Tag Archives: Fly-tipping

Shrublands women crowdfund to pay council’s harsh fine

Two young women from the Shrublands Estate in Shirley are appealing for help in paying council fines of up to £300 after they were both served with fixed notice penalties for… putting their recycling out for collection. Farhana Shefa and … Continue reading

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Council doubles cost of on-the-spot fines in war on littering

They’ve offered the public the carrot. Now, here comes the stick, as the council has doubled its on-the-spot fines for littering and fly-tipping. Croydon’s Labour-run council last month announced plans to revive the free bulk waste collection service for Council … Continue reading

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Council agrees reintroduction of free collections for bulk waste

The reintroduction of bulky waste collections free of charge from Croydon Council, announced at this week’s Town Hall cabinet meeting, comes after lobbying from Inside Croydon. The decision reverses a penny-wise, pound-foolish austerity cut applied by the previous Conservative administration. … Continue reading

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Collins deserves new T-shirt as fly-tip figures start to fall

Now might be the time for Stuart Collins to start dishing out the T-shirts. Three years ago, the Labour councillor put in charge of getting Croydon’s streets clean launched a “Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride” campaign, handing out … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

What a load of rubbish: guilty fly-tipper gets fined… £110

What Croydon Council was today claiming to be the latest example of success for their campaign against fly-tipping might, when looked at through less-rosy-spectacles, simply demonstrate what a thorough-going, long-term slog the local authority faces in bringing even the most … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Stuart Collins, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Appeal for witnesses to Upper Norwood’s midnight tipper

Keeping Croydon’s streets clean and free of fly-tips continues to be a constant battle, as demonstrated by one illegal dumper last week when they left a lorry-load of their old crap that blocked a road in Upper Norwood. The council … Continue reading

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Arrogant fly-tipper dumps legal appeal and gets £5,670 charge

A fly-tipper who dumped waste twice in the same Croydon street abandoned his court appeal when confronted with pictures showing him caught in the act taken on a resident’s mobile phone. Shirley resident Nuhur Mulindwa incurred £5,670 costs and 250 … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Shirley, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon’s big butt: £1,145 fines for dropping cigarettes

Is Croydon’s Labour council’s “Don’t Mess With Croydon” campaign against fly-tippng beginning to run out of momentum? The propaganda unit in Fisher’s Folly has issued its latest bulletin on the number of prosecutions on the council’s “get tough” strategy, announcing … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Veolia | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Council forced to keep phone hotline in war against fly-tippers

The Labour-run council has been forced to back down from an attempt to quietly drop one of his key election manifesto promises, to provide a fly tipping hotline. Labour leader Tony Newman fought the 2014 Town Hall elections on a … Continue reading

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Norbury residents’ associations to stage a high street clean-up

Norbury residents are getting together for a high street clean-up. “Litter and fly-posting is spoiling Norbury,” Paul Cowling of the Norbury Village Residents’ Association. “Our high street, with its great restaurants and services, is riddled with seedy massage stickers and … Continue reading

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Newman looks for Plan B on roads as Bee is moved on

Kathy Bee, the councillor in charge of the state of the roads in the borough, looks set to be another casualty of Tony “Soprano” Newman’s inadvertent reshuffle of Town Hall top jobs expected to be undertaken at a Labour group … Continue reading

Posted in Callton Young, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Kathy Bee, Mark Watson, Parking, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Council seizes vans from operators suspected of major fly-tips

Vans seized by the council after they were connected to conducting illegal tipping may have been owned by groups of travellers who are suspected of dumping mounds of rubbish in Croydon’s parks and open spaces over the past three years. … Continue reading

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The miracle of post-Christmas, as trees sprout on our streets

And Lo! It came to pass that, one week after Twelfth Night, the streets of the little town of Croydon, outside the city walls of London, dideth beginneth to sprouteth Christmas trees. It was as if a host of angels … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council picks up £250,000 bill for picking up Christmas trees

Stuart Collins, Croydon’s Labour council’s lead on keeping our streets clear of fly-tipped rubbish and the man in charge of sloganised T-shirts, could be in for a busy period over the next week or so. Around 100,000 tired, old and … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Gardening, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council considers three-weekly bin collections as cuts bite

The leadership of Croydon’s Labour-run council is considering moving to a schedule of residential refuse collections of every three weeks as a way of saving money from a borough budget that faces losing £90 million from its grant from the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Sarah Jones MP, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Collins gets ‘in the face’ of Labour donor over Lloyd Park mess

The deputy leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council has promised to “get in the face” of the owners of Coombe Farm, the private property set in the middle of Lloyd Park, over the growing piles of rubbish surrounding … Continue reading

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Council considering using CCTV to monitor traveller groups

Croydon’s Labour council wants to use Big Brother to help to stop groups of travellers from dumping piles of rubbish on the borough’s green spaces. Stuart Collins, the cabinet member for slogans and T-shirts, is understood to be considering calling … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Crime, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Take a tip: councils often powerless against fly-tippers

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the T-shirts, grandstanding and threats of dire consequences if anyone gets caught dumping rubbish in the borough, Stuart Collins, the cabinet member responsible for the state of our streets, this week all but admitted the council … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Crime, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Actions will speak louder than words in Wild West Croydon

The signs have gone up around town, as if they are “Wanted: Dead or Alive” posters in Dodge City in the Wild West. Except this is Wild West Croydon. Don’t you dare dump rubbish on our streets, or you’ll face … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Croydon’s complete disgrace”: time for clean-up to begin

There can be no misunderstanding of “the challenge” (that’s PRspeak for “work”, or “problem”) facing the incoming Labour council after they have done their funny handshakes and rolled up their trouser legs or whatever it is that they do at … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Timothy Godfrey | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Croydon’s rubbish council: the 2014 Garbage Gallery

MAY 10 UPDATE: The essence of this feature has been a graphic representation of the continuing extent of fly-tipping on our streets. Now, thanks to another Freedom of Information request and some hard work by Inside Croydon’s loyal reader, here’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Selhurst | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Questions mounting over political influence at council

There is mounting evidence that some of Croydon Council’s most senior officials are behaving in a dubious manner in respect of the local elections later this month, when they have tens of thousands of pounds of public money at their … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Anthony Brooks, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell, Julie Belvir, Mark Watson, Nathan Elvery, Patricia Hay-Justice, Peter Staveley, Phil Thomas, Refuse collection, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Rubbish piles up on our streets as council keeps spinning

We had barely pressed the publish button on our latest fly-tipping report than the Sage of Waddon, Arfur Towcrate, was posting to Twitter another example of how the state of Croydon’s streets is utterly rubbish:

Posted in 2014 council elections, Anthony Brooks, Crime, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Another council failure to put the fly-tipping issue to bed

Two pages of the latest issue of Your Croydon, the council’s propaganda rag (what Tory Government minister Eric Pickles would so accurately call a “Town Hall Pravda”), have been devoted to a warning to fly-tippers: “Beware – you will be … Continue reading

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Croydon Council’s “non-drop” trees that cost us all extra

Tomorrow, our neighbours in Sutton will be able to mark the end of the holiday period by placing their used and unwanted dying old Christmas trees outside their homes for collection, free of charge, by the local council. In Lambeth, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Gardening, Lambeth Council, Refuse collection, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments