Category Archives: Waste incinerator

Councillors’ air pollution event fails to mention incinerator

Three Croydon councillors want to stage a talking shop about how to deal with air pollution – just days after the council-commissioned Beddington incinerator begins to pump out pollutants over south London. Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, reports In the … Continue reading

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Thanks for the bins and incinerator! ‘Ballistic’ Bolger is leaving

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the shock – and a tad premature – announcement that the council chief exec has quit their job So long, and thanks for all the bins. And the Viridor incinerator, of course. Niall Bolger, … Continue reading

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Tory resigns council seat to cause by-election in Belmont

Our Sutton reporter, BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK, on an early chance to re-fight some of the arguments from the last local elections It is only four months since the Town Hall elections, but the voters of Belmont ward will now be expected … Continue reading

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Report ignored incinerator when assessing school air quality

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, on this week’s opening of the Viridor Incinerator Academy, a primary for four- to 11-year-olds, that could literally take their breath away Reports this week from China have offered scientific evidence that air pollution causes … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Council rolls back on costly bins roll-out

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the latest twist in #CroydonBinChaos All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others Just as “Binmageddon” made it into the headlines of BBC London’s radio coverage this morning (including a … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Smaller wheelie bins to cost Croydon £2.3m

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how the council opted to pay extra for the new bins which are so unpopular with the borough’s residents Residents, thousands  of whom are already angry at the invasion of their properties by unwanted … Continue reading

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Now Mayor Khan takes an axe to his tree-planting programme

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has effectively cried “Timber!” to his promise to plant 2million trees along the capital’s roads. Such is the pressure on Transport for London’s budgets that it no longer has a dedicated amount of money … Continue reading

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