Tag Archives: Sutton Council

Councillor’s six-month absence triggers Wallington by-election

Our Sutton staff reporter, BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK, on the latest set-back for the council’s Liberal Democrats Sutton Council seems set for another councillor by-election, this time in Wallington North. Liberal Democrat councillor Joyce Melican has been absent from all council business … Continue reading

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Bailey to bridge the gap left by Bolger’s departure from Sutton

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on the latest move by the council’s ruling Liberal Democrats Sutton Council is close to announcing that Helen Bailey is to be appointed as its chief executive. Sutton has been without a CEO since Niall … Continue reading

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Brake denies knowing he was backing anti-Semitic candidate

EXCLUSIVE: Our Sutton political reporter, CARL SHILTON, on how ignorance is bliss for the Liberal Democrats when it comes to rampant racism Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, was today desperately trying to distance himself from … Continue reading

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Industrialisation of Beddington reserve is killing off wildlife

PAUL LUSHION, our environment correspondent, reports on how a 6,000-signature petition is about to be handed to a council leader demanding that they do their job to protect south London’s biggest nature reserve The Beddington Farmlands nature reserve, just the … Continue reading

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Put the bunting out: Sutton drops incinerator lane name plan

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on a sudden council U-turn Sutton Council has backed down over its decision to name the access road to the Viridor incinerator in Beddington as “Corn Bunting Lane”. The LibDem-controlled council announced the U-turn this … Continue reading

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Viridor allowed to give ‘absurd’ name to incinerator road

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how the council has opted to name the service road to the Beddington Lane incinerator after a bird species that has been almost wiped out locally, in part, at least, as a consequence of … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Veolia is sending recycling to incinerator

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, reports on some shocking revelations from Brighton which illustrate rubbish economics Veolia, the rubbish contractors for Croydon and three other boroughs in the South London Waste Partnership, have been instructing some of their staff to … Continue reading

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