Tag Archives: Nick Mattey

Independents’ Day in Beddington puts Dombey in the doldrums

Tony Newman is not the only south London council leader under increased pressure following the local elections. BELLE MONT delves into the detail of the results in Sutton, where the local LibDem leader used to boast that ‘independents don’t win … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Hamish Pollock, Jayne McCoy, Jessica Crowe, Niall Bolger, Nick Mattey, Paul Burstow MP, Paul Scully MP, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council, Tim Crowley, Waste incinerator, Wendy Mathys | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sutton LibDems horrified by unreal McCoy’s car crash hustings

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Hustings held ahead of this year’s local elections here in south London have been noticeably… well, dull. Until Tuesday night over in Carshalton, where Sutton LibDems, fighting to retain control of the council, sent in one of their … Continue reading

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Two men and a digger: slow going on closed Beddington Lane

Are Conways, who are widening Beddington Lane to make it easier for the thousands of rubbish-laden HGVs to reach the Viridor incinerator, staging a go-slow? How can a major road be closed and the contractors not work on Saturday and … Continue reading

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Dombey and Daughter: council questions over charity fraud

BELLE MONT, our Sutton correspondent, on the pressure mounting on another south London council leader It’s not just in Croydon where there have been calls for the council leader to resign. In Sutton, Ruth Dombey, who rules over that borough’s … Continue reading

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Salter conviction revives claims of council cover-up over fraud

Sutton Seniors Forum was a charity established 20 years ago by the parents of Ruth Dombey, now the LibDem leader of Sutton Council. Yesterday’s conviction of her former colleague Alan Salter for defrauding it of thousands of pounds has revived … 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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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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