Tag Archives: Seat of local government

Councillor battles to keep filth off the streets (literally)

TIMOTHY GODFREY is a councillor who receives the Town Hall perks, the allowance, the car parking permit. But his lofty position offers no favours when it comes to getting his north Croydon street cleaned Just in case you think councillors … Continue reading

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Councillors given free pick of Taberner’s unwanted furniture

‘Ere, Rodney. Fancy a new tear-shaped sofa for Nelson Mandela House? The spectre of Del Boy stalks Croydon Council every day. After forking out £3 million on furnishings for its new offices because its existing chairs and desks just would … Continue reading

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Five into three won’t go in Thornton Heath selection race

Labour party members in Thornton Heath ward will get a lesson in basic arithmetic on Monday night: five into three won’t go. Thornton Heath is the latest ward Labour party to conduct its selection process for candidates for next May’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bensham Manor, Karen Jewitt, Louisa Woodley, Pat Clouder, Thornton Heath, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Putting in a BID for blooming town centre

Croydon in Bloom was a small-scale council spend which was long ago axed by our penny wise and pound-foolish Town Hall chiefs, as they opted to put £140million of public cash into providing themselves with lovely new offices instead of … Continue reading

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Residents ill-served by Town Hall self-serving politics

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Council meetings at the Town Hall are poor theatre and rarely achieve much, despite considerable public cost, as this week’s emergency library meeting demonstrated, says STEVEN DOWNES What are Croydon Council meetings at the Town Hall for? What … Continue reading

Posted in Council Tax, Croydon Council, John Laing Integrated Services, Libraries, Mike Fisher, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Croydon Council recruits new CEO – with event for teenagers

Jon Rouse has left the building. The chief executive officer at Croydon Council since 2007 has worked his final day in Taberner House, having cleared his desk and using some untaken annual holiday before he moves on, with a £100,000 … Continue reading

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Twelve hours to try to save what’s left of Croydon culture

Today sees the deadline for submissions to a Croydon Council consultation on spending cuts over the next two years. What do you mean, you were not aware of Croydon Council running such a consultation? After all, our council – motto: … Continue reading

Posted in Council Tax, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Education, Environment, History, John Laing Integrated Services, Libraries, Margaret Mead, Parking, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Boris to close all but one police station in Croydon

If you still had any lingering doubt that our elected representatives are too often taking the public for a (very expensive) ride, then a brief exchange today between Steve “Three Jobs” O’Connell and a reporter from the Croydon Sadvertiser should … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Kenley, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, New Addington, Norbury, Policing, Purley, Simon Hoar, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pick of posts of 2012: Allders, comics and sinking ships

Yesterday, we listed our 20 most-read posts of 2012. We also asked some of our readers and contributors for a more subjective selection and to choose their favourite articles from the past 12 months. Here’s some of their answers: If … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Allders, Andrew Pelling, Art, CODA, Comedy, Croydon Council, Housing, John Laing Integrated Services, Libraries, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Planning, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Two Labour councillors in Croydon face the chop

What is it about senior Croydon Council figures and their hair? Last week we unveiled Croydon CEO’s Jon Rouse’s Movember moustache. Now, news reaches us of a Children In Need stunt by two Labour councillors, Wayne Lawlor and Simon Hall, … Continue reading

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Libraries scheme “undemocratic, unwanted and unplanned”

With the leadership of the council working against open debate and discussion, even within the chambers of the Town Hall as was witnessed on Monday night, and other elements of the self-serving Croydon Establishment apparently determined to limit freedom of … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Graham Bass, Libraries, Maggie Mansell, Mike Fisher, Norbury, Sara Bashford | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment