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Trebles all round? Croydon return pot-less from awards

Four tables booked at a five-star West End hotel. Around 40 councillors and council staff attending. Something like £28,000 spent on a night’s gala dinner, booze and jollity. And not a single award won. That is the summary of this … Continue reading

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Council takes four tables at awards – against Pickles’ advice

Around 40 Conservative councillors, senior Croydon Council officials and their chums will be attending the annual binge of champagne-swilling and back-slapping at a five-star West End hotel next month that is the Local Government Chronicle Awards, all at a cost … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Max Headroom leaves council piss-up pot-less

It must have been pretty gloomy at the Croydon table at the Grosvenor House Hotel last night. Well, as gloomy as it can ever get when you are a public servant out on the piss at the expense of the … 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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