolia are ‘failing’ says ex-council leader

Veolia, Croydon’s rubbish contractors, are “a failing organisation” who cannot be taken seriously and “can’t even collect the bins in south London”. That’s according to a former deputy mayor of London and ex-leader of Croydon Council, Valerie Shawcross. Indeed, Shawcross … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Ex-deputy mayor’s Kafkaesque bin misery

Former Croydon Council leader Val Shawcross has called for Veolia to be sacked because of its rubbish service, as KEN LEE reports “What chance do ordinary residents have of getting the sort of service that they pay for if even … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Val Shawcross, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: Sutton is worst borough for bin complaints

Our Sutton reporter BELLE MONT on how the council has confirmed our report about the ailing LibDem councillor, and how the council leader’s efforts to mislead over its rubbish service have been exposed Sutton’s Liberal Democrats have organised a council … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, London-wide issues, Refuse collection, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council, Veolia, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BINMAGEDDON!: The six-month saga to get one bin changed

CROYDON COMMENTARY: We appear to have a new version of the ‘how many people does it take to change a light-bulb’ gag here in Croydon… Only this one, inevitably, involves the bins. From the recent experience of KEN TOWL, pictured, … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Croydon Council, Environment, Ken Towl, Maddie Henson, Refuse collection, Steve Iles, Stuart Collins, Tom Lawrence, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Council dumps disastrous idVerde outsourced parks contract

This was not what was meant when ‘taking back control’ was coined as a slogan, but this week in Croydon, our council has moved in to relieve a French firm of its responsibilities in our parks, as KEN LEE reports … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Carillion, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, idVerde, Kingston, Libraries, Lloyd Park, Merton, Stuart Collins, Veolia, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Labour official wants new scrutiny body to oversee incinerator

A leading official in Sutton Labour has called on his party colleagues in Croydon and Merton to establish urgently a scrutiny body to keep the South London Waste Partnership in check, in order to better monitor the emissions from the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Charlie Mansell, Croydon Council, Environment, Kingston, Merton, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Veolia, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

TUC calls for ‘Domesday Book’ to register outsourced deals

One year on from the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion, and the TUC is calling for greater transparency in the way private firms are able to profit from and operate public services. The Carillion collapse had some knock-on effects in … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Carillion, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, GLL - Better, idVerde, Libraries, Refuse collection, Skanska, Veolia, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Further Westfield delays put more pressure on CEO Negrini

It is six years to the day since Westfield and Hammerson said that, jointly, they would redevelop central Croydon. KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the increasingly beleaguered mood among senior council figures Croydon Council’s chief executive, Jo Negrini, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Tony Newman, Veolia, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: Veolia is sending recycling to incinerator

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, reports on some shocking revelations from Brighton which illustrate rubbish economics Veolia, the rubbish contractors for Croydon and three other boroughs in the South London Waste Partnership, have been instructing some of their staff to … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Veolia, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Fieldway, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Simon Hall, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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