Croydon Credit Union

Croydon Credit Union: a co-operative alternative to loan sharks

Posted on April 30th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

Croydon is taking action against loan sharks. How can people who need to borrow money do so fairly and safely?

In July 2017, a woman was arrested in Woodside on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering. In December, a suspected loan shark was arrested in Sanderstead. The raids were undertaken by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), in partnership with Croydon Trading Standards and … Read More »

How Labour improves on public participation and scrutiny in decision-making in Croydon

Posted on August 18th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

Sean Creighton takes us through some important procedures to foster participation in local democracy

As more opportunities are provided for the public to take-part in Croydon Council’s decision making process, especially in local planning processes, it’s worth taking a moment to look in detail at the council’s structures and how its processes work.

Labour’s package of important constitutional changes to the way the council operates includes … Read More »