Tag Archives: Stop The Incinerator Campaign

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

Posted in 2016 London elections, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Marina Ahmad, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Waste incinerator, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Environment, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Sutton LibDems expel councillor for alleging corruption

Sutton Council’s Liberal Democrats are proving themselves to be most illiberal and not very democratic, after they managed to kick a councillor, Nick Mattey, out of their party for daring to try to represent the interests of residents in his … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Environment, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Green ambitions go up in smoke as Croydon burns its rubbish

Croydon’s Labour-run council, which was elected on a manifesto of being “ambitious” to be the cleanest and greenest borough in London, has been sending residents’ domestic waste to an incinerator for more than a year. Work has only recently begun … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

£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

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon Guardian, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Nick Mattey, Planning, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Nick Mattey, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Mayoral contender calls for review of incinerator schemes

A leading contender for selection by Labour to run for the Mayor of London next year says he will ask whoever is the Environment Secretary in the new Government to conduct an urgent review of all waste incinerator schemes planned … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dear Croydon Labour: It’s time for you to act on incinerator

The issue of the Beddington Lane incinerator spreads, like the toxic emissions likely to be emitted from the proposed plant’s 300-foot-high chimneys, right across south London, and into Croydon. Here is an open letter to “Clean and Green” Stuart Collins, … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Environment secretary Davey helps Brake dine out with Viridor

More evidence has emerged of ties between incinerator operators Viridor and senior members of the Liberal Democrats in Sutton, including Tom Brake, until last month the deputy Leader of the House in the ConDem coalition. At least three executives from … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Greens, Environment, Nick Mattey, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Environment, Nick Mattey, Paul Burstow MP, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stephen Fenwick, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Guardian, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stephen Fenwick, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 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

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

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stop the Incinerator Quiz Night fundraiser, Feb 9

Posted in Activities, Community associations, Environment, Esther Sutton, Pubs, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Greens, Environment, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

Posted in Business, Community associations, Environment, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stop the Incinerator quiz fund-raiser: Mon Sep 8

Posted in Environment, Pubs, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, London-wide issues, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wildlife reserve at Beddington Farmlands under threat

Locally based naturalist PETER ALFREY lays out the case for protecting the Beddington Farmlands nature reserve from being industralised with the building of a polluting waste incinerator Beddington Farmlands is my local patch. A 400-acre expanse of south London currently … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Environment, Gardening, London-wide issues, Planning, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Now Sutton’s running scared of protesting pensioners

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign wanted to mark the first anniversary of Sutton Council granting planning permission to Viridor to build a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land at Beddington Lane this week. But when concerned people from Sutton, Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Environment, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment