Tag Archives: Shasha Khan

Beddington incinerator is out-of-date before it is even started

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After travelling past the Beddington Lane incinerator yesterday in the knowledge that the furnaces are about to be fired up for the first time, SHASHA KHAN, pictured right, who has been prominent in the campaign opposing the Viridor … Continue reading

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Greens candidate kicked out of council meeting over new gift

BELLE MONT reports on a lively planning meeting at Sutton Council on Wednesday, when a parliamentary candidate chose to remind the councillors of a decision they took four years ago which is likely to have environmental consequences for generations Shasha … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Croydon Friends of the Earth, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Peter Underwood, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Greens fired up over Brake and pick a vicar to take on Philp

WALTER CRONXITE sorts through the assortment of candidates from the eco-friendly party who want to have a blazing row over Sutton’s incinerator There will be no “progressive alliance” in Croydon at next month’s General Election, after the Green Party announced … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Catherine Shelley, Chris Philp MP, Church and religions, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, Environment, Gavin Barwell, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Surrey, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Tracey Hague, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Croydon’s set a course that incentivises rubbish incineration

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Are council plans for new bins, for every household in the borough, likely to cause the “contamination” of recycling, and so maximise the profits for incinerator operators? SHASHA KHAN suggests that it is a real risk Politics is … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaigner challenges Sutton over air quality

Sutton Council, which has allowed planning permission for a massive waste incinerator to be built at Beddington, has received a £5,000 payment from an environment campaigner following a High Court challenge to the scheme last year. And with the cheque, … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Sadiq Khan, Shasha Khan, Sian Berry, Waste incinerator, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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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Holy smoke: Sutton to investigate Viridor ‘gift’ to church

Sutton Council has bowed to public pressure and is to look into the controversial £275,000 donation from the charitable arm of Viridor, the industrialists who were granted permission by the local authority to build and operate a massive waste incinerator … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Church and religions, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Nick Mattey, Outside Croydon, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

20mph zones under threat from UKIP activists, warns Khan

What appears to be a UKIP-led campaign against 20mph speed limits on residential streets in the north of the borough has been condemned, after stickers and posters have been placed – often unlawfully – around Croydon. In a display of … Continue reading

Posted in Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Environment, Norbury, Parking, Selhurst, Shasha Khan, Thornton Heath, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Reed is getting sniffy over Progress policies and Mansion Tax

You might think that Steve Reed OBE, the fortunate incumbent in a 12,000-vote Labour majority Croydon North parliamentary seat, might be a relaxed mood going into next week’s General Election. He ought to be. Just don’t let anyone at tonight’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan, Waste incinerator, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Nick Clegg feels the heat from anti-incinerator protestors

Nick Clegg, soon to be the ex-Deputy Prime Minister and possibly also soon-to-be an ex-MP and ex-leader of the Liberal Democrats, was forced to abandon a carefully stage-managed photo-op outside St Helier Hospital in Sutton this afternoon, when protestors from … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Health, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, St Helier Hospital, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon North election hustings, Selhurst, Apr 14

Selhurst Community Connectors are staging a family-themed Croydon North election hustings on April 14, from 6pm, at the Gingerbread Corner Child Care Centre, Grenaby Avenue, CR0 2EG. Three Croydon North candidates will be taking part: Steve Reed OBE (Labour), Shasha … Continue reading

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High Court judge rejects community appeal against incinerator

The battle to stop the building of an industrial incineration plant on a nature reserve at Beddington Lane could be drawing to a close, after the Stop the Incinerator Campaign’s appeal against the refusal of its Judicial Review was turned … Continue reading

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Stop the Incinerator Campaign public meeting, Jan 10

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign – waiting for a puff of white smoke to go up from the High Court, if not from the proposed Beddington Lane incinerator – is staging a public meeting this Saturday, January 10, in central … Continue reading

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Greens call for 12% fares cut and publicly run railways

Shasha Khan, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, was canvassing rail commuters this morning, as they were returned to work after the Christmas break and were hit by a double whammy of another above-inflation fares hike and badly … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Croydon, Esther Sutton, London-wide issues, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP, Shasha Khan, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Bernard Weatherill House, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Nathan Elvery, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Greens, Environment, Shasha Khan, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Transition Town, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

£5,000 – by Monday: help pay cost of stopping the incinerator

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign needs to raise £5,000 by Monday to be able to afford to continue the fight to prevent Sutton and Croydon councils allowing industrialists Viridor to build and operate a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land … Continue reading

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Judge gives all-clear for Viridor to build incinerator

So, Westfield and Hammerson are to build a £1 billion shopping mall in the centre of town, and thousands of new homes are to be built there, too, and they will all have a waste incinerator parked on the borough … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Broad Green, Business, Centrale, Croydon Greens, Environment, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Inside Croydon’s loyal reader helps Khan have his day in court

£5,500 That’s how much was raised in a single day for the Stop the Incinerator Campaign, following the urgent appeal published on Inside Croydon yesterday. The only conclusion that can be drawn from that information is that our loyal reader … Continue reading

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Campaigners win their day in court against Viridor incinerator

Good to see Her Maj, at the ripe old age of 88 and despite being busy preparing to celebrate her official birthday over the weekend, sticking up for the little fella. The Stop The Incinerator Campaign today received the formal … Continue reading

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Social justice and strong principles are Green way, says Khan

VOTE 2014: The Green Party has never had a councillor in Croydon. Here, their local co-chair SHASHA KHAN offers his party line about why they deserve your vote in tomorrow’s Town Hall elections If you are reading this article then … Continue reading

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Greens hold back from promising to scrap £1bn incinerator

The Green Party launched its local election manifesto for Croydon yesterday, confirming that it will field a full slate of 70 candidates across the whole of the borough. The Greens seem poised to benefit on voting day next month from … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Greens, Environment, Fly tipping, Fracking, Gordon Ross, Knife crime, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, South Croydon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

We’ll make campaigners pay says Sutton Council leader

Sutton Council is prepared to spend tens of thousands of pounds of public money to fight a legal battle against a campaign by residents from across south London who want to stop the building of a waste incinerator at Beddington … Continue reading

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