Tag Archives: Niall Bolger

Luxury retirement flats face sky-high fuel bills thanks to Sutton

BELLE MONT reports on how the new tenants of 80 pricy retirement flats in Hackbridge are likely to get very heated over their energy bills A housing developer has been allowed to abandon an agreed scheme to build an old … Continue reading

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LibDems given extra time to campaign in Belmont by-election

More allegations of gerrymandering have emerged from Sutton Council, as BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK reports Lawyers have been consulted to see whether Sutton Council has acted in breach of electoral law over the lengthy delay in the staging of a ward by-election … Continue reading

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Thanks for the bins and incinerator! ‘Ballistic’ Bolger is leaving

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the shock – and a tad premature – announcement that the council chief exec has quit their job So long, and thanks for all the bins. And the Viridor incinerator, of course. Niall Bolger, … Continue reading

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#SuttonBinShame: Dombey accused of gerrymandering Veolia

A leaked email obtained by this website seems to show that Liberal Democrats have been abusing council resources in an attempt to get themselves out of the hole they have created with their rubbish Veolia service. Our Sutton investigations editor, … Continue reading

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Sutton pipes up with another £1m contract for binmen Veolia

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, has been doing a bit of digging around a heating network’s pipes and uncovered millions of pounds of public cash Not for the first time, there’s a bit of a stink coming from Sutton’s civic … Continue reading

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Barratt’s housing residents face 475% hike in fuel charges

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how the council’s policy of eradicating fuel poverty is seeing them deliver hugely inflated heating costs to some unlucky residents of a new development A south London council which has declared its intention to … Continue reading

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Council CEO’s claims over heating network shown to be wrong

BELLE MONT, our Sutton district reporter, on a 25-year multi-million-pound deal done by Sutton’s LibDems with a company under investigation for bribery Less than six months after it emerged that Niall Bolger, the chief executive of Sutton Council, wrote to … Continue reading

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Tower block families left waiting for fire safety results

Residents of Balaam House, the 60-flat tower block in Sutton, have good cause to be confused and worried this morning as, three weeks since the dreadful events at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, they still await some degree of certainty from … Continue reading

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‘Serious questions’ for LibDems over £11m housing contract

The opposition leader on Sutton Council is seeking an urgent, independent inquiry into how a senior Liberal Democrat party official failed to declare an interest when on the board of the borough’s social housing partnership, as they awarded a multi-million-pound … Continue reading

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LibDem official causes scandal over undeclared donations

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, finds that the former chair of Sutton’s ruling party, John Drage, forgot to declare an interest during a multi-million-pound public tendering process. And not for the first time The Liberal Democrats on Sutton Council accepted … Continue reading

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Sutton residential tower block fails fire safety tests

A nine-storey residential tower block in north Sutton which had a multi-million-pound “upgrade” completed only last October, has failed fire safety checks on its exterior cladding. The residents of 96 homes in Chaucer House received letters today informing them of … Continue reading

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‘Bollinger’ Bolger accused of bullying Sutton councillor

The most senior official at Sutton Council has been accused of intimidation and bullying after instructing the borough’s lawyers to fire off a second threatening legal letter to an elected councillor in a matter of weeks. Niall Bolger, Sutton’s chief … Continue reading

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Sutton officials knew hub deal had collapsed before Cannes trip

Sutton’s chief executive and two senior council officials set off on a sales trip to the MIPIM conference in the South of France this week probably already knowing that the cancer hub scheme that they were trying to flog to … Continue reading

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Council officials targeted companies for MIPIM sponsor deals

On a day when failure to declare even the potential for a conflict of interest has forced someone in public office to resign, serious questions have been raised about the conduct of senior council officials in Sutton and whether they, … Continue reading

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Sutton ready to ‘faire une Pipe’, as Bolger apologises for mayor

There’s “some serious consternation”, according to sources at Sutton Council, being shown by the borough’s executive head of governance, Jessica Crowe, over the description of MIPIM, the international property show in the South of France next week, as a “booze … Continue reading

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‘Veil of secrecy’ surrounds Barratt’s £150,000 pipe dream

Opposition councillors in Sutton are demanding an urgent meeting with the council chief executive after the authority’s planning committee last night granted permission for a pipe-laying scheme to a division of a company which is paying towards a council trip … Continue reading

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Barratt’s, Bolger and the curious case of Sutton’s extra piping

Sutton Council’s junketing at MIPIM in the South of France next month is being paid for, in part at least, by a company which is subject to an investigation over bribery allegations by the Metropolitan Police’s complex fraud team. Niall … Continue reading

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Revealed: How Sutton spent some of its £30,000 MIPIM fund

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the mystery surrounding more than £20,000-worth of council sponsorship cash for a conference delegation to the South of France, and the business that links Croydon with social cleansing schemes in other London boroughs Niall Bolger, the … Continue reading

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Sutton’s ‘ballistic’ Bolger tries to gag criticism of MIPIM trip

The chief executive of Sutton Council, Niall Bolger, has been accused of “going ballistic” over reports regarding his £30,000 sponsored trip to the MIPIM development conference in the South of France next month. Bolger has taken it upon himself to … Continue reading

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Sutton’s secret sponsors for £30,000 South of France trip

WALTER CRONXITE uncovers the involvement of a Croydon consultancy in the secretive sponsorship deals which are paying for senior Sutton Council officials to attend a property speculators’ conference in the South of France Sutton Council is refusing to provide information, … Continue reading

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Bolger shows Cannes-do attitude with £30,000 trip to MIPIM

Niall Bolger, Sutton Council’s chief executive, yesterday signed off on including himself in a £30,000 junket to the South of France. Bolger and two senior Sutton colleagues will be attending MIPIM, the property speculators’ four-day champagne-swilling annual piss-up in Cannes, … Continue reading

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Dombey and chums stage unsustainable environment summit

The illiberal non-democrats who run Sutton Council clearly have no sense of irony. Or shame. Today, less than three miles from the site of the industrial-scale incinerator which they permitted to be built at Beddington, Sutton are staging a bit … Continue reading

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Dombey and chums cover-up donations for non-existent charity

More trouble with “news management issues” for Ruth Dombey, the LibDem leader of Sutton Council, and Niall Bolger, the borough’s chief executive, after they have been accused of covering up how thousands of pounds donated by residents to the Mayor’s … Continue reading

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‘Ballistic’ Bolger stands accused of trying to gag elected councillor over Beddington waste incinerator

WALTER CRONXITE has obtained confidential council documents which provide yet another twist in the Beddington incinerator saga The fall-out from the Beddington incinerator continues with an alarming claim that the chief executive of Sutton Council exceeded his authority with an … Continue reading

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