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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Noise warning near New Malden station

Residents living near New Malden station are being warned they might experience noise tonight.

Network Rail has written to people in the area informing them of a number of works due to take place overnight.

They include signal installation and track circuit testing – both of which will require heavy machinery.

Network Rail says the equipment used means some disturbance is unavoidable, but work must be carried out overnight as part of its contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Punters pay final respects to demolished pub


This is the Charlie Butler Pub in Mortlake today, after developers finally knocked down the historic music venue.

Following an outcry from residents last year, Richmond Council chose to delay the decision to demolish it so it could go back to developers and ask them to justify the loss of the much loved pub.

The Charlie Butler was one of South West London's most traditional 1960s public houses, opening in 1968.

It was the only one in England named after a brewery employee. He was head of the stables for the now defunct site at Wandsworth.

However, in later life, it was embroiled in licensing issues, leaving it open to developers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Road safety is child's play in Hampton
A new play road has opened in Hampton to give children a place to practice road safety without going near busy streets.

It’s been installed in Hatherop Park and comes complete with pretend zebra crossings and junctions.

It’ll give children the opportunity to learn road skills when walking or on bikes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am  

Friday, 25 October 2013

Brunel Student Death

A university fresher student has plunged 70 feet to his death in West London.

The man, believed to be a first year biomedical sciences student, fell from the Bishops Complex halls of residence at Brunel University.

Witnesses claim he threw his books out of the sixth-floor window before falling out of it.

Police are not treating his death yesterday lunchtime as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

Body recovered from river in Leatherhead
Police have recovered a body from the River Mole in Leatherhead.

The discovery was made earlier.

Officers say a number of enquiries are now being carried out to establish the identity and to determine the circumstances surrounding the death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Quins announce team
Harlequins have made six changes for their match against Sale Sharks tomorrow in the Aviva Premiership.

Tom Williams, Sam Smith and Ugo Monye are among the players returning to the starting lineup.

The second row is unchanged, and Nick Easter has been named as captain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Fire in Sutton block of flats
Police are asking for help in identifying two suspects after a fire on the Collingwood Estate in Sutton.

It happened in the early hours of yesterday morning in the communal bin area on the 9th floor of a block of flats.

It caused windows to shatter from the heat, ceiling lights to melt and the communal bins to be completely destroyed.

The suspects are described as being between 14 and 16 years old, and have been seen together riding a single BMX bike in the area.

One is described as black, tall and of slim build, while the other is white, shorter and of rounder build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

South West Trains confirm no additional carriages for Chessington line
South West Trains have confirmed there are no current plans to use additional carriages on trains on the Chessington line.

Platforms along the route have been lengthened, and many passengers believed they would be seeing 10 carriage trains on the line.

But the operating company say they won't be using the additional carriages they're introducing in the winter on trains to Chessington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Kingston Business Awards winners announced
The winners of the Kingston Business Awards have been revealed.

The Canbury Arms in Kingston was the big victor on the night.

It took home two awards, Business of the Year and Best Business for Marketing & Social Media.

The ceremony was hosted at the Holiday Inn Kingston South, and Ed Davey, Energy Secretary and MP for Kingston, was among the speakers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Arrest after Chessington rape
A man’s been arrested after a pensioner was raped in Chessington.

Police were called to reports of a burglary at a residential address and a rape of a woman in her 70s early on Wednesday morning.

The suspect’s in custody at a south London police station.

The victim was taken to hospital, where she’s continuing treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

Police investigate a violent robbery in Twickenham
Police continue to appeal for information following a violent robbery in Twickenham earlier this week.

During the incident in the early hours of Monday morning, three 18-year-old men were assaulted and robbed by three other men along the Meadway.

A mobile phone and 45-pounds was taken from the victims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 am  

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Police and councillors looking for new ways to regulate Surrey cyclists
Police and councillors say they are seeking new ways to regulate cyclists in Surrey.

Its emerged hundreds of cyclists now head to the Surrey Hills at weekends to ride the routes used in the 2012 games.

But councillors say they are limited as to how much they can regulate the sport with regards to motorists having to share the roads.

The races also upset a number of businesses this year, as roads had to be shut, meaning no passing trade for the weekend the events were staged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 pm  

Virginia Water vicar doesn't regret Israeli comments
A Church of England vicar says he has no regrets over comments he made about Israeli policies.

