Whilst out delivering a few leaflets in New Addington North for the Council by-election there, I came across a poster on one of the residents notice boards for Croydon Works - a scheme set up by the Council for recruitment, apprenticeships and training.
Earlier in the month I wrote to the Minister of State for Local Government, Eddie Hughes MP, to ask him what recourse Local Authorities had to sanction councillors found to be in breach of the Members Code of Conduct.
As a consequence of the Labour Council bankrupting Croydon due to their financial incompetence, the Council is being forced to borrow £150 million over the next 3 years just to fill the gap in their revenue expenditure. Normally one would expect the Council to borrow money to invest in and improv
Tonight all Croydon Councillors will be called upon to vote on a budget put forward by the Labour administration that bankrupted our town. It will be a sober moment, one that calls for calm heads and puts the people of Croydon first.
It is a very sad day for residents in Croydon and a particularly sad day for any residents living in the borough who are in receipt of adult social care services for it is these residents who are going to be disproportionately impacted by this budget. It is these residents who are unable to care
This years Council budget is very grim reading, over 6 years of financial mismanagement has resulted in merging, cutting, and reducing council services across the board, including vitally important frontline services such as the protection and investment in our library provision across the boroug
This week sees the publication of Croydon Council’s proposed budget for 2021/22 which will seek to claw back the savings necessary after the Labour Administration blew the Council budget over recent years. On top of this year’s cuts to Council services, around £50M of further savings will need to