More missed opportunities, more cash scorned by Croydon, it seems.
The ConDem government has just divvied out an extra £500 million to help local councils with the pressures of growing school pupil numbers, a problem being felt particularly acutely in Croydon. It has not been established whether the government intends for any of that cash to be used to buy bicycles for four-year-olds to get into the commuting habit (click here for our earlier story).
Croydon’s share of this new source of funds? £7.9 million.
Compare this to Sutton, which is not much more than half the size of Croydon as measured by population: our neighbouring outer London borough is to receive more than £12 million, or 50 per cent more than Croydon.
Is it another case where Sutton’s Liberal Democrat MPs are better at lobbying their own government than Croydon’s pair of Tory MPs?
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