Simon Hall

Croydon’s cuts begin to kick in

Posted on October 19th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 3 comments

As the election recedes and austerity bites, Sean Creighton asks what this means for Croydon

As cabinet member Simon Hall will tell today’s meeting of Croydon Council: “the government has continued its onslaught on local government generally and Croydon specifically.” He will detail over £11.1m cuts affecting unaccompanied asylum seeker children, no recourse to public funds issues, public health services and Croydon Adult Learning and Training (CALAT).

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How local businesses can work for Croydon Council

Posted on January 18th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Small businesses in Croydon have the chance to find out about how they can participate in providing some of the £400m of services commissioned each year by the council. 

Release begins: This new way of doing business, which sees commissioning for social value as its main focus, will be unveiled at Value Croydon, taking place from  10am to 2pm on Thursday, 22 January, at Fairfield Halls.

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The Public Gallery: What exactly is going to happen to Croydon’s playing fields?

Posted on November 20th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Tom Black tries to get to the bottom of a freshly-spun controversy engulfing Katharine Street

What the papers say

So what’s going on?

Croydon Labour, which currently runs Croydon Council, is denying it has a plan to sell off Croydon’s school playing fields. This, at least, seems accurate – initial hysterical reports (many of which came from vested interests) gave the impression that … Read More »