Tag Archives: Freedom of information legislation

South Croydon association socialising at wine tasting

Half&Half, the Lounge bar in South End, is staging a wine tasting on Thursday evening (7.30-9pm). Tickets are £10 per person. Several members of the South Croydon Community Association will be at the event, using it as a social occasion … Continue reading

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Book Token and council’s fake library claims exposed

Libraries correspondent GENE BRODIE has spent months undercover to get the consultation documents which Croydon Council tried to keep secret. Now we are able to publish those papers, the reason for our council’s reluctance to share the information becomes clear … Continue reading

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No neutral ground when it comes to the mayor’s “day job”

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Is the role of mayor of the borough being politicised by the paid assistant of a Tory MP? By ANDREW PELLING Being chosen as the mayor of your home town can be the ultimate accolade after long public … Continue reading

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Well, Mike Fisher: How much are you spending on council HQ?

Andrew Rendle, a Croydon resident from Woodside, has asked Inside Croydon to publish this open letter to councillor Mike Fisher, the leader of the Conservative group which controls our council. Take a look at Rendle’s letter and let us know … Continue reading

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Croydon Council: where FOI stands for something else

And here’s another, if somewhat minor but no less crass example of how Croydon Council executives, earning six-figure salaries, are flagrantly and deliberately squandering your money. On this occasion, it has been done with the knowledge of the leader of … Continue reading

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Mr Smith’s FOI: Croydon Council’s oxymorons and obfuscation

Each Freedom of Information request dealt with by Croydon Council costs around £250 to process. That’s almost £100 more than the national average cost for handling FOIs, according to recently published research. This despite Croydon’s claims to have “efficiency in … Continue reading

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Report claims police to investigate council contracts

Extraordinary report in the latest issue of Private Eye, which claims that Croydon Council may be subject to a police investigation over its “questionable” system of awarding contracts, including “links between officers and contractors”. The satirical magazine has been doggedly … Continue reading

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Leaked email shows Elvery wants to call in external PRs

Something dropped in to Inside Croydon‘s iPad inbox this morning from Taberner House which demonstrates that our deputy CEO is already planning ahead for a frenzied PR campaign that the council will be running when it opens the £450 million … Continue reading

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Taxi for Elvery! Another balls up on £3.7m transport contract

The controversially mishandled Croydon Council contract for the taxiing of disabled children to and from school is back in the news, with Private Eye on the case again. Now the satirical magazine is reporting that, despite a lengthy tendering process, … Continue reading

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