Tag Archives: Labour

Council is rocked by news that finance chief has resigned

EXCLUSIVE: Our local democracy reporter KEN LEE on a shock departure from Fisher’s Folly Richard Simpson, effectively the second-in-command at the council to chief executive Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini, is to leave Croydon. Simpson has worked at Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Scott in shock resignation as chair of planning committee

Local democracy reporter KEN LEE reports on the latest bizarre conduct in the Town Hall chamber In what must be one of the least transparent pieces of council business conducted even under this Town Hall administration, Paul Scott, the all-powerful … Continue reading

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Government has withheld funding for new tram safety body

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones has discovered that the Tory Government has delayed releasing funds to establish a tram safety body, two years after the tram crash which killed seven people and injured 62 others at Sandilands tram stop. The … Continue reading

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Croydon’s suffrage movement, Ruskin House, Nov 10

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Henderson’s ‘leaving present’: Kingston’s Ofsted failure

Another local authority has failed a visit by Ofsted inspectors, this time nearby Kingston for its poor delivery of services for children and young adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, or SEND. For parents and carers in Kingston, the … Continue reading

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‘A party with socialists in it’ – Croydon Assembly, Nov 8

The Croydon Assembly meets this Thursday, November 8, when author Simon Hannah will be speaking on “What are the lessons of the struggle of the Labour left?” The publishers’ blurb for Hannah’s latest book says, “From its origins in the … Continue reading

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Pupils excluded from schools at risk from crime gangs – survey

Growing numbers of children excluded from school in Croydon and across London are being left at risk of involvement in knife crime and violence, according to research from children’s charity Barnardo’s and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime. In … Continue reading

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