Category Archives: Barbara Peacock

Elvery’s colleagues exit amid council’s bullying scandal

The growing scandal surrounding Nathan Elvery, Croydon Council’s former chief exec, and his brief spell in charge at West Sussex County Council was ratcheted up a couple of notches this week, with a damning independent report about that local authority’s … Continue reading

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Council exec handed 76% pay rise, while CEO collects £213,000

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on some startling pay rises among the council’s elite executives While presiding over continuing austerity cuts to Town Hall budgets, staff redundancies and service reductions, all amid maximum Council Tax increases, Jo Negrini, the borough’s … Continue reading

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Council could seek more time to fix problem children’s services

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest, critical Ofsted report on the council children’s services department, which has 78% vacancy rate among  some of its social work teams Croydon Council could be forced to seek an extension to the … Continue reading

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Council £166,000 payments to staff are ‘rewards for failure’

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE finds that the council has plenty of cash to splash when it comes to paying out ‘golden goodbyes’ to senior staff In the past three years, cash-strapped Croydon Council has made “golden goodbye” payments totalling £166,994.88 … Continue reading

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Pendry named by Town Hall as new children’s social care chief

Nick Pendry has been named as the council’s new director for early help and children’s social care,due to take up his post in the troubled children’s services department in January. Pendry will report to Robert Henderson, who last month was … Continue reading

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Council names Henderson as new exec for children’s services

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on how the replacement executive director for the council’s failing children’s services department arrives after having a role in the closure of a charity in another south London borough Almost six months after Barbara Peacock … Continue reading

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Job ads for social workers only tell part of the Croydon story

Our Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on an outbreak of doublespeak in a recruitment drive for the council’s ‘inadequate’ children’s services Croydon would be unrecognisable to the people who actually live and work here if they had to rely on … Continue reading

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