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‘Safety-critical’ works close Beddington Lane for four months

By Ella Hopkins The weight of traffic of thousands of HGV lorries trucking in rubbish to be burned at the Beddington Lane incinerator has seen the vital route closed for “safety-critical” emergency works. The closure could last up to six … Continue reading

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Viridor going for the burn: will councillors stand up to them?

The government watchdog, the Environment Agency, is actively encouraging incinerator operators to pollute more and so bank more cash, at the expense of south London residents’ health. By our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT Any chance that Croydon or Sutton might … Continue reading

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White stork spreads its wings to touch down at Beddington

Bird watchers have been flocking (sorry) to Beddington Farmlands nature reserve this week after a white stork was spotted there. White storks are associated in folklore with delivering new-born babies and bringing good luck, but the species has been extinct … Continue reading

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Beddington incinerator not hot enough to handle clinical waste

The Beddington Lane incinerator, which Inside Croydon revealed this week was mixing clinical waste with domestic refuse in a tipping hall which was overflowing with bin bags, has been accused of breaking further rules intended to protect the environment and … Continue reading

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Overflowing sorting hall sees Viridor facing health complaints

Shocking photographs taken from inside the sorting hall at the Viridor-operated incinerator at Beddington Lane show overflowing piles of rubbish with clinical waste sacks mixed with general household refuse and strewn across the floor. The only thing that appears to … Continue reading

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Croydon-based bus driver is 30th to die from coronavirus

A bus driver based in Croydon, Kofi Opoku, is among the latest victims of covid-19. Opoku worked out of Metrobus’s depot on Beddington Lane. He died last week, his trades union has confirmed. Now Unite is demanding assurances that all … Continue reading

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Scientists find deadly links between covid-19 and air pollution

Particles carried in the air are ‘micro-aeroplanes’ and coronavirus is their ‘passenger’, according to researchers in Italy Bad news for those living in Croydon, Sutton and surrounding boroughs in the “south London incinerator belt”, who have been trying to avoid … 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

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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

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Viridor incinerator under investigation by Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has confirmed it is investigating last month’s fire at the Viridor incinerator site at Beddington Lane, following complaints from local air quality campaigners, as first reported by Inside Croydon. But such scrutiny has not stopped Viridor’s lies and … Continue reading

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Beddington is just one of 14 fires at Viridor plants since 2015

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, on a worrying sequence of fires at sites run by one of the country’s biggest incinerator operators which has prompted a call for an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive The fire next to … 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

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Fire breaks out near Viridor incinerator on Beddington Lane

UPDATE 1.30pm: The London Fire Brigade was dealing with a major incident this morning as a fire broke out close to Viridor’s incinerator on Beddington Lane. The incinerator has been built at a cost of £210million for the South London … Continue reading

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Sutton failed to consult on HGV plan, says Croydon Council

Sutton Council has been threatened with a public inquiry into their plans to redirect heavy lorry traffic into Croydon, as a senior Town Hall official has accused the neighbouring local authority of getting their figures wrong, of failing to follow … Continue reading

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LibDem Sutton’s green credentials are going up in smoke

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how the incinerator borough is struggling to portray itself as all clean and green It was an announcement which would have further convinced Tom Lehrer that satire can no longer survive in the face … Continue reading

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Enforcement officer is sent in over neglect of wildlife reserve

A south London council has been forced to appoint an enforcement officer to check on the environmental work which Viridor is supposed to be doing at Beddington Farmlands. The appointment comes more than two years after the Local Government Ombudsman … Continue reading

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Local contractors hit as Viridor incinerator builders go bust

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the business collapse of the construction firm working on a £250m project at Beddington Lane The construction firm which has been leading on the £250million build of the Viridor incinerator at Beddington Lane has … Continue reading

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‘Incinerator is option of last resort’ says Assembly chair

An environment report from the London Assembly this week says that the capital needs to reduce the amount of rubbish it is incinerating – just as Beddington is about to fire up a vast waste incinerator that was given clearance … Continue reading

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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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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

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Mayor’s recycling targets go up in smoke at Beddington

London will edge ever closer to burning 50 per cent of its waste when the Beddington Lane incinerator, operated by Viridor, fires up in anger next year. That’s according to figures from London Assembly Member Caroline Russell, whose question to … Continue reading

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Viridor highlights homeless owls as they claim wildlife success

Incinerator operators Viridor have outraged local conservationists with their latest publicity, which has been described as “misinformation” over the status of the habitat and the various wildlife species that live around Beddington Farmlands. Viridor has a £1billion contract from the … Continue reading

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Viridor about to use chimneys that Santa won’t want to visit

The industrial-scale waste incinerator at Beddington Lane is set to be fired up for the first time in the next couple of weeks, Inside Croydon has learned. “It’s the sort of Christmas present no one in south London would want,” … Continue reading

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Viridor panel refuses grants to Beddington community groups

A £1million ‘hush fund’ announced for community groups by incinerator operators is being used to try to subdue local opposition, according to one activist. BELLE MONT reports Viridor, which has a £1billion public contract to operate the incinerator at Beddington … Continue reading

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Incinerator operator sends threatening letter to bird watcher

An environmentalist who has worked for more than a decade on the Beddington Farmlands site, monitoring the wildlife in an area which was supposed to be transformed into a nature reserve, has been sent a threatening letter by incinerator operators … Continue reading

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