Tag Archives: Extinction Rebellion

XR protest demands the closure of Beddington incinerator

Extinction Rebellion activists from across south London joined forces in Beddington Park yesterday to highlight the daily destruction and toxic pollution inflicted on the capital by the Viridor incinerator. They issued a set of demands, including that the incinerator plant … Continue reading

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After another year of hot air, XR Sutton give council a shoe-ing

Remember when the leaders of councils in south London declared that there was a climate and ecological emergency in their boroughs, when they were taking the political heat from more than just global warming? And what have the councils across … Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion ‘reclaims streets’ with bike lanes in Sutton

While the covid-19 road closures and pavement widenings in Croydon have had a mixed reception so far, over in neighbouring Sutton, with its vast, polluting waste incinerator, the LibDem-run council has used the coronavirus emergency powers to do absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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Buzz off: Extinction Rebellion to protest against idling drivers

A swarm of bees will land in Wallington high street on Saturday morning to demand reducing emissions by eliminating unnecessary car journeys and idling. The bees, who are actually friendly rebels from Sutton’s Extinction Rebellion group, have been roused from … Continue reading

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It’s time to vote for someone who ‘gets’ the climate emergency

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Worried about flooding locally, and climate change globally? PETER UNDERWOOD, pictured right, a Green Party candidate, says that these issues should be a central in the London Assembly elections Families and businesses are yet again being left to … Continue reading

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Town Hall protest as XR demand answers over incinerator

Extinction Rebellion will be staging a protest on the Town Hall steps tonight, ahead of the latest meeting of the South London Waste Partnership. The branches of Croydon and Sutton XR will want Stuart Collins, the deputy leader of Croydon … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Newman ducks questions to show he’s all words, not deeds

TOWN HALL SKETCH: Who are we to believe? The last full council meeting until October descended into accusations from politicians of lying (ahh, the sweet irony), while the public’s petitions were re-written for them by council officials, until debate was … Continue reading

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Climate emergency comes to Sutton in ‘fast fashion’ protest

Slowly, the message is getting across. Outside Sutton’s St Nicholas Centre on Saturday, one woman was in tears. “We’ve ruined our planet,” she said, speaking to Extinction Rebellion activists. “It’s not fair on our children.” Extinction Rebellion Sutton was established … Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion wants council to call a climate emergency

As PETER UNDERWOOD reports, CROXR is pressing the Town Hall to make changes to its environmental policies It’s a stereotypically British thing to talk about the weather. So it’s no surprise that the torrential rain has been the main topic … Continue reading

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School’s special pupils stage their own climate change protest

St Giles School, where the pupils have special needs and were therefore unable to attend the global protests in central London last month over climate change, therefore staged its own march around the school grounds in South Croydon. “It was … Continue reading

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Incinerator on security lockdown as Viridor get twitchy over XR

Viridor had their £210million Beddington Lane incinerator plant on security lockdown yesterday, apparently out of fear of incursions from… local birdwatchers. The controversial and troubled Viridor incinerator is already nine months late in being fully operational to meet the terms … 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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