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Night-time road survey begins for TfL along Beddington Lane

Overnight works have begun along Beddington Lane, as Transport for London starts to spends millions of pounds of public money in strengthening the thoroughfare in anticipation of the hundreds of laden HGVs which will be trundling along it daily with … Continue reading

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Viridor incinerator doomed to be our Splott on the landscape

“PFI is distorting the decision-making process because big incinerator plants are more attractive to investors than small-scale recycling projects.” That was Tom Brake, speaking in 2001, when he was the LibDems’ environment spokesman. Then, the Carshalton and Wallington MP described … Continue reading

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Environment campaigners take protest to Viridor shareholders

The Stop the South London Incinerator Campaign is staging a demonstration in Beddington Lane tomorrow evening, June 29. Protestors will be gathering on the public footpaths outside the entrance to the Viridor incinerator site before a photo-call at 7pm. The … Continue reading

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Protestors to make a pantomime out of Sutton mayor-making

Sutton Greens and anti-incinerator campaigners from Croydon and across south London are planning to protest at the formal mayor-making ceremony at the civic centre later this month, when LibDem councillor Richard “Bernie” Clifton is set to don the ermine and … Continue reading

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London Assembly candidate calls for inquiry over incinerator

Marina Ahmad, Labour’s London Assembly candidate in Croydon and Sutton, is demanding an investigation into the contracts and deals surrounding the £1billion Viridor incinerator being built at public expense on Beddington Lane, on the Croydon-Sutton borough boundary. “The incinerator scheme … Continue reading

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Barratts stall on Sutton’s incinerator heat network agreement

Have Sutton Council’s plans to burn hundreds of thousands of tons of rubbish in an industrial-scale incinerator hit a speed bump? The LibDem-controlled local authority hoped to announce a commercial deal with Barratts homes to provide heating to the 725 … Continue reading

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Viridor boasts of incinerator support from ex-BNP member

The latest “community update” from Beddington incinerator operators Viridor gives pride of place to a former member of the BNP. The news update for what Viridor insists on passing off as an “Energy Recovery Facility” – it will burn thousands … Continue reading

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Profits of doom: How to make millions from burning crap

Croydon Council, by signing up with the South London Waste Partnership, has gone into the incineration business. For 25 years, our council will be spending £10 million a year for the privilege of polluting the south London atmosphere. Meanwhile, someone … Continue reading

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Suspicious Viridor put up smokescreen at incinerator site

They are building an industrial-scale incinerator on a site close by what was officially designated Metropolitan Open Land, a status which implies some sort of public access. And over the next 25 years, they expect to be paid £1 billion … 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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Drage-Net: Complaint filed to police over incinerator lobbying

A complaint has been made to the police about the conduct of former Sutton councillor, John Drage, in trying to influence a member of the council’s planning committee over the decision to grant permission to Viridor to build an industrial-scale … Continue reading

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Read all about it: from UKIP to refugees, Boxpark to crocuses

These are the stories which most-grabbed the attention of Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader in September 2015… 1, UKIP supporters to face demands for legal costs from council After staging a takeover of the CCC “community” group, local UKIPpers and right-wingers may … Continue reading

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Crowe’s feat to ensure incinerator inquiry is avoided

After venturing into Sutton on Wednesday evening, WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest efforts by the council to avoid a proper inquiry into the awarding of a £1 billion incinerator contract What a surprise. Liberal Democrat councillors on what we … Continue reading

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Conflicts of interest exposed over councillor’s old pals’ act

WALTER CRONXITE has uncovered evidence which proves that former Sutton counciller John Drage failed to declare his friendship with Viridor’s Colin Drummond on occasions when public contracts worth billions were being awarded to his friend’s business In five years on … Continue reading

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Ex-councillor says he was ‘coerced’ on incinerator decision

The chairman of Sutton Liberal Democrats could face criminal prosecution if a complaint that he sought to interfere with the Beddington Lane incinerator planning process can be proved. Former Sutton councillor Stephen Fenwick has issued a statement which makes the … Continue reading

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£1bn incinerator deal and £275,000 “gift” back in the spotlight

The Beddington Lane incinerator site, on Croydon’s borough boundary – and the £275,000 “gift” from incinerator operators Viridor to a church much-used by Sutton LibDems – is high on the agenda this week, as Sutton Council stages a ward by-election. … Continue reading

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Judge rejects incinerator appeal as focus turns to Viridor ‘gift’

A High Court judge this morning dismissed the latest, and possibly last, appeal under a Judicial Review by the Stop the Incinerator Campaign against Sutton Council’s decision to grant planning permission for an industrial-scale waste incineration plant to be built … 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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Tom Brake link to church donation from incinerator company

It has suddenly got very heated in Sutton over the Beddington Lane incinerator. The Liberal Democrats, who control Sutton Council, have today suspended one of their councillors, Nick Mattey, after he dared question their plans to allow incinerator operators Viridor … Continue reading

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Incinerator deal could collapse as Viridor get greedy

There has been an extraordinary development in the saga of the Beddington Lane incinerator, with the Sutton Guardian newspaper reporting that the £1 billion local authority contract is under threat because developers Viridor want the incinerator to be bigger, busier, … Continue reading

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Stop the Incinerator Quiz Night fundraiser, Feb 9

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Labour’s Newman waves white flag over Viridor incinerator

Just six months in to their new administration, and the Town Hall’s Labour leadership has confirmed that its “ambitious” promise “to make Croydon the cleanest and greenest borough in London” is in shreds, as they have abandoned all opposition to … Continue reading

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Judge sides with Viridor as incinerator case goes to appeal

The fight to stop Croydon and three other London councils from building an industrial-scale waste incinerator at Beddington Lane will now go to the Court of Appeal. High Court judge Mrs Justice Patterson has refused an application to reconsider her … Continue reading

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No they can’t! Viridor needs to provide 100% safety guarantee

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the tens of thousands of pounds raised, and spent, by the Stop the Incinerator Campaign in taking its case to the High Court, the legal challenge has had to be based on planning issues. The issue … Continue reading

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Council set to bring pools, parks and library service in-house

Croydon school pupils denied desks to study in the borough’s public libraries, free swimming sessions going under-publicised, and our parks being locked up because of a lack of contractor staff could all be things of the past if outsourced services … Continue reading

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