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No they can’t! Viridor needs to provide 100% safety guarantee

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the tens of thousands of pounds raised, and spent, by the Stop the Incinerator Campaign in taking its case to the High Court, the legal challenge has had to be based on planning issues. The issue … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Transition Town, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Judge gives all-clear for Viridor to build incinerator

So, Westfield and Hammerson are to build a £1 billion shopping mall in the centre of town, and thousands of new homes are to be built there, too, and they will all have a waste incinerator parked on the borough … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Broad Green, Business, Centrale, Croydon Greens, Environment, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Viridor and Sutton spare no (public) expense to crush case

The unequal courtroom battle between local residents and Sutton Council together with their £1 billion industrial contractors over plans to build an incinerator on Beddington Lane continues at the Royal Courts of Justice today, with no expense spared – from … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Ker-ching! Viridor makes billions from burning recyclables

A parody poster based on Croydon Council’s latest recycling campaign had to be withdrawn and re-drafted over fears of legal action. The Stop The Incinerator Campaign’s Dave Pettener, a wag as well as a dab-hand with PhotoShop, had taken Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Campaigners win their day in court against Viridor incinerator

Good to see Her Maj, at the ripe old age of 88 and despite being busy preparing to celebrate her official birthday over the weekend, sticking up for the little fella. The Stop The Incinerator Campaign today received the formal … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, London-wide issues, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Viridor seeks planning change to operate waste plant 24/7

It’s less than a year since Viridor got planning permission to burn thousands of tons of rubbish on Croydon’s doorstep at Beddington Lane. The build of the south London incinerator has yet to begin. Yet next week, the developers of … Continue reading

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£2.50 per person – the price Viridor puts on your health

Local environmental campaigners claim that local councils, including Croydon, have handed a £1 billion contract to Viridor to run a controversial waste incinerator all in return for no more than £2.50 per person in the local area in “mitigation”. The … Continue reading

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Viridor’s heating claims “don’t stand up to scrutiny”

A leading anti-incinerator campaigner claims that plans for waste management company Viridor and Sutton Council to provide heating for local residents “don’t stand up to scrutiny” and that a £1 billion waste incinerator scheme could even be in breach of … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Community associations, Croydon Greens, Environment, Gordon Ross, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Planning, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boris gives the thumbs up to Viridor’s incinerator. Or not

Public accountability? Not if you were expecting any answers… London Assembly Member Fiona Twycross yesterday tabled a couple of questions to London Mayor Boris Johnson about the south London incinerator that is proposed to be built at Beddington Lane with … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Greens, Environment, Health, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Planning, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Ashes to ashes: Only Boris can stop Viridor incinerator now

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Did Sutton’s LibDems last night grant planning permission to Viridor for its £1bn incinerator project at Beddington Lane just so that someone else could make the tough decision to block it? Contributing editor ANDREW PELLING says that nothing … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon Greens, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Paul Burstow MP, Planning, Simon Hoar, St Helier Hospital, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Sutton Council looking to run energy company with Viridor

Sutton Council has been trying to register a commercial company that would manage the energy produced by the Beddington Lane incinerator – even before the proposals from Viridor have received planning permission from … Sutton Council. The decision on the … Continue reading

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#GE2019 LIVE: Rolling results coverage through the night

Bookmark this page and keep returning and refreshing the page for Inside Croydon’s unmatched live coverage across half a dozen local constituencies, with updates on events nationally throughout the night. In Croydon, the first results are not expected until around … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Anna Jones, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Donald Ekekhomen, Jo Negrini, Kathleen Garner, Mario Creatura, Olga Fitzroy, Sarah Jones MP, Simon Sprague, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Beddington Farmlands come alive as wildlife winter wonderland

The cold fingers of winter might be touching us as we head into November, but as local naturalist PETER ALFREY observes, the wildlife sanctuary at Beddington Farmlands is full of life Following lots of rain and the recent habitat improvements … Continue reading

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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

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

Extinction Rebellion challenge Newman’s hypocrisy on climate

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, reports on the latest effort to reduce the council leader’s dangerously high level of bullshit emissions The hypocrisy and grandstanding of Croydon Council leader Tony Newman on environmental issues – declaring a climate emergency for … 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

