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. Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA) has been a shining example of this, working tirelessly over the last two years to work with foodbanks, recruit volunteers and coordinate a Croydon-wide effort to help families right across the borough.
At the start of the very first lockdown in 2020, CVA set up a Food Hub in Broad Green, which became the focal point for Croydon’s emergency food-relief effort. Many food banks across the Borough have been supported by the incredible effort of the CVA team. However, due to the latest in a long line of cuts that Croydon Labour is being forced to inflict on our borough as a result of their bankruptcy, CVA’s food relief operation will shortly be closed down.
As is par for the course, the Labour Bankruptcy means that our town’s most vulnerable residents are suffering the most. Whether it’s the elderly whose social care packages have been brutally slashed, the Council tenants forced to live in squalid conditions, or struggling families whose Council Tax grants are being cut to the bone – those who need the Council’s support are receiving less and less help to get back on their feet.
Cllr. Jason Perry, Conservative Candidate for Croydon Mayor, said:
Since the failing Labour Council’s poor choices forced them into bankruptcy, they have cut everything except the grass. As Mayor, I want to restore Croydon Council’s reputation as a Council that cares for Croydon. This means treating our most vulnerable residents with dignity, and listening when they tell us that there are problems which need sorting. It also means bringing back financial responsibility to Croydon, so that we can run the vital services which people rely on every day.