Category Archives: Shasha Khan

Senior LibDem dined with Viridor days before incinerator vote

EXCLUSIVE: Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, has uncovered proof that a close party colleague of MP Tom Brake was enjoying hospitality with the incinerator operator just four days before a crucial council meeting to approve a £1bn, 25-year contract Evidence … Continue reading

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Crowe flies from Sutton leaving £30,000 legal bill behind her

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the latest high-profile departure from the Civic Offices So, farewell then, Jessica Crowe. Sutton Council’s £100,000 per year “assistant director of customers, commissioning and governance” (whatever that is supposed to mean) is off to … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Helen Bailey, Housing, Jessica Crowe, Jules Pipe, Mayor of London, Nick Mattey, Ruth Dombey, Sadiq Khan, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lambert: ‘Disgrace’ of Sutton’s destruction of green spaces

Thanks to Brexit, MEPs are now an endangered species. Tomorrow morning one of them, Jean Lambert, London’s Green Party representative to the European Parliament, will be visiting the River Wandle in Beddington to highlight the plight of local wildlife and … 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Beddington incinerator is out-of-date before it is even started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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Viridor about to use chimneys that Santa won’t want to visit

The industrial-scale waste incinerator at Beddington Lane is set to be fired up for the first time in the next couple of weeks, Inside Croydon has learned. “It’s the sort of Christmas present no one in south London would want,” … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Peter Underwood, Refuse collection, Sadiq Khan, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Greens candidate kicked out of council meeting over new gift

BELLE MONT reports on a lively planning meeting at Sutton Council on Wednesday, when a parliamentary candidate chose to remind the councillors of a decision they took four years ago which is likely to have environmental consequences for generations Shasha … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Croydon Friends of the Earth, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Peter Underwood, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Greens fired up over Brake and pick a vicar to take on Philp

WALTER CRONXITE sorts through the assortment of candidates from the eco-friendly party who want to have a blazing row over Sutton’s incinerator There will be no “progressive alliance” in Croydon at next month’s General Election, after the Green Party announced … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Catherine Shelley, Chris Philp MP, Church and religions, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, Environment, Gavin Barwell, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Surrey, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Tracey Hague, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Greens accused of ‘betrayal’ for backing LibDems in Richmond

The Greens in south London have got themselves into a bit of a lather, after the environmentally concerned party decided not to contest the Richmond Park parliamentary by-election, and instead support the LibDems in an effort to beat Zac Goldsmith. … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Wolmar, Croydon Greens, Environment, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Protestors to make a pantomime out of Sutton mayor-making

Sutton Greens and anti-incinerator campaigners from Croydon and across south London are planning to protest at the formal mayor-making ceremony at the civic centre later this month, when LibDem councillor Richard “Bernie” Clifton is set to don the ermine and … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Friends of the Earth, Croydon Greens, Environment, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sutton councillor turns Green, but stays independent

The £1 billion South London incinerator, which is being constructed for operators Viridor at Beddington Lane, is fast becoming a hot issue of the City Hall elections, with political parties and candidates fighting each other to condemn the costly scheme … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Croydon Greens, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Marina Ahmad, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Sadiq Khan, Shasha Khan, Sian Berry, Waste incinerator, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Shall we sing a song for you?’ Derby day’s chorus of approval

The Rams took on the Trams last Saturday. And SHASHA KHAN led the fans’ slightly confusing chorus of “Croydon!” If any further proof was needed that Croydon Athletic is one of the sides best in the division, then take a … Continue reading

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The council incinerator report Sutton didn’t want you to see

THE COVER-UP: Last month, we reported how a “cheap energy” scheme that Sutton Council wants to force on to Barratt’s Felnex development at Hackbridge is based on a big, juicy lie. Here, WALTER CRONXITE uncovers the report which shows that … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Croydon’s set a course that incentivises rubbish incineration

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Are council plans for new bins, for every household in the borough, likely to cause the “contamination” of recycling, and so maximise the profits for incinerator operators? SHASHA KHAN suggests that it is a real risk Politics is … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaigner challenges Sutton over air quality

Sutton Council, which has allowed planning permission for a massive waste incinerator to be built at Beddington, has received a £5,000 payment from an environment campaigner following a High Court challenge to the scheme last year. And with the cheque, … Continue reading

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LibDem hearing to raise allegations over £1bn incinerator

Over in Sutton, local councillor Nick Mattey is about to face an expulsion hearing from the Liberal Democrats after he dared to oppose his council’s scheme for a £1 billion industrial-scale incinerator on Beddington Lane, close to the borough boundary … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stephen Fenwick, Sutton Council, Tim Crowley, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Suspicious Viridor put up smokescreen at incinerator site

They are building an industrial-scale incinerator on a site close by what was officially designated Metropolitan Open Land, a status which implies some sort of public access. And over the next 25 years, they expect to be paid £1 billion … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Sadiq Khan, Shasha Khan, Sian Berry, Waste incinerator, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sutton slam £5,000 legal demand on incinerator campaigner

Sutton Council have been accused of vindictiveness and of trying to gag one of their fiercest critics, after their lawyers issued a demand for £5,400 for legal costs seven months after the end of a court case. Shasha Khan received … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Environment, London-wide issues, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Drage-Net: Complaint filed to police over incinerator lobbying

A complaint has been made to the police about the conduct of former Sutton councillor, John Drage, in trying to influence a member of the council’s planning committee over the decision to grant permission to Viridor to build an industrial-scale … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Nick Mattey, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stephen Fenwick, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Conflicts of interest exposed over councillor’s old pals’ act

WALTER CRONXITE has uncovered evidence which proves that former Sutton counciller John Drage failed to declare his friendship with Viridor’s Colin Drummond on occasions when public contracts worth billions were being awarded to his friend’s business In five years on … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Nick Mattey, Outside Croydon, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stephen Fenwick, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

‘Ballistic’ Bolger stands accused of trying to gag elected councillor over Beddington waste incinerator

WALTER CRONXITE has obtained confidential council documents which provide yet another twist in the Beddington incinerator saga The fall-out from the Beddington incinerator continues with an alarming claim that the chief executive of Sutton Council exceeded his authority with an … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Environment, London-wide issues, Niall Bolger, Nick Mattey, Outside Croydon, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Holy smoke: Sutton to investigate Viridor ‘gift’ to church

Sutton Council has bowed to public pressure and is to look into the controversial £275,000 donation from the charitable arm of Viridor, the industrialists who were granted permission by the local authority to build and operate a massive waste incinerator … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Church and religions, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Nick Mattey, Outside Croydon, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

20mph zones under threat from UKIP activists, warns Khan

What appears to be a UKIP-led campaign against 20mph speed limits on residential streets in the north of the borough has been condemned, after stickers and posters have been placed – often unlawfully – around Croydon. In a display of … Continue reading

Posted in Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Environment, Norbury, Parking, Selhurst, Shasha Khan, Thornton Heath, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Greens’ housing spokesman takes Chance as London Mayor

While local Labour groups go through the motions of “nominating” Dame Tessa Jowell towards becoming the party’s candidate for London Mayor next year, and the Tories – with the exception of Michael Gove’s former flatmate Ivan Massow – feign disinterest, … Continue reading

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LibDem’s visit to Sutton is a case of Lamb to the incinerator

Norman Lamb, the full-time Paul O’Grady impersonator and some time MP for North Norfolk, is visiting Wallington today to recruit Tom Brake’s support and so ensure that he will have the backing of at least one-quarter of the Liberal Democrat’s … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Health, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Stop the Incinerator fund-raising Quiz Night, June 8

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