Banksy takes on big business through his Croydon store

A statement issued by street artist Banksy this afternoon confirmed that his Gross Domestic Product store in a disused carpet shop on Church Street in the town centre is indeed his work, and that it is in effect a showroom … Continue reading

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Councillors ‘gagged’ from questioning incinerator operators

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, on how what is supposed to be a public meeting at Croydon Town Hall tonight has banned questions about the fire at the Beddington Lane incinerator Councillors elected to represent people living across four boroughs … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Kingston, Merton, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Veolia, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon’s links with Gatwick ‘incompatible’ with carbon target

Environmental activists have reacted with disbelief and barely disguised scorn at the announcement that Croydon Council has accepted a £75,000 sponsorship from Gatwick Airport for the borough’s newest youth centre. Extinction Rebellion protests around the capital earlier this year brought … Continue reading

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Gatwick buys council’s silence over air pollution with £75,000

A matter of weeks after grandstanding in the Town Hall chamber over a vacuous declaration of a climate emergency in Croydon, Tony Newman has linked one of the council’s youth centres to a sponsorship deal with… Gatwick Airport. Newman’s latest … Continue reading

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Sutton backs scheme to route 60,000 lorries through Croydon

BELLE MONT on how the environmental vandals running Sutton Council are pushing a scheme for another industrial plant on Beddington Lane Just a matter of weeks since declaring a climate emergency, Sutton Council is tonight backing a Beddington Lane waste … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Suez waste treatment plant, Sutton Council, Waddon, Waste incinerator, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council forced into speedy U-turn on councillor parking permits

PAUL LUSHION, our environment correspondent, reports on how a decision passed at a Town Hall committee just a few days ago didn’t manage to survive a phone call from the news desk of The S*n Croydon’s Labour-run council leadership has … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, London-wide issues, Parking, Stuart King, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

£300 parking tax agreed but councillors will keep their freebies

Croydon Council is back in Orwellian mode again. Transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on the latest stealth tax imposed on the borough’s residents, but from which its councillors are spared Croydon residents’ parking permits are to be hiked to up to … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Parking, Peter Underwood, Stuart King, Transport, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dombey defeated as Sutton goes for zero carbon by 2030

Sutton Council last night voted for zero emissions in the borough by 2030 – at least 15 years before the £1bn contract with Viridor for the incinerator at Beddington is due to end. BELLE MONT crunches the numbers Extinction Rebellion … Continue reading

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Croydon councillor leads call for incinerator fire investigation

BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK reports on the fall-out from yesterday’s fire at the site of the Viridor incinerator on Beddington Lane Stuart Collins, Croydon Council’s deputy leader, has called for an urgent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the fire at the Beddington … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Charlie Mansell, Croydon Council, Environment, Kingston, London Fire Brigade, London-wide issues, Merton, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Scott unveils secret plan to build 12,000 flats beside Purley Way

EXCLUSIVE: Under pressure over rising housing targets, has Paul Scott found his get-out-of-jail-free card alongside the A23? KEN LEE reports Having spent the past five years excusing the overdevelopment of neighbourhoods throughout the borough by claiming that there are no … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Business, Colonnades, Cycling, Environment, Harris Primary Purley Way, Housing, Ikea, Joy Prince, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mayor of London, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Stuart Collins, TfL, Transport, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Wing Yip | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Tory O’Connell lets slip he’s retiring to Dorset, two years early

Silent Steve O’Connell, once the country’s most overpaid councillor, has revealed that he intends to retire to Dorset next year, two years before he completes his full term as an elected member of Croydon Council for Kenley ward. But in … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Croydon Council, Environment, Kenley, Steve O'Connell, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Parking charge consultation begins as air quality worsens

Our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on the latest sham consultation from the council intended to justify a £300 per year charge for resident parking permits Croydon Council’s propaganda department – the press office, which operates off a budget of around … Continue reading

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Councillors have ‘short attention spans’ declares new Mayor

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE reports from last night’s business-lite council meeting, safe in the knowledge that there’s just two further full councils and a Christmas get-together to be held in 2019 Croydon councillors, having only recently voted themselves a … Continue reading

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South of the border, residents brew up a planning rebellion

The Conservatives suffered a near-wipe-out in last week’s council elections held in the usually true blue stockbroker belt of Surrey. Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE has crunched the numbers and found that local issues do matter Croydon’s 70 councillors cost … Continue reading

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