Croydon’s Labour-led council just isn’t listening

Posted on April 12th, by Tim Pollard in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Why Brick by Brick is a bad idea for everyone in Croydon

Labour councillors recently demonstrated their indifference to the residents in the council’s own estates, who are worried that the council has declared war on their community.

On Monday 26th March 2018, a group of concerned residents marched on Croydon Town Hall and staged a friendly but determined protest outside it. These protestors, mostly apolitical … Read More »



Labour politicians just can’t get their heads around non-confrontational politics

Posted on March 21st, by Tim Pollard in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The leader of Croydon Conservatives argues that like Monty Python’s Norwegian Blue parrot, democracy in our town is arguably not quite dead – but “it ain’t ‘arf sick, mate”

We were treated to another display from Croydon Labour politicians at the budget-setting council meeting recently, where they interrupted and heckled our speakers continuously and then went on to insist that one of the policies that they announced … Read More »



Three missed opportunities to sort out children’s social care

Posted on February 5th, by Tim Pollard in Politics & Society. 3 comments

The council’s management of children’s services is failing badly

Croydon Labour council leader Tony Newman, and the cabinet member for children, families and learning, Councillor Alisa Flemming, missed no fewer than three opportunities to intervene to correct falling standards in the department in the run-up to the council failing its Ofsted inspection of children’s services last summer. I am now the leader of the Conservative … Read More »



A truly frightening budget

Posted on March 6th, by Tim Pollard in Politics & Society. 22 comments

Conservative council group leader Tim Pollard has strong words for Croydon’s Labour council

On Monday 27th February, Croydon Council voted to pass a truly frightening budget. The highest council tax increase in London this year. The highest council tax ever paid in Croydon. The biggest mountain of debt ever seen in Croydon. The worst departmental overspend ever seen in Croydon.

On Monday evening, we heard howls … Read More »