Croydon’s Air Quality Action Plan: answers are blowing in the wind

Posted on July 4th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

All talk and not much action: will this Air Quality Action Plan affect Croydon’s pollution levels?

Consultation on Croydon’s Air Quality Action Plan was recently kicked off at a ‘summit’ attended by councillors, council employees and members of the public. The consultation runs until Monday 21st August – so if you care about your air, take a look at the draft plan and make your thoughts known.

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The Wandle pollution scandal isn’t going away

Posted on May 16th, by Peter Ball in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Now there’s sewage in the River Wandle

I recently wrote an article in the Citizen highlighting the issue of visible pollution in the River Wandle in Croydon. Since then I have carried out further investigations. What I have discovered is troubling.

After becoming aware of pollution in January 2017, I have walked the length of the river within Wandle Park almost every day. There has not been a … Read More »

What’s polluting the river Wandle?

Posted on March 17th, by Peter Ball with Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Pollution is seriously affecting the flow of the river through Wandle Park

On Monday 24th February, early morning dog walkers saw an oil slick at the downstream end of the Wandle river, next to the skatepark in Wandle Park. Next day, although still present, it was much reduced and by Thursday 27th only a couple of small smears remained on the surface. Then on Friday 28th, a … Read More »