Category Archives: Youth Services

Peacock lands Town Hall top job for social care and housing

Barbara Peacock, a former senior council employee, has landed the executive director job in charge of education, housing and social care in the borough, the council announced this morning. Peacock will succeed Paul Greenhalgh as “executive director, people”, when he … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Social Care, Barbara Peacock, Croydon Council, Education, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Paul Greenhalgh, Youth Services | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Budget-busting 25 quid bribe ignores Croydon’s £1bn debt

Have you received your Council Tax bill this week? Wonder how Croydon Council can afford to pay out £25 to residents? With the Town Hall having accumulated £1 billion debt in the last eight years, SIMON HALL, pictured, says that, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Fieldway, Fly tipping, Housing, Mike Fisher, Refuse collection, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell, Street lighting, URV, Youth Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Budget consultation condemned as just “meaningless jargon”

Croydon Council’s “budget consultation” closed last night. Those residents who managed to find this under-publicised online exercise condemned it broadly for its use of impenetrable language and its many meaningless questions. Some complained to Eric Pickles, the local government minister. … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Community associations, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Education, Environment, Football, Health, History, Libraries, Sport, Tim Pollard, Youth Services | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Council to close New Addington library in September

Inside Croydon has received reports that staff at the Croydon Adult Learning And Training – CALAT – in New Addington have been told that the planned move of the local library into their building will take place in September. The … Continue reading

Posted in CALAT, Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Education, Fieldway, George Ayres, Libraries, New Addington, Simon Hall, Youth Services | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Where does the buck stop for Croydon’s damning audit report?

Last week, Mike Fisher, the leader of the Conservative group which controls Croydon Council, said: “It is important for us to ensure all necessary lessons are learned, and that public money is better safeguarded in the future. This needs to … Continue reading

Posted in Council Tax, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Jon Rouse, Nathan Elvery, Parking, Schools, URV, Youth Services | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

South Norwood Community Festival: next Saturday, July 7

The South Norwood Community Festival takes place next Saturday, July 7, from 10am, offering a range of free activities, music and displays throughout the day, all in aid of local charities. Based around South Norwood Clock Tower on Station Road, … Continue reading

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Concrete Croydon gets a pop-up youth club: for one night only

For one summer’s evening only, Croydon is going to be able to enjoy having a youth service. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. “The Croydon Club” will have an official opening. And then it will close just four hours later. … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Andrew Pelling, Art, Church and religions, Community associations, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Croydon Federation of Allotment and Garden Societies, Croydon Greens, East Croydon, Education, Environment, Fairfield, Gardening, Parking, Property, Youth Services | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment