Category Archives: Outside Croydon

Sutton’s LibDems start campaigning on their green credentials

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on an outbreak of leafleting in Beddington by the LibDems, who somehow have forgotten to mention their industrial scale incinerator Sutton’s polluting, thieving and cage-fighting Liberal Democrat councillors and ex-councillors have swung into action, with … Continue reading

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More police cuts on the way as borough commands merge

Another raft of police reorganisation has been announced and, like all such re-organisations, the change is not to make the service better, just cheaper. For once, there seems to be cross-party unanimity over the proposals, as no party appears to … Continue reading

Posted in Bromley Council, Crime, Jeff Boothe, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A three parks walk that takes you back through Croydon history

WANDLE WANDERINGS: Even within the densely populated parts of post-industrial Croydon, close to the source of matchday roars from Crystal Palace’s football ground, it is possible to take a stroll through meadows and parks, accompanied by moor hens and cyclists, … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Ken Towl, Pubs, Selhurst, South Norwood, Walks, Wandle Wanderer, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National Trust Brutalism walking tours, Mar 3-24

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Two men and a digger: slow going on closed Beddington Lane

Are Conways, who are widening Beddington Lane to make it easier for the thousands of rubbish-laden HGVs to reach the Viridor incinerator, staging a go-slow? How can a major road be closed and the contractors not work on Saturday and … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Environment, Mayor of London, Nick Mattey, Sutton Council, TfL, Transport, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Brewing Along the Wandle talk, Honeywood Museum, Jul 26

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#SuttonBinShame: ‘We can’t do the job any more’ say staff

Our Sutton correspondent, BELLE MONT, reports on claims from Labour activists in St Helier that street-cleaning staff, transferred from the council to Veolia last year, are having their reports of fly-tipping ignored and refused permission to take holidays Labour activists … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment