Category Archives: Environment

Brick by Brick scheme is accused of breaking planning rules

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the mounting anger and opposition to the council-owned house-builder’s plans, with objections coming even from the local Labour MP Another day, another planning disaster looms from Brick by Brick and Tony Newman’s Labour-lite council. … Continue reading

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Sutton’s latest horror: the Beddington chainsaw massacre

Sutton LibDems’ ‘green’ credentials have been exposed again as bogus, as they have ordered the destruction of hundreds of trees in a nature reserve, just when the wild birds are nesting for spring. BELLE MONT reports More despair looms for … Continue reading

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Stereo MC’s and Polarbear announced as Festival headliners

The Crystal Palace Festival returns in June  with one of the biggest free cultural events in south London. Festival events will take place across the Crystal Palace area from June 11 to 17 with the free Crystal Palace park event … Continue reading

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Sutton LibDems ‘didn’t know’ about £4.5m electric car fund

BELLE MONT reports on how the LibDems in Sutton have been exposed once again for their incompetence on environmental issues The incinerating LibDems in Sutton have managed to miss out on a share of a multi-million-pound fund to encourage environmentally … Continue reading

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Conservation Volunteers splashing out on Croydon’s ponds

There are more than 30 ponds in public areas, parks and open spaces in Croydon. Many are well-known landmarks, some have Friends groups to help keep them clean and vibrant. Yet most people know very little about the history of … Continue reading

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Four-mile ramble lets you see the wood for Purley’s beech trees

WANDLE WANDERER: Going just off the beaten track once again, KEN TOWL embarks from East Croydon and to check out another multi-park walking route for the weekend I found myself on a grey March morning standing on Platform 6 at … Continue reading

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Council secretly triples Brick by Brick house-building target

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a quiet announcement by Croydon’s deputy leader of the local authority’s move into the private property market with 3,000 homes Brick by Brick, Croydon Council’s controversial housing developer, is to triple the number of … Continue reading

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