Some Croydon Good News

2017-03-20-Bigbelly-Bins

(Croydon Council photo)

Bigbelly bins arrive around the Borough

Large capacity, solar-powered Big belly street bins are being installed  across the borough following a successful trial in the town centre.

They are a quality looking piece of street furniture. Not having open tops they cannot be overfilled like normal  bins with rubbish falling or being blown out. They have special containers for people’s cigarette butts.

Well done to Stuart Collins, the Cabinet member responsible for the waste service who is always open to new ideas to improve the service and change people’s litter dropping habits.

  • Air pollution consultation

The Council’s consultation on air pollution has started.

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/council-plans-consultation-drive-make-croydons-air-cleaner-greener-safer

Note there is no link to the actual consultation details – and I cannot find them on the website.

For background see

https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/croydon-council-considers-air-quality-action

The previous air quality action plan can be seen at

http://lovecleanair.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Croydon-Air-Quality-Action-Plan-2012-2017.pdf

  • Museum Receives Accreditation

Croydon Museum service has received national Archive Service Accreditation.

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/croydons-treasure-trove-of-history-accredited

  • Another success for the Police

Four men have been jailed for raids on ATM machines and stores including one on the London Rd.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/gang-jailed-for-exploding-atm-machine-at-croydon-shop-among-series-of-attacks-in-middle-of-night/story-30217697-detail/story.html

  • CCCG backtracks on baby milk

The Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has backtracked on its plans to end prescriptions for baby milk. From April, specialist formulas will now be made available for babies under 12 months who are diagnosed with Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy. 6,000 people signed a petition objecting to the proposed ban.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39339106

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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