Tag Archives: Information Commissioner

Information Commissioner says council is ‘failing residents’

National regulator says it is ‘deeply disappointed’ with Croydon, which has broken the Freedom of Information laws at least 227 times in the past year and now faces possible High Court action. By STEVEN DOWNES Cash-strapped Croydon Council could face … 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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Trebles all-round as Elvery’s up for more awards

You might expect that Croydon’s dismal track record on complaints (121 passed to the official ombudsman in the past year, among the worst local authorities in the UK) ought to be of serious concern to Jon Rouse and Nathan Elvery … Continue reading

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Commissioner criticises Croydon over £450m URV secrecy

Croydon Council has been acting “against the public interest” over the suppression of information on its the £450 million Urban Regeneration Vehicle (URV), according to a ruling handed down by the government-appointed Information Commissioner. The council has denied sight of … Continue reading

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