Category Archives: Fracking

Crime and livestock attacks on Farthing Downs cause concern

Croydon councillors will turn up in Coulsdon this afternoon on the hottest day of the year, maybe the hottest day ever recorded in these islands, to bask in the sun and in the reflected glory of the decades of hard … Continue reading

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Lambert and Lucas focus on the fracking threat in the capital

Caroline Lucas, the country’s first Green MP, and London’s Green MEP Jean Lambert will be in Croydon this afternoon to highlight the threat of fracking in the capital. Lambert and Lucas will visit a potential fracking site just a few … Continue reading

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Greens hold back from promising to scrap £1bn incinerator

The Green Party launched its local election manifesto for Croydon yesterday, confirming that it will field a full slate of 70 candidates across the whole of the borough. The Greens seem poised to benefit on voting day next month from … Continue reading

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Jones critical of ‘crass stupidity’ of national flood planning

What can be done to avoid the worst impact of the floods that have blighted large areas of Kenley and Purley, and closed a major A-road in the area for the best part of a month? Jenny Jones, the 2012 … Continue reading

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“Cheap” Hoar is now taking a fracking liberty in Waddon

Senior Croydon Conservative councillor Simon “I’m Cheap But I’m Not Free” Hoar says he “doesn’t see anything wrong” with  allowing oil and gas multi-nationals to drill under people’s homes with exploratory fracking. Prime Minister David Cameron fired the starting gun … Continue reading

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