Rev Stephen Sizer, pastor of Christ Church in Virginia Water, had a complaint made against him by The Board of Deputies of British Jews.

It claimed his blog made anti-semitic statements, which he denied, and published links to racist websites.

Guildford Diocese said the complaint, made in October last year, had now been resolved in a face-to-face meeting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 pm  

Police reveal CCTV stills of Feltham robbery suspects

Police have released images of three people they'd like to speak to in connection with a distraction robbery in Feltham.

It happened outside Barclays on the High Street.

The victim withdrew a large amount of cash from the bank before being approached by a group of two men and a woman.

They spoke to her and it's claimed the money was stolen from her bag while she was distracted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Pete the Lurcher becomes the first Battersea dog to earn a Master’s degree


Staff at the animal charity say they are really proud of the highly educated Lurcher who hasn’t had the best start in life, having been brought in as a stray in June.

They hope his exemplary learning credentials will now help him find a home.

Pete has had plenty of time to peruse his business books as he recovered from a major operation on his front leg.

Pete can be worried by other dogs but has a sweet nature, and with the right owners can start to relax and come out of himself.

Rob Young, Head of Dog Rehoming says, “To have a dog with a Master’s degree in our midst is certainly a first for Battersea and we’re as proud as punch of Pete and his astounding intellect.”

To give a Battersea dog or cat a home please contact 020 7622 3626 or visit www.battersea.org.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Budding Moonets meet the Roundshaw cattle


The five Sussex cattle are back for a second year on Roundshaw Downs – and Sutton’s biodiversity team are hosting an open day so people can find out about what they are doing and why.

Visitors will learn about the benefits that cattle grazing brings to grassland and the more artistically-inclined can create their very own Moona Lisas at the cattle-themed art opportunity.

The event runs from 11am to 3pm on Friday the 1st of November, and there will be guided walks at 11.30am and 12.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Duchess visiting Richmond's historic Poppy Factory


The Duchess of Cornwall is at The Poppy Factory this morning to experience first-hand the work undertaken by the charity on behalf of disabled ex-Service personnel and their dependants.

Her Royal Highness will meet key Poppy Factory personnel including President, Sara Jones CBE DL, Chairman Mark Perowne and Chief Executive Melanie Waters.

During the tour, The Duchess of Cornwall will also meet clients of The Poppy Factory.

These are disabled veterans who have been assisted by The Poppy Factory in finding meaningful and sustainable employment in the civilian workplace.

The Duchess has also been named today as a patron of the charity, ahead of this year's Remembrance Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Croydon among NHS Trusts identified as 'high risk'
Almost a quarter of NHS trusts have been identified as high risk and may not be offering safe, good-quality care to patients.

Analysis by the Care Quality Commission reveals 44 trusts with the most serious level of concern - including higher than expected death rates across their hospitals.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust is in the highest risk band, while there are also concerns over Chelsea and Westminster, Royal Surrey and West Middlesex University Hospital.

Some trusts were flagged for incidents resulting in harm to patients, while others scored low on staff or patient satisfaction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Clapham drug dealer jailed
A drug dealer found with 2 kilos of heroin by Police in Croydon has been jailed for 10 years.

Omar Raymond Welsh, from Clapham, was arrested in August after being approached by officers at Thornton Heath train station.

The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to possession of the class A drug with intent to supply.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Palace Seeks New Manager

Ian Holloway says he's tired and worn out after parting company with Crystal Palace by mutual consent.

He leaves with the club second from bottom in the Premier League.

Holloway feels a more experienced manager could inspire them to stay in the top flight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

QPR sign American defender
QPR have signed United States defender Oguchi Onyewu.

He joins the club as a free agent after leaving Sporting Lisbon at the end of last season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Woking dustman retires after 45 years service
A dustman in Woking has retired after 45 years service.

Peter Eales started the job in 1968, the same year that the first motorway in the UK was completed.

Peter's walked a total of 117 thousand 500 miles doing the job – that's 4 times around the Earth.

He also emptied the equivalent of over 4 and a quarter million bins.

He says he's looking forward to retiring and filling his garden waste bin each fortnight ready for his ex-colleagues to empty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Holloway set to leave Crystal Palace?
There's speculation that Ian Holloway could be leaving Crystal Palace.

The club has called an urgent press conference for 5.30 today.

The Eagles lost 4-1 to Fulham on Monday night and are currently second from bottom in the Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Police search for missing man from Esher
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of a 42-year-old man from Esher who hasn’t been seen for a week.

