Tag Archives: Private Eye

It’s official: Croydon has claim as Britain’s rottenest borough

WALTER CRONXITE on another set of awards, but ones which you won’t be reading about on the council’s website Private Eye, the country’s best-selling satirical magazine, today publishes its eagerly awaited annual Rotten Borough Awards for 2018. Well-paid council executives … Continue reading

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Dombey gets Sutton in the Eye over Incinerator Academy

Ruth Dombey’s relentless drive to have Sutton regarded as the rottenest borough in south London got another boost today, as her Liberal Democrat-run council got yet another dishonourable mention in Private Eye magazine. The scurrilous satirical fortnightly features on its … Continue reading

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Flawed inspection regime highlights health risks of incinerators

Four years ago, Simon Hoar, a cabinet member in the Conservative group that controls the Town Hall, was distributing leaflets in Waddon ward offering a solemn promise that he and his colleagues, if re-elected to the council, would stop the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Clare Hilley, Environment, Health, Simon Hoar, Sutton Council, Tony Harris, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Croydon gets hit in the Eye, the Standard and the Guardian

Looks like our loyal reader is not the only one reading Inside Croydon. So far this week, the Evening Standard has followed up our story about the rave at Latitude 25 (we’d recommend that you view the Standard‘s version here, … Continue reading

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Proud to Serve: Congrats to car pound operator Collins Boansi!

More from Croydon Council‘s internal interweb thingy. This time it’s the latest accolade for the Employee of the Month. And Croydon’s hardest working employee is one of the car pound staff. #thatissocroydon Here at Inside Croydon, we congratulate Collins. It … Continue reading

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Report claims police to investigate council contracts

Extraordinary report in the latest issue of Private Eye, which claims that Croydon Council may be subject to a police investigation over its “questionable” system of awarding contracts, including “links between officers and contractors”. The satirical magazine has been doggedly … Continue reading

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