Ignore the many: Croydon’s bins cause a crisis

Posted on September 5th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Does Croydon’s new recycling policy suit everyone?

When it comes to change there is an immutable truth: you can’t please everybody. Just look at the hot topic of the moment – bins.

Yet the need to improve our recycling rate has cross-party agreement and broad support across Croydon. We even used to be rather good at it.

The proportion of Croydon’s household waste that was … Read More »

Sponsored: The festival that’s ambitious for Croydon

Posted on July 17th, by Ambition Festival in Culture. No Comments

Croydon’s most ambitious cultural celebration is about to start, with something for everyone

2015 is our first year, and we’ve started as we mean to go on. Croydon’s certainly ambitious, and the acts that we’ll be seeing in venues around the town centre and across the borough reflect it: top talent, exciting newcomers and original entertainment that have put Croydon straight onto some ‘ones to watch’ festival … Read More »

Croydon tackles flytipping – a progress report

Posted on February 18th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

We all want cleaner streets. Robert Ward listened in as the council grappled with flytipping

For those of us with an interest in the vexed subject of fly-tipping, these are interesting times. A Croydon Council press release was followed up with a cabinet discussion in January. Since fly-tipping was a big issue in the last year’s council elections, I thought a review was due so … Read More »

If Henry VIII had used disposable nappies, they wouldn’t have decomposed yet

Posted on January 27th, by Grace Onions in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Grace Onions, co-founder of Croydon Real Nappy Network, explains why she chose to work for change from the bottom up

“If Henry VIII had used disposable nappies, they would still be festering away somewhere, not yet decomposed.”

When I read this statement recently, it brought home to me what my work with the Croydon Real Nappy Network, which I co-founded in 2006 along with … Read More »