Croydon, Christmas 2012: council’s foodbank appeal

Croydon CEO Jon Rouse: canned?

Croydon CEO Jon Rouse: canned?

The following internal message, sent by Croydon Council‘s chief executive Jon Rouse to all staff last Thursday, shows just how difficult life has become for many local residents, including some of the thousands of people who have lost their jobs on the council under Rouse.

We wonder what sort of donation Rouse will be making himself from his £248,000 salary?

Croydon Food Network

We all know that times are tough right now. But for some of our families here in Croydon, this can extend to finding it difficult to put food on the table each day. The Council has worked over a number of months with the voluntary and faith sectors to ensure that we have a network of food banks in place. A number of us thought that it would be good to give staff a change [SIC] to get involved, by asking you to consider donating some food items during December so we can help ensure that families are at least stocked up for over the Christmas period. Hopefully, you have seen the leaflets and posters. The collections start next Wednesday. Let’s see what we can contribute.

  • Inside Croydon: For comment and analysis about Croydon, from inside Croydon
  • Post your comments on this article below. If you have a news story about life in or around Croydon, a residents’ or business association or local event, please email us with full details at inside.croydon@btinternet.com

 

About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email inside.croydon@btinternet.com
This entry was posted in Charity, Croydon Council, Jon Rouse and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Croydon, Christmas 2012: council’s foodbank appeal

  1. For a few years now, I have witnessed the hypocrisy and duplicitousness of the likes of Mr Rouse & Co. It revolts me.

    We are openly and unashamedly Christian every day of the year, not just at Christmas.

    We help with projects in West London where the homeless are given shelter, food and a wash for the night.
    Why the homeless? Because being homeless is the hardest and most painful predicament of all.

    Food banks are a shame for this government from hell.

    Their lack of empathy is frightening and so are the utterances of our local politicians (and would-be politicians) who try to justify “necessary” cuts. They lie to themselves.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.