Tag Archives: Croydon Greens

It’s time for Philp to condemn No10’s Cummings and goings

CROYDON COMMENTARY: If Croydon South’s Conservative MP does not join the calls for Dominic Cummings to be sacked, PETER UNDERWOOD (right) says will be calling for his suspension from the House of Commons It has been very easy to criticise … Continue reading

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Blocking a Thames bridge just a start for Extinction Rebellion

As hundreds of protestors took to the streets – literally – to bring south London’s traffic to a standstill at the Elephant and Castle at lunchtime today, Croydon Green activist PETER UNDERWOOD explains what it is all about On Saturday, … Continue reading

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It’s time to end the Town Hall’s Punch and Judy show

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Local election candidate PETER UNDERWOOD, pictured, says that next week’s visit to the polling station is your opportunity to vote for change A week on Thursday, you will elect your local councillors to sit on Croydon Council for … Continue reading

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Greens challenge Labour on ‘regeneration’ and social housing

The Green Party today heaped more pressure on Labour councils in London – including Croydon – which have opted to sell-off large tracts of public property for private housing, while failing to deliver housing for social rent – or what … Continue reading

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Need to keep Pride close to the beating heart of the town

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The borough’s Pride festival last weekend found a town centre location that worked well. CATHERINE SHELLEY congratulates the organisers and offers a couple of suggestions The buzz around Queen’s Gardens on Saturday suggested that people enjoyed the second … Continue reading

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Greens candidate kicked out of council meeting over new gift

BELLE MONT reports on a lively planning meeting at Sutton Council on Wednesday, when a parliamentary candidate chose to remind the councillors of a decision they took four years ago which is likely to have environmental consequences for generations Shasha … Continue reading

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Rail strikes are the symptom, not the cause, of the problem

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Like thousands of other local commuters, CATHERINE SHELLEY has been affected by the long-running rail dispute. She says that the real problem lies with Southern Rail’s mismanagement, aided by the Tory Government On a weekday evening at Victoria … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaigner challenges Sutton over air quality

Sutton Council, which has allowed planning permission for a massive waste incinerator to be built at Beddington, has received a £5,000 payment from an environment campaigner following a High Court challenge to the scheme last year. And with the cheque, … Continue reading

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Time has gone when we could take climate change for granted

Climate change is back on the media agenda this week, with the international conference in Paris. PETER UNDERWOOD, pictured left, took to the streets of London yesterday to demonstrate that the environment matters to the people of Croydon Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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Sutton slam £5,000 legal demand on incinerator campaigner

Sutton Council have been accused of vindictiveness and of trying to gag one of their fiercest critics, after their lawyers issued a demand for £5,400 for legal costs seven months after the end of a court case. Shasha Khan received … Continue reading

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Holy smoke: Sutton to investigate Viridor ‘gift’ to church

Sutton Council has bowed to public pressure and is to look into the controversial £275,000 donation from the charitable arm of Viridor, the industrialists who were granted permission by the local authority to build and operate a massive waste incinerator … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Church and religions, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Nick Mattey, Outside Croydon, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Carshalton Environmental Fair, Bank Holiday August 31

There’s a fantastic day planned for Monday, August 31, with the annual Environmental Fair from 10.30am till 8pm in Carshalton Park, Ruskin Road. The fair features three solar-powered stages, 150 stalls showcasing local crafts, sustainability products, local groups offering handy … Continue reading

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Ex-councillor claims coercion over £1bn incinerator decision

Serious doubts have been expressed over the fairness – or lack of it – of Sutton Council’s planning process for the Beddington Lane incinerator, after a former councillor and member of the committee that granted permission for the waste incineration … Continue reading

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Wandle Park community garden volunteer work day, Feb 22

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Stop the Incinerator Campaign public meeting, Jan 10

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign – waiting for a puff of white smoke to go up from the High Court, if not from the proposed Beddington Lane incinerator – is staging a public meeting this Saturday, January 10, in central … Continue reading

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Volunteers required for Wandle Park heritage walks project

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Greens call for 12% fares cut and publicly run railways

Shasha Khan, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, was canvassing rail commuters this morning, as they were returned to work after the Christmas break and were hit by a double whammy of another above-inflation fares hike and badly … Continue reading

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Cloth Nappy Library opening, Beanies, Nov 24

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Ambitious plans announced for Old Town arts market

Next month will see the first staging of a Croydon Arts and Crafts Fair in Old Town. April 19 will see budding William Morrises setting up shop in Exchange Square, the open air arena tucked away behind Surrey Street, with … Continue reading

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“Cheap” Hoar is now taking a fracking liberty in Waddon

Senior Croydon Conservative councillor Simon “I’m Cheap But I’m Not Free” Hoar says he “doesn’t see anything wrong” with  allowing oil and gas multi-nationals to drill under people’s homes with exploratory fracking. Prime Minister David Cameron fired the starting gun … Continue reading

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Stop the Incinerator Campaign fund-raiser: Feb 24

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Croydon bin collections: It really is a load of old rubbish

One month in, and Inside Croydon‘s initial scepticism about the council’s new refuse collection system is appearing to be well-founded. The principle of greater re-cycling is fine. The implementation has been, even if we are to be charitable, chaotic. The … Continue reading

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