Tag Archives: Worcester Park

£2m auction deal could take HG Wells back to the future

A landmark pub in Worcester Park appears to have been saved from demolition or conversion into flats, after a private buyer paid more than £2million for the property. The HG Wells, on Cheam Common Road, has been closed for so … Continue reading

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Monster of a show helps to bring local AmDram back to life

These are troubling times for many, with some of the small, community organisations which form the fabric of local society struggling after going two years without being able to function ‘as normal’. DAVID MORGAN donned his mask (anti-covid, rather than … Continue reading

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Tory election candidate looks to double-up on his allowances

BELLE MONT, our Sutton correspondent, reports on a candidate for whom one set of council wages is clearly not enough It would seem that there are no limits to the amount of public service Paul Newman is prepared to offer. … Continue reading

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Ashes to ashes: Only Boris can stop Viridor incinerator now

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Did Sutton’s LibDems last night grant planning permission to Viridor for its £1bn incinerator project at Beddington Lane just so that someone else could make the tough decision to block it? Contributing editor ANDREW PELLING says that nothing … Continue reading

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Burnt: incinerator scheme fails to get planning permission

A Sutton Council planning meeting last night refused to approve plans to build a waste incinerator on its border with Croydon, at Beddington Lane, a stunning reversal for the powers of big business. Ahead of the meeting, with the Sutton … Continue reading

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Stonecot by-election offers LibDems chance of cheer

A local judgement on Gideon Osborne’s Autumn Statement will come tomorrow in Stonecot ward in Sutton, as they go to the polls in a by-election to replace an outgoing LibDem councillor. The Osborne Budget in the spring brought a litany … Continue reading

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Sutton councillor calls for “all-out war” on the Tories

Croydon politics may be a red-blue duopoly but next door in Sutton, the LibDems have just completed 25 years in charge. Here, Sutton councillor LESTER HOLLOWAY outlines his progressive approach to the national government coalition and the 2014 local elections … Continue reading

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Brennan retirement signals shift at Sutton Town Hall

ANDREW PELLING reports on significant developments across the borough boundary in Sutton With the political destinies of Sutton and Croydon growing closer with the proposed creation of two hybrid Sutton and Croydon parliamentary seats, it pays to keep abreast of … Continue reading

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By-election result leaves O’Connell in need of a Boris boost

This week’s Worcester Park council by-election was a great result for Sutton’s Lib-Dems, so-so for Labour, but grim for the Greens and incinerator campaigners, and worrying for the local Tories and their new political  “guru”, Steve O’Connell. ANDREW PELLING goes … Continue reading

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Woodley to ask Kenley: Is O’Connell worth £129,000?

Is Louisa Woodley, Labour’s candidate for the Croydon and Sutton London Assembly seat, being a little too bold in launching her campaign in Kenley this afternoon, right on the doorstep of incumbent Steve “I’m Worth It” O’Connell? Starting her bid … Continue reading

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