Tag Archives: Beddington

Residents declare estate ‘no-go zone’ for Sutton’s LibDems

A entire modern housing development in Wallington has gone into self-isolation, not against the threat of coronavirus, but from Sutton’s Liberal Democrat politicians. In a statement issued by the New Mill Quarter Residents’ Association, they say that LibDem Wandle Valley … Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted for Beddington Park buddy walking scheme

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RSPB investigation launched after two Wandle egrets killed

Wildlife wardens from the RSPB are investigating what one conservationist has described as “an unusual cluster” of two dead and one injured little egrets from the River Wandle and Beddington Farmlands in the past week. The birds do not appear … Continue reading

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Frost Fair, St Mary’s Beddington Park, Nov 24

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The Wandle Mills of Beddington and Carshalton talk, Sep 24

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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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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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In south London, birds of a feather are flocking together

NATURE NOTES: The darker months at the end of the year have been brightened up by huge flocks of non-native birds, and a couple of surprise visitors to the area, as PETER ALFREY, the ‘Birdman of Beddington’, reports In November … Continue reading

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Splitters! LibDems resort to panic appeal to ‘lend’ votes

KEN LEE reports from another battleground seat, where accusations over a ‘dirty’ campaign have been flying among the bluebottles around the unemptied bins of Sutton It’s all gone a bit Monty Python in the Carshalton and Wallington marginal seat, where … Continue reading

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It’s official: Sutton scrutiny chair does have conflict of interest

It’s official: The position of a Sutton councillor on a panel to distribute £1million-worth of “hush money” from incinerator operator Viridor does hold inherent conflicts of interest. That’s the view of Jessica Crowe, one of Sutton Council’s most senior public … Continue reading

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Share your memories of the changes around Beddington Park

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Beddington Village historical walk, Jul 24

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Sutton’s Dombey is honoured for services to incineration

It’s the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration weekend. Gawd bless ‘er. And so we have the Birthday Honours, in which Ruth Dombey, the leader of Sutton’s LibDem-controlled council, has been awarded the OBE. Was she nominated for the honour by incinerator … Continue reading

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The council incinerator report Sutton didn’t want you to see

THE COVER-UP: Last month, we reported how a “cheap energy” scheme that Sutton Council wants to force on to Barratt’s Felnex development at Hackbridge is based on a big, juicy lie. Here, WALTER CRONXITE uncovers the report which shows that … Continue reading

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A riverside tale of rats, water voles and another Viridor grant

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest political defection in south-west London, and the influence it may yet have over Viridor’s role with the Beddington incinerator So the Liberal Democrats have reached the final day of their annual conference in Bournemouth, with … Continue reading

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Stop the Incinerator Quiz Night fundraiser, Feb 9

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Yes we Khan! Campaigners lodge incinerator legal appeal

Just after 5pm tonight, Stop the Incinerator campaigner Shasha Khan confirmed that an appeal has been lodged at the High Court against the decision of the judge, Mrs Justice Patterson, over the Judicial Review of Sutton Council’s decision to permit … Continue reading

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POLL: Should Croydon Council stop the incinerator?

What do you, Inside Croydon’s loyal reader, want your council to do about Sutton’s plans to build a waste incinerator right next to Croydon, on the Beddington Farmlands Metropolitan Open Land site? Do you want Croydon Council to back the … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaign in 11th-hour appeal for legal funds

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign could yet be denied its day in court – all for a lack of money. The campaign was expecting to begin its judicial review of the Beddington incinerator scheme – which has the backing of … Continue reading

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Put in the Groundwork to help reflect the River Wandle on film

An environmental charity is working this summer to produce a film to tell the story of the River Wandle, and they want community groups and locals to help make the film. Groundwork is a national charity, established over more than … Continue reading

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Green MEP to join campaign against incinerator

Jean Lambert, the Green Party’s MEP for London, is to visit Beddington, the site of the proposed waste incinerator, to meet concerned residents and give her support to the Stop the South London Incinerator Campaign. With growing evidence of markedly … Continue reading

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Croydon questions: Gordon Ross, Green Party

Inside Croydon has circulated all the Sutton and Croydon candidates standing for election to the London Assembly with a set of questions. Over the coming days, we will be publishing the candidates’ responses in full, unedited, and without the artifice, … Continue reading

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You’re dung for! Coulsdon and Waddon on sludge lorry route

There will be only five more years of stink for north Croydon residents and Purley Way shoppers to suffer when the malodorous winds blow from Beddington sewage farm. That’s the hope that Thames Water officials imparted to two public meetings … Continue reading

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Wanton destruction of trees on the new banks of the Wandle

A Croydon resident who daily walks to work through Wandle Park has been in touch, concerned at the destruction of several mature trees to make way for the council scheme to “recreate” the course of the River Wandle. The resident’s … Continue reading

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Boxer Charlie Edwards guaranteed European bronze medal

If you think bidding online for an London 2012 ticket is tough, you should try going through what 18-year-old Beddington boxer Charlie Edwards is doing, fighting his way to an Olympic berth. In Ankara, Turkey, for his senior international championship … Continue reading

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