Council approves another £420,000 spend on Fisher’s Folly

And still the costs of moving the offices into Fisher’s Folly, the shiny glass palace on Cost A Mint Walk to be opened next month by Croydon Council leader Mike Fisher, continue to mount.

"New and improved"? For £145 million - and rising - the new council offices had better provide improved services

“New and improved”? For £145 million – and rising – the new council offices had better provide improved services

On top of the £140 million cost of building the edifice to local government ego and hubris, and the £3million that has been spent on nice new furnishings, last week leading figures on Croydon Council put through a report to recommend the spending of nearly half a million pounds of Council Tax-payers’ cash as a consequence of the office move, which is due to take place this month.

In a report to the Corporate Services Committee submitted by director Sarah Ireland under the auspices of the Tory-run council’s deputy leader, “Cuddly” Dudley Mead, and Steve “Three Jobs” O’Connell, it was agreed to spend £239,000 to relocate the borough’s CCTV control room from the soon-to-be-closed Taberner House, plus a further £177,792 on security for Taberner House once the council staff have moved across to Fisher’s Folly.

That’s another £416,792 – or the equivalent of seven years’ worth of lollipop ladies (sorry, road safety wardens) that Fisher, Mead and O’Connell have axed from helping the borough’s schoolchildren from crossing busy roads.

They say that politics is all about making choices. It is good to see what choices Fisher and his friends continue to make.


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