The tough times brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has seen many of Croydon’s communities come together in order to provide mutual aid, ensuring that families and vulnerable people have enough food on the table, whatever COVID may bring.
Recently, Croydon’s Labour Cabinet was presented with the latest version of the Borough’s Community Safety Strategy. The document is twelve months late and makes for some grim reading when it reports on Labour’s record on tackling crime.
A few months ago, the horrifying conditions faced by Council tenants on Regina Road were exposed. Walls coated in black mould, dripping ceilings and faulty electrics all featured in ITV’s documentary, Surviving Squalor.
Local man Sean Wallace was nominated last year by Croydon Borough Neighbourhood Watch Association Coordinator Danielle Exall and other neighbours for a Local Hero Award, but due to Covid restrictions the presentation of his certificate was delayed.
Last Saturday I arranged a litter pick in Ashburton Park and we were joined by lots of marvellous folk who helped out. Several bags were collected and it was agreed with the Council that they would pick up those bags that same day. This is the norm with such community litter picks.
On Thursday, we witnessed a truly historic event in Croydon, when 80% of those voting chose to vote for a change and move to a Directly Elected Mayor, rejecting Labour's broken management of our Borough. Soon afterwards, we held a General Meeting of the Croydon Conservatives to vote on who should