Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Council continues in its cover-up of Ombudsman’s rulings

Here’s something else you won’t read on Croydon Council’s website. The council press office – funded with an annual budget of at least £500,000 of public money – today issued at least its second press release  to publicise the attention-seeking … Continue reading

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Ombudsman finds systemic problems with adult social care

“It’s no longer just one-off mistakes; we’re seeing problems with systems, policies and the way procedures are being applied…” That’s the view of Michael King, the Local Government Ombudsman, as he has today published his office’s annual review of adult … Continue reading

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Ex-CEO Elvery and the mystery of the £47,500 removal perk

Our media monitor, KEN LEE, discovers a former senior council figure courting controversy, again Croydon Council old boy Nathan Elvery is back where he once had a regular home, in the pages of Private Eye. The David Brent beard is … Continue reading

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Schroders’ £500m Ruskin Square stalls over Westfield doubts

Big business is getting twitchy over the slow pace of developments in Croydon, as KEN LEE reports The agenda for the Croydon Labour group brainstorming weekend in Eastbourne this weekend is said to be “thin”. That may be deliberate to … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: 1% missed collections thanks to Crap App

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on how the council is using some dodgy stats to cover for its rubbish service The latest effort by Croydon to align itself with North Korea, where everything is perfect because the Great Leader … Continue reading

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TfL wants to reduce service on 11 bus routes in town centre

Transport for London yesterday launched a consultation on buses in Croydon town centre which proposes seriously curtailing 11 routes. One senior Town Hall figure has criticised the TfL consultation, saying that it is an effort to “hoodwink” the public, and … Continue reading

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Council appoints Simmonds to £150,000 new ‘strategy’ role

Croydon Council has promoted Hazel Simmonds to be the executive director in charge of its “Gateway, Strategy and Engagement division”, which apparently looks after the borough’s housing, strategy (yeah, they’ve got one apparently), policy development, communications, community relations and the … Continue reading

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