Tag Archives: Cannes

Council CEO spends £20,000 on annual trip to South of France

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, unravels the latest extravagance with public money by the Labour-run council’s chief executive Jo Negrini, Croydon Council’s £212,000 per year chief executive, last month spent nearly £20,000 of public money so that she and three … Continue reading

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Council officials targeted companies for MIPIM sponsor deals

On a day when failure to declare even the potential for a conflict of interest has forced someone in public office to resign, serious questions have been raised about the conduct of senior council officials in Sutton and whether they, … Continue reading

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Bolger shows Cannes-do attitude with £30,000 trip to MIPIM

Niall Bolger, Sutton Council’s chief executive, yesterday signed off on including himself in a £30,000 junket to the South of France. Bolger and two senior Sutton colleagues will be attending MIPIM, the property speculators’ four-day champagne-swilling annual piss-up in Cannes, … Continue reading

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White Label’s “no Cannes do” with conference publicity

Whoops. Looks like another clanger dropped by White Label, the PR agency that is ubiquitous in Croydon Council business.

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More on procurement: Croydon’s “urgent” £500,000 contract

Let’s hope that Bernard Weatherill House, the monument to delusion at Croydon Council, at the centre of their £450 million urban regeneration scheme, will have revolving doors. Because no sooner does Chief Exec Jon Rouse and his lacky, Nathan Elvery, … Continue reading

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Latest Cannes trip gets Rouse his moment in The Sun

Maybe openness, transparency and accountability to public scrutiny does work. Since Inside Croydon was launched nearly two years ago, we have often returned to the council’s spending on its annual jolly to the South of France for £248,000 per year … Continue reading

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The CEO speaks: “Exhausted” after jolly to south of France

In the spirit of openness and transparency, here at Inside Croydon Towers, we’re delighted to bring you the second blog entry from the council’s near-£200,000 chief executive, Jon Rouse. This one was posted after the council spent more than £12,000 … Continue reading

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