Tag Archives: Alison Butler

Council continues to withhold some vital contract details

There’s a democratic deficit in Croydon Council, with information about its contractors being withheld – or hidden. WALTER CRONXITE reports Anyone who thought that maybe, just maybe, Croydon Council’s failure to publish promptly online the borough’s councillors’ declarations of interest … Continue reading

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Building towards the council’s financial ruin, Brick by Brick

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Delays in delivering Brick by Brick developments could have costly impact. With help from several Freedom of Information requests, NICHOLAS PANES has crunched some figures and found serious cause for concern Last week, it was reported that slow … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick hires firm which has Butler’s son on staff

WALTER CRONXITE reveals a series of failures to declare interests by the Town Hall’s deputy leader, despite family links to a consultancy which has been handed hundreds of thousands of pounds of contracts by Croydon Council Town Hall contracts worth … Continue reading

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£63m ‘slippage’ in council budget caused by Brick by Brick

Simon Hall, the council cabinet member responsible for Town Hall finances, has admitted that the slow progress being made by Brick by Brick, Croydon’s wholly owned housing developer, has created a £63million “slippage” in the council’s already under-pressure budget. Labour … Continue reading

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Former Labour Party official Ellerby to leave Croydon Council

Julian Ellerby, the former Labour Party official who was handed a cushty £140,000 executive director’s job at Fisher’s Folly last year, is leaving Croydon Council. Ellerby’s departure is understood to be for personal reasons. Croydon Council has yet to make … Continue reading

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Council gets more secretive over its councillors’ declarations

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on a strange reversal of previous open and transparent Town Hall policy, which is deliberately keeping cabinet members’ interests under cover The Labour group which is running Croydon Council is becoming more secretive by the … Continue reading

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Newman’s secret agenda includes pay hike for council leader

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the recently elected Labour leadership is trying to sneak through increases in councillor allowances without anyone noticing Something was being withheld from the public domain when, just before the weekend, the council … Continue reading

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