Category Archives: Hannah Miller

UnFairbnb: Council has nothing to show for £200,000 spend

EXCLUSIVE: Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, provides a reminder of another significant amount of council cash that was poorly spent – but helped line the pockets of ‘friends and family’ of the Town Hall’s Labour leadership Do you remember … Continue reading

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‘I wasn’t played’ says Bishop after the missed Opportunity

After a year’s work funded by £200,000 from the council, the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission delivered its final report yesterday. Here, the commission chair, the Rt Rev Jonathan Clark, in an exclusive interview with STEVEN DOWNES, answers questions such … Continue reading

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Fairness Commission report recommends Council Tax rise

Croydon’s Labour-run council should take full advantage of Tory Chancellor Gideon Osborne’s recent decision to allow a 2 per cent increase on Council Tax towards paying for adult social care. That’s a key recommendation in the final report of the … Continue reading

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Council can’t show Elvery got permission for private company

Croydon Council has no record of any correspondence from Nathan Elvery, now its chief executive, to show whether he ever sought or obtained permission to form a private consultancy company when he was already working full-time as the borough’s deputy … Continue reading

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15 Croydon Council employees receive total salaries of £1.8m

Croydon Council spent £1,833,846 on the salaries and pension contributions of just 15 executive staff members in 2012-2013, according to figures published by the TaxPayers’ Alliance. Averaged out – and one or two individuals were trousering considerably more than the … Continue reading

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“No service will be untouched” in further cuts, says CEO

Maybe it is the “interim” element of the title that gives Nathan Elvery a touch of impermanence as Croydon’s chief executive, a bit like Rafa Benitez, the unloved and unappreciated “interim” manager at Chelsea football club. Or maybe, as a … Continue reading

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Croydon found guilty of “maladminstration causing injustice”

The Local Government Ombudsman has ruled against Croydon Council today in the case of a young mother and her three children who were left waiting by the borough’s housing department for 10 months. The independent body found Croydon Council responsible … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Budget (Part 1): We’re all in this together

Croydon Council is about to set its budget for the coming financial year. The proposals go before next Monday’s cabinet meeting, prior to the council meeting on February 27. As work continues to build the vanity project that is to … Continue reading

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