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Croydon Council approves the budget, to the surprise of no-one

Posted on March 2nd, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Robert Ward reflects on the manner – and the purpose – of our borough’s council meetings

Croydon Council has approved the budget for next year. This was rubber-stamped at a full council meeting broadcast via CroydonLive.

For those fortunate enough not to have been watching, the Labour line is that they have rescued a sinking ship and reversed innumerable bad decisions. Any shortcomings are … Read More »



The Public Gallery: What are full council meetings actually for?

Posted on January 30th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 5 comments

After another sorry display in the Council Chamber, Tom Black ponders what it’s all in aid of

Punch and Judy are back: with a vengeance

Did you have a good Christmas break? Did you have a pleasant rest? Did you come back to work full of good cheer? I don’t think the council did.

I wasn’t at this week’s full council meeting, but … Read More »