It's been a very tough 2021 for the whole Borough, which I'm sure you don't need reminding went effectively bankrupt in August 2020 due to Labour's appalling mismanagement of its finances. This was determined by external auditors; It's not just the Conservatives saying this.
There are also still many questions outstanding over how Brick by Brick managed to spend £73M on refurbishing the Fairfield Halls, when it was supposed to cost about £30M; much of the scheduled work hasn't been completed or even started (such as double-glazing the main windows at the front).
And then there's the still-closed Purley leisure centre - the only one to remain closed when all the others (which by an amazing coincidence are all Labour-held wards) managed to re-open in the Summer. The Conservative mayoral candidate Jason Perry has committed that, if re-elected in the May 2022 elections, he will re-open the pool, and keep it open till new alternative facilities are developed nearby.
So my, and I hope your, New Year Resolution should surely be to Vote Conservative in May 2022, and make sure that the pool gets re-opened. Purley deserves nothing less.
Happy New Year!
Cllr Simon Brew