Category Archives: Jo Negrini

Council is rocked by news that finance chief has resigned

EXCLUSIVE: Our local democracy reporter KEN LEE on a shock departure from Fisher’s Folly Richard Simpson, effectively the second-in-command at the council to chief executive Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini, is to leave Croydon. Simpson has worked at Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Williams signs up council to improve its digital service

Well this could prove an interesting “challenge” for Croydon, which is, apparently, “a council with a reputation for digital”, according to a press release it issued yesterday. The council press office left the readers of its release to decide whether … Continue reading

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Scott in shock resignation as chair of planning committee

Local democracy reporter KEN LEE reports on the latest bizarre conduct in the Town Hall chamber In what must be one of the least transparent pieces of council business conducted even under this Town Hall administration, Paul Scott, the all-powerful … Continue reading

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Henderson’s ‘leaving present’: Kingston’s Ofsted failure

Another local authority has failed a visit by Ofsted inspectors, this time nearby Kingston for its poor delivery of services for children and young adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, or SEND. For parents and carers in Kingston, the … Continue reading

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Colonnades purchase is massive gamble with public money

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Spending millions to buy a private business risks feather bedding property speculators, says DEREK THROWER Under a Conservative government, local authorities, including Croydon Council, are being given public cash to nationalise private assets and land. That’s quite extraordinary … Continue reading

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Croydon Council hits Labour Party donor with £32,000 fine

Labour-run Croydon Council has slapped more than £30,000 in fines on… one of Croydon Labour’s biggest, if not the biggest, donors. The council last week announced that two property companies, AA Homes and Housing and Anabow Services Ltd, have been … Continue reading

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Croydon social workers ‘demoralised’, say Ofsted inspectors

One year on and Ofsted inspectors are still seriously dissatisfied with the pace of improvement in Croydon’s children’s services department. Croydon’s children’s services were declared “inadequate” in an Ofsted inspectors’ report in September 2017, and today the inspectors have issued … Continue reading

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