Tag Archives: Neil Williams

Council’s digital bus shelters partner is late to file accounts

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Long-promised ‘smart’ bus shelters have been delayed because of supply issues caused by the war in Ukraine, according to the latest excuse offered by Town Hall officials. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Long-suffering bus passengers travelling around Croydon … Continue reading

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Council website is only 1% compliant with accessibility rules

Croydon Council has failed to meet its legal obligations to make its website accessible to visually impaired residents, according to an independent survey. Regulations passed in 2018 gave Britain’s public organisations three years to ensure that all content published after … Continue reading

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Chief digital officer quits council after splashing the cash

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Our Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest high-profile departure from the council That loud splashing sound heard outside Fisher’s Folly yesterday? Could it be the noise you hear when another rat dives off the council’s … Continue reading

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‘Regime change’ at council as costly consultant leaves

In what could be the first sign of “regime change” at Fisher’s Folly, following Jo Negrini’s departure as chief executive, the lead on something called “Croydon 2023” left the council abruptly last week. Amy Wagner was never employed as a … Continue reading

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Big Brother is watching: council lets private firms track you

Croydon Council is allowing at least a dozen private firms to track your every click and page view each time you visit their official website. That’s the stunning discovery of an investigation by The Grauniad newspaper,, published today. According to … Continue reading

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Williams signs up council to improve its digital service

Well this could prove an interesting “challenge” for Croydon, which is, apparently, “a council with a reputation for digital”, according to a press release it issued yesterday. The council press office left the readers of its release to decide whether … Continue reading

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Dr Who regenerates in Croydon with scriptwriter Wilkinson

A Croydon writer is among the script team announced by the BBC who have been working in secret on the new series of Doctor Who. Joy Wilkinson lives in the north of the borough. Her work for the stage has … Continue reading

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Council’s SEND website and a quest for the missing links

Croydon’s latest ‘digital offering’ has left parents and carers of some of the borough’s most vulnerable youngsters angry at the way they have been fobbed off with yet more sub-standard service. KEN LEE reports Neil Williams, Croydon’s recently appointed chief … Continue reading

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Government expert named as council’s new chief digital officer

Neil Williams, the deputy director at the Government Digital Service, who is a resident of the north of the borough and a Crystal Palace football fan, has been named as Croydon Council’s new chief digital officer. Williams comes highly recommended … Continue reading

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