Danny Tollworthy who has medical issues, was last seen in Hinchley Wood by a friend who saw him cycling near to the new sports ground.

He’s known to visit the Esher, Claygate, Hinchley Wood and Hersham areas.

Danny is white, 5ft 8, with dark brown hair, short beard, pierced ears and has a missing front tooth.

He was last seen wearing a green hooded top, dark jeans and dirty white trainers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Croydon 'least happy' place to live in London
If you live in Croydon, you’re apparently the least happy in the capital.

Latest figures from the Government’s happiness index show residents living there ranked themselves at just 7 out of 10.

Barking and Dagenham and Hackney followed closely behind.

Most surprising on the list, was the wealth borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where residents marked their happiness at just 7.6 out of ten.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Baby close to tube door that opened in between stations
It’s been revealed a baby in a buggy was close to a Tube train door when it partially opened on a Piccadilly line service travelling between stations.

A door in each of the first two carriages partly opened as the packed train headed for Heathrow on Sunday.

The driver hit the brakes and stopped the train after being alerted by an alarm in the cab.

The RMT union, which revealed the incident is demanding a full investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Chessington man re-bailed over Alps murder
The brother of Saad Al-Hilli has been re-bailed until January as officers continue their investigation into his murder.

Saad, his wife Ikbal and her mother Suhaila al-Allaf, who were all from Claygate, were shot dead along with a French cyclist in the Alps last September.

54 year old Zaid al-Hilli, from Chessington, was arrested in June on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder – but hasn’t been charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Knife attack in Earl's Court
A pensioner has suffered facial injuries after a knife attack in Earl's Court.

Last Saturday, the 66-year-old victim was on West Cromwell Road when he noticed two men kicking a woman on the floor.

In an attempt to stop the assault, the man punched one of the suspects, who then retaliated by using a knife to cut his face and the side of his head.

Both suspects are described as black men between 5 foot 8 inches and 5 foot 10 inches tall, of average build, wearing dark clothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

Feltham's MP features in fiery Prime Minister's Questions
Feltham’s MP got in on the act and quizzed David Cameron at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

But there was one issue dominating in the House of Commons, as Radio Jackie’s George Alderman reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Fire in Battersea
Firefighters rescued a man from a maisonette fire on Wallis Close in Battersea this morning.

The fire damaged part of the kitchen and there was smoke throughout the property.

A further two people left the building before the Brigade arrived.

They were all suffering from smoke inhalation and were treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

The Brigade was called at 7.04 and the fire was under control by 7.45.

Fire crews from Battersea, Wandsworth and Fulham fire stations attended the incident. The cause of the fire is under control.

Fire Kills has launched it’s smoke alarm testing campaign called Tick Tock Test and is asking everyone to test their smoke alarm when they change the clocks back this Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Missing Hammersmith woman found
A woman missing from Hammersmith has been found safe and well.

65 year old Anne Long was picked up by officers in Knightsbridge yesterday evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 am  

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Clapham murder charge

Police have charged a man with a murder in Clapham.

30 year old Andrew Morris is accused of killing 21 year old Henry Stangroom.

He will appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Cobham woman to receive award

A woman from Cobham has received a special award today for her dedication to rescuing and re homing cats.

70-year-old Ann Knowles has been recognised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in a ceremony at the House of Lords.

She's rescued a countless number of cats since she first got involved in animal welfare in the 1960s.

The award was accepted on her behalf by her daughter, and was presented to her by TV wildlife presenter Bill Oddie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm  

18 year old assulted in Fetcham

Detectives are appealing for information following an assault outside a pizza shop in Fetcham.

It happened earlier this month outside Dominos on Guildford Road.

An 18-year-old man was threatened with an iron bar before it was swung by the offender striking the victims' scooter.

The victim was then struck with the bar causing a minor injury to his left lower forearm.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released on police bail until next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

Private tuition highest in the capital

It's estimated that a quarter of British children have received private tuition in 2013.

That's as a government study has revealed around one in three people haven't gained a grade A* to C by the age of 16.

Tim Morris, who's from Tutor Doctor, says the percentage of children receiving private tuition is even higher in Greater London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 pm  

Wandsworth restaurant considers e-cigarette ban
Michelin starred Chez Bruce in Wandsworth Common is the latest restaurant to consider banning e-cigarettes.

