Category Archives: Environment

Take your chance to ask Viridor some awkward questions

Conservationists and environmental campaigners are calling on people from Croydon and Sutton to attend open days at the Beddington Farmlands site next month and to ask some awkward questions about what Viridor is doing to fulfill its obligations on the … Continue reading

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Scientists want your help to find a spike in hedgehog numbers

Conservationists are asking Croydon’s garden owners to undertake some survey work which could help to save the hedgehog. This week, the first national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street, a national campaign set up by wildlife charities … Continue reading

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Eagles suffer planning snub over ‘inadequate’ training ground

Today’s defeat at Anfield was the second away loss for Crystal Palace this week, after the club had a planning application for new buildings at their Beckenham training ground rejected by Bromley Council on Thursday. Palace wanted to build what … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace gets into top gear for motorsport weekend

Motorsport revs up for a return to the circuit at Crystal Palace Park next weekend. Motorsport at the Palace is a two-day event celebrating all eras of motoring, on Sunday and Monday August 27-28. Crystal Palace is one of the … Continue reading

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Sutton pipes up with another £1m contract for binmen Veolia

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, has been doing a bit of digging around a heating network’s pipes and uncovered millions of pounds of public cash Not for the first time, there’s a bit of a stink coming from Sutton’s civic … Continue reading

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Consultants’ parks plan to ‘manage them at less or no cost’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The borough’s parks will soon only receive funding if they manage to make money, through running private events and clubs. PERCY (not their real name*), someone with close links to the council’s parks department, offers this insider’s point … Continue reading

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The Wandle, biodiversity and history lectures, Beddington Park

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