Category Archives: Environment

Grange Road residents count the costs of speeding drivers

Another winter’s night, and another car crash on Grange Road in South Norwood. Pictured left is the scene outside 227 Grange ​Road  at 11pm last night​. The incident was attended by two ambulances. The young driver involved in the incident, … Continue reading

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Viridor highlights homeless owls as they claim wildlife success

Incinerator operators Viridor have outraged local conservationists with their latest publicity, which has been described as “misinformation” over the status of the habitat and the various wildlife species that live around Beddington Farmlands. Viridor has a £1billion contract from the … Continue reading

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Croydon’s trees harbour one of the traditions of Christmas

NATURE NOTES: One of the most Christmassy of plants and symbols of the season can be found all around Croydon, as MOIRA O’DONNELL explains Mistletoe is one of the most Christmassy of plants, and at this time of year will … Continue reading

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‘Too little, too late’ as our politicians wake up to incinerators

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With the Beddington Lane incinerator about to be fired up for trials, LEWIS WHITE, pictured left, wants to know why it has taken the powers-that-be so long to become alert to the potential threat to local air quality … Continue reading

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Old Coulsdon residents ready for back-garden developers

As BARRATT HOLMES reports, the opening moves in the battle for your back gardens have just begun Croydon’s Tories really know no shame. Publicly, they are keen to try to score petty political points by claiming to be opposed to … Continue reading

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Incinerator company director to get a grilling at City Hall

A senior official from Viridor, the operators of the Beddington Lane incinerator which is about to start spewing goodness knows what into the atmosphere above Croydon, will be facing questions from London Assembly Members this afternoon. And while senior Croydon … Continue reading

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Beddington incinerator is out-of-date before it is even started

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After travelling past the Beddington Lane incinerator yesterday in the knowledge that the furnaces are about to be fired up for the first time, SHASHA KHAN, pictured right, who has been prominent in the campaign opposing the Viridor … Continue reading

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