The battery operated devices are not covered by the 2007 ban on cigarette and cigar smoking in public places.

Users exhale an odourless nicotine vapour that looks like smoke but does not contain toxins such as tar found in real tobacco fumes.

But restaurants like Chez Bruce, say they feel the devices are as off putting as cigarettes for other diners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Hounslow Council deliver hard hitting message to young drivers
Hounslow Council has created two new films aimed which they say will deliver a hard hitting message to young drivers about road safety.

In the last two years there’s been 160 casualties in 16-20 year olds in Hounslow.

The time lapse films tells the story of two characters through social network as they prepare for a night out.

The videos which cost 2 and a half thousand pounds to make have already been watched more than a thousand times since their release.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Ban on selling alcohol after anti-social behaviour
A ban on selling alcohol after midnight at venues in part of London is being considered following anti-social behaviour complaints by residents.

Lambeth Council's plan affects venues on part of Wandsworth Road in Clapham.

A consultation will run until the end of November and if approved the ban could be brought in by January.

The Early Morning Alcohol Restriction Order would prohibit the sale of alcohol between midnight and 6 in the morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Man charged over Battersea murder
Police have charged a man with murder in Battersea.

30 year old Andrew Morris is accused of killing of 21 year old Henry Stangroom.

He will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Fire in Hayes
Twenty one firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a mid terraced house on Chestnut Close in Hayes in the early hours of this morning.

The whole of the first floor and roof was completely destroyed by fire and part of the staircase was damaged by fire.

Four fire engines from Heathrow, Hayes, Hillingdon and Park Royal fire stations went to the scene.

The Brigade was called at 3.19am and the fire was brought under control by 4.29am.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated by the Brigade and the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Croydon 'most wanted' revealed
Police in Croydon have released a list of seven people on their ‘most wanted’ list.

Maciel Jablonski and Jordan Jamel Burton are wanted in connection with separate burglaries last year.

Patrick Fowler and Nicholas Wassall failed to appear in court after being charged with burglary.

Faisal Butt is wanted in connection with a theft from a car and Keroy Whittle on suspicion of drugs offences.

And officers hope to trace Kadie Spence – who is due for recall to prison after being convicted of possessing a firearm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Men wanted in connection with Sutton break in
Police have released images of four men they’d like to speak to in connection with a burglary at a supermarket in Sutton.

Intruders gained entry to the Tesco store on Oldfields Road in the early hours of Sunday by using their fingers to prise open a double set of glass doors.

They then tried to pull some scratch cards from a display, but were disturbed by a cleaner and left empty handed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Police appeal after man threatened in Epsom
Police are asking for help in finding a man who threatened a member of the public in Epsom.

A man in his twenties was allegedly approached and threatened as he walked along Longmead Road last week.

The suspect is described as tall, black, with short brown hair and a slim build.

The victim wasn't injured during the altercation but was left shaken as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Monday, 21 October 2013

Barnes Cinema Comeback

When it was announced in 2010 that The Olympic recording Studios in Barnes was to be no more, there was a public outcry.

It seemed the building where the likes of The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix had created their masterpieces had fallen victim to the recession, and would be turned into flats or offices.

However, its emerged the couple who bought it, have returned it to its pre - war roots, as a cinema.

The Olympic screened its first film since the 50s, the new Tom Hanks movie, Captain Phillips on Saturday night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 pm  

No Smoking Abuse At Croydon School

A headteacher at a Croydon school has become a victim of a hate campaign after asking parents not to smoke at the school gates.

Susan Papas has asked them to stop lighting up outside Selsdon Primary as she believes it may set a bad example.

An online petition has been started calling for her to leave the school, and she's received anonymous abuse from parents.

She's told the Daily Mail she won't give into the unpleasantness.

She says it's due to a handful of parents, who she's described as bullies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm  

Amanda Holden sparks further Savile debate


Amanda Holden has claimed Jimmy Savile tried to seduce her while she was being treated for a cut finger at Leeds General Infirmary.

The 42 year old makes the claims in her forthcoming autobiography which has been seen by the Daily Mail.

It’s unclear whether Ms Holden reported the incident, which happened over 20 years ago, to police.

It’s thought Savile raped as many as 34 women, and sexually assaulted up to 450 children over 60 years.

Sonja Freebody with the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre in Guildford, says it’s never too late for victims of abuse to come forward.



For more information on RASASC, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Man charged over phone theft
Police have confirmed they’ve charged a man with stealing a phone belonging to the MP for Mitcham and Morden.

29 year old Michael Ankers, from South West London, will appear before Westminster Magistrates' next month.

Siobhan McDonagh was told by officers that her text messages had been accessed after the phone was taken in October 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Oil spillage on A3 causes major delays
An oil spillage caused major delays on the A3 at Burntcommon today.

It's after a car hit the central reservation this morning and was involved in a collision with a lorry.

Three lanes of the road at Burntcommon were closed southbound, before reopening just after 1 o'clock once the fuel had been cleaned up.

Two ambulance crews attended the scene, and one person was taken to hospital with non serious injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Bad morning for commuters
A discarded bike on the tracks at Leatherhead meant nasty delays for South West Trains commuters this morning.

The power had to be turned off for 15 minutes on the Guildford to Waterloo line following the discovery during rush hour.

Commuters using Southern between East Croydon and London Bridge didn’t fare much better.

A fatality at West Norwood also meant huge delays during the breakfast rush.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Tributes paid to stabbed man


The family of a budding young chef stabbed to death at his home in Clapham on Thursday, have spoken of how he was the most beautiful boy in the World.

21 year old Henry Stangroom worked at the Criterion in Piccadilly Circus.

He was found with knife wounds to the heart and lung in the flat he lived in on Thursday night.

His housemate, 30 year old Andrew Morris, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mr Stangroom had trained at the internationally acclaimed Tante Marie academy in Woking.

Any witnesses should call 020 8721 4005 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Could this path mean an end to street lights?


We could be about to see the end of the streetlight – thanks to an invention from a company in Virginia Water.

Cambridge City Council is the first in the country to install the Starpath, a trail of ultraviolet particles, in the town centre.

The technology works by absorbing light during the day before emitting an artificial glow in the evening.

Creator Hamish Scott says the Starpath is more cost and energy efficient, and would be the perfect replacement for streetlights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Hounslow Council lobbies for Turnham Green train stop
Hounslow Council is hoping that Transport for London will grant its request for a permanent train stop at Turnham Green to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary.

The council marks 50 years of existence next year.

It has consistently lobbied for services to accommodate stopping at Turnham Green as part of improvements to the Piccadilly Line.

Council officials are optimistic that TfL will give them the special birthday gift.

The stop would also benefit residents in neighbouring boroughs such as Ealing and Richmond.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 am  

Two men charged under the Terrorism Act
Two men in their mid-twenties will appear in court today charged under the Terrorism Act.

The British nationals, of Turkish and Algerian origin, were detained last weekend during an anti-terror operation.

They'll face Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Two other men arrested in the same operation were freed without charge on Saturday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 am  

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Business Kingston
Kingston University’s business school will be offering mentoring and support to small and medium sized business in the area.
The idea is part of a university-wide scheme that wants to utilise on-campus expertise in developing local economic growth.
Director of the Small business research centre Professor Blackburn say they are at the forefront of research and innovation in the sector.
The scheme will mean that students will have greater access to real-time experience with local companies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 pm  

Schools with places to spare in Fulham could merge
Two under-subscribed primary schools in Fulham maybe joined after almost half the parents showed support for council plans.

Sulivan and New King’s primary are both in need of major investment.

New King’s, a Victorian built school, is structurally sound and could house pupils from both schools.

£2 million has been ear-marked for improvements to the building which could include a state –of –the-art science block.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 pm  

Affordable homes coming to Fulham
One hundred low cost homes will be built in Hammersmith and Fulham over the next five years.

One third of the homes will be affordable to people on incomes of £30,000.

Currently only 2 per cent of the boroughs homes are low cost and almost a third of them are rented.

Watermeadow Court Estate and Edith Summerskill House in Fulham have been identified as potential sites for the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Thousands of people try to stop expansion at Weylands waste unit
A campaign to stop further expansion at the Weylands recycling facility in Elmbridge is building as over 2000 people sign a petition to say NO.

The proposed expansion includes creating five recycling and waste treatment units to serve Greater London and parts of South East England.

Campaigners say the residential roads are not equipped to deal with an increase in the number of HGV lorries ferrying waste to the area.

Cllr Christine Elmer says home owners deserve a quite place to live.

For more information on the campaign go to www.weylandsnoway.info
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

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