Tag Archives: Civica

UKIP joins forces with Labour for library judicial review

Croydon’s Conservative-run council is forcing through policies that are so unpopular that the local Labour group is joining forces with UKIP to oppose them. This unlikely political alliance has come about to seek a judicial review of Croydon Council’s decision … Continue reading

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American firm limps away from race to run Croydon’s libraries

LSSI, the American library services company which seemed set to get a juicy public money contract to run the libraries in Croydon and Wandsworth, has pulled out of the procurement process, Inside Croydon can reveal. LSSI is the second specialist … Continue reading

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Civica pulls out of libraries bid because of risk to its “brand”

And then there were four. Civica, one of the five companies bidding for the Croydon and Wandsworth privatised libraries contract, has pulled out of the process citing “potential risk to the Civica brand of taking on a contract which is … Continue reading

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Council scoops yet more prizes from its own suppliers

Just when Nathan Elvery thought it was safe to put on his black tie and book his cab (on council expenses, natch) for the next back-slapping local authority awards ceremony, so more revelations of close commercial connections between his department … Continue reading

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