Tag Archives: Viridor

Our clueless councils are killing residents with toxic air

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After a week of shambles and chaos in neighbouring borough Sutton, with Carshalton Ponds being drained without any advance warning and with Veolia – who are familiar to Croydon residents after years of lacklustre service – missing bin … Continue reading

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More questions than answers as Mayor ducks burning issue

JONNY BROGDALE reports on an unsatisfactory exercise organised by City Hall that was more about justification than any real accountability The People’s Question Time session with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, staged in Carshalton on Thursday night, offered a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Jessica Crowe, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Nick Mattey, Policing, Ruth Dombey, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, TfL, Tim Crowley, Tramlink, Transport, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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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Sutton scraps recycling machine – and wastes £6m-plus

A £4million-worth piece of machinery which was bought to help improve recycling rates in Croydon and across south London has been binned by Sutton Council  – who have managed to incur an additional bill of at least £2million to landfill … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Merton, Nick Mattey, Paul Burstow MP, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Night-time road survey begins for TfL along Beddington Lane

Overnight works have begun along Beddington Lane, as Transport for London starts to spends millions of pounds of public money in strengthening the thoroughfare in anticipation of the hundreds of laden HGVs which will be trundling along it daily with … Continue reading

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‘Anyone would think Croydon’s got money to burn’

Rows over Big Belly Bins in the Town Hall chamber will prove to be mild diversions when the public realises the massive profits likely to be made by waste and incinerator operators from their contracts with south London councils, as … Continue reading

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It’s official: Sutton scrutiny chair does have conflict of interest

It’s official: The position of a Sutton councillor on a panel to distribute £1million-worth of “hush money” from incinerator operator Viridor does hold inherent conflicts of interest. That’s the view of Jessica Crowe, one of Sutton Council’s most senior public … Continue reading

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