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Council needs to be agile to handle taxing issue of consultants

The council is in turmoil, doling out £440,000 payments to the ex-CEO and offering £800-a-day jobs to new directors while at the same time shedding more than 400 jobs. Following the tearful departure of one consultant who had been hired … Continue reading

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Council kills off the crap app – after wasting up to £500,000

For five years, this website has reported on the failings of the council’s procurement and operation of MyCroydon, including paying £787 per day to the ‘mastermind’ behind the smartphone app. STEVEN DOWNES reports, the council has now finally binned the … Continue reading

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CEO Negrini threatened legal action to protect The Godfather

There’s even more fall-out in the council’s botched attempt to cover-up the £787 per day IT consultant nepotism scandal Jo Negrini, the council’s chief executive, threatened to use tax-payers’ money to sue this website on behalf of Graham Cadle, “The … Continue reading

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Councillor to report Croydon’s ‘Godfather Affair’ to police

STEVEN DOWNES on the backlash from senior figures at the Town Hall to the secrecy and cover-up over the sudden departure of a council director Senior councillors in Croydon have expressed mounting anger over the council’s “Godfather Affair”, where executive … Continue reading

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Council in cover-up over departure of £787-a-day consultant

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the abrupt exit of the man behind Croydon’s ‘crap app’, following a serious breach of the Town Hall’s code of conduct Harwinder “Harry” Singh, Croydon Council’s £787-a-day “fake-it-till-you-make-it” IT consultant, is no longer working for the … Continue reading

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‘The Godfather’ who paid mate £787 per day has left council

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the apparent departure from Fisher’s Folly of a council assistant chief executive who handed out £787.36-a-day to a family friend Graham Cadle, “The Godfather” of Croydon Council, has tonight cleared his desk for a final time. … Continue reading

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Croydon makes ‘Rotten Boroughs’ over £700k IT overspend

Nearly two months since a formal Town Hall investigation was begun into how one of the council’s most senior executives could hire a family friend on £787 per day without declaring their relationship, and the Borough Solicitor is still to … Continue reading

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Negrini ‘misinformed’ over data security says whistle-blower

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how the council’s chief executive has responded to serious concerns about the management of personal data with threats of legal action against this website The council’s chief executive maintains that there is no risk to the … Continue reading

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Private Eye makes a 999 police call over ‘The Godfather’

Inspector Knacker, the satirical fortnightly’s nickname for the police, should “log in and feel some digital collars” at Croydon Council, according to the latest edition of Private Eye magazine. The Godfather scandal at Fisher’s Folly, where assistant chief executive Graham … Continue reading

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Newman remains silent over council’s ‘Godfather’ affair

By STEVEN DOWNES Council leader Tony Newman remains silent on the unfolding scandal at Fisher’s Folly, where the council’s assistant chief exec has overseen payments of £787 per day to a friend without first properly declaring the relationship, as is … Continue reading

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The Godfather (part 2): Residents’ data ‘at risk’ by off-shoring

The personal data of everyone paying Council Tax in Croydon may have been put at risk by the council’s decision to off-shore parts of its IT development programme to India, according to Town Hall whistle-blowers. STEVEN DOWNES reports The decision … Continue reading

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The Godfather: Croydon official hired friend on £787 per day

A two-month investigation into Croydon Council’s IT operation has uncovered major concerns over procurement and payments. STEVEN DOWNES reports Croydon Council is undertaking its second internal investigation this year into the conduct of its assistant chief executive. Graham Cadle is … Continue reading

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Costs mount on council’s rubbish MyCroydon app

A tech worker who carried out work on the MyCroydon app has told Inside Croydon that the company which was given the contract by the council, “is not really an ‘app developer’ or ‘software developer’. All it has done is … Continue reading

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