Tag Archives: Freedom of Information

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

Posted in Croydon Council, Danny Brierley, Jon Rouse, Julie Belvir, Mike Fisher, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Nathan Elvery, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dear Mr Edwards. If there’s anything you want to know, just ask

Inside Croydon thoroughly approves of and admires the online Freedom of Information tool, WhatDoTheyKnow.com, and we would encourage anyone to make use of it if they have a serious question about some aspect of a public body that, for some … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Danny Brierley, Jon Rouse, Julie Belvir, Local media, Sara Bashford | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments