Category Archives: Jenny Jones

Council ‘improves’ its recycling rates by burning more rubbish

It was trebles all-round at Croydon Town Hall last night, as councillors slapped themselves on the back for significantly improved recycling rates, after they imposed Binmageddon on residents across the borough last year. But an unintended slip by a council … Continue reading

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Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Jenny Jones, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Veolia, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Greens and Boris back schemes for clean energy in schools

A school in Upper Norwood is being prevented from generating more green energy and supplementing its education budgets with cheap electricity because of changes in Government policy. Data suggests that better use of existing renewable energy technology across all of … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Croydon Friends of the Earth, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Education, Environment, Jenny Jones, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Schools, St Joseph's College | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Questions to be asked over £1.5m-worth of Viridor ‘gifts’

Parliamentary questions are to be asked about whether a proper degree of scrutiny was given to £1.5-million-worth of donations made to causes in the constituencies of three LibDem government ministers by the charitable arm of incinerator operators Viridor. The gifts, … Continue reading

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Green Berry could hold balance in race for London Mayor

Sian Berry could be the model political candidate. Today, the Green Party’s candidate for London Mayor has declared that she would withdraw nearly £650,000 of City Hall funding from London Fashion Week if the organisers do not reform their use … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 London elections, Caroline Pidgeon, Croydon Greens, Darren Johnson, Environment, Housing, Jenny Jones, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sian Berry, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon among worst boroughs for axing street trees

In Croydon, where hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate their homes in February due to flooding following the wettest winter since records began, the council has managed to axe 1,703 street trees in three years – about 5 per … 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

Posted in Boris Johnson, Coulsdon, Croydon Greens, Environment, Fracking, Gardening, Jenny Jones, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boris visits Kenley-on-Thames as Greens call for flood action

Boris Johnson, the former MP for Henley on Thames, was in his former constituency’s new, near namesake, Kenley-on-Thames, this morning, the London Mayor becoming the latest high-profile politician to visit the scene of flooding in the south of Croydon. Just … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Croydon Greens, Environment, Jenny Jones, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley, Roke Primary, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jones makes final call on Boris to reject Beddington incinerator

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, is expected to announce his final decision on the Viridor incinerator at Beddington Lane tomorrow. Jenny Jones, the Green party London Assembly member, today called on the Mayor to firmly reject the incinerator plan … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Clare Hilley, Croydon Greens, Environment, Health, Jenny Jones, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Simon Hoar, Sutton Council, Tony Harris, Waddon, Waste incinerator | 1 Comment

Dirty Croydon I: Boris failing Londoners on air quality

London Mayor Boris Johnson is not doing enough to reduce motor traffic on the capital’s roads, and is playing down the risks of serious long-term health damage to millions of Londoners. That’s according to Jenny Jones, the Green party London … Continue reading

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Boris’s road safety cuts have led to increase in casualties

The number of casualties among pedestrians and cyclists on London’s roads have risen each year since 2008, while spending on road safety in the capital has been more than halved since Boris Johnson became Mayor, according to research by Jenny … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, Health, Jenny Jones, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boris’s objections are set-back for Beddington incinerator

Croydon’s Greens and other groups opposed to the £1 billion Beddington Lane waste incinerator scheme were in celebratory mood last night thanks to help from a most unexpected source: Mayor of London Boris Johnson. The Greater London Authority has submitted … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Health, Jenny Jones, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Norbury, Outside Croydon, Planning, Sutton Council, Thornton Heath, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Boris called to answer for 22% rise in cyclists’ deaths

There were 571 cyclists killed or seriously injured  in London in the past year, a 22 per cent increase over 2010, leading to one senior London Assembly Member to blame Boris Johnson, the capital’s “cycling mayor”, for policies applied through … Continue